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Stretching (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Stretching

Hanging. He’ll stretch for it; he will be hanged for it. Also telling a great lie: he stretched stoutly.

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.

Stretch * Strike

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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

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
Stub-faced