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  • 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: tree-root
    Entry: n. the foot of a tree: 1918 Bur Dog [went] to the tree-root, say "Bur Cat!" (Parsons 124). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: shame
    Entry: v. 1. [Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:139); cf. OED idem obs.→1651] to be ashamed: 1974 I shame to bring friends to my house (King 9). <Black>  2. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sloops
    Entry: [cf. OED slops refuse liquid; Scots sloop to dash water from a vessel] intj. imitative of the sound of a splash: The dog dive in ...

  • Definitions starting with S: something
    Entry: /sómting, sompm/ n. 1. [Car.; cf. Sra. sani idem WST] thing: 1918 He see dis somept'in' in de bed like two somebody (Parsons 61). 1966 Big something like that, ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stink
    Entry: adj. 1. [Trio. idem (Winer p.c.); cf. US Black You git stink (Writers Program 1940:7); from general tendency of Cr. adj. and verbs to merge syntactically] foul-smelling: 1918 ...

  • Definitions starting with S: study
    Entry: v. 1. [Car.; OED idem obs. → 1811; Brit. dial. North study ponder, consider EDD; also US dial. South, Black ADD] to consider carefully: 1880 Wouldn't you ...

  • Definitions starting with S: surge
    Entry: [OED, to cause to move with the waves] v. to submerge: 1889 Jamaica dogwood. . . used for poison by "surging" boughs, or bag containing bruised bark, ...

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