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List of Words and Phrases
 
sidewalk, 15, 18, 57, 116, 127
sideways, 182
siding, 420
sience, 246
sierra, 101
silk-stocking, 124
silvan, 246
silver, 116
silver-fizz, 26
simp, 184
sinagog, 246
sing, 275, 278
single-track mind, 97
sink, v., 275
siphon, 223
siren, 223, 237
sissors, 246
sit, 275, 282, 285
sitten, 285
sitting-room, 118
siv, 247
sjante, 414
skeedaddle, 96, 163
skeer, 316
skeerce, 316
skeptic, 224
skibby, 333
skiddoo, 107, 411
skin, n., 99; v. 275
skookum, 200
skun, 275, 277
skunk, 51, 160, 191
sky-scraper, 406
slack, v., 362
slacker, 362, 366
slam the pill, vp., 367
slang, v., 275
slangwhanger, 40
slanguage, 186
slate, 98, 117
sled, 116
sledge, 116
sleek, 316, 218
sleep, v., 32, 275
sleeper, 97, 114, 184
sleep good, vp., 136
sleigh, 50, 116
slep, 318, 275, 280
slick, 81, 316, 218
slid, 275
slide, v., 275
slily, 240
slightly-used, 144
slim, 94
sling, n., 99; v., 99
slip, n., 61, 405
slipper, 63
slipt, 280
slit, v., 282, 275
slitted, 275, 282
sliver, 218
slog, v., 223, 225
slogger, 225
s’long, 319
slopped, 100
slosh, 223, 225
slow, 306
slow down, 181
slowly, 306
slug, n., 223; v., 225
slumgullion, 96
slung, 275
slush, 223, 225
slush-fund, 199
small, 94
small pearl, 132
small pice, 132
small-potatoes, 41, 95
small-wares, 115
smart, 39
smash, 99
smearcase, 54
smearkase, 251
smell, v., 275
smelt, v., 275
smited, 276
smith, suf., 194
smithereens, 105
smoker, 184
smoke-room, 116
smoking-room, 116
snake, 124
snake-fence, 95
sneak, v., 275
sneez, 245
sneezd, 245
snicker, n., 224; v., 254
snew, 277
snigger, v., 224, 254
snitz, 104
snoop, 60
snoot, 317
snooted, 100
snout, 317
snowed, 277
snow-plow, 57
snuck, 275
so, 314
soap-boxer, 147, 187
S. O. B., 150
sob-sister, 190
soccer, 128
social disease, 150, 151
sockdolager, 96
socket, 405
sock-suspenders, 114, 118
sodalicious, 196
soda-mint, 195
soe, 231, 232
soft-drinks, 99, 116
soirée, 249
sold, 274
soli, 252
solicitor, 125
solid, 61
so long, 319
solos, 252
sombrero, 15, 101
some, 136, 362
someone else’s, 304
someone’s else, 304
some place, 182
some pumpkins, 41
somethin’, 318
something’s up, 188
somewhere, 182
somewheres, 307
somewheres else, 182
son-in-laws, 308
son-of-a-bitch, 154
son-of-a-gun, 154, 411
sonora, 196
sons-in-law, 308
soon, 219
soondáe, 405
soot, 219, 231, 232
sophomore, 57, 121
söpperéter, 412
soprani, 251
sopranos, 252
sorgum, 247
sörpreis-parti, 414
sort’a, 313
s o s, v., 192
sot, 274
sotterraneo, 410
sottopressatori, 410
soul-mate, 188
sound, n., 125
souper, 249
sour, n., 99
sour-braten, 103
soused, 100
soveran, 232
sovereign, 232
sovren, 247
sow, n., 149
sox, 248
space-rates, 124
spa, 217
spaghetti, 199
spake, 279
spalpeen, 105
span, n., 54, 279; v., 279, 275
spanner, 115
spat, 279, 282
speak, 279
speak-easy, 100
speaking-tour, 124
spearmint, 195
special, v., 192
speciality, 253, 254
speciality, 253
specie, 308
specific blood-poison, 150
specific stomach, 152
specific ulcer, 152
speck, 104
sped, 282
speed, v., 275, 282
speeded, 275, 282
speeder, 282
speeding, 282
speed-limit, 282
speed-mania, 282
speed-maniac, 282
speedway, 358
spell, v., 275
spelling-bee, 57
spelt, 275
spera, 203
spick, 333
spiel, 319
spieler, 108
spigot, 116
spiggoty, 333
spill, v., 275
split, 275
spin, v., 275, 279
spit, v., 275, 279, 282
spittoon, 144
splendiferous, 196
splendor, 221
splendour, 221, 227
splinter-bar, 116
split one’s sides, vp., 107
split-ticket, 98, 124
split a ticket, vp., 98
splurge, n., 92
splurge, v., 92
spoil, v., 275
spoilt, 275
spoke, v., 279
spondulix, 96, 163
sponge, 116
spoof, 153
spook, 219
spool, 115
spool of thread, 118
sporting-house, 150
spot, v., 279
sprang, 275, 279
spread, v., 281
spread-eagle, 95
spreaded, 282

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