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  • Definitions starting with O: ocean
    Entry: [cf. DJE ocean shark found out in deep water; cf. OED ocean the main or great sea] n. deep sea only, not including WHITE WATER or ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wass, wasses
    Entry: /wahs, wahsiz/ [cf. W Car, was wasp; cf. US dial. South wassies wasps ADD; from simplification of final consonant cluster of wasp, then addition of ...

  • Definitions starting with W: well
    Entry: adv. 1. (Car. DJE; OED idem, formerly com-mon but now only in set phr., e.g. well aware] very, greatly (before adj., past participles): The Queen's ...

  • Definitions starting with W: west'ard
    Entry: /westad/ [US dial. North, nautical pronunciation ADD] adj. westward: 1936 (Dupuch 130). cf. EAST'ARD, NORTH'ARD, SOUTH'ARD (Gen.) 807. east'ard ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wheel-of-the-sea
    Entry: See VEAL-OF-THE-SEA.   1375. veal-of-the-sea   ...

  • Definitions starting with W: whether
    Entry: [by hypercorrection of if, equivalent else-where in quoted yes/no questions ("She asked if/whether. . .")] conj. if: Whether you have only a high school or ...

  • Definitions starting with M: I meet Mama-dem
    Entry:  (doing this) phr. People have been doing this ever since I can remember: I meet Mama-dem saying it was do Society Hall [i.e. I've always ...

  • Definitions starting with W: while:a good little while
    Entry: [cf. OED good qualifying a definite statement of quantity, to indicate an amount not less, and usually greater, than what is stated] phr. (for) a ...

  • Definitions starting with W: white catnip
    Entry: [from the color of its flowers] n. 1. catnip (Nepeta cataria) as opposed to BLUE CATNIP (Nepeta coerulea): 1889 (Gardner 400). cf. CATNIP (Exuma, Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: white gaulin
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. GAULIN heron] n. the snowy heron or white egret (Egretta thula): 1972 (Paterson 28). = WHITE BIRD (Black) 1622. white bird ...

  • Definitions starting with O: ocean durgon
    Entry: See OCEAN TURBOT (Black); ocean tally (Andros, Nassau); ocean durgon (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with O: ocean hole
    Entry: n. 1. a deep hole on land, filled with tidal water: 1888 An extraordinary sheet of water called "the Ocean Hole", which rises and falls ...

  • Definitions starting with O: off
    Entry: n. [from off the island] abroad: 1963 This man come from off and go straight to the well (Cottman 66). cf. AWAY —particle. [W Car.] used ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: yellow sponge
    Entry: [DAB idem 1877→; cf. YALLER 2] n. a yellow or brownish short-fibered commercial sponge, Spongia officinalis barbara: 1836 A specimen of Yellow Sponge... from the ...

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