The Biglow Papers (volume 1) by James Russell Lowell

The Biglow Papers (volume 1)

byJames Russell Lowell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... GLOSSARY. Act'lly, actually. Air, are. Airth, earth. Airy, area. Aree, area. Arter, after. Ax, ask. B. Beller, bellow. Bellowses, lungs. Ben, been. Bile, boU. Bimeby, by and by. Blurt out, to speak bluntly. Bust, burst. Buster, a roistering blade; used also as a general superlative. 0. Caird, carried. Cairn, carrying. Caleb, a turncoat. Cal'late, calculate. Cass, a person vrith two lives. Close, clothes. Cockerel, a young cock. Cocktail, a kind of drink; also, an ornament peculiar to soldiers. Convention, a place where people are imposed on; a juggler's show. Coons, a cant term for a now defunct party; derived, perhaps, from the fact of their being commonly up a tree. Cornwallis, a sort of muster in masquerade; supposed to have had its origin soon after the Revolution, and to commemorate the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. It took the place of the old Guy Fawkee procession. Crooked stick, a perverse, froward person. Cunnle, a colonel. Cus, a curse; also, a pitiful fellow. D. Darsn't, used indiscriminately, either in singular or plural number, for dare not, dares not, and dared not. Deacon off, to give the cue to; derived from a custom, once universal, now extinct, in our New England Congregational churches. An important part of the office of deacon was to read aloud the hymns given out by the minister, one line at a time, the congregation singing each line as soon as read. Demmercrat, lead in', one in favor of extending slavery; a free-trade lecturer maintained in the custom-house. Desput, desperate. Doos, does. Doughface, a contented lickspittle; a common variety of Northern politician. Dror, draw. Du, do. Dunno, duo, do not or does not know. Dut, Dirt., end. Ef, Emptins, yeast. Env'y, envoy. Everlasting, an intensive, with-out reference to duration. Ev'y,...

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Title:The Biglow Papers (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217888356

ISBN - 13:9780217888356

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