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Rawhead and Bloody Bones (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Rawhead and Bloody Bones

A bull beggar, or scarechild, with which foolish nurses terrify crying brats.

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

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