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Ollers, olluz, always.

On, of; used before it or them, or Jedge, judge.

at the end of a sentence, as, Jest, just.

on't, on 'em, nut ez ever I heerd Jine, join. Jint, joint.

On'y, Junk, a fragment of any solid sub- Ossifer, officer (seldom heard).



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Keer, care.

Peaked, pointed.
Kep, kept.

Peek, to peep.
Killock, a small anchor. Pickerel, the pike, a fish.
Kin', kin'o', kinder, kind, kind of. Pint, point.

Pocket full of rocks, plenty of

money. L.

Pooty, pretty.

Pop'ler, conceited, popular.
Lawth, loath.
Let day-light into, to shoot. Put out, troubled, vexed.
Let on, to hint, to confess, to own.
Lick, to beat, to overcome.
Lights, the bowels.

Lily-pads, leaves of the water-lily.
Long-sweetening, molasses. Quarter, a quarter-dollar.

Queen's arm, a musket.

Pus, purse.



Mash, marsh.
Mean, stingy, ill-natured. Resh, rush.
Min', mind.

Revelee, the réveille.
Rile, to trouble.

Riled, angry; disturbed, as the

sediment in any liquid.

Riz, risen. Nimepunce, ninepence, twelve and Row, a long row to hoe, a diffi a half cents.

cult task. Nowers, nowhere.

Rugged, robust.

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Saxon, sacristan, sexton.

Scaliest, worst.
Scringe, cringe.

Take on, to sorrow.
Scrouge, to crowd.

Talents, talons. Sech, such.

Taters, potatoes. Set by, valued.

Tell, till. Shakes, great, of considerable con- Tetch, touch. sequence.

Tetch tu, to be able ; used always Shappoes, chapeaux, cocked-hats. after a negative in this sense. Sheer, share.

Tollable, tolerable. Shet, shut.

Toot, used derisively for playing Shut, shirt.

on any wind instrument. Skeered, scared.

Thru, through. Skeeter, mosquito.

Thundering, a euphemism comSkooting, running, or moving mon in New England, for the swiftly.

profane English expression Slarterin', slaughtering.

devilish. Perhaps derived from Slim, contemptible.

the belief, common formerly, Snaked, crawled like a snake; but that thunder was caused by the

to snake any one out is to track Prince of the Air, for some of him to his hiding-place; to whose accomplishments con snake a thing out is to snatch sult Cotton Mather. it out.

Tu, to, too; commonly has this Softies, sofas.

sound when used emphaticalSogerin', soldiering ; a barbarous ly, or at the end of a sentence. amusement common among

At other times it has the sound men in the savage state. of t in tough, as, Ware ye goin' Som'ers, somewhere.

tu? Goin' ta Boston. So 'st, so as that. Sot, set, obstinate, resolute.

U. Spiles, spoils ; objects of political ambition.

Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable. Spry, active.

Uncle Sam, United States ; the Staddles, stout stakes driven in- largest boaster of liberty and

to the salt marshes, on which owner of slaves. the hay-ricks are set, and thus Unrizzest, applied to dough or raised out of the reach of high bread; heavy, most unrisen, or tides.

most incapable of rising.
Streaked, uncomfortable, discom-

Suckle, circle.
Sutthin', something.

V spot, a five-dollar bill.
Suttin, certain.

Vally, value.


Wuth, worth ; as, Antislavery per.

fessions 'fore 'lection aint wuth a Wake snakes, to get into trouble.

Bungtown copper.
Wal, well ; spoken with great Wuz, was, sometimes were.

deliberation, and sometimes
with the a very much flat-
tened, sometimes (but more

seldom) very much broadened.
Wannut, walnut (hickory). Yaller, yellow.
Ware, where.

Yeller, yellow.
Ware, were.

Yellers, a disease of peach-trees. Whopper, an uncommonly large

lie; as, that General Taylor is in favor of the Wilmot Pro

Z. viso. Wig, Whig; a party now dis- Zach, Ole, a second Washington, solved.

an antislavery slaveholder, a Wunt, will not.

humane buyer and seller of men Wus, worse.

and women, a Christian hero Wut, what.






Anglo-Saxon verse, by whom

carried to perfection, 13.
A. B., information wanted con- Antonius, a speech of, 45 — hy
cerning, 86.

whom best reported, ib.
Adam, eldest son of, respected, Apocalypse, beast in, magnetic

to theologians, 94.
Æneas goes to hell, 114. Apollo, confessed mortal by his
Æolus, a seller of money, as is own oracle, 94.

supposed by some, 115. Apollyon, his tragedies popular,
Æschylus, a saying of, 58, note.
Alligator, a decent one conjec- Appian, an Alexandrian, not

tured to be, in some sort, hu- equal to Shakspeare as
mane, 137.

orator, 45.
Alphonso the Sixth of Portugal, Ararat, ignorance of foreign
tyrannical act of, 141.

tongues is an, 60.
Ambrose, Saint, excellent (but Arcadian background, 120.

rationalistic) sentiment of, Aristophanes, 39.

Arms, profession of, once es.
“ American Citizen," new com- teemed especially that of gen-
post so called, 118.

tlemen, 12.
American Eagle, source Arnold, 47.

of inspiration, 50 hitherto Ashland, 120.
wrongly classed, 58 - long Astor, Jacob, a rich man, 103.
bill of, 59.

Astræa, nineteenth century for-
Amos, cited, 40.

saken by, 116.
Anakim, that they formerly ex- Athenians, ancient, an institu-
isted, shown, 142.

tion of, 46.
Angels, providentially speak Atherton, Senator, envies the

French, 28 - conjectured to loon, 69.

be skilled in all tongues, ib. Austin, St., profane wish of, 48,
Anglo-Saxondom, its idea, what, note.

Aye-Aye, the, an African anı-
Anglo-Saxon mask, 26.

mal, America supposed to be
Anglo-Saxon race, 20.

settled by, 31


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