May 07, 2010

A dowry of parney

Just figured out that Google Books allows you to clip and embed passages from out-of-print books. Here's a curious piece of Anglo-Indian slang I found in A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words (1860) by John Camden Hotten:

Click on the image if it doesn't show up complete in your browser, that'll take you to the page on Google Books.

1 comment:

Languagehat said...

Thanks very much for the tip on clipping; I had never noticed that feature.