Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dine n.1

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[UK]Dekker ‘Canting Song’ O per se O O2: Bein darkmans then, bouse, mort, and ken / the bien coue’s bingd a wast; / On chates to trine, by Rome-coves dine / for his long lib at last.
[UK]R. Holme Academy of Armory Ch. iii item 68c: Canting Terms used by Beggars, Vagabonds, Cheaters, Cripples and Bedlams. [...] Dine, Spite, Malice.
[UK]J. Shirley Triumph of Wit 196: [as cit. 1612].
[UK]Scoundrel’s Dict.