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 Slander, Offence.Slang. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slang.
 
Slangs are the greaves with which the legs of convicts are fettered; hence convicts themselves; and slang is the language of convicts.   1
 


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