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Shoulder Clapper (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Shoulder Clapper

A bailiff, or member of the catch club. Shoulder-clapped; arrested.

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

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Shoulder Feast * Shoulder Sham

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Shoplifter
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Shot
Shotten Herring
To Shove the Tumbler
Shove In the Mouth
Shovel
Shoulder Feast
Shoulder Clapper
Shoulder Sham
Shred
Shrimp
To Shuffle
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Sice
Sick As a Horse
Side Pocket
Sidledywry
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