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safe as the Bank of England

Absolutely safe. Utterly reliable. [CPB]

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safety-coach

A stage coach designed to resist toppling over in event of an accident.

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saloon_passengers¹

By implication first-class passengers

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Sam Cowell

Sam Cowell (1820-1864) Actor and singer of comical songs

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Sampson

The Hebrew hero whose exploits are recorded in the Bible, Judges xiii–xvi. [OED]

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sappy

Substantial, good
[CPB based on OED entries]

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Sawford
Salford
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scavenger¹

Scavenger: A person whose employment is to clean streets, by scraping or sweeping together and removing dirt [OED]

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Synonyms - scavengers¹
scoff(1)

food

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Score(1)

A record or account of items to be charged or credited kept by means of tallies, or (in later use) by means of marks made on a board (with chalk), on a slate, or the like.

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score(2)

Twenty

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Scott¹

Sir Walter Scott, (1771–1832) Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian.

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Scrip¹

A provisional document entitling the holder to a share or number of shares in a joint-stock undertaking, and exchangeable for a more formal certificate when the necessary payments have been completed. (Stock Exchange Usage): [OED]

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sculler¹

Sculler-man : One who plies a sculling boat for hire. [OED]

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Synonyms - scullers¹
Seawkin pig
sucking pig, piglet (N.W.England)
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sedan

A closed vehicle to seat one person, borne on two poles by two bearers, one in front and one behind. In fashionable use during the 17th, 18th, and early 19th cent [OED]

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Synonyms - sedan chair
Serpentine(1)

A lake in Hyde Park, London

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service¹

Work as a domestic servant.

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shade(1)

Shade - A minutely-differentiated degree [OED]. To the greatest possible precision.

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shammock(1)

foot [A Glossary of Lancashire Dialect http://www.dunkerley-tuson.co.uk/Pages/LancashireDialectGlossary.aspx]

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