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Term Main definition
fitter(1)

One who vends or loads coals; a coal broker [OED]

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Flags(1)

Pavement. A Flag or flat stone  is a stone suitable for paving, etc.; hence often in plural = pavement.

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flashie¹

Connected with or pertaining to the class of thieves, tramps, and prostitutes [OED]

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flash¹

Dashing, ostentatious, swaggering, ‘swell’ [OED]

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Flats²

Flat; an impecunious, penniless person

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flat³

A naive or foolish person

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Flat¹

Flat:  Naive investor

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Synonyms - Flats¹
Flaw(1)

Uncertain Probably in the context “defect” (N.E.England)

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fledgers

Meaning unknown

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flee(1)

Flay

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Fleet street(1)

Centre of London newspaper printing

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fly¹

Fly: A horse-drawn public coach or delivery wagon, especially one let out for hire.
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-drawn_vehicle]

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Synonyms - flys¹
Fogle¹

 A handkerchief or neckerchief, usually made of silk. [OED]

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footboard¹

A board running along the side of a railway coach (or other vehicle) below the level of the doors and serving as a step [CPB]

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footplate¹

A platform in the cab of a steam locomotive used by members of the crew [OED]

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Synonyms - plate²
fop¹

One who is foolishly attentive to and vain of his appearance, dress, or manners; a dandy, an exquisite. [OED]

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Forbes Mackenzie

William Forbes Mackenzie (1807–1862) was a Scottish Conservative politician and temperance reformer. He is best known for the Forbes MacKenzie Act, legislation passed in 1853 to regulate public houses in Scotland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Forbes_Mackenzie

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Synonyms - Forbes M'Kenzie
forecastle

In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live [OED]

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four in hand¹

A vehicle with four horses driven by one person. [OED]

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four inside¹

four inside : a type of stage coach. Below is a page from The Historical and Local New Bath Guide of 1838

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