Glossary of Supposed Americanisms

J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1859 - 122 pàgines

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Pàgina 68 - Fair's pestilence dead methinks ; people come not abroad to-day, whatever the matter is. Do you hear, sister Trash, lady of the basket? sit farther with your gingerbread progeny there, and hinder not the prospect of my shop, or I'll have it proclaimed in the Fair, what stuff they are made on.
Pàgina 66 - French times damnees," which flew in a train from one sea to the other, and were looked upon as ominous by the inhabitants. It is held extremely portentous, says Grose, to kill a cricket, a ladybug, a swallow, martin, robin redbreast, or wren ; perhaps from the idea of its being a breach of hospitality ; all these birds and insects alike taking refuge in houses.
Pàgina 68 - Mar my market, thou too-proud pedler ! do thy worst, I defy thee,. I, and thy stable of hobbyhorses. I pay for my ground as well as thou dost : an...
Pàgina 80 - A rural game, played by making holes in the ground in the angles and sides of a square, and placing stones or other things upon them, according to certain rules. These figures are called nine men's morris, or...
Pàgina 114 - Ther undar foot dyd lyght. At last the Duglas and the Perse met, Lyk to captayns of myght and mayne; The swapte together tyll the both swat With swordes, that wear of fyn myllan.
Pàgina 86 - Yes, sir, for every part has his hour. We wake at six and look about us, that's eye hour; at seven we should pray, that's knee hour; at eight walk, that's leg hour; at nine gather flowers, and pluck a rose, that's nose hour; at ten we drink, that's mouth hour; at eleven lay about us for victuals, that's hand hour; at twelve go to dinner, that's belly hour.
Pàgina 86 - Yes, sir, for every part has his hour: we wake at six and look about us, that's eye-hour; at seven we should pray, that's knee-hour; at eight walk, that's leg-hour; at nine gather flowers and pluck a rose,' that's nose-hour; at ten we drink, that's mouth-hour; at eleven lay about us for victuals, that's hand-hour; at twelve go to dinner, that's belly-hour.
Pàgina 49 - Madam, he sets us light, that serv'd in court, In place of credit, in his father's days : If we but enter presence of his grace, Our payment is a frown, a scoff, a frump...
Pàgina 73 - A portion of a dish left by the guests, that the host may not feel himself reproached for insufficient preparation.
Pàgina 102 - Norweg. sleip, adj., slippery, sleip, sb., a smooth piece of timber for dragging anything over, esp. • used of pieces of timber used for the foundation of a road, the same as North. E. slab, ' the outside plank of a piece of timber, when sawn into boards,

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