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bawdy-house bottle

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bawdy-house bottle

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  1. (vulgar) A very small bottle; short measure being among the many means used by the keepers of those houses, to gain what they call an honest livelihood: indeed this is one of the least reprehensible; the less they give a man of their infernal beverages for his money, the kinder they behave to him. (definition from: The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue)

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