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Sky Farmers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Sky Farmers

Cheats who pretend they were farmers in the isle of Sky, or some other remote place, and were ruined by a flood, hurricane, or some such public calamity: or else called sky farmers from their farms being IN NUBIBUS, ‘in the clouds.’

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

Sky Blue * Sky Parlour

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