Unnoticed sense of "Pope"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Sep 24 17:39:54 UTC 2007

1724 _Laugh and Be Fat_  (London: A.W.) 89: [H]e found that she had burned his _Pope_...and that instead of a _Maiden-head_, she had given him for his five Guineas, a confounded _Clap_.

  Cf. "beat the bishop" in HDAS.


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