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To Box the Compass (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

To Box the Compass

To say or repeat the mariner’s compass, not only backwards or forwards, but also to be able to answer any and all questions respecting its divisions. SEA TERM.

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

Bowyer * to Box the Jesuit, and get Cock Roaches

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To Box the Compass
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