Definitions starting with I

ID #2342

it is

[Car.; also US Black and dial, in Brit., US South (Hancock p.c.)] phr. there is (are, was, were): 1895 'T was a man; 'e had nine acre' of groun' to cut down (Edwards 85). 1918 Once it was a woman (Parsons 140). 1936 It ain' nuff food t' go roun' (Dupuch 15). Is it any mangoes? (White). cf. BE1 2, IS2 3 (Gen.)

267. be (1)

1334. is (2)

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Last update: 2010-10-28 02:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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