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  • A gourmand, who cheats at hotels, eating~shops, and oyster~cellars; from a person of that name living many years ago whom was an enormous oyster~eater. According to tales, Dando would visit an oyster~room, devour an almost fabulous quantity of bivalves with porter, bread and butter, proceeding to calmly state that he had no money.

    John Camden Hotten, Slang Dictionary, 1887

    May 20, 2008