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List of Words and Phrases
 
spread one’s self, vp., 93
spring, v., 275, 279
spritely, 247
sprung, 275, 279
spry, 40
spuke, 39
spun, 279
square, n., 127
square-head, 333
square-meal, 95, 163
squash, 51, 52, 184
squat, 60, 62
squatter, 39, 50
squaw, 52, 160
squaw-man, 100
squealer, 406
squinch, 316
squint, 316
squirrel, 219
squirrel-whiskey, 100
squs me, 319
staebel, 412
stag, a., 15, 15
stage, 40
stage-manager, 145
stag-party, 95, 163
stallion, 149
stalls, 115, 123
stalwart, 98
stamp, v., 111, 317
stampede, 54
stamping-ground, 58
stanch, 222
stand, v., 124
standard, 120
ständchen, 250
standee, 43
ständen, 398
stand-pat, a., 188; vp., 128
stand-patter, 190
standpoint, 36, 37, 61, 105, 162
stang, 263, 275
stank, 275, 278
star, 214
start-off, 193
start off, vp., 193
statehouse, 57
Statler-operated, 192
statutory offense, 150
staunch, 222, 240
stave off, vp., 39
stay put, vp., 193
steady, 230, 232
steal, n., 188; v., 188
steam-roller, n., 362; v., 363
stegnosis, 224
stein, suf., 338
steam-roll, v., 193
steam-roller, n., 124; v., x, 192, 193
steam-rollered, 363
steddy, 232
stein, 104
stem-winder, 35, 116
stenog, 184
stenosis, 224
stent, n., 319
ster, suf., 187
stew, n., 219
steward, 124
stewed, 100
stick, n., 100, 113, 127, 168
stick-work, 129
stiff-ticket, 407
stim-sciabola, 410
stimulis, 252
sting, v., 275
stink, v., 275, 278
stinkibus, 99
stint, n., 319
stirrup, 219
St. Martin’s Summer, 114
stock, 67, 123, 216
stock-broker, 123
stock-holder, 116
stocking-feet, 95
stocks, 116, 123
stogie, 122
stole, v., 275, 277
stomach, 148, 149, 245
stomp, 317
stone, 132
stone-fence, 99
stone-ginger, 99
stone-wall, 99
stoop, n., 39, 54, 406
stop, v., 134
stop-over, 97, 193
stop-over (or off), vp., 97, 193
store, n., 63, 172
store-clothes, 95
store-fixtures, 116
storekeeper, 144
stores, 114, 116, 117, 118
storey, 222, 237, 240
storo, 410
story, 222, 237, 247
strafe, 190, 369
straight, 100
straight-ticket, 98, 124
strap, 317
strata, 252
stratas, 252
street-car, 414
street-cleaner, 116, 122
street-railway, 116
street-walker, 151
stricken out, 125
strike, v., 275
strike it rich, vp., 93
strike out, vp., 125, 128
string, n., 127
strit-kar, 414
stroll, 129
strong-arm-squad, 122
strop, 317
struck, 275
struggld, 245
stuck on, vp., 318
stud, 114
study for the ministry, vp., 130
study medicine, vp., 119
stump, v., 32, 55, 60, 161
stumping-trip, 124
stump-oratory, 161
stunk, 275, 278
stunning, 135
stunt, 159, 319
style, 232
sub, 185
subaltern, 122
sub-deb, 188
submarine, 370
subpena, 245
subway, 116, 127
succede, 245
successor, 227
succor, 221
succotash, 39, 41, 52
succour, 221
sucker, 15, 159
suffragan, 130
sugar, 159
sulfite, 225
sulfur, 246, 247
summon, 308
sundae, 43, 194, 405
sunflower, 352
sung, 278
sunk, 275
sung, 275
supawn, 52
super, pref., 202
supergobsloptious, 196
superior, 227
supertax, 126
supper, 119, 249
sure, 181, 306
surely, 307
sure Mike, 407
surprise, 225, 237
surprise-party, 414
surprize, 225
surprized, 237
surtax, 126
suspenders, 26, 96, 116, 118, 239
sut, 231, 232
suveran, 232
svindlar, 413
swagger, a., 170
swam, 275, 279
swamp, n., 125
swang, 275
swat, 129
swatfest, 199
swear off, vp., 162
sweater, 116, 401, 405
Swedes, 119
sweep, v., 275
sweetheart, 154
sweet-potato, 56, 126
sweets, 113, 118, 127
swell, a., 401; v., 275
swelled, 275
swelldoodle, 196
swep, 275, 280
swim, v., 275, 279
swing, v., 275
swingle-tree, 67
switch, n., 97, 116, 405; v., 97, 116
switchman, 97
switching-engine, 97
switch-yard, 97
swoboda, 196
swole, 275
swollen, 275
sword, 71
swore, 275
swum, 275, 279
swung, 275
sycamore, 352
syphilis, 150, 151
syphon, 223
syren, 223, 237
syrup, 219
t, p., 318
tabernacle, 131
table, v., 59
table-tapping, 163
table-turning, 163
tactic, 308
taffy, 223, 225
tailor, 145
tailor-made suit, 118
take, 275
take a back seat, vp., 93
take in, vp., 118
taken, 275, 278
take on, vp., 39

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