Definitions starting with T

ID #5355

traveling: he traveling

[cf. Gul. "In my night trabbelin [dreaming] I see all kind of debbil an' boo-hag an' boo-daddy" (Writers' Program 1940: 94); cf. OED travel travail, suffer affliction obs.; to go from one place to another; cf. SOMEBODY TRAVELING] phr. said of a person, usually unconscious, who is approaching death: You could just look at he face and see he traveling-slowly but surely, he slipping out of this world (Nassau). <Black>

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Last update: 2011-08-11 20:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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