A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology
Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
G. Bell, 1897 - English language
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