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List of Words and Phrases
 
loaf, n., 103; v., 103, 162, 415
loafer, 40, 103, 405, 406, 410, 411
Loaferies, 162
loan, v., 68, 192, 282
loaned, 263, 274
loan-office, 144
loan-shark, 190, 406
lobby, v., 98
lobby-agent, 98
lobbyist, 98
lobby-display, v., 192
lobster, 159, 191
locate, 60, 61, 185
loco, 101
locoed, 94
loco foco, 40
locomobile, 195
locomotive, 99
locomotive engineer, 115
locum-tenens, 130
locust, 41, 56, 352
lodgment, 225
lofeur, 401
loffari, 410, 411
lofletters, 398
log, 216
log-cabin, 57
log-house, 57
logroll, v., 55
lonchi, 404
longa, 132
long-distance-call, 115
long primer, 132
long-sauce, 41
long-vacation, 133
loophole, 67
loop-the-loop, v., 281
loose, 274
loot, n., 369
lorry, 116
los, 245
lose, 122, 274
lost, 274
lot, 39, 62
loud, 305
lounge, n., 122
lounge-lizard, 190
lounge-suit, 122
love-nest, 188
loved, 280
love-pirate, 188
low-down, 43
low-flung, 94
lowly, 307
lozenger, 318
Ltd., 123
lucre, 234
luffa, 415
luggage, 26, 43, 113
luggage-shop, 168
luggage-van, 97, 113
lumber, 63, 64, 115
lumberjack, 64
lumberman, 64
lumber-room, 64
lumber-yard, 64, 115
luncheon, 186
luster, 240
lustre, 231
lynch, v., 92, 162
lynch-law, 39
lysol, 195, 196
M., 320
machine, 98, 115, 125, 127, 232
mackinaw, 52
mad, 115
Madame, 147, 252
mad as a hornet, 94
mad as a March hare, 94
mad-dog, 94
made, 274
mad-house, 94
maffick, 190
magazine, 209
magistrate, 145
mail, n., 118; v., 118
magis, 414
mahoganized, 144
maid, 168
make, 274
Maikai no, 204
mail, n., 164
mail-box, 118
mail-clerk, 97
mail-order, 118
mail-train, 118
mail-van, 118
Main street, 359
maiz, 232
maize, 52, 63, 114, 232
major, v., 192
makai-ewa, 204
make a kick, vp., 93
makee, 377
make good, vp., 159, 166
make the fur fly, vp., 93
make tracks, vp., 93
malasi, 414
male-cow, 149
Mamie-Taylor, 99
mamma, 209
managing-director, 123
maneuver, 224, 233, 240
mangel-wurzel, 126
man higher up, 124
manitee, 52
männerchor, 104
manœuvre, 224, 233, 241
mansions, 127
mantelpiece, 115
marchetto, 411
mare, 148, 149
marrid, 245
marsh, 125
mascine, 410
masheen, 232
maskerade, 247
mass, 110, 131
massive, 110
mass-meeting, 39, 95, 98
master, 110, 215
master of properties, 145
mastiff, 234
matinée, 201, 249, 250
matins, 130, 170
matron, 145
matter, 110
matzoth, 198, 319
mauka, 204
maverick, 95
may, 274
maybe, 319
mayonnaise, 320
mayorality, 318
mazuma, 198
me, 291
mean, n., 231; v., 274
meant, 274
media, 251
mebby, 319
mecanic, 245
mediæval, 223, 240, 241
medicine-man, 52
medieval, 223, 245
meet, v., 274
meen, 231
meidel, 406
melancholy, 169, 210
melée, 249
melted, 276
memo, 185
memorandum-book, 127
menhaden, 51
ment, suf., 91
menu, 200, 319, 320
merchant, 144
mercy, 71
mes, 245
mesa, 101
mesdames, 252
mess, n., 317
messieurs, 252
met, 274
metal, 113
metals, 97
metaphor, 227
meter, 222, 246
Methodist, 115, 131
metre, 222
mews, 57
mezzo-barrista, 411
Michaelmas, 133
might, n., 39
mightily, 307
mighty, 307
might’a, 274
mileage, 61
mileage-book, 97
military, 210, 212
milk-shake, 166
mill, 58
milligram, 238
mine, 291, 293
minerals, 116, 99
minim, 132
minima, 132
mining-regions, 126
minion, 132
minion-nonpareil, 132
minister, n., 130
ministry, 124
minnow, 318
minor-leaguer, 128
minuet, 320
minster, 130
mirage, 217
mirror, 227
mis, 245
mischievous, 318
misdemeanour, 227
miss, v., 122
missionate, 39, 89, 91
mission-festival, 130
missionsfest, 130
missus, 252
Mister, 138, 252
mitin, 405
mixologist, 194
Mlle., 320
mob, 183
mobiloil, 195
moccasin, 42, 43, 52, 414
moccasin-snake, 56
molasses, 10, 67, 115, 414
mollusc, 224, 237, 240
mollusk, 224, 226
mold, n., 222, 232, 246
molt, 222, 276
monarc, 245
monarchy, 245
money-bund, 199
money-order, 118
monitor, 169

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