Definitions starting with W

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(Black) v. [cf. Trin, write fuh she idem (Winer); ] Also write the house (Eleu.) to write a letter asking for a girl's hand in marriage: 1918 Ev'ry boy dat write* her, she sen' back de letter [*the "approved" method of proposing marriage] (Par­sons 48).

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Last update: 2010-11-27 03:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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