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Shifting Ballast (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Shifting Ballast

A term used by sailors, to signify soldiers, passengers, or any landsmen on board.

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

Shifting * Shillaley

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