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List of Words and Phrases
 
Hupmobile, 195
hurray, 410
hurricane, 125
hurry up, vp., 193
hurt, 274
huskerette, 187
hustle, v., 68
hypo, 185
I, 291
i, p., 71
ice-box, 406
ice-cream, 67, 401, 404, 405
ice-cream soda, 26
ice-water, 126
ices, 127
ice-water, 126
idea, 209
idealer, 309
idear, 318
ify, suf., 91
ige, suf., 407
iland, 232, 247
ile, 315
ill, 10, 67, 116, 148
illy, 49, 177, 307
imagine, 232
imitation mahogany, 144
immediately, 133
immigrate, 59
imperturbe, 88
in bad, 181
Inc., 123
incidence, 308
incident, 308
inclose, 223, 225
inohonee, 52
Indian, 114
Indian-corn, 62, 114
Indian-file, 57
Indian-giver, 57
Indian-meal, 114
Indian summer, 57, 114
indices, 251
indiccio, 410
indorsation, 237
indorse, 223, 225, 237
indorst, 245
inferior, 227
inflection, 224, 225
inflexion, 224, 240
influential, 61, 159
in foal, 148
infract, 60
ing, suf., 186
initial sack, 367
initiative and referendum, 124
injunct, 192
ink-slinger, 42
inland-revenue, 114
inn, 64
ino, suf., 197
inquire, 223, 236, 237
inquiry, 209, 237
inschtructa, 398
insect, 148
insignia, 252
insignias, 252
inski, suf., 198, 199
instal, 240
instalment-business, 114
instalment-plan, 114
instead, 217, 232
insted, 232
institutionalize, 191
instruct, 125
insure, 241
insurge, 175, 185, 191, 281
interduce, 318
interesting condition, 150
interiour, 228
intern, 222, 233
internal-revenue, 114
interne, 222, 233
interval-land, 39
interview, n., 163; v., 68
in the course of, 183
instrust, 241
inure, 88
invalided home, 147
inverted-commas, 115
in writing, 134
involv, 245
iodin, 218
iodine, 218
iron-horse, 97
ironmonger, 26, 114
I say, 133
ish ka bibble, 198
I should worry, 163, 198
island, 230, 232
ism, suf., 187
is not, 289
isn’t, 289
ist, suf., 187
it, 292
ite, suf., 187
itemize, 32, 92
itis, suf., 187, 202
it is me, 180, 298
it listens well, 200
its, 292
itself, 303
ize, suf., 91, 187
jackass, 154
Jack Johnson, 369
jack-pot, 128
jack up, vp., 175
jag, 100
jagged, 100
jail, 224, 225, 231, 232, 237,. 237, 241
jaitun, 404
jamachi, 404
janders, 317
janitor, n., 114, 414, v., 192
jap-a-lac, 195
Japanee, 308
jaundice, 317
jay, 191
jazz, 166, 194
jeans, 67
jell, v., 32, 185
jell-o, 195, 196
jemmy, 223
jeopardize, 61, 92
jerked-beef, 54
jerk-water, 97
Jerry, 368
jersey, 116
Jesus, 153, 154
Jew, 131, 145
jew, v., 63, 65
jew down, vp., 65
jeweler, 230
jeweller, 230
jewellery, 222, 226, 239, 240
jewelry, 222, 239
Jewish, 146
Jewish cavalry, 369
Jewry, 131, 146
jig’s up, 42
jiggered, 100
jimmy, 223, 225
Jimson-weed, 56
jine, 106, 315
jinx, 163, 194
jit, 184
jitney, a., 32, 176, n., 166, 193
Johnny-cake, 57
John-Collins, 26, 99
Johnny jump-up, 56
join, v., 106, 315
joiner, 26
joint, 115, 191
join up, vp., 133
joke-smith, 194, 363
jolly, 134
jonteel, 251
jornada, 202
joss, 108
journalist, 115, 124
joy-ride, n., 10, 157, 166, 190, 194, 366; v., 194, 281
joy-rided, 281
joy-rode, 281
juba, 54
jubilate, 185
judge, n., 145
judgement, 236, 240
judgmatical, 61
judgment, 236
jug, 115, 171
jugged, 100
juice, 190
jukre, 414
julep, 26, 67
jump a claim, vp., 93
jump the rails, vp., 97
jumper, 96, 406
jumping-off-place, 95
jump-off, 193
jump on with both feet, vp., 93
June-bug, 56, 126
junior, n., 121
junior school, 120
junk, 159
junket, 124
just, 135, 405
k, p., 317
kaemp-mid’n, 414
kafeteria, 247
kaif, 319
kamaaina, 204
kanaka, 204
kandy, 247
kar, 247
karo, 196
katzenjammer, 103
kaukau, 204
kayo, 203
K. C., 125
ke, suf., 407
ked, p., 317
kedge, 81
keep. v., 274
keep a stiff upper lip, vp., 93
keep company, vp., 133
keep tab, vp., 93
keer, 316
keg, 231, 232
kep, 274, 318
ker, pref., 96
kerb, 226, 237, 240
kerb-stone broker, 237
ker-bang, 96
ker-flop, 96
ker-flummux, 96

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