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dive conch

[cf. DIVE (UP), from the downward nodding of the head; cf. LA Fr. plongè Iambi (lit. dive conch) somnoler en oscillant de la ttte (Germain 1976:226)] v. phr. to doze off: Gal, I see you divin' conch all morning in church. . t'ought you goin' fall out de chair (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-17 10:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Ebonique Adderley:
Growing up here in The Bahamas I've heard "divin' conch" so many times, especially from older folks like my grammy. I use this term too. I can remember the many times I nudged my friend in class and told him stop divin' conch because our teaher was watching him like a hawk.
Added at: 2016-02-10 19:57