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  • Definitions starting with S: scank, skank
    Entry: [cf. DJE II skengay a kind of Jamai­can music; skank idem (Mais xviii); cf. DIE II ska sound of a guitar which simulates gun shots; cf. Scots, ...

  • Definitions starting with S: scantling
    Entry: [cf. W Car. scandlin' board; OED, technical or nautical only] n. a piece of wood: I take two piece or three of the little short scant­ling, put ...

  • Definitions starting with S: scarlet plum, sky-lip plum, scatter plum
    Entry: [from color] n. a tree, Spondias purpurea, or its fruit: 1946 scarlet plum (Morton 81). = SWEET PLUM (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with T: thrive
    Entry: /trayv/ [cf. DJE strive thrive; by hypercorrection of trive,from strive by simplification of initial consonant cluster] v. to strive; He would thrive to make it ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tick for tack
    Entry:  [from tit for tat] phr. like for like: 1925 Tik for tack, butter for fat, you kill my dog, I'll kill your cat (Finlay 294). ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tickle
    Entry: [OED, to catch trout with the hands] v. to prod fish or lobster out of a coral reef with a staff: 1977 The fish was ...

  • Definitions starting with T: time table
    Entry: [also US Black (Loman 1967:88); cf. Brit. six times table numbers from 1 to 12 multiplied by 6 (Pye p.c.)] n. multiplication table. <Gen.> ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tobacco-pipe fish
    Entry: n., Obs, a fish: 1731 Petimbuaba brasil. . .The Tobaccopipe Fish (Catesby 17). ...

  • Definitions starting with T: Tom Fool
    Entry: [W Car.; from Tom Fool a foolish person, but cf. also Fante ɔ-tám a simple, silly fellow DJE; from its disregard for safety] n. 1. ...

  • Definitions starting with T: toothache tree
    Entry: [cf. Gul. teethache tree prickly ash (Writers' Program 1940:62); OED different sp.; from the use of an infusion made from its bark to cure toothaches] ...

  • Definitions starting with T: Topography
    Entry: The most enchantingly beautiful aspect of the Bahamas is the sea, which is never very far away. Standing on the BAY, one can look out ...

  • Definitions starting with T: torch
    Entry: n. 1. also torch light [W Car.] a lamp made from a bottle filled with kerosene, with a rag wick. = BOTTLE LAMP, FLAMPER ...

  • Definitions starting with S: scoonchy-loonchy
    Entry: /skúwnchi lúwnchi/ [etym?] n. a small, reddish-yellow land crab (sp?). (Berry) a black crab. (Cat) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: scornful
    Entry: [OED, contemptible obs. 1624] adj. 1. repulsive: Dat creature too scornful (Nassau). (Gen.) 2. repulsed: She too scornful to clean up the cascate [vomit] (Exuma). (Gen.) ...

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