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Stretch (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Stretch

A yard. The cove was lagged for prigging a peter with several stretch of dobbin from a drag; the fellow was transported for stealing a trunk, containing several yards of ribband, from a waggon.

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.

Straw * Stretching

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

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Strait-laced
Strait Waistcoat
Strammel
Stranger
Strangle Goose
To Strap
Strapper
Strapping
Straw
Stretch
Stretching
Strike
Strip Me Naked
Stroke
Strollers
Strommel
Strong Man
Strum
To Strum
Strumpet