hippic* - rel. to horses or horse racing
breezy - windy; fig. Characterized by brisk vigour or activity, lively, jovial.
go through the card - to consider or try all the possibilities offered; card - a small sheet serving as a ticket of admission to an exhibition or entertainment.
picker up - one who picks up or gathers
perkin - a pretender to the trone, or to any exalted position Peter
peer - a member of one of the degrees of nobility in the United Kingdom
prole - a member of the proletariat
encourage - encouragement
hackney - a horse for ordinary riding
plate - in Horse-racing, a prize consisting of a silver or gold cup or the like given to the winner of a race.
photo finish* - the finish of a race in which competitors are so close that the result has to be determined by reference to a photograph of the situation; tablecloth - a covering for a table, particularly that spread on it when it is 'laid' for a meal.
cream - yellowish white color
colt - the young of the horse (to the age of 4, or in the case of a thoroughbred, 5 years).
getaway - act of starting
roe - a name given to the regular appearance of dark figures and spots in figured mahogany, which give a mottled effect, like a fish roe.
hinny - the offspring of a she-ass by a stalion
drummer - one who beats a drum for public or military purposes
coxon - coxswain
nondescript* - not easily described or classified; of no particular class, kind, or form; depict = depicted.
breakneck - inviting danger, very rapid, very steep
odds - the ratio between the amount to be won and the amount wagered on a bet, difference.
bonny - pleasing to the sight, comely, beautiful
winny - whinny; wienie
widger - a gardening tool; jolly roger - the pirate's flag.
the daddy of them all* - the best or finest example of som. pleasant or unpleasant; nappy - liquor, ale; napkin.
top* - to get or leap over the top of, to surmount
timber - wooden, dull
maggie - a girl; naggy - a small nag, a pony.
wetter - one who wets; water
overt - open to view
lande - an infertile moor, sandy barren bordering the sea
treacle - something sweet or clogging; to flow as treacle, to trickle (humorous nonce-use.)
in pop - in pawn or pledge
theft - the action of a thief, larceny
frisky - lively, playful
shorty - a person of short stature; a short drink
punctilious - marked by precise exact accordance with the details of codes or conventions.
tipster - a man who makes a business of furnishing 'tips' or confidential information as to the probable chances of an event on which betting depends, esp. in horse-racing.
come off - to come away from a place in which one has been e.g. a ship.
hulk - a ship; the body of a dismantled ship (worn out and unfit for sea service) retained in use as a store-vessel, for the temporary housing of crews, for quarantine or other purposes; a vessel of this kind formerly used as a prison. Usually pl.
bum - to go around in the manner of a bum, to wander.
oofbird - a source or supplier of money, ''the goose that lays the golden eggs''.
jimmy o'goblin - Rhyming slang for sovereign (twenty shillings).
un - one
colleen - a girl; colleen bawn = white or fair girl.
clobber - to hit; to thrash or 'beat up' motor car - an automobile.
law language - language pertaining to law
sunday - a sunday newspapers
to rub noses (with) - to touch noses in greeting (in token of friendship).
gurgle - a drink or draught of liquor
along of - on account of, owing to; together (with)
butty - a fellow workman
bloke - man, fellow; bootblack - a person who blacks boots, a shoe-black.
specs - specifications... streets
wild and woolly - marked by boisterous and untamed ways of living and by lack of refinement.
counties - pl. of county
lodginghouse - a house, other than an inn or hotel, in which lodgings are let.
to be hail fellow well met* - to be on such terms, or using such freedom with another, as to accost him with 'hail, fellow!'; on a most intimate footing; hailfellow - pal, a boon companion.
meth - method; colloq. abbrev. Methedrine; also, a Methedrine tablet.
cot - a portable bed, or one adapted for transport.
blotto - completely drunk, confused, disordered
divers - various, several; more than one, some number of
tot - a minute quantity of anything, esp. of drink
hell fire - the fire of hell
red biddy - a drink consisting of methylated spirits and cheap red wine; also, inferior red wine.
blue ruin - gin (usually of bad quality)
jenny - a female bird
doggies - pl. of doggy - a small dog
galop - a lively dance
- a well-known plant, bearing pale yellowish flowers in early spring, growing
wild in woods and hedges and on banks.