Definitions starting with S

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safe

 

[Car.; OED, a receptacle for the safe storage of articles] n. a kitchen cupboard with screens to keep insects off food and dishes: 1918 Dat cake in de safe (Parsons 80). 1977 There was also a safe or wooden cupboard with screening for china and food (Albury 11). He lock up all the bread and sugar—lock um up in the safe (Andros). (Gen.)
—v. [from the adj. influenced by African syntax] to be safe: If you would safe, you would run (Nassau). (Black)

[Car.; OED, a receptacle for the safe storage of articles] n. a kitchen cupboard with screens to keep insects off food and dishes: 1918 Dat cake in de safe (Parsons 80). 1977 There was also a safe or wooden cupboard with screening for china and food (Albury 11). He lock up all the bread and sugar—lock um up in the safe (Andros). <Gen.>

v. [from the adj. influenced by African syntax] to be safe: If you would safe, you would run (Nassau). <Black>

 

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-29 11:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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