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Scowerers

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A set of rakes in the eighteenth century, who, with the Nicʹkers and Mohocks, committed great annoyances in London and other large towns.

“Who has not heard the Scowerersʹ midnight fame?

Who has not trembled at the Mohocksʹ name?

Was there a watchman took his hourly rounds,

Safe from their blows and new-invented wounds?”


Gay: Trivia, iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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