Poachers' Slang and Terminology

1 terms

Peter

a bundle, or valise. Also, a cash-box.
a partridge.—Poacher's term.
to run short, or give out.—American.
A portmanteau or cloke-bag. Biter of peters; one that makes it a trade to steal boxes and trunks from behind stage coaches or out of waggons. To rob Peter to pay Paul; to borrow of one man to pay another: styled also manoeuvring the apostles.