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List of Words and Phrases
 
saleswoman, 115, 141
saloon, 26, 100, 115
salmon, 215
saloon-carriage, 115
saloon-corner men, 165
saloon-keeper, 100
saloon-loafer, 164
salt-lick, 57, 352
saltpeter, 222
saltpetre, 222
Salt river, 124
saltwater-taffy, 14
salvage, v., 370
samp, 52
sample-room, 100
sanatoria, 251
sandwich, 404
sanemagogna, 411
sang, 275, 278
sängerfest, 104
sank, 275
Santa Claus, 54
sapolio, 195
sarape, 404
sarge, 370
sashay, 319
sa’s’parella, 318
sass, 106
sassy, 316
sat, 274
satisfaction, 110
sauce, 106
saucy, 316
sauer-braten, 251
sauerkraut, 39, 54, 103, 199, 251
saunter, 111
savagerous, 91
saviour, 227
savor, 221
savory, 227
savour, 221
saw, v., 274
say, 133, 274
says, 289
scab, 15, 159
scalawag, 96, 163
scallawag, 163
scallywampus, 196
scalp, 160
scant, 68
scarce, 306, 316
scarcely, 306
scarf-pin, 115
scary, 32, 94
scenarioize, 191
sceptic, 224, 241
sch, p., 73, 329
schadchen, 198
schedule, 73, 212
scherzo, 215, 320
schidü, 411
schmierkäse, 251
schnitzel, 103
schooner, 58, 100, 122
schützenfest, 104
Schwaben, 334
Schweizer, 103, 320
sciabola, 410
scientist, 36, 37, 157
scimetar, 223
scimitar, 223
scolar, 245
scool, 245
scoon, v., 58
scoot, 92
scow, 50, 54, 58, 115, 128
scowegian, 333
scrap, 160
scrape, 96
scrotum, 152
scrumptious, 96
scullery-maid, 118
sculp, 185
scuppernong, 51
sea-board, 39
seafood dinner, 126
Sears-Roebuck, 369
sea-shore, 39
season-ticket, 114
seat, 149
sechenze, 410
secondary-school, 120
second-floor, 117
second-hand, 144
second wing, 149
second-year-man, 121
secret disease, 150
secretary, 125, 169, 210, 212
section, 126
see, 274
seen, 274, 276
see the elephant, vp., 93
segar, 247
seidel, 104
selectman, 39, 57
self, 303
sell, v., 274
semibreve, 132
semi-brevis, 132
semiminima, 132
semi-occasional, 36, 96, 163
semi-quaver, 132
senator, 227
send, 274
senery, 246
senior, n., 121
senior-prom, 121
senor, 250
senorita, 203
sent, 274
sented, 246
septer, 246
septicæmia, 223
septicemia, 223
septums, 251
serape, 202
Serbia, 249
servant, 117, 144, 161
service, v., 192
services, 130
servile, 218
sesech, 186
set, v., 274, 282
seven-and-forty, 132
Seventh Day Adventists, 131
sew, 231, 232
sewerage, 116
seyd, 249
sez, 274
shack, 15
shaddock, 126
shaikh, 249
shake, v., 274, 283
shaken, 274, 283
shal, 245
shall, 178, 179, 270, 288, 289, 384
shan’t, 214, 289
shanty, 101, 414
share, 123
shareholder, 116, 123
shares, 116
shave, v., 274
shaved, 274
she, 291
shebang, 108
shed, v., 275, 278
sheik, 249
shell, 100
shell-road, 57
sherry-cobbler, 99
shevaleer, 232
shew, 224, 225
shillelah, 105
shily, 240
shimmy, 201
shin, v., 60
shine, v., 275
shined, 275
shingle, n., 57
shingle, v., 58
shinola, 195
shipt, 245
shirt, 149
shirtwaist, 116, 118
shoat, 41
shod, 282
shoe, n., 62, 63, 116, 127, 168, 239; v., 275, 282
shoed, 275, 282
shoeing, 282
shoemaker, 116
shoe-shine, 116
shoe-smith, 194
shoestring, 116
shoe-tree, 116
sholder, 246
shoo-fly, 367
shook, 274
shoot, v., 275
shooting, n., 114, 134
shoot-the-chutes, 190
shop, n., 63, 122, 168, 172; v., 172
shop-assistant, 115
shop-fittings, 116
shop-girl, 172
shop-walker, 114, 144
shoplifter, 172
shopper, 172
shopping, 172
shop-worn, 172
short and ugly word, 362
shot, v., 275
shot-gun, 95
should, 289
should of, 313
should’ve, 313
should ought, 269
show, v., 193, 224, 225, 275
show-down, 10, 193
shown, 275
show up, vp., 193
shredded, 278
shrub, 99
shuck, v., 58, 283, 274
shunt, 97, 116
shut out, 128
shut up, vp., 404, 407
showed, 275
shyster, 104
siamese, v., 192
sick, 10, 67, 116, 148
sick at the stomach, 148
sick-bed, 148
sick-flag, 148
sick-leave, 148
sick-list, 148
sick-room, 148
siddup, 212
side-hill, 39
side-stepper, 14
side-swipe, 97
side-track, v., 97

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