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I' th' shade

In obscurity

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I'fegs¹

In faith, by my faith. Used, esp. by 17th and 18th c. dramatists, as a trivial oath amounting to a simple asseveration [OED]

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in a pickle²

In a state of dishevelment

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In Service(1)

Working as a domestic servant. Often living as a low status member of the household.

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incline¹

Probably railway embankment

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indentures¹

The contract by which an apprentice is bound to the master who undertakes to teach him a trade; [OED]

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Independents
Belonging or adhering to that form of ecclesiastical polity called Independency also known as Congregationalism. See Congregational Church.
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Indian wheat

Maize. Also called Indian corn [OED]

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Inexpressible
Trousers
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isle of dogs¹

A dockland area in East London

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The Isle of Dogs in 1899

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Israelite(1)

Jew

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