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Killock, a small anchor.

Pint, point. Kin', kin'o', kinder, kind, kind Pocket full of rocks, plenty of

Pooty, pretty.

Pop'ler, conceited, popular.

Pus, purse.

Put out, troubled, vexed.
Lawth, loath.
Less, let's, let us.
Let daylight into, io shoot.
Let on, to hint, to confess, to

Quarter, a quarter-dollar.
Lick, to beat, to overcome Queen's arm, a musket.
Lights, the bowels.
Lily-pads, leaves of the water-

Long-sweetening, molasses.

Resh, rush.

Revelee, the réveille.

Rile, to trouble.

Riled, angry; disturbed, as the Mash, marsh.

sediment in any liquid. Mean, stingy, ill-natured.

Riz, risen. Min', mind.

Row, a long row to hoe, a diffic

cult task.

Rugged, robust.

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Ole, ólá.

Nimepunce, ninepence, twelve

and a half cents. Nowers, nowhere.

Sarse, abuse, impertinence.
Sartin, certain.
Saxon, sacristan, sexton.
Scaliest, worst.

Scringe, cringe.
Offen, often.

Scrouge, to crowd.

Sech, such. Ollers, olluz, always.

Set by, valued. On, of; used before it or them, Shakes, great, of considerable Snaked, crawled like a snake ; | Tu, to, too; commonly has this

or at the end of a sentence, consequence. as, ont, onem, nut ez ever Shappoes, chapeaux, cockedI heerd on.

hats. On'y, only.

Sheer, share. Ossifer, officer (seldom heard). Shet, shut.

Shut, shirt.

Skeered, scared.

Skeeter, mosquito.

Skooting, running, or moving Peaked, pointed.

swiftly. Peek, to peep.

Slarterin', slaughtering. Pickerel, the pike, a fish. Slim, contemptible.

but to snake any one out is sound when used emphaticalto track him to his hiding- ly, or at the end of a senplace; to snake a thing out tence. At other times it has is to snatch it out.

the sound of t in tough, as, Soffies, sofas.

Ware ye goin' tu? Goin ia Sogerin', soldiering; a bar- Boston.

barous amusement common
among men in the savage

Som'ers, somewhere.
So'st, so as that.

Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable. Sot, set, obstinate, resolute. Uncle Sam, United States; the Spiles, spoils ; objects of political largest boaster of liberty and ainbition.

owner of slaves. Spry, active.

Unrizzest, applied to dough or Staddles, stout stakes driven bread; heavy, most unrisen,

into the salt marshes, on or most incapable of rising. which the hay-ricks are set, and thus raised out of the reach of high tides.

V. Streaked, uncomfortable, discomfited.

V-spot, a five-dollar bill.
Suckle, circle.

Vally, value.
Sutthin', something.
Suttin, certain.


Wake snakes, to get into trouble. Take on, to sorrow.

Wal, well; spoken with great Talents, talons.

deliberation, and sometimes Taters, potatoes.

with the a very much flat

tened, sometimes (but more Tetch, touch.

seldom) very much broadTetch tu, to be able ; used al- ened. ways after a negative in this Wannut, walnut, (hickory.) )

Ware, where. Tollable, tolerable.

Ware, were. Toot, used derisively for playing | Whopper, an uncommonly large

on any wind instrument. lie; as, that General Taylor Thru, through.

is in favor of the Wilmot Thundering, a euphemism com- Proviso.

mon in New England, for the | Wig, Whig; a party now disprofane English expression solved. devilish, Perhaps derived Wunt, will not. from the belief, common for- Wus, worse. merly, that thunder Wut, what. caused by the Prince of the Wuth, worth; as, Antislavery Air, for some of whose ac- perfessions 'fore' 'lection aina complishments consult Cot- wuth a Bungtown copper. ton Mather.

| Wuz, was, sometimes were.

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Antonius, a speech of, 181-by

whom best reported, ib.
A. B., information wanted con- Apocalypse, beast in, magnetic
cerning, 216.

to theologians, 222.
Adam, eldest son of, respected, Apollo, confessed mortal by his

own oracle, 222.
Æneas goes to hell, 238.

Apollyon, his tragedies popular,
Æolus, a seller of money, as is 212.

supposed by some, 239. Appian, an Alexandrian, not
Æschylus, à saying of, 191, equal to Shakspeare as an

orator, 181.
Alligator, a decent one conjec- Ararat, ignorance of foreign
tured to be, in some sort, hu-

tongues is


mane, 255.

Arcadian background, 243.
Alphonso the Sixth of Portu- Aristophanes, 175.

gal, tyrannical act of, 258. Arms, profession of, once es-
Ambrose, Saint, excellent (but teemed, especially that of
rationalistic) sentiment of, gentlemen, 154.

Arnold, 183.
“American Citizen," new com- | Ashland, 243.
post so called, 241.

Astor, Jacob, a rich man, 230. .
American Eagle,

Astræa, nineteenth century for
of inspiration, 185--hitherto saken by, 240.
wrongly classed, 191-long

191-long Athenians, ancient, an institu-
bill of, 192.

tion of, 182.
Amos, cited, 176.

Atherton, Senator, envies the
Anakim, that they formerly

loon, 201.
existed, shown, 259.

Austin, St., profane wish of,
Angels, providentially speak 184, note.

French, 165-conjectured to | Aye-Aye, the, an African ani-

be skilled in all tongues, ib. mal, America supposed to be
Anglo-Saxondom, its idea, what, settled by, 167.

Anglo-Saxon mask, 163.

Anglo-Saxon race, 160.
anglo-Saxon verse, by whom Babel, probably the first Con-

carried to perfection, 155. gress, 199-a gabble-mill, ib


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