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GLOSSARY.

Act'lly, actually.
Air, arc.
Airth, earth.
Airy, area.

e, area. Arter, after. Ax, ask.

Beller, bellow.
Bellowses, lunge.
Ben, been.
Bile, boil.
Bimeby, by and ty.
Blurt out, to speak bluntly.
Bust, burst.
Buster, a roistering blade; used also

as a general superlative.

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 im. portant 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 favour of

extending slavery; a free-trade lec

turer maintained in the custom-house. Desput, desperate. Doos, does. Doughface, a contented lickspittle ; a

common variety of Northern politi.

cian. Dror, draw. Du, do. Dunno, dno, do not or does not know. Dut, dirt.

Caird, carried.
Cairn, carrying.
Caleb, a turncoat.
Cal’late, calculate.
Cass, a person with two lives.
Close, clothes.
Cockerel, a young cock.
Cocktail, a kind of drink; also, an

ornament peculiar to soldiers. Convention, a place where people are

imposed on; 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 Lord Cornwallis. It took the place of the old Guy Fawkes pro

cession. Crooked stick, a perverse, froward

person. Cunnle, a colonel. Cus, a curse; also, a pitiful fellow,

Eend, end.
Ef, if:
Emptins, yeast.
Envy, enroy.
Everlasting, an intensive, without re-

ference to duration.
Ev'y, every
Ez, as.

Fence, on the ; said of one who halts

between two opinions; a trimmer. Fer,

for. Ferne, ferful, fearful; also an inten.

sive. Fin', find. Fish-skin, used in New England to

clarify coffee. Fix, a difficulty, a nonplus. Foller, folly, to follow,

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Nimepunce, nirepence, twelve and a

half cents. Nowers, nowhere. Offen, often. Ole, old. Ollers, olluz, always. On, of; used before it or them, or at

the end of a sentence, as, on't,

on'em, nut ez ever I heerd on. On'y, only. Ossifer, officer (seldom heard). Peaked, pointed. Peek, to peep. Pickurel, the pike, a fish. Pint, point. Pocket full of rocks, plenty of money. Pooty, pretty. Pop'ler, conceited, popular. Pus, purse. Put out, troubled, vexed. Quarter, a quarter-dollar, Queen's arm, a musket. 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, Sartin, certain. Saxon, sacristan, sexton. Scaliest, worst. Scringe, cringe. Scrouge, to crowd. Sech, such. Set by, valued. Shakes, great, of considerable com.

sequence. Shappoes, chapeaux, cocked-hats. Sheer, share. Shet, shut. Shut, shirt. Skeered, scared. Skeeter, mosquito. Skooting, running, or mocing swiftly. Slarterin', slaughtering. Slim, contemptible. Snaked, crawled like a snake; but to

enake any one out is to track him to his hiding-place; to snalce a ting

out is to snatch it out. Sofies, sofas.

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Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable.
Uncle Sam, United States; the largest

boaster of liberty and owner of

slaves. Unrizzest, applied to dough or bread ;

heavy, most unrisen, or most, incapable of rising.

B

Sogerin', soldiering ; barbarous amusement common among men in

the savage state. Som'ers, somewhere. Bo'st, 80 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, discomforted. Suckle, circle. Sutthin', something. Suttin, certain.

V-spot, a fire-dollar bill. Vally, value.

Take on, to sorrow.
Talents, talons.
Taters, potatoes.
Tell, till
Tetch, touch.
Tetch'tu, to be able; used always after

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. Tn, 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 ia tough, as, TV are yu goin' tu! Goin' ta Boston

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Wake snakes, to get into trouble.
Wall, well ; spoken with great delibe-

ration, and sometimes with the a
very much flattened, sometimes
(but more seldom) very much

broadened. Waunut, walnut (hickory). Ware, where, Ware, were. Whopper, an uncommonly large lie ;

as, that General Taylor is in favour

of the Wilmot Proviso. Wig, Whig; a party now dissolved. Wunt, will not. Wus, worse. Wut, what. Wuth, worth ;, as, Antislavery perfes.

sions 'fore 'lection aint wuth a Bung.

town copper.
Wuz, was, sometimes were

Yaller, yellow.
Yeller, yellow.
Yellers, a disease of peach-trees.

Zach, Ole, a second Washington, an

antislavery slaveholder, a humane buyer and seller of men and womex

Christian hero generally.

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