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Spread Eagle (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Spread Eagle

A soldier tied to the halberts in order to be whipped; his attitude bearing some likeness to that figure, as painted on signs.

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

Spread * Spree

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Spoil Pudding
To Sport
Spunge
Spunk
Spoon Hand
To Spout
Spouting Club
Spouting
Spouted
Spread
Spread Eagle
Spree
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Squab
Square
Square Toes
Squeak
Squeaker
Squeeze Crab
Squeeze Wax
Squelch