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Queer Rooster (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Queer Rooster

An informer that pretends to be sleeping, and thereby overhears the conversation of thieves in night cellars.

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

Queer Prancer * Queer Street

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