Cabbage - [kab-ij] Chiefly British 1. a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim. 2. slang - verb. To steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Cove - (kəʊv) Brit, Austral 1. old-fashioned , slang - a fellow; chap.

Cabbaging Cove: A scoundrel keen on pilfering [from the annals of not-so-distant history]!

About the Cabbaging Cove

  1. nemfrog:

Accordeons. C. Bruno & Son, Illustrated Catalogue. 1890.

    nemfrog:

    Accordeons. C. Bruno & Son, Illustrated Catalogue. 1890.

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

  2. oldbookillustrations:

Buy from us with a golden curl.
Warwick Goble, from The book of fairy poetry, by Dora Owen, London, New York, 1920.
(Source: archive.org)

    oldbookillustrations:

    Buy from us with a golden curl.

    Warwick Goble, from The book of fairy poetry, by Dora Owen, London, New York, 1920.

    (Source: archive.org)

  3. Посещение императором Николаем II и императрицей Александрой Федоровной Городской думы. Москва, 23 мая 1896 г. Учащиеся начальных школ и гимназий в ожидании приезда императора и императрицы на Воскресенской площади у здания Городской думы.

    Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna visiting Moscow’s City Council. Moscow, May 23rd, 1896. Students of elementary and high schools at the square in front of the City Council in anticipation of the arrival of the Imperial couple.

    (Source: ohsoromanov, via my-ear-trumpet)

  4. Bennett sisters boxing and “catfighting”

    The Bennett sisters were a vaudeville act that performed wrestling, fencing, and boxing. Despite being a sideshow act, both sisters knew both boxing and fencing very well.

  5. Two women sparring with a speedbag
Queensland, Australia, 1916.

    Two women sparring with a speedbag

    Queensland, Australia, 1916.

  6. hoodoothatvoodoo:

Members of the Venice Beach Girls Dare Club, a group of bathing beauties who do a new stunt every Sunday, playing tightrope basketball.
Venice, California, 1929.

    hoodoothatvoodoo:

    Members of the Venice Beach Girls Dare Club, a group of bathing beauties who do a new stunt every Sunday, playing tightrope basketball.

    Venice, California, 1929.

  7. Suffragette posed in police uniform to illustrate woman police concept, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1908

    Bain Collection at the US Library of Congress Archives via Retronaut

  8. "The First Tear" by Norbert Goeneutte, 1884.
  9. Отказ сватам — подношение тыквы. Малороссийский обычай. Дореволюционная открытка.
[Unsuccessful Matchmakers - Pumpkin Offering]
In Ukraine and Ukrainian Russia, there was long a custom of offering a hollow item, such as a hollowed-out pumpkin, teapot, or kettle, from a woman’s family to the matchmakers who set up an unsuccessful pairing between her and a man who employed them.
The male who was unsuccessful in wooing a woman seen as a good match was disparagingly called “Chainik”, which has made a comeback as a derogatory term towards technological “newbies”.

    Отказ сватам — подношение тыквы. Малороссийский обычай. Дореволюционная открытка.

    [Unsuccessful Matchmakers - Pumpkin Offering]

    In Ukraine and Ukrainian Russia, there was long a custom of offering a hollow item, such as a hollowed-out pumpkin, teapot, or kettle, from a woman’s family to the matchmakers who set up an unsuccessful pairing between her and a man who employed them.

    The male who was unsuccessful in wooing a woman seen as a good match was disparagingly called “Chainik”, which has made a comeback as a derogatory term towards technological “newbies”.

  10. Wedding in Aldony, Hungary, 1822.
Imperial Theme by Kotoro