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List of Words and Phrases
 
monkey-nut, 115, 126
monkey-wrench, 115, 414
monolog, 226
monoplan, 242
monoplane, 242
monsignori, 251
monsignors, 251
Montana, 217
mont-de-piété, 144
mony, 246
moon, 52
moon-shine, 100
moor, 57, 122, 125
moose, 51, 126, 352
moral, 218
more better, 308
more queerer, 309
more than, 183
more ultra, 309
more uniquer, 309
more worse, 309
morgage, 247
morning-coat, 119
mortgage-shark, 95
mortician, 144
moslem, 249
mossback, 57
Most Hon., 140
motor, 127
motor-car, 127
mould, n., 222, 235, 237, 240, 241
moult, 222, 241
moustache, 222, 240, 241
movie, 35, 166, 176, 184
moving-picture-theatre, 115
mow, v., 274
mowed, 274
mown, 274
Mr., 141, 145, 253
Mrs., 65
mucker, 43, 153
muck-raker, 362
mud-hen, 56
mud-scow, 58
muff, 130
mufti, 122
mugwump, 98
mum, 184
municipal, 318
munke-rins, 414
mush, 57
music-hall, 116, 123
mushquash, 160
music-hall, 201
muslin, 249
muss, n., 40, 67, 317, v., 92
mustache, 222, 226, 240
mustang, 101
mutt, 184, 191
muzhik, 249
my, 291, 377
my dear, 142
myself, 303
nabisco, 195, 196
naite, 410
naïve, 250
naïvete, 249, 250
nameable, 42
naphtha, 211
narcissis, 252
narcissuses, 252
nasty, 170, 307
nature, 71, 112
nature-faker, 190, 362
naught, 223
naughty, 307
navvy, 95, 114
near, 32, 187, 231
near-accident, 44
near-beer, 187
near-silk, 32, 205, 306
necco, 196
necessarily, 169, 210
neck, 56, 352
necktie, 115
née, 320
neer, 232
negative, v., 60
neger, 232
negligée, 250
negro, 232
neighbor, 221
neighbour, 221, 227
neighbourhood, 225
neighbourliness, 225
neighbourly, 225
neither, 112
neolin, 195
neolinize, 191
nephew, 211, 212
nest-of-drawers, 114
net, adv., 222, 237
nett, adv., 222, 237
Nevada, 217
never mind, 407
new, 219
news-agent, 115
news-dealer, 115
newspaper-man, 115
next-doorige, 407
N. G., 31, 188
nib, 115
nice, 362
nickel, 420
nice, 310
nick, suf., 407
nickel-in-the-slot, 172
nigger in the woodpile, 124
night-rider, 43
nine-pins, 116, 128
nineteenth hole, 130
niter, 225
nix, 199
nix come eraus, 104
nixy, 199
no-account, 36, 55, 59
nobby, 216
no good, 410
no-how, 55, 59
no kerry, 203
non-committal, 93, 163
nonconformist, 130
nonconformist conscience, 131
none, 311
nonpareil, 132
noodle, 54, 103
nook, 219
no place, 182
normal income tax, 126
no sir, 407
no-siree, 107
notch, n., 56, 352
nothin’, 318
nothing, 311
notify, v., 63, 133
notions, 115
not nothing, 269
not on your life, 107
nought, 223, 240
noways, 307
nowheres else, 182
nucleuses, 251
nun gidde, 410
nuptial ceremony, 147
nurse the constituency, vp., 124
nursing-home, 114, 119
nursing-sister, 119
nut, 362
nutty, 309
o, p., 218
ö, p., 330
oatmeal, 115, 404
obligate, 39, 59, 91, 162
oblige, 71
obsequies, 147
occurred, 241
ocelot, 52
oclysmic, 196
octoroon, 54
odor, 221
odorous, 227
odour, 221, 227
odsblood, 154
oecology, 223
oecumenical, 223
œdema, 223
of, 286
offal, 67
offence, 224, 226
offense, 224, 234
offensive, 226
office-building, 126
office-holder, 35, 42, 43, 115, 121
offices, 115
office-seeker, 98
offset, 39
off’n, 313, 317
often, 210
oh, oh!, 134
oi, p., 315, 329
oil, 315
oi-yoi, 198
O. K., 31, 188, 306
okeh, 189
old boy, 169
old dear, 170
Oldsmobile, 195
Old-Stick-in-the-Mud, 101
old top, 168
oleo, 184, 196
oleomargarine, 144
olraite, 404
omelet, 237
omnibus-bill, 42, 124, 366
once, 106
oncet, 106
onc’t, 318
one another, 178
one, 310
one best bet, 176
one-he, 177
one-horse, 59, 191
onery, 34, 318, 106
one-step, 103, 405
on his legs, vp., 124
onry, 318
on the bench, 128
on the fence, 98
on the Fritz, 104
on the hoof, 95
on the job, 166, 176
on the Q. T., 189
on the rates, 122
on time, 134
on to his curves, 128
ontologist, 144
on top, 216
oo, p., 219

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