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DARE-STRACTION – Call Hogs

A localised phrase from the Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard Uni Press) Call Hogs v. phr: To snore (also Call Pigs, Call Cows and Call Dogs) and Drive Pigs (& varr.) From the Scots ‘Call’ – To Drive and … Continue reading

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DARE-STRACTION – Cohooter

A localised phrase from the Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard Uni Press) Cohooter:¬† (co var of ker & hooter¬† = noisemaker) 1 n. A sentinel for a flock of passenger pigeons 1930 American Speech – (passenger pigeons) disappeared here … Continue reading

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DARE-STRACTION – Chokebore Britches

A localised phrase from the Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard Uni Press) Chokebore Britches – n. Trousers that narrow towards the bottom, esp riding breeches. 1944 Western Words, Adam: Choke-bore pants – a name given the flare hipped, tight-kneed … Continue reading

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DARE-STRACTION- Blind Tiger

A localised phrase from the Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard Uni Press) Blind Tiger n. A place that sells liquor illegally,, a speakeasy. (DARE, vol 1, 285) 1857 Spirit of the Times ‘I see a kinder pigeon-hole cut in … Continue reading

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