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Nab

.—To nab a cull is a modern vulgar, though technical term, in the new-invented system of crimping, signifying, to kidnam for the military service any young man who is imprudent enough after dark to frequent the infernal stews and brothel-houses, with which the well-policed metropolis abounds.

Notes

See also Cull in Nathan Bailey’s Canting Dictionary, and also To Nab and Cull in the 1811 Vulgar tongue dictionary.

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Entry taken from A Political Dictionary, by Charles Pigott, 1795.

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