The American Slang Dictionary
R.J. Kittredge & Company, 1891 - Americanisms - 308 pages
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American ante applied beat bill blow Cant cards carry character cheat cloth coin comes common corruption dead derived dress drink drunk England English equivalent expression fellow fight French girl give given gone half hand hard head hold horse Indian Irish keep kind knock known language light living London means negro nose odds Old Eng one's originally otherwise party pass person phrase pickpocket piece play player political poor practice prison Probably race ring river Scotch sense Shakespeare shilling short side slang sometimes speak spirits stand steal stick story street strike stupid supposed swindle taken talk term thief thing throw town tricks trouble turn United walk watch whisky woman young
Page 265 - But the hands that were played By that heathen Chinee, And the points that he made, Were quite frightful to see — Till at last he put down a right bower, Which the same Nye had dealt unto me.
Page 167 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears Him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 267 - THE night before Larry was stretched, The boys they all paid him a visit; A bit in their sacks, too, they fetched; They sweated their duds till they riz it; For Larry was ever the lad, When a boy was condemned to the squeezer, Would fence all the duds that he had To help a poor friend to a sneezer, And warm his gob 'fore he died.
Page 268 - JONATHAN TO JOHN. IT don't seem hardly right, John, When both my hands was full, To stump me to a fight, John, — Your cousin, tu, John Bull ! Ole Uncle S. sez he,
Page 99 - A hundred years, and fifty more, had spread their leaves and snows, A thousand rubs had flattened down each little cherub's nose, When once again the bowl was filled, but not in mirth or joy, 'T was mingled by a mother's hand to cheer her parting boy. Drink, John...
Page 291 - One more Unfortunate, Weary of breath, Rashly importunate, Gone to her death! Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; Fashioned so slenderly, Young, and so fair ! Look at her garments Clinging like cerements; Whilst the wave constantly Drips from her clothing; Take her up instantly, Loving, not loathing. Touch her not scornfully; Think of her mournfully, Gently and humanly...
Page 36 - Tol lol, lol lol, tol derol, ay ; Who should I meet, but a jolly blowen, Who was fly (4) to the time o
Page 297 - All round my hat, for a twelvemonth and a day ; If any one should ax the reason vy I vears it, Tell 'em that my true love is far, far away.
Page 153 - Hey Jingo' is first met with in literature in Oldham's Satyrs vpon the Jesuits ( 1679). Jingoism is ПОЛУ understood to be a sort of British Chauvinism, and in this aspect dates only from the RussoTurkish war of 1878. At the time there was a strong anti-Russian feeling in London, and the most popular music-hall song of the day was a sort of doggerel threat against Russia, beginning : We don't want to fight, but by jingo If we do, We 've got the ships, we 've got the men, we 'те got the money,...
Page 287 - ... Webster's dictionary I make use of at my home fails to define the word, in the sense of commercial combinations, so a short discussion of the accepted meaning of the word does not seem out of place at this time. I found the following definition in Maitland's Dictionary of English Slang and Americanisms: "Trust, a combination of manufacturers or dealers for the purpose of limiting production and advancing prices, or one of railroads, gas companies and other corporations for their own benefit and...