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To Drop Down (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

To Drop Down

To be dispirited. This expression is used by thieves to signify that their companion did not die game, as the kiddy dropped down when he went to be twisted; the young fellow was very low spirited when he walked out to be hanged.

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

Drop Coves * To Drub

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