Glossary of Supposed Americanisms

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

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Pàgina 74 - And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
Pàgina 68 - I shall mar your market, old Joan. Trash. Mar my market, thou too-proud pedlar! do thy worst, I defy thee, I, and thy stable of hobby-horses. I pay for my ground, as well as thou dost: an...
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 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 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 vi - ... ascertain, and in this century the terms have been confined almost exclusively to New England. This is the more surprising because there is proof that the New Englanders who emigrated to the Muskingum and the Ohio, in 1788, took the terms along with them.4 It was remarked by AL Elwyn in 1859, that — " The people of Ohio, who are largely derived from Yankees, are not remarkable for possessing their peculiarities. The great number of modern English and other foreigners who have mingled with the...
Pàgina 73 - A portion of a dish left by the guests, that the host may not feel himself reproached for insufficient preparation.
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 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,
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.

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