by Maria Grace
|Francis Grose |
Author of Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue
Gib Cat. A northern name for a he-cat, there commonly called Gilbert.
Cherry-coloured Cat. A black cat, their being black cherries as well as red.
Smellers. A cat's whiskers.
Rum Bugher. A valuable dog.
Roarer. A broken-winded horse.
Rum Prancer. A fine horse.
Star Gazer. A horse who throws up his head
Queer Prancer. A bad worn-out foundered horse
Scarlet Horse. A high red, hired or hack horse: a pun on the word hired.
Galloper. A blood-horse, a hunter.
Gibbe. A horse that shrinks from the collar, and will not draw.
- Margery Prater.
Cackler's Ken. A hen-roost.
Cackling Cheats. Fowls.
Cackling Farts. Eggs.
Cobble Colter. A turkey.
Gobbbler. A turkey cock.
Quacking Cheat. A duck.
Tib Of The Buttery. A goose.
Churk. The udder.
- Cow's Baby
- Essex Lion
- Quaking Cheat
- Rumford lion
- Bleating Cheat
- Swing Tail.
- Active Citizen
- Scotch Greys
Dickey. An ass.
Roll your dickey; drive your ass.
Kingswood Lion. An ass. Kingswood is famous for the great number of asses kept by the colliers who inhabit that place.
Long One. A hare: a term used by poachers.
Pantek. A hart; that animal is, in the Psalms, said to pant after the fresh water brooks
Sea Lawyer. A shark.
Quoted from: Grose, Captain (Francis). (2004) Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811 ed. Ikon Classics
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