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Page 146 - ... seven pages of soldier slang - for instance: Beno: a vile-smelling, stomach-rotting liquid, distilled by Filipinos from grass, etc., and ruinous to an American soldier who gets a craze for it. Dog-Robber: A soldier who does chores for an officer. Gold-Fish: Canned salmon. Mystery: Corned beef hash. San Miguel: Beer; so named after the only brewery in the Philippines. Squawman: An American married to a native of the lower class - or living with her without marriage. When the Krag is Laid Away...
Page 104 - Angel at the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.) This was the last straw.
Page 141 - ... Chauncey M'Govern, its title was When the Krag is Laid Away and it bears the imprint of the Escolta Press, Manila, 1910. By the time this book reached the public, M'Govern had written three other books, one of which, By Bolo and Krag (1907), begins with seven pages of soldier slang - for instance: Beno: a vile-smelling, stomach-rotting liquid, distilled by Filipinos from grass, etc., and ruinous to an American soldier who gets a craze for it. Dog-Robber: A soldier who does chores for an officer....
Page 94 - ... right into the center cf the bunch. Nit duck. (Kountz, Wm. J., Jr. Billy Baxter's Letters. Hamarville, Pa., c. 1899, p. 5.) 1900 "Your theory might work all right at a city college or even at Berkeley, but on this campus, nit so!" (Field, CK, and Irwin, WH, Stanford Stories. NY, 1900, p. 141.) 1906 "Get married is it?