Definitions starting with T

ID #5217


 [W Car.; cf. Gen. dial. to at EDD, ADD; Scots to at, on, towards CSD] prep. 1. at: 1895 'E sat to de table (Edwards 95). There's somebody to the door (White). cf. AT to <Gen.>

 2. on: 1895 'E knock to de gate (Edwards 99).1918 [of a shoe] Let me try it to her (Parsons 29). 1936 Wild hog t' Inagua (Dupuch 67). <Gen.>

3. in: 1966 Bananas used to grow to the wild bush (Crowley 52). <Black>

4. towards: Pull to you! (Grand Bah.). <Gen.>

5. before a direct object: 1918 De moder ax if she will accep' to dis gentleman [as her fiancé] (Parsons 45).

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Last update: 2011-07-28 20:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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