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GLOSSARY

Act'lly, actually.

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.

Dror, draw.

Du, do. Caird, carried.

Dunno, dno, do not or does not know. Cairn, carrying.

Dut, dirt.
Caleb, a turncoat.
Cal'late, calculate.

Eend, end.
Cass, a person with two lives.

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.

Frum, from.
Cunnle, a colonel.

Fur, far.
Cus, a curse; also, a pitiful fellow. Furder, farther.

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.

Gret, great.

On'y, only.
Grit, spirit, energy, pluck.

Ossifer, officer (seldom heard).
Grout, to sulk.
Grouty, crabbed, surly.

Peaked, pointed.
Gum, to impose on.

Peek, to peep.
Gump, a foolish fellow, a dullard. Pickerel, the pike, a fish.
Gut, got.

Pint, point.

Pocket full of rocks, plenty of money. Hed, had.

Pooty, pretty. Heern, heard.

Pop'ler, conceited, popular. Hellum, helm.

Pus, purse.
Hendy, handy.

Put out, troubled, vexed.
Het, heated.
Hev, have.

Quarter, a quarter-dollar.
Hez, has.

Queen's-arm, a musket.
Holl, whole.
Holt, hold.

Resh, rush.
Huf, hoof.

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.

Rugged, robust.
Idno, I do not know.
In my, enemy.

Sarse, abuse, impertinence.
Insines, ensigns; used to designate Sartin, certain.

both the officer who carries the Saxon, sacristan, sexton.

standard, and the standard itself. Scaliest, worst. Inter, intu, into.

Scringe, cringe.

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.

Sheer, share.

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.

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Take on, to sorrow.

V-spot, a five-dollar bill.
Talents, talons.

Vally, value.
Taters, potatoes.
Tell, till.

Wake snakes, to get into trouble.
Tetch, touch.

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

town copper.
it has the sound of t in tough, as, Wuz, was, sometimes were.
Ware ye goin' tu ? Goin' ta Boston.

Yaller, yellow.
Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable. Yeller, yellow.
Uncle Sam, United States; the larg- Yellers, a disease of peach-trees.

est boaster of liberty and owner of
slaves.

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.

INDEX

sors, 315.

A. wants his axe ground, 295.

Applause, popular, the summum bo-
A. B., information wanted concern- num, 318.
ing, 107.

Ararat, ignorance of foreign tongues
Abraham (Lincoln), his constitutional is an, 88.
scruples, 294.

Arcadian background, 133.
Abuse, an, its usefulness, 326.

Ar c'houskezik, an evil spirit, 272.
Adam, eldest son of, respected, 50 – Ardennes, Wild Boar of, an ancestor

his fall, 339 — how if he had bitten of Rev. Mr. Wilbur, 218.
a sweet apple ? 347.

Aristocracy, British, their natural
Adam, Grandfather, forged will of, sympathies, 288.
262.

Aristophanes, 70.
Æneas goes to hell, 129.

Arms, profession of, once esteemed
Æolus, a seller of money, as is sup- especially that of gentlemen, 50.
posed by some, 130.

Arnold, 77.
Æschylus, a saying of, 86, note. Ashland, 133.
Alligator, a decent one conjectured to Astor, Jacob, a rich man, 120.

be, in some sort, humane, 146. Astræa, nineteenth century forsaken
Allsmash, the eternal, 306.

by, 131.
Alphonso the Sixth of Portugal, tyran- Athenians, ancient, an institution of,
nical act of, 149.

76.
Ambrose, Saint, excellent (but ration- Atherton, Senator, envies the loon,
alistic) sentiment of, 71.

94.
“American Citizen,” new compost so “ Atlantic," editors of.

See Neptune.
called, 132.

Atropos, a lady skilful with the scis-
American Eagle, a source of inspira-

tion, 79 - hitherto wrongly classed, Austin, Saint, prayer of, 217.
86 - long bill of, ib.

Austrian eagle split, 326.
Americans bebrothered, 249.

Aye-aye, the, an African animal,
Amos cited, 71.

America supposed to be settled by,
Anakim, that they formerly existed, 63.

shown, 150.
Angels providentially speak French, B., a Congressman, vide A.

61, - conjectured to be skilled in all Babel, probably the first Congress, 87
tongues, ib.

--a gabble-mill, ib.
Anglo-Saxondom, its idea, what, 59. Baby, a low-priced one, 127.
Anglo-Saxon mask, 59.

Bacon, his rebellion, 275.
Anglo-Saxon race, 55.

Bacon, Lord, quoted, 274.
Anglo-Saxon verse, by whom carried Bagowind, Hon. Mr., whether to be
to perfection, 51.

damned, 97.
Anthony of Padua, Saint, happy in his Balcom, Elder Joash Q., 2d, founds a
hearers, 273.

Baptist society in Jaalam, A. D.
Antiquaries, Royal Society of North- 1830, 363.
ern, 313.

Baldwin apples, 150.
Antonius, a speech of, 75 — by whom Baratarias, real or imaginary, which
best reported, ib.

most pleasant, 131.
Apocalypse, beast in, magnetic to the- Barnum, a great natural curiosity rec-
ologians, 113.

ommended to, 84.
Apollo, confessed mortal by his own Barrels, an inference from seeing, 150.
oracle, 113.

Bartlett, Mr., mistaken, 243.
Apollyon, his tragedies popular, 104. Bâton Rouge, 133 — strange peculiari-
Appian, an Alexandrian, not equal to ties of laborers at, 134.

Shakespeare as an orator, 75. Baxter, R., a saying of, 71.

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