Talk:algerine

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To prowl with the intent of burglarizing. Cites needed to get proper context for this. Also missing senses, etymology. DCDuring TALK 14:27, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Capitalized, it means "of or pertaining to Algiers", with special reference to pirates according to the OED. SemperBlotto 14:31, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
Bgc has mostly mentions in the verb sense: 2 from Victorian British dialect glossaries (Wales and Cheshire), one from Notes and Queries. The meaning is not at all clear from the quotes reported. It might mean something like "to sneak around like a thieving Algerine". DCDuring TALK 15:44, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
RFV-failed, since I don't think we can use the glossaries as uses. - -sche (discuss) 16:54, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
I agree with the striking, but spoken usage reported in an honest dialect glossary or dictionary should count as a use, IMHO. DCDuring TALK 17:00, 20 June 2011 (UTC)