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Pear Making (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Pear Making

Taking bounties from several regiments and immediately deserting. The cove was fined in the steel for pear making; the fellow was imprisoned in the house of correction for taking bounties from different regiments.

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

Peal * Peccavi

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