Word-book Of Virginia Folk-speech by Bennett Wood GreenWord-book Of Virginia Folk-speech by Bennett Wood Green

Word-book Of Virginia Folk-speech

byBennett Wood Green

Paperback | May 19, 2012

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...about idly. Loafer, n. An idle man, lounger or aimless stroller; one who is too lazy to work or pursue regular business. Loaf-sugar, n. Sugar refined and moulded into a conical mass, broken into small pieces when wanted. Loan, v. For to lend not used. Lobcock, n. Logcock, a large woodpecker. Loblolly-stick, n. A stick used for stirring loblolly or gruel. Locate, v. To fix the place or limits; fix one's residence; determine one's residence. "At first we didn't know where he was but finally located him." Lock, n. The corner made by joining two pannels of worm fence. "In the lock of the fence." An evil-doer was threatened to have his "head put under the lock of the fence." (2) A small lot separate from the rest: as, a lock of hair; lock of wool. Locker, n. A small cupboard. Lock-out, «. The exclusion of a teacher by his scholars for the purpose of getting holidays. Also, turn out. Lockram, n. Lockrum. A kind of unbleached linen so called from the place where it was made, Locrenan, in Brittany. 224 Locusses--Long-hundred. Locusses, n. pi. Locust trees. "A fine row of locusses.' Lodge, v. To be fast without moving. "He threw the stick up the apple tree where it lodged.' Loft, adj. Unwilling. "He was very loft to do it." Loft, n. A room in the upper part of a house, occupying the whole house. ' Barn-/;/?," "Hay-loft.' Logger-head,?i. At loggerheads, engaged in bickerings or disputes. Logy, adj. Heavy; slow; stupid. Loll, v. To lie or lean at ease; recline or lean idly or in a careless or languid attitude. To allow to hang out, as the tongue. Lollop, v. To loll or lounge idly; move heavily or be tossed about. Lone-woman, n. A widow; left alone. Lonesome, adj. Dejected for want of company. Secluded; u...
Title:Word-book Of Virginia Folk-speechFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217656528

ISBN - 13:9780217656528