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Pray (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Pray

She prays with her knees upwards; said of a woman much given to gallantry and intrigue. At her last prayers; saying of an old maid.

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

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