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Dictionary of the Underworld This work looks at the area defined as cant It includes the vocabulary of crooks criminals racketeers beggars tramps convicts and the commercial underworld the drug traffic the white slave traf
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Another book I bought for its reference value in the world of role-playing games (yeah, I'm a geek) and/or writing of short stories.It's basically a dictionary of the various terms used by the underworld figures of thieves, pickpockets, thugs, tramps, beggars and other criminals, etc. It's quite a treat.
Great book for digging into the languages of crooks, tramps and other natives of the underworld.