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Owl (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Owl

To catch the; a trick practised upon ignorant country boobies, who are decoyed into a barn under pretence of catching an owl, where, after divers preliminaries, the joke ends in their having a pail of water poured upon their heads.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Outs * Owl In An Ivy Bush

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