gross indecency

gross indecency
   bestiality or sodomy
   Legal jargon when buggery was not considered a lawful activity:
    ... he was arrested by members of the Metropolitan vice squad for an act of gross indecency in Hyde Park. (B. Forbes, 1986)
   See also indecency.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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