Sportman's Slang

Sportman's Slang

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...are lagged. ' Latin for goose'--a dram. =Law--the time allowed to a fox or deer to 'getaway' is termed ' give him law; e'. about five minutes. But law, as applied to man, allows him no chance at all of ' getting away' from its.clutches. In ring affairs, there is no law but fisticufis; he who talks about recovering stakes or wagers by caption is a noodle. '1a.1/re--the lodging-place of deer or other quadrupeds of chase'; also of beasts travelling the road to market or fair. Spelt ' Lair' by Somervile?: " Fierce from'his 'lair, springs forth the specldedpard, Thirsting for blood, and eager to destroy. Uuharboured now the royal stag forsalres His wonted lair; he shakes his dappled.sides, And tosses high his beamy head.-lead" Towels--pist0ls: nearly gone out of use, along with the practice of highway-robbery, except in the song of.'George Barnwell; where it says, . Make Nunky surrender.his dibs, Rub his pate with a pair of lead towels, Gr stick a knife into his ribs, .111 warrant he'll then show some l.: owels.. Rum' ti-iddzty-tz. 1.eary--'fly, or up to a thing or manoeuvre: legs--i. e. black.legs. The monosyllable ls, however, most elegant, as it leaves something to be.guessed at. They are well dressed, sometimes well educated, sharpers at gambling-houses or race-courses, &c.; but legs.appear in private parties frequently, assuming much the sprtace of gentility. Animal courage they possess, nme pair having foughtduels in the year 1822, and they possess skill too, every one having missed manslaughter. " Oh, my leg!" is a hint to a discharged convict; and gave name probably to the legs. Leger '(St.) Stakes--are a payment...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748875
  • 9781236748874