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Polish (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Polish

To polish the king’s iron with one’s eyebrows; to be in gaol, and look through the iron grated windows. To polish a bone; to eat a meal. Come and polish a bone with me; come and eat a dinner or supper with me.

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

Pole * Poll

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