Random Quote #34 topic: vulgar-tongue, Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Grose, Francis, 1731-1791

CREW. A knot or gang; also a boat or ship's company. The
canting crew are thus divided into twenty-three orders,
which see under the different words:


1 Rufflers
2 Upright Men
3 Hookers or Anglers
4 Rogues
5 Wild Rogues
6 Priggers of Prancers
7 Palliardes
8 Fraters
9 Jarkmen, or Patricoes
10 Fresh Water Mariners, or Whip Jackets
11 Drummerers
12 Drunken Tinkers
13 Swadders, or Pedlars
14 Abrams.


1 Demanders for Glimmer or Fire
2 Bawdy Baskets
3 Morts
4 Autem Morts
5 Walking Morts
6 Doxies
7 Delles
8 Kinching Morts
9 Kinching Coes


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