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(Andros); boungy-sticker or panny-sinky. (Nassau) [origin uncertain, but cf. Sar. asiíka, small crab, and folk etymology; cf. also Pap. panekrab crab (Hoyer 27) and Am. Sp. pancora small crab species WFF] n. the blue swimming crab, Callinectes sapidus: We does take the body of the pan-sicker and put it on the hook (Nassau). cf. JOE (SANKEY), SANKY

◊ Considerable variation among the Family Islanders is attested in the following list of alternate forms: banny-suckle (Long); boney-sicker (Exuma); boney-sticker (Mayag.); bunny-sickle (Crooked); pammy-sicker (Andros, White); pammy-sickle (Andros); pammy-sucker (Cat); panny-sticker (Exuma); panny-sickle (Exuma); pan-sicker (Eleu., Nassau); pony-sinker (San Sal)

Tags: animal, folk etymology, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-04 15:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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