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troble, 244
trolley-car, 116, 171, 401
tromp, v., 317
trouble, 244
troupe, 394
trousers, 127, 160
trubbel, 412
truck, 97, 116
true-blue, 93
trumpeter, 241
trunk-call, 115
trust, n., 414
trust-burster, 176
trust-buster, 366
trustification, 175
trustify, 175
tru trin, 414
try, 185
try-out, n., 185, 188; vp., 193
tsar, 224, 237, 249
tub, v., 168, 170
tube, 116, 127
tuberculogian, 194
tuch, 247
Tuesday, 219
tuf, 246
tumor, 221
tumour, 221, 227
tung, 231, 232, 244, 246
turbot, 126
turkey-gobbler, 56
turn-down, 193
turn down, vp., 193, 384
turning, n., 127
turnpike, 40
turn-verein, 104
tuxedo, 196
twelv, 245
twelve-month, 132
twenty-three, 189
twic’t, 318
twine, n., 127
twirling, 129
two-fer, 93
2 o’clock, 150
tyco, 196
typist, 116, 118
tyre, 247
typewrite, 185
typewriter, 116, 118
typhoid-fever, 116
tyre, 223, 237, 240
u, p., 112, 219
ü, p., 328
ugly, 39
ukase, 249
uhrgucker, 105
under-brush, 56
undercut, n., 116, 118
underdone, 115, 118
underground, n., 116, 127
underground-railroad, 97
underpinned, 61
underpinning, 67
undershirt, 116, 127
undertaker, 144
under the weather, 95, 125
underwear, 144
uneeda, 195
union, 122
union-man, 137
uniquer, 309
unit, 58
United Brethren, 131
Universal preacher, 40
university, 144
unloosen, 274, 275, 310
unloosened, 275
unwell, 152
up, 124
up against it, 160
up-lift, 10, 132
up-line, 127
up-state, 32, 126
up street, 188
up-train, 127
ur, p., 317
us, 291
used, 144, 289
used to could, vp., 40
usen, 407
usen’t, 313
use’to, 313
ush, 185
usher, 121
usherette, 187
usually, 307
vacation, v., 192
vacationize, 191
vag, 184
vally, 246
valor, 221
valorous, 227
valour, 221, 227
Valspar, 195
vamose, 101, 202
vamp, n., 184; v., 185, 366
van, 112, 113, 183
vapor, 221
vaporize, 227
vapour, 221, 227
variate, 39
variety, 201
varsity, 169
vase, 111, 215
vaseline, 195
vaudeville, 200, 201, 319, 320
vaudevil, 245
vaudeville-theatre, 116, 201
venereal, 151
venereal disease, 150, 151
veranda, 222
verandah, 222, 240
verger, 130
Vespasien, 150
vest, 116, 127, 406
vestry, 124
vial, 223, 236, 237
vicar, n., 130; v., 130
vice, 224
vice-chancellor, 121
vice diseases, 151
vice-president, 145
vice-rector, 121
victrola, 195
viertel, 132
vigilans, 415
vigilante, 101, 415
vigor, 221
vigorous, 227
vigour, 221, 227
villa, 119
violet, 218
virgin, 152
virtuosi, 251
virtuosos, 251
visco, 409
vise, 224
vivil, 195
vodvil, 247
voodoo, 54
voting-paper, 124
voyageur, 53
vrille, 370
w, p., 71
waffle, 54
wage-day, 115
waggon, 113, 222, 230, 237, 239, 240
wagon, 26, 105, 222, 230, 232, 236, 237, 241-247
waikiki, 204
wain, 57
waistcoat, 116, 127
wake, v., 275
walk, n., 358
walking-stick, 127
walk-out, 158
walk out, vp., 133
walk the ties, vp., 97
walk-up, n., 127
walk-up-apartment, 127
Wall Street, 164
Wall Street broker, 123
wallow, n., 352
wampum, 41, 52
wampum-keeper, 52
wan, 276, 283
wanderlust, 104
wangle, 166
wan’t, 72
want-ad, 185
warden, 116
ward-executive, 122
ward-heeler, 124
wardman, 122
warehouse, 116
ware-zee, 212
war-paint, 52
war-path, 52, 60
warphan, 196
was. 272, 288
wash-basin, 162-163
wash-hand-basin, 163
wash-hand-stand, 116, 163
wash-out, n., 24
wash-rag, 116
wash-stand, 26, 116, 162
wasn’t, 72
wassermann, v., 192
waste, 393
waste-basket, 116
waste-paper-basket, 116
watch-glass, 114
water, v., 161
water-closet, 150, 155
water-gap, 56-352
watermelon, 405
water-pitcher, 26
watershed, 56
water stocks, vp., 405
water-wagon, 32
way, 165
way-bill, 97
wazzo maro, 410
W. C., 150
we, 291
weald, 57
wear, v., 275
wed, 188
wedding, 147
week-end, 122
weep, 276
weir, 128, 185
well, expletive, 44, 416
well-fixed, 135
well-heeled, 94
well-posted, 93
weltpolitik, 249
weltschmerz, 249
went, 273, 284
wep, 276, 280, 318
wer, 245

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