From the Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other Vulgar Tongues first published in 1859.
Schofel: bad money. See Show-Full.
Show-Full: Bad money. 109 more words
80 more words
“In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this(piracy), plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sour look or two at choking.