Definitions starting with G

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guinea-corn row, guinea row, corn row

(cf. Belize kaan ruo idem (Dayley), Krio konrol idem KED, US Black corn row DAS, Vir. Guinea plait idem (Highfield p.c.); from the resemblance of each braid to a row of kernels of guinea-corn] n. a tight braid done close to the head, turned out (unlike the FLAT ROW, which is turned in). (Black)

—v. [cf. BDNE 1 cornrow idem] to braid the hair thus: I could corn-row ya head good (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: anatomy, hair, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-23 16:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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