The Cant

“By now, a berk might’ve gone barmy with all the dark ‘slang’ here. As any blood knows, this talk is the cant. Here are its definitions, translated into prime language.”

Word Meaning
Addle-Cove A way to call someone an idiot
Bar that Don’t talk about that
Barmies Insane people who have been touched by the impossible bigness of the planes
Basher A neutral reference to a person, usually a fighter of thief
Berk A fool
Birdcage A cell or other small, contained room
Blinds The dead-ends of the mazes; anything hopeless
Blood Anyone who is an expert at his craft
Bob To cheat someone
Bone-box Mouth
Bub Cheap ale or beer
Bubber A drunk
Burg Any town smaller than Sigil
Cage, The Sigil, a reference to birdcage
Case The house where a cutter lives
Clueless, The Folks who usually just don’t get it, usually primes
Chant, The The lowdown on the latest local news
Cross-Trade The business of thieving, or any illegal activity
Cutter A term that refers to anyone someone wants
Dark A secret
Garnish A bribe
Give ’em the laugh To escape from someone
Give the rope What happens to criminals if they get caught
High-Up Man A person with a lot of power and influence
Jink Money
Kip Anywhere a cutter can rest or stay for a night
Knight of the post A thief
Leafless Tree The gallows
Lost Dead
Mazes, The The nasty traps of the Lady for those who present a challenge to her power
Pay the Music A price a cutter doesn’t want to pay but has to
Out-Of-Touch Outside of the outer planes
Out-Of-Town Out on the outlands
Peel To trick or swindle
Peery Suspicious and on one’s guard
Pike it A general, all purpose phrase
Put in the Dead-Book To kill
Scragged Arrested
Sod A poor or unfortunate soul
Turn Stag To betray someone

The Cant

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