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Silk Snatchers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Silk Snatchers

Thieves who snatch hoods or bonnets from persons walking in the streets.

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.

Silent Flute * Silver Laced

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Shy Cock
Sice
Sick As a Horse
Side Pocket
Sidledywry
Sign of a House To Let
Sign of The
Silence
Silent Flute
Silk Snatchers
Silver Laced
Simeonites
Simkin
Simon
To Simper
Simpleton
Simples
To Sing
To Sing Small
Single Peeper