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Mike Sheldon
Don't talk to me about reasonable, I don't DO reasonable!
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1877 Word of the Day 19h
Light Bread Fermented bread of wheat flour; so called to distinguish it from corn bread. South and West.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 20
Hooter Probably a corruption of iota. Common in New York in such phrases as "I don't care a hooter for him," "This note ain't worth a hooter."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 19
Dog my Cat Small swearing.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 18
Dog-Power 1. Force exerted by a dog. 2. A machine for churning worked by a dog. "The dog Carlo refused to go on the dog-power." Such machines are much used in Central New York, and probably elsewhere.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 17
Dock Walloper A loafer that hangs about the wharves. New York.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 16
Cañada. (Span., pron. canyàda.) A narrow valley or glen between mountains: a small cañon.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 15
Cut-off 1. Passages cut by the great Western rivers, particularly the Mississippi, affording new channels, and thus forming islands. These cut-offs are constantly made.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 14
Finefied Made fine; dandified. If this new judge is the slicked-up, finified sort of a character they picture him, I don't want to see him. — Robb, Squatter Life
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 13
To peel it To run at full speed. "Come, boys, peel it now, or you'll be late."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 12
Hypantol An imaginary ailment; hypochondria.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 11
Restorator The keeper of a restaurant, or house of refreshment.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 10
Tip-Cart A two-wheeled vehicle, so constructed as to "dump" its load by tipping up the forward end of the body.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 9
Sight Prospect, favorable probability; as, "Hopkins has no sight for getting the office;" "Smith thought he had a good sight for selling his horse."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 8
Round in In Texas, they say "round in" for take in, include, "In my tour, I will round in Espartero's ranch."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 7
Cut and Dried Contrived beforehand, in a secret or unfair manner. A phrase often used in reference to caucuses, and the like.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 6
Taking Excitement, undue emotion; as, "I found Jerry in a terrible taking about his brother's failure."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 5
Sixty For some occult reason, this number is used by many persons, apparently to supply the lack of a ready comparison; as, "He scolded like sixty because the job wasn't done."
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 4
Rip "An old rip." A rake, a libertine. Corruption of reprobate, English. A person, reading the letters R. I. P. (Requiescat in Pace) on the top of a tombstone as one word, said, soliloquizing: "Rip! well, he was an old rip, and no mistake." — Cuthbert Bede.
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Mike Sheldon Oct 3
An open notice to all mobile networks and device makers. When I replace my current phone, I will only consider a new one if it allows me to disable the "presidential" alert service. Assholes.
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1877 Word of the Day Oct 3
Plenty The antithesis of the term Scarce, in its cant sense, which see. "He has not been very plenty round here lately;" that is, "He has seldom or not been here recently."
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