"fashionable crib"

Type: Glossary Word | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XLI

Magwitch's diction naturally reflects his childhood and subsequent experience and repeatedly confirms Pip's anxiety and disgust. A crib is "Thieves' slang. A dwelling-house [the meaning here], shop, public-house, etc." (OED).

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