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The difficulty of tracing the fons et orīgo of slang words is extremely great, as there is no law to guide one. Generally, a perversion and a pun may be looked for, as Monseigneur = toe (q.v.), Monpensier = ventre (i.e. monpanse, my paunch or belly), etc. (See Sandis, Squash, and numerous other examples in this dictionary. For rhyming slang see Chivy.)

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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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Skurry (A)
Sky
Sky
Sky-blue
Sky-rakers
Skye (Isle of)
Skylark
Skylark
Slander, Offence
Slang
Slang
Slap-bang
Slap-dash
Slap-up
Slate
Slate Club (A)
Slate One (To)
Slating (A)
Slave
Sleave
Sleck-stone