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]!

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  1. The “Bomb Ferry” and Public Highway - 30th Century Travel

    Looks safe.

    The underground world, a mirror of life below the surface. Thomas Wallace Knox, 1877.

    (Source: openlibrary.org)

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