ruff peck n.
(UK Und.) bacon.
|Caveat for Common Cursetours in Viles & Furnivall (1907) 86: Shee hath a Cacling chete, a grunting chete ruff pecke, cassan, and poppelars of yarum She hath a hen, a pygge, baken, cheese, and mylke porrage.|
|Groundworke of Conny-catching [as cit. c.1566].|
|Lanthorne and Candle-Light Ch. 1: If we mawnd Pannam, lap, or Ruff-peck.|
|O per se O O1: Duds and Ruffe-pecke, rombol’d by Harman-becke and won by Mawnders feates.‘Canting Song’|
|Jovial Crew II i: Here’s Ruffpeck and Casson, and all of the best, / And Scraps of the Dainties of Gentry Cofe’s Feast.|
|Eng. Rogue I 45: [as cit. 1612].|
|‘The Beggars Curse’ Canting Academy (1674) 14: If we maund Pannam, lap, or ruff peck.|
|Academy of Armory Ch. iii item 68c: Canting Terms used by Beggars, Vagabonds, Cheaters, Cripples and Bedlams. [...] Ruff-peck, Bacon.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Ruff-peck c. Bacon.|
|Rum-Mort’s Praise of Her Faithless Maunder in (1826) 36: Redshanks then I could not lack, / Ruff peck still hung on my Back.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|Scoundrel’s Dict. 15: Bacon – Ruff peck.|