1. the vagina.
|Letters from the Dead to the Living in Works (1760) II 184: That whore, my wife [...] that us’d to open her sluice and let in an inundation of shabroons to gratify her concupiscense.|
|An Essay upon Whoring iii: From Your stopping up those Drains and Sluices we had to let out Lewdness [...] Those Ramparts and Ditches within which the Virtue of our Wives and daughters lay so conveniently intrench’d.|
|Harlot’s Progress 30: The Box serv’d too for other Uses, / To hold Machines for broken Sluices.|
|‘Toasts’ in New Cockalorum Songster in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) II 30: Miller’s music: opening the sluice and grinding the stones.|
2. the penis.
|Works (1999) 78: Had she pick’d out to rub her Arse on, / Some stiff-Prick’d Clown, or well-hung Parson, / Each Jobb of whose Spermatick Sluice / Had fill’d her Cunt with wholesome Juice.‘A Ramble in St James’s Park’ in|
|Poems (1752) 82: Unless his full spermatick Sluice / Was ready to run o’er, / Who’d spill a Drop of wholsom Juice / On such a stinking Whore?‘On Mris. F-----n’ in|
3. (UK Und.) a drink.
|Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 17/2: After several ‘sluices,’ he again led out his inammorata to the field of action.|
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 76: Sluice, a drink.|
4. the mouth.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Family Connections 40: Pouring out my feelings — and my spunk — into the girl’s hot sluice.|
5. sexual intercourse.
|Alfie Darling I asked her would she like a sluice? She wasn’t quite sure what I meant.|
having a large vagina.
|‘Plenipotentiary’ in Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 203: Each sluice-cunted bawd, who’d been shagged [?] abroad, / Till her premises gaped like a grave, sir.|
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 184: The depucellated virgin […] becomes worthy of the denominations cow-cunted, bushel-cunted, sluice-cunted, double-cunted.|
|Pardners (1912) 10: I reckon all our booze combined would have made a fair sluice-head.|
1. a public house, a tavern; used as a proper name; also attrib.
|Works (1862) II 307: The seventh, in a Sluice-house box / He took his pipe and pot.‘Epping Hunt’|
|‘Going Out a Nesting’ in New Cockalorum Songster in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) II 28: [We] at the sluice-house made a stay, / There took in gatter for the day.|
|Era (London) 24 Dec. 14/3: He was ‘half seas over’ when he left the Sluice House.|
|(con. 1830s)Cremorne and the Later London Gardens 42: The Eel-Pie (or Sluice) House, Highbury. This tavern on the New River, between Highbury and Hornsey Wood House, was well known to Cockney visitors.|
|Illus. Police News 20 July 12/4: ‘Meet me tomorrow by the Goat and Compasses’ [...] ‘All right, me hearty, I’ll find the sluicing house’.Shadows of the Night in|
2. the mouth.
|Bk of Sports 203: Sam’s sluice house was again severely damaged.|