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Sweating (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Sweating

A mode of diminishing the gold coin, practiced chiefly by the Jews, who corrode it with aqua regia. Sweating was also a diversion practised by the bloods of the last century, who styled themselves Mohocks: these gentlemen lay in wait to surprise some person late in the night, when surrouding him, they with their swords pricked him in the posteriors, which obliged him to be constantly turning round; this they continued till they thought him sufficiently sweated.

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

Swannery * Sweet

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Sus Per Coll
Suspence
Sutrer
Swabbers
Swad
To Swaddle
Swaddlers
Swag
Swagger
Swannery
Sweating
Sweet
Sweet Heart
Sweetness
Swell
Swelled Head
Swig
Swigmen
To Swill
Swill Tub
Swimmer