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Sparking Blows (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Sparking Blows

Blows given by cocks before they close, or, as the term is, mouth it: used figuratively for words previous to a quarrel.

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

Sparkish * Sparrow

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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