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Congregational churches. An im Air, are.
portant part of the office of deacon Airth, earth.
was to read aloud the hymns given Airy, area.
out by the minister, one line at a Aree, area.
time, the congregation singing each Arter, after.
line as soon as read. Ax, ask.
Demmercrat, leadin', one in favor of
extending slavery; a free-trode lecBeller, bellow.
turer maintained in the custom. Bellowses, lungs.
house. Ben, been.
Desput, desperate. Bile, boil.
Do', don't. Bimeby, by and by.
Doos, does. Blurt out, to speak bluntly.
Doughface, a contented lick-spittle; a Bust, burst.
common variety of Northern politi. Buster, a roistering blade; used also cian. as a general superlative.
Du, do. Caird, carried.
Dunno, dno, do not or does not know. Cairn, carrying.
Ef, if. Close, clothes.
Emptins, yeast. Cockerel, a young cock.
Env'y, envoy. Cocktail, a kind of drink; also, an Everlasting, an intensive, without ornament peculiar to soldiers.
reference to duration. Convention, a place where people are Ev’y, every.
imposed on ; a juggler's show. Ez, as. Coons, a cant term for a now defunct
party; derived, perhaps, from the Fence, on the ; said of one who halts fact of their being commonly up a between two opinions; a trimmer. tree.
Fer, for. Cornwallis, a sort of muster in mas- Fertie, ferful, fearful; also an inten
querade; supposed to have had its sive. origin soon after the Revolution, Fin', find. and to commemorate the surrender Fish-skin, used in New England to of Lord Cornwallis. It took the clarify coffee. place of the old Guy Fawkes proces- Fix, a difficulty, a nonplus. sion.
Foller, folly, to follow. Crooked stick, a perverse, froward Forrerd, forward. person.
Furrer, furrow. Metaphorically, to Darsn't, used indiscriminately, either draw a straight furrow is to live up.
in singular or plural number, for rightly or decorously.
dare not, dares not, and dared not. Fust, first. Deacon off, to give the cue to; derived
from a custom, once universal, but Gin, gave. now extinct, in our New England Git, get.
Ossifer, officer (seldom heard).
Peek, to peep.
Pocket full of rocks, plenty of money. Hed, had.
Pooty, pretty. Heern, heard.
Pop'ler, conceited, popular. Hellum, helm.
Put out, troubled, vexed.
Quarter, a quarter-dollar.
Queen's-arm, a musket.
Revelee, the réveille. Hull, whole.
Rile, to trouble. Hum, home.
Riled, angry; disturbed, as the sediHumbug, General Taylor's anti-slav- ment in any liquid. ery.
Riz, risen. Hut, hurt.
Row, a long row to hoe, a difficult task.
Sarse, abuse, impertinence.
both the officer who carries the Saxon, sacristan, sexton.
standard, and the standard itself. Scaliest, worst. Inter, intu, into.
Scrouge, to crowd. Jedge, judge.
Sech, such. Jest, just.
Set by, valued. Jine, join.
Shakes, great, of considerable conseJint, joint.
quence. Junk, a fragment of any solid sub- Shappoes, chapeaux, cocked-hats. stance.
Shet, shut. Keer, care.
Shut, shirt. Kep', kept.
Skeered, scared. Killock, a small anchor.
Skeeter, mosquito. Kin', kin' o', kinder, kind, kind of. Skooting, running, or moving swiftly.
Slarterin', slaughtering. Lawth, loath.
Slim, contemptible. Less, let's, let us.
Snake, crawled like a snake; but to Let daylight into, to shoot.
snake any one out is to track him to Let on, to hint, to confess, to own. his hiding-place; to snake a thing Lick, to beat, to overcome.
out is to snatch it out. Lights, the bowels,
Soffies, sofas. Lily-pads, leaves of the water-lily. Sogerin', soldiering; barbarous Long-sweetening, molasses.
amusement common among men in
the savage state. Mash, marsh.
Som'ers, somewhere. Mean, stingy, ill-natured.
So'st, so as that. Min', mind.
Sot, set, obstinate, resolute.
Spiles, spoils ; objects of political amNimepunce, ninepence, twelve and a bition. half cents.
Spry, active. Nowers, nowhere.
Steddles, stout stakes driven into the
salt marshes, on which the hay-ricks Offen, often.
are set, and thus raised out of the Ole, old.
reach of high tides. Ollers, olluz, alurays.
Streaked, uncomfortable, discomfited. On, of; used before it or them, or at Suckle, circle.
the end of a sentence, as on't, on'em, Sutthin', something. nut ez ever I heerd on.
| Suttin, certain.
Take on, to sorrow.
V-spot, a five-dollar bill.
Wake snakes, to get into trouble.
Wal, well ; spoken with great delibTetch tu, to be able; used always after eration, and sometimes with the a negative in this sense.
a very much flattened, sometimes Tollable, tolerable.
(but more seldom) very much broadToot, used derisively for playing on ened. any wind instrument.
Wannut, walnut (hickory). Thru, through.
Ware, where. Thundering, a euphemism common in Ware, were.
New England for the profane Eng- Whopper, an uncommonly large lie; lish expression devilish. Perhaps as, that General Taylor is in favor derived from the belief, common of the Wilmot Proviso. formerly, that thunder was caused Wig, Whig; a party now dissolved. by the Prince of the Air, for some Wunt, will not. of whose accomplishments consult Wus, worse. Cotton Mather.
Wut, what. Tu, to, too; commonly has this sound Wuth, worth ; as, Antislavery perfes
when used emphatically, or at the sions 'fore 'lection aint wuth a Bungend of a sentence. At other times
est boaster of liberty and owner of
Zack, Ole, a second Washington, an Unrizzest, applied to dough or bread; anti-slavery slaveholder ; a humane
heavy, most unrisen, or most inca- buyer and seller of men and women, pable of rising.
a Christian hero generally.
A. wants his axe ground, 295.
Applause, popular, the summum bo-
Ararat, ignorance of foreign tongues
Arcadian background, 133.
Ar c'houskezik, an evil spirit, 272.
his fall, 339 — how if he had bitten of Rev. Mr. Wilbur, 218.
Aristocracy, British, their natural
Arms, profession of, once esteemed
be, in some sort, humane, 146. Astræa, nineteenth century forsaken
Atropos, a lady skilful with the scis-
tion, 79 - hitherto wrongly classed, Austin, Saint, prayer of, 217.
Austrian eagle split, 326.
Aye-aye, the, an African animal,
America supposed to be settled by,
61, - conjectured to be skilled in all Babel, probably the first Congress, 87
--a gabble-mill, ib.
Bacon, his rebellion, 275.
Bacon, Lord, quoted, 274.
Baptist society in Jaalam, A. D.
Baldwin apples, 150.
most pleasant, 131.
ommended to, 84.
Bartlett, Mr., mistaken, 243.
Shakespeare as an orator, 75. Baxter, R., a saying of, 71.