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List of Words and Phrases
 
take orders, vp., 130
take silk, vp., 125
take to the woods, vp., 60
takings, 115
talented, 39, 159
talkfest, 199
talk through your hat, vp., 365
tamale, 101
tangle-foot, 166
tango, 103
tanked, 100
tank-town, 97
tantane, 410
tap, n., 116
tapioca, 52
tariff-reform, 123
tarn, 57
tarnal, 153, 318
tarnation, 153
tart, 154
tassel, 215
tasteful, 181
tasty, 32, 36, 181, 194
taught, 275
tavern, 64
taxes, 116
taxi, n., 191; v., 185
tax-paid, 176
taxpayer, 116
T. B., 189
tea, 119
teach, 275, 282
team, 62
tear, v., 275
tea-shop, 168
technical, 245
teetotaler, 96
tel, 245
telefone, 246
telegraf, 246
telegrapher, 209
telescope, v., 97, 161
tell, 275
temco, 196
temeniollo, 411
temporarily, 209
tender, n., 113
tenderfoot, 95, 163
tenderloin, 116, 118, 191
tenne, 410
ten-pins, 116, 128
tepee, 52
temporary, 210
terminal, 116
terminus, 116
terrapin, 51, 126
tete, 362
tête-à-tête, 249, 250
teufelhunde, 333
thal, suf., 329
than, 302, 310
thank, 279
thanked, 279
Thanksgiving Day, 133
that, 294, 296
that’n, 313
that-a way, 313
that gets me, 176
that’n, 295, 297
that-there, 295, 296
theater, 222, 231-239, 240, 246-239, 240, 247
thé dansant, 250
thee, 298
theirn, 291, 293, 304, 386
theirs, 293
theirself, 303
theirselves, 303
them, 291, 295
them’ere, 313
themselves, 303
them-there, 295, 296
thence, 307
there, 81, 180, 307
there’s no two ways about it, vp., 40
thermos, 195, 196
these, 295
these-here, 295, 296
thesen, 295
These States, 88
they, 291
they is, 318
thin, 275
thine, 293
think, 193, 275, 279
thinnen, 275
third-degree, 122
this, 294
this’a way, 313
this-here, 263, 295
this’n, 295, 310, 317
thither, 180, 307
tho, 244, 246, 247
thon, 186, 304
thoro, 244, 246
thorofare, 244
thoroly, 244, 247
thoro, 247
those, 295
thosen, 295
those-there, 295, 296
thou, 294
thought, v., 275
thrash, 316
thread, 230, 232
threaded, 278
threat, 232
thred, 232
three-bagger, 129
three-of-a-kind, 128
three strikes and out, 128
thresh, 316
thret, 232
threw, 275, 283
thrive, 275
through, 133, 203, 284
throve, 275
throw, v., 275, 283
throw a rock, vp., 64
throwed, 275, 277, 283
thru, 244, 246, 247
thruout, 244
thum, 232, 246
thumb, 230, 232
thumb-tack, 116
thunk, 275, 279
thusly, 307
ticket, 41
ticket-office, 97, 116
ticket-scalper, 95, 97
tickler, 96
tie, n., 97, 115, 420
tie-pin, 115
tight-wad, 190
tiles, 117
timber-yard, 115
tin, n., 113, 117; v., 117
tinker, 116
tin-Lizzie, 175
tinned, 117
tinned-goods, 113
tinner, 116
tin-roof, 116
tipe, 246
tip-toe, v., 23, 185
tire, n., 223, 225, 226, 236, 237, 247
titty-high, 393
tiz, 195
toboggan, 52, 160
toccho, 410
to-day, 253
toe, 218
toffee, 225
toffy, 223
toggery, 187
toilet, 150, 200, 222, 226, 236
toilette, 222
tole, 275, 317
tomahawk, n., 52, 383; v., 59
Tom-and-Jerry, 99
tomato, 215
Tom-Collins, 99
tommy-rot, 366
tong, 108
tongue, 231, 232, 244
to-night, 253
tonsorial-parlor, 144
tony, 36, 96, 194, 314
too, 314
took, 275
tooken, 285
top, 370
top-hat, 168
top-liner, 114, 123
topping, 170
top-sarge, 370
top-sergeant, 370
tore, 275
torn, 275
tornado, 101, 125
tornpeik, 398
torpor, 226, 227
tote, 40, 60
tough, n., 159, 384
tow, 218
towards, 182
towerman, 97
tracca, 410
track, 116
track-walker, 97
tractor, 195
tradesman, 144
tradesmen’s-entrance, 168
trades-unionist, 137
traffic, 170
trail, n., 57; trail, v., 58
train-boy, 97
trained-nurse, 116, 163
trait, 211, 212
tram, 122
tramcar, 116
tramp, n., 159, 171, 317
tramway, 116
transom, 116
translatour, 228
transpire, 160, 162
trapee, 308
traveled, 241
traveler, 222
traveller, 222, 239
trash, 67
traveler, 230, 243
traveller, 226, 230, 243
travelogue, 186
treacle, 10, 115, 122
tread, n., 275; v., 278
treasurer, 145
treat ’em rough, 181
tripos, 121
tripper, 97, 114
triscut, 195

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