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'change¹

Stock Exchange [CPB]

 

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'squires

A man belonging to the higher order of English gentry, ranking immediately below a knight or A landed proprietor, (country) 'squire'[OED]

 

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a pickle

A difficult situation [CPB]

 

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a pucker

A state of agitation, excitement, or haste; a fluster, a fuss [OED]

 

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administration¹

Government [OED]

 

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aerostation¹

The art of raising and guiding balloons in the air. [OED]
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Aerostation. Mr. Sadler's Ascent From Merton Fields, Oxford

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/aerostation-mr-sadlers-ascent-merton-fields-oxford

 

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alderman¹

Alderman - the chief officer of a ward in the City of London. A member of the Court of Aldermen and of the City of London Corporation. [OED]

 

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aliments¹

Aliment: That which nourishes the body of an animal or plant; nutriment; food. Also (as a count noun): a food; a nutritious or edible sub-stance; a nutrient. [OED]

 

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all my eye

Nonsense, worthless ideas [OED]

 

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all right¹

The term "all right" used to mean the train is ready to leave occurs in bar045~Brighton Railway and bar332~Railway Guard 

 

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alloverness¹

A feeling of illness or extreme agitation seeming to affect the whole body; the state of feeling generally ill. The OED cites 5 examples from 1792 to 1848. (including bar413) and one in 1887.

 

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amain¹

In, or with, full force; with main force, with all one's might; vehemently, violently. [OED]

 

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Anti Corn Law League¹

An association formed 1839 to agitate for the repeal of the Corn Laws

 

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Anty Clapham
Anthony Clapham A Newcastle soap boiler.

 

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Apothecary¹

Apothecary - One who prepared and sold drugs for medicinal purposes. [OED]  The OED suggests that c1800 the word was being replaced by druggist or pharmaceutcal chemist 

 

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at the bar(1)

in court, in open court or before a tribunal [OED]

 

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aunt sally¹

A game traditionally played in some parts of England, in which players throw sticks or balls at a wooden target (formerly also Old Aunt Sally). Also: the target used in such a game.
An object of (typically unreasonable or prejudiced) condemnation, criticism, ridicule, etc.the earliest citation of Aunt Sayy in the OED is 1858

 

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Avourneen(1)

my darling, O darling. Irish.

 

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ayont

beyond
[Thomas Wilson - The Pitman's Pay and Other Poems]

 

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babel¹

According to the bible, a united humanity in the generations following the Great Flood, agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. This came to be known as the tower of Babel, although the phrase does not appear in the bible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel

 

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