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DICTIONARY OF THE UNDERWORLD, BRITISH AND AMERICAN. BEING THE VOCABULARIES OF CROOKS, CRIMINALS, RACKETEERS, BEGGARS AND TRAMPS, CONVICTS...

Partridge, Eric


Item #: 3455

Pages: xv, 804p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES

Reprint of the second edition. One of the greatestlexicographers of the twentieth century, Partridge compiledthe Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English,Shakespeare's Bawdy, A Dictionary of Catch Phrases and otherbooks. Thoroughly engrossing, A Dictionary of theUnderworld offers definitions for such obscure terms andphrases as "witch-hazel man" (heroin addict), "sarbot"(informer), "eason" (to tell) and "budge a break" (runaway).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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