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Peter Lay (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Peter Lay

The department of stealing portmanteaus, trunks, &c.

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

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Peter Gunner * Peter Lug

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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