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Wolf In the Breast (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Wolf In the Breast

An extraordinary mode of imposition, sometimes practised in the country by strolling women, who have the knack of counterfeiting extreme pain, pretending to have a small animal called a wolf in their breasts, which is continually gnawing them.

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

To Wobble * Wolf In the Stomach

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