lavender cove n.
|Dly Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 1 Nov. 3/3: A ‘lavender cove’ is a pawnbroker.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Sun (NY) 10 July 29/4: Here is a genuine letter written in thieves’ slang, recently found by the English police [...] I know a lavender cove and a swag chovey bloke that will toke [sic] some of the white jacks.|