(urth) Auk's dimber tip to all flash coves

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 07:27:23 PDT 2009

>Gwern Branwen says:
>That's a nice link too. But while we're on the topic, what's the
>Urth.net consensus on the cant in the Long Sun? Did Wolfe make it up,
>only patterning it on English thieves' argot, or have we found a
>source yet? (I know it can't be that 1812 dictionary because it's missing 
>abram, and cully just off the top of my head. I've been keeping a list
>as I read through, but there's no point in checking the rest if it's
>missing those...)

Nathan Bailey's "Canting Dictionary" (1737) contains all three of those 

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