The American Slang Dictionary

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R.J. Kittredge & Company, 1891 - Americanisms - 308 pages
 

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II
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III
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IV
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V
85
VI
100
VII
103
VIII
117
XIV
171
XV
183
XVI
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XVII
195
XVIII
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XIX
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XX
226
XXI
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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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...

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