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Morocco Men

(The). Public-house and perambulating touts for lottery insurances. Their rendezvous was a tavern in Oxford Market, on the Portland estate, at the close of the eighteenth century. In 1796 the great State lottery employed 7,500 Morocco men to dispose of their tickets.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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