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Widow’s Weeds (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Widow’s Weeds

Mourning clothes of a peculiar fashion, denoting her state. A grass widow; a discarded mistress. a widow bewitched; a woman whose husband is abroad, and said, but not certainly known, to be dead.

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

Wicket * Wife

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