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  • Definitions starting with S: seven-year apple
    Entry: [OED idem "supposed to require seven years to ripen"] n. a shrub, Guenipa clusiaefolia, with small, apple-like fruit: 1731 I know not for what reason ...

  • Definitions starting with S: shake
    Entry: [cf. Krio Wan-an banguls no ba shek ‘A single armlet does not make a noise when shaken' KED; cf. OED shake vibrate, tremble] v. to ...

  • Definitions starting with S: side
    Entry: [Car.; cf. also Haitian bó côté; endroit; ki bó où TDKF; "This may in part be a loan-translation: cf. Twi ƞkɛƞ) side, used to indicate ...

  • Definitions starting with S: side
    Entry: [Car.; cf. also Haitian bó côté; endroit; ki bó où TDKF; "This may in part be a loan-translation: cf. Twi ƞkɛƞ) side, used to indicate ...

  • Definitions starting with S: silver-leaf palmetto
    Entry:  [see quot.] n. a palm tree (Coccothrinax argentea?): 1731 Silver Leaf Palmetto . . . leaves of a shining silver colour used to make ropes, ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sissy
    Entry: [cf. Bajan, Gul. ṧíṧí effeminate (Hancock 1979:12); Sra. sisi master's concubine (Voorhoeve & Lichtveld 1975:5); cf. Haitian masisi homosexuel TDKF; cf. OED sissy sister (U.S.), ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sistern
    Entry: [cf. SISTER; probably by analogy to brethren, but cf. OED sistern sisters obs.→1550 and "a vulgar pronunciation sometimes heard from uneducated preachers at the [US] ...

  • Definitions starting with S: skin cat
    Entry: [Cf. CATGUTS a forward somersault] v. to do a forward somersault. <Gen.> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Skin Color
    Entry: The Bahamas has six blacks for every white, a ratio nearly opposite that of the United States. Although race relations are clearly different in each ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slake go
    Entry:  [cf. Cayman slake the line out (Doran 1954:84); cf. OED slake to make slack obs. →1581 + let go release] phr. to let go (of ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Slavery
    Entry: The Bahamas never had the large-scale plantations found elsewhere except for the brief period from about 1785 to 1805 when American loyalists tried to raise ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sleep
    Entry: [from asleep, by apocope] adj. asleep: 1966 I be sleep (Crowley 121). <Gen.>  I ain't sleeping on him [from the lack of awareness of one sleeping] ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sling, sling your lizard
    Entry:  [cf. LIZARD penis] phr. to fornicate promiscuously: Don't go around slinging all the time (Exuma). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: small cane
    Entry: [from its resemblance to sugar cane] n. a plant, Lascia divaricata, used medicinally: 1972 (Durrell 88). cf. CANE GRASS, WILD CANE ...

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