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A Glossary is provided below of various colloquial terms. The words are presented in the order in which they appear:
’coons’ - racoons
split-wedge - a crack or tear which is triangular in shape.
jungle-up - a camp for tramps who spend the night in just about any place.
bucking grain bags - carrying bags of grain
bindle - a bundle binding all the necessary things with a cloth or blanket
cat-house - whore house
foundin’ their tail - working really hard
blowen’ in our jack - spending or wasting all our money.
Burcap - a coarse canvas for wall coverings etc.
pants rabbits - fleas
swamper - a cleaner
grey-backs - ice
gimme my time - give me my salary
tick - mattress cover.
stable buck - the black man in charge of the stable
brang - brought
little skinner - a driver of a small mule team
rassel grain-bags - load bags of grain
flapper - mouth
she got the eye - eyeing men, a flirt
two bits - a quarter
whing-ding - an expression meaning approval
enchre - a card game played by two people
roll up a stake - save up money
looloo - a loose woman
hoosegow - prison
yella as a frog belly - cowardly
welter - welterweight, a category in boxing
bootry hatch - lunatic asylum
baloney - deceptive talk; nonsense
doped out - thought out
jack you outa the sewer - keep you out of trouble
fambly - family