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Lord Cornwallis. It took the place
of the old Guy Fawkes procession. Crooked stick, a perverse, froward
person. Cunnle, a colonel. Cus, a curse; also, a pitiful fellow.
as a general superlative.
ornament peculiar to soldiers. Convention, a place where people are
imposed on ; a juggler's show. Coons, a cant term, for a now defunct
party; derived, perhaps, from the fact of their being commonly up a
tree. Cornwallis, a sort of muster in mas
querade; supposed to have had its origin soon after the Revolution, and to commemorate the surrender of
Darsn't, used indiscriminately, either
in singular or plural number, for dare not, dares not, and dared not. Deacon off, to give the cue to; derived
from a custom, once universal, but now extinct, in our New England Congregational churches. An important part of the office of deacon was to read aloud the hymns given out by the minister, one line at a time, the congregation singing each
line as soon as read. Demmercrat, leadin', one in favor of
extending slavery; a free-trade lecturer maintained in the custom
house. Desput, desperate. Doos, does. Doughface, a contented lick-spittle ; a
common variety of Northern politi
cian. Dror, draw. Du, do. Dunno, dno, do not or does not know. Dut, dirt.
E. Eend, end. Ef, if: Emptins, yeast. Env'y, envoy. Everlasting, an intensive, without refer
ence to duration Ev'y, every Ez, as.
Insines, ensigns; used to designate
both the office who carries the stand
ard, and the standard itself. Inter, intu, into.
Fence, on the ; said of one who halts
between two opinions; a trimmer. Fer, for: Ferfle, ferful, fearful; also an inten
sive Fin', find. Fish-skin, used in New England to
clarify coffee. Fix, a difficulty, a non plus. Foller, folly, to follow. Forrerd, forward. Frum, from. Fur, far. Furder, farther. Furrer, furrow. Metaphorically, to
draw a straight furrow is to live uprightly or decorously. Fust, first.
J. Jedge, judge. Jest, just. Jine, join. Jint, joint. Junk, a fragment of any solid stab
K. Keer, care. Kep', kept. Killock, a small anchor. Kin', kin' o', kinder, kind, kind g.
P. Peaked, pointed. Peek, to peep. Pickerel, the pike, a fish. Pint, point. Pocket full of rocks, plenty of money. Pooty, pretty. Pop'ler, conceited, popular. Pus, purse. Put out, troubled, ve xed.
amusement common among men in
the savage state. Som'ers, somewhere, So'st, so as that. Sot, set, obstinate, resolute. Spiles, spoils; objects of political am
bition. Spry, active. Staddles, stout stakes driven into the
salt marshes, on which the hay-ricks are set, and thus raised out of the
reach of high tides. Streaked, uncomfortable, discomfited. Suckle, circle. Sutthin', something. Suttin, certain.
Q. Quarter, a quarter-dollar. Queen's-arm, a musket.
R. Resh, rush. Revelee, the réveille. Rile, to trouble. Riled, angry; disturbed, as the sedi
ment in any liquid. Riz, risen. Row, a long row to hoe, a difficult
task. Rugged, robust.
Sarse, abuse, impertinence.
snake any one out is to track him to his hiding-place; to snake a thing out is to snatch it out.
Take on, to sorrow.
a negative in this sense. Tollable, tolerable. Toot, used derisively for playing on
any wind instrument. Thru, through. Thundering, a euphemism common in
New England, for the profane English expression devilish. Perhaps derived from the belief, common formerly, that thunder was caused by the Prince of the Air, for some of whose accomplishments consult Cotton Mather. Tu, to, too; commonly has this sound
when used emphatically, or at the end of a sentence. At other times it has the sound of t in tough, as, Ware ye goin' tu? Goin' ta Boston.
Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable.
boaster of liberty and owner of slaves.
A. wants his axe ground, 282.
his fall, 301 — how if he had bitten a
sweet apple ? 304.
posed by some, 215,
be, in some sort, humane, 220.
nical act of, 221.
alistic) sentiment of, 193.
tion, 196- hitherto wrongly classed,
199.-long bill of, ib.
189 - conjectured to be skilled in all
best reported, ib.
Antony of Padua, Saint, happy in his
Shakespeare as an orator, 194.
is an, 200.
of Rev. Mr. Wilbur, 254.
especially that of gentlemen, 185.
note -- prayer of, 254.
- a gabble-mill, ib.