a purse A haddock stuff'd with beans is a jocular term for a purse full of guineas!
applied sarcastically to a person half a bean, half a quid, half‐a‐guinea, half a bull half‐a‐crown, half‐flash, and half‐foolishOne who has a smattering of the cant language, and having associated a little with family people, pretends to a knowledge of life which he really does not possess, and by this conduct becomes an object of ridicule among his acquaintance.
melancholy Down as a hammer
hang it on
to delay or protract the performance of any task you have undertaken By purposely dallying and making as slow a progress as possible, either from natural indolence or to answer some private end of your own. To hang it on with a woman is to form a temporary connexion with her, to cohabit or keep company with her without marriage.
1 a bull‐bait or bullock‐hunt
2 to be in a position of advantage To have a person at a good hank is to have made any contract with him very advantageous to yourself, or to be able from some prior cause to command or use him just as you please, to have the benefit of his purse or other services, in fact upon your own terms.
3 a spell of cessation from any work or duty On the score of indisposition or some other pretence.
taken up or in custody To hobble a plant, is to spring it.
a shilling Five, ten, or more shillings, are called five, ten, or more hog.
the game of shop‐lifting A person expert at this practice is said to be a goad hoist.
defrauding someone with whom you are confidentially connected To put a person in the hole, in the garden, in the bucket, or in the well, are synonymous phrases, signifying to defraud him. See garden for more information.