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Dictionary of the underworld

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First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language.

The book provides an invaluable insight into social history, with the British vocabulary dating back to the 16th century and the American to the late 18th century. Each entry comes complete with the approximate date of origin, the etymology for each word, and a note of the milieu in which the expression arose.

Dictionary of the underworld - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Doin Time in Times Square - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Doin Time in Times Square
The Mind's Eye - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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The Mind's Eye
Shape of the universe - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Shape of the universe
Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
US soldiers enter Saddam’s palace - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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US soldiers enter Saddam’s palace
Da Vinci - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Da Vinci
Lucid Dream - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Lucid Dream
Maki Asakawa - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Maki Asakawa
Form Follows Function - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Form Follows Function
The Frilled Shark - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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The Frilled Shark
Mano del Desierto - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Mano del Desierto
Peachtree Center - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Peachtree Center

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