Slang

Alleypiece: Crossbow
Bad Mustard: A troublesome or incorruptible member of the Camorr city watch; see “Mustard Man”
Blackjacket: One of the Duke of Camorr’s household troopers; the Blackjackets are a battle-hardened and loyal force, bad news in any tussle
Black Twist: Drugging a victim at an inn or tavern and stealing his clothes or money
Bond Hawk: Hunter of runaway slaves
Bucket Wine: Human urine
Butter: Legitimate, authentic
Canal Jumper: Thief specializing in stealing unattended boats or rafts
Capa: Boss; the chief of Camorr’s underworld, currently Capa Barsavi
Cobble-cog: Card cheat, specifically one that haunts the streets
Cold Salt: A sailor without any money and/or luck and/or enthusiasm for spending
Clutcher: Pickpocket, specifically, an inexperienced or clumsy one.
Coat-Charmer: Pickpocket, specifically, a deft and capable one
Convincing Stick: Truncheon or quarterstaff
Crimper: Slaver or press-gang operator; kidnapper
Distance: Independence; A thief “given the distance” is allowed a certain measure of discretion and sovereignty by the capa, who considers him unusually trustworthy.
Docksies: One of Camorr’s two sisterhoods of organized prostitutes
Don: Honorific used to refer to the nobility of Camorr; “Dona” for females
Finnicker: Accountant, record-keeper
Gaze: A liquid narcotic administered by dropping it onto the eyeball
Gimp Steel: Any short blade such as a dagger or stiletto
Guilded Lilies: One of Camorr’s two sisterhoods of organized prostitutes
Hangman’s Wind: The wind that blows out from the city and onto the Iron Sea by night
Hard Talk: Armed combat, with murderous intent
Lay-In: A hiding place
Lowbility: Commoners, a pun upon “nobility”
Midnighter: One of the Duke of Camorr’s secret police and shock troopers
Mustard Man: A member of the Camorr city watch; see also “Yellowjacket”
Optics: Eyeglasses; expensive and rarely seen, but growing in popularity
Patience Man: Keeper of scales and measures, so-called because he does all the weighting
Physiker: Physician
Ragfoot: Low-class
Right People: Thieves, crooks, members of the underworld
Ripe: Very, exceptionally, good
Sharper: A swindler or a card-cheat
Shift: Promissory note or cheque
Sketch: Counterfeiter
Soft Talk: Fisticuffs; fighting seriously but without murderous intent
Sweet Mustard: A city watch member in the pay of the Capa of Camorr
Teaser: A thief (usually an apprentice) who creates distractions
Teeth Show: Gladiatorial match peculiar to Camorr, woman vs. shark
Teeth Lessons: To be fed to the sharks, to have one’s corpse disposed of in Camorr Bay
Twist: A trick, a ploy, a criminal technique, a trade secret
Yellowjacket: A member of the Camorr city watch; see also “Mustard Man”

Slang

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