to Box the Jesuit, and get Cock Roaches (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

to Box the Jesuit, and get Cock Roaches

A sea term for masturbation; a crime, it is said, much practised by the reverend fathers of that society.

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

To Box the Compass * Brace

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