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  • Definitions starting with L: long-leg
    Entry: [OED different sp.] n. type of large mosquito, especially the male: 1817 Long legs, moquitoes, and sand flies (Dowson 99). (Exuma, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: loose stomach
    Entry: [cf. Sra. loesbere diarrhoea WST; cf. OED loose of the bowels: relaxed] n. diarrhea. cf. TIGHT BOWELS (Exuma, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: luck seed, lucky nut
    Entry: [cf. Trin. lucky nut (Winer p.c.), US Black lucky bean (Dillard 1977:126)] n. the seeds of a shrub, picked and kept for luck: 1920 luck ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lye barrel
    Entry: [cf. LYE WATER] n. a barrel for ashes: 1976 A "lye barrel" was. . . water tight, half-filled with water. Into this barrel was thrown the ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red grits
    Entry: [Gul. idem (Parsons 1923: 132); cf. RED adj. 1] n. coarsely ground guinea-corn meal. = GUINEA-CORN GRITS, ISLAND GRITS, NATIVE GRITS, YELLOW GRITS (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red nicker tree
    Entry: [cf. NICKER (BEAN)n. a tree (Guilandina bonduc or Caesalpina bonduc). cf.YELLOW NICKER TREE (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: reef eel
    Entry: n. an eel, Kaupichthyus hypoproroides: 1968 (Böhlke 72). (Eleu., Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rhymer
    Entry: [cf. RHYME2] n. 1. [W Car.] a raconteur. (Black) 2. the lead singer in a RHYMING SPIRITUAL, usually a tenor who gives the story line: 1978 The lead singer is referred ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rhyming spiritual
    Entry: (Eleu.); rhyming anthem (Inagua, San Sal.) [of. RHYME and ANTHEM] n. a kind of religious song sung in three parts: 1978 (Bethel 106). ...

  • Definitions starting with R: ride (1)
    Entry: v. 1. [Trin. idem (Winer); cf. Gul. "Ole hag ...rides yuh", i.e. Witches "ride people asleep and cause horrible dreams as they sit on the chest of ...

  • Definitions starting with R: riffle
    Entry: [OED groove] n. a slash: 1936 I cud draw razor on 'im an' gie 'im a riffle (Dupuch 65). (San Sal.) —v. [cf. OED a rocky obstruction ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rockers
    Entry: [fr. Sp. maracas; cf. MUH my] n. pl. dried pods of the poinciana tree used as musical rattles. = CARACAS, PERACLAS, SHAKERS (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with T: test (glasses) tested glasses
    Entry: [cf. W Car. tes glas prescription glass] n. prescription glass for spectacles: These glasses test (Eleu.). ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rowlocks
    Entry: [cf. OED rowlock device serving as the fulcrum for the oar when ...

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