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Top Sail (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Top Sail

He paid his debts at Portsmouth with the topsail; i.e. he went to. sea and left them unpaid. SCT soldiers are said to pay off their scores with the drum; that is, by marching away.

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

Top Lights * Toper

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Top Heavy
Top Lights
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