Dictionary Of Americanisms; A Glossary Of Words And Phrases Usually Regarded As Peculiar To The…

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byJohn Russell Bartlett

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Albany Hemp. ( Urtica canadensis.) Canada nettle, so called from the use made of its fibrous bark. Alder. Beside the true alders, various shrubs belonging to quite different families are so called, generally on account of a resemblance in the leaves; thus, Rhamnus alniflorius (alder-leaved buckthorn) is "dwarf alder;" Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepper bush) is "spiked" or "white alder ;" Prinos verticillatus (winter berry) is "black alder." Alewife, plur. Alewives. (Indian, aloof. Alosa vernalis, Storer, Massachusetts Report.) A fish of the herring kind, abounding in the waters of New England. The name appears to be an Indian one, though it is somewhat changed, as appears by the earliest account we have of it. In former times, the Indians made use of these fish to manure their lands, as the menhaden are now used. Mr. Winthrop says: "Where the ground is bad or worn-out, they put two or thrco of the fishes called aloofes under or adjacent to each corn-hill; whereby they had many times a double crop to what the ground would otherwise have produced. The English have learned the like husbandry, where these aloofes come up in great plenty." -- Philosophical Trans., 1678. Algic. Relating to the Algonkin tribes. Formed by Mr. Schooleraft from the word Algonkin. Alienage. The state of being an alien. -- Webster. Neither this nor the following word is to be found in the English dictionaries, except the recent one of Mr. Knowles. They are common, however, in professional books. Where he sues an executor, etc., the plaintiffs alienage is no plea.--Laires's Pleading on Assumpsit, p. 687. To restore estates, forfeitable on account of alienage. --Judge Story. Alienism. The state of being an alien. -- Webster, Knowles. The prisoner was convicted of murder; on his arraignment he sugge...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Albany Hemp. ( Urtica canadensis.) Canada nettle, so called from the use made of its fibrous bark. Alder. Beside the true alders, various...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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