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Shark (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Shark

A sharper: perhaps from his preying upon any one he can lay hold of. Also a custom-house officer, or tide-waiter. Sharks; the first order of pickpockets. BOW-STREET TERM, A.D. 1785.

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

Shappo * Sharp

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