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  • (noun) - (1) A church. Autum-bawler, a parson. Autumed, married. Autum-cove, a married man. Autum-cackler, a married woman.

    --George Matsell's Vocabulum; or, The Rogue's Lexicon, 1859

    (2) Autem-divers, pickpockets who practise in churches; also church-wardens and overseers of the poor. Autem-mort, a married woman.

    --Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1796

    January 14, 2018