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Strait Waistcoat (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Strait Waistcoat

A tight waistcoat, with long sleeves coming over the hand, having strings for binding them behind the back of the wearer: these waistcoats are used in madhouses for the management of lunatics when outrageous.

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

Strait-laced * Strammel

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