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ID #1057

along of

prep. 1. [OED idem. arch. and dial. South; also US dial. ADD] because of: 1929 They were ready to assure me that I need have "no cause to fear along o' dat" (Defries 117).

2. [cf. Gul lʌŋ(ə) with (Hancock 1969:67)] Obs? with: 1917 My mudder ... married along of a coloured feller (Defries 83). 

◊ Compare prepositions in the phrases married along of and MARRIED WITH which correspond to English marry (to).

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Last update: 2011-12-14 17:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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