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Stalling (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Stalling

Making or ordaining. Stalling to the rogue; an ancient ceremony of instituting a candidate into the society of rogues, somewhat similar to the creation of a herald at arms. It is thus described by Harman: the upright man taking a gage of bowse, i.e. a pot of strong drink, pours it on the head of the rogue to be admitted; saying, —I, A.B. do stall thee B.C. to the rogue; and from henceforth it shall be lawful for thee to cant for thy living in all places.

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.

Stall Whimper * Stalling Ken

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Squint-a-pipes
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Squirish
Squirrel
Squirrel Hunting
Stag
To Stag
Staggering Bob
Stall Whimper
Stalling
Stalling Ken
Stallion
Stam Flesh
Stammel
Stamp
Stamps
Stampers
Stand-still
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