A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology, Volume 2
Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Ballantyne Press, 1889 - Cant
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