The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61609   Message #2402849
Posted By: pavane
01-Aug-08 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Maggie May (from A. L. Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A. L. Lloyd's Maggie May
That Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a wonderful book.
It has also explained for me one line from the "Streets of Forbes"

"He showed the traps some fun"

Traps, I now see, are defined as "Constables, Thief-takers", before the days of a police force.