A Word-List from East Alabama

A Word-List from East Alabama

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...A bad state of affairs, a scrape, a general mix-up. "Well, that's a pretty kettle offlsh." kettle-tea, n. Tea made of hot water, milk and sugar. Also called hot-water tea. key weste(r)n crooked, adv.phr. Completely out of shape, position, business, etc. "He knocked him key-western crooked." See sky western. kick, v. tr. To jilt, reject as a suitor. kick like a Bay State mule, v. phr. To kick very vigorously. kicks, interj. A term used in marbles as a penalty for the accidental stopping of a taw, as by the feet. kick the bucket, v. phr. To die. Common. kick up jack, v. phr. To raise a disturbance, cause a commotion, disarrange things. kin, n. Kindred. kinder, adv. Somewhat, kind of. Cf. sorter. kin-folks, n. Kindred. Common. Kingdom-come, n. 1. Destruction, hell. "Where in the kingdom come did you come from?" 2. The end of time, a long period. "That'll hold till kingdom-come." King's ex(cuse), n. phr. In the sense reported. kinnery, n. Kindred, kin-folks. "I've got so much poor kinnery I can't count 'em." kiss the (old) cow, v. phr. In the common expression "' Every one to his own taste.' said the old woman that kissed the cow." kiss the cook, -. phr. At table when one takes the last piece on a dish he must be willing to kiss the cook. kit an(d) bilill, n. phr. The crowd. Usually in the expression 'the whole kit an bilin.' Of. kit and cargo of the middle west. kite, v. i. To run fast. "He went kitin' down the road." kittle, n. Common pronunciation of kettle. kiver, n. and v. Cover. Sometimes kyiver. knee-high to a duck, adj. phr. Very small or short. Usually in negative expressions. "He ain't knee-high to a duck." knock about, v. phr. To walk or wander about....show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507118
  • 9781236507112