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Smug Lay (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Smug Lay

Persons who pretend to be smugglers of lace and valuable articles; these men borrow money of publicans by depositing these goods in their hands; they shortly decamp, and the publican discovers too late that he has been duped; and on opening the pretended treasure, he finds trifling articles of no value.

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

Smug * Smuggling Ken

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