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Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor
burner–confidence man, 1838. “The ‘gentlemen’s’ club he frequented was peopled with gamblers, pickpockets and burners.”
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Never heard that one, but I can see how it applies because people get “burned” dealing with them. Thanks.
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