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List of Words and Phrases
 
buck-private, 176, 370
buckra, 39
buck the tiger, vp., 93
buckwheat, 26, 401
buffalo, 352
buffer, 113
buffet, n., 144, 250
bug, 148, 191
bugaboo, 95
buggy, 401, 414, 418, 420
bugle, 401
build, 272
built, 231, 272, 280
bull, 149
bulldoze, 92, 98
bull-frog, 55, 56
bull’s-eye, 401
bully, 401
bum, a., 32; bum, adv., 32; bum, n., 32, 103, 148, 185, 193, 401, 405, 406, 410, 411; bum, v., 32, 103
bummer, 103
bummery, 103
bumper, 113
bumpers, 97
bunch, 406
bunco, n., 15, 31
buncombe, 31, 95, 98, 161, 224
bunco-steerer, 15
bund, suf., 199
bungalow, 119
bung-starter, 100
bunk, 31
bunkum, 161, 224
bunned, 100
bunt, v., 281
burden, n., 223, 237
bureau, 41, 53, 113
burg, suf., 355
burgh, suf., 355
burglarize, 32
burgle, 92, 185
burgoo-picnic, 126
burlesk, 247
burly, 68
burn, v., 272
burned, 272
burnt, 272
buro, 247
burro, 101
burst, 176, 272, 281
burthen, 223, 237
bury, 147
bus, 184, 368, 369, 401
buscellatori, 410
bush, a., 176; bush, n., 54, 219, 383
busher, 128
bush-town, 54
bushwhacker, 54
business, 401
business-block, 126
bust, n., 32, 100, 318; v., 42, 176, 272, 281, 369
busted, 272, 281, 414
buster, 42
butch, 185
butcher, 219
butt, 193
butte, 101, 352
butterine, 144
butter no parsnips, vp., 367
butter-nut, 56
but that, 181, 312
butt in, vp., 175, 193
buttinski, 44, 193, 199
buttle, 185
buy, 272
buz, 245
buzz-saw, 95
buzz-wagon, 190
B. V. D.’s, 144
by God, 153
by gosh, 153
by-law, 113
byre, 57
by way of being, 164
cab, 184
caballero, 202
cabaret, 200
cablegram, 186
caboose, 53
cach, 244
cache, n., 39, 53
cachexia, 223
cachexy, 223
cactuses, 252
cadet, 150, 406
café, 144, 200, 319, 250, 249
cafeteria, 187
cag, 231, 232
cake-walk, 95, 163
calaboose, 39, 54
calamity-howler, 95
calculate, 39, 81
cald, 245
calendar, 113
caliber, 222, 240, 241
calibre, 222, 231
calico, 118
call a bluff, vp., 128
call down, vp., 193
called to the bar, 125
calm, 70, 215, 216
calox, 196
calumet, 52
calvary, 318
came, 272
camera, 196
camerado, 88
camera-hospital, 194
camorra, 199
camouflage, n., 199; camouflage, v., 161, 175, 364, 370
campain, 247
campaign, n., 113, 124
camp-meeting, 57, 414
campus, 95, 122
can, n., 113, 117, 122; can, v., 117, 272
canabuldogga, 411
candidacy. 98
candor, 221
candour, 221, 227
candy, 113, 118, 404, 420
candy-store, 15
cane, 113, 127, 168
cane-brake, 57
canned-goods, 113, 117
canned-monkey, 369
cannon-ball, 144
canoe, 52, 58, 103, 128
canon, 130, 251
can’t, 117, 214
can’t come it, vp., 40
canter, 184
canuck, 333
canvas-back, 56
canvass, n., 113, 124
canyon, 251, 352
capitalize, 42
capote Allemande, 334
capote Anglaise, 334
captain, 138
cap the climax, vp., 93
car, 26, 70, 113
caracter, 245
carborundum, 195, 196
card, 41
card up his sleeve, 128, 160
care, v., 316
caretaker, 114, 127
caribou, 51, 53
carñival, 96
carpentieri, 410
carpet-bagger, 95, 98
carriage, 26, 113, 217
carriage-paid, 115, 118
carrid, 245
carrier, 97
carry-all, 53, 59
carry on, vp., 137, 166
cars, 52
carv, 245
cascaret, 195
cash in, vp., 128
casket, 70
castrate, 149
catalogue, 222
catalog, 222, 244, 246, 247
catalpa, 51
catar, 247
cat-bird, 56
cat-boat, 58
catch, v., 272, 244, 316
catcher, 272
catnip, 126
ca’tridge, 318
catsup, 224
catty-cornered, 68
caucus, n., 39, 43, 50, 157, 161, 401, 420; caucus, v., 58
caucusdom, 158
caucuser, 158
caught, 272
cause-list, 113
cavalieress, 42
cave in, vp., 39
cavort, 60
cellarette, 187
cemetery, 210
census, v., 192
cent, 58
center, 222, 240, 241, 246
centre, 222, 231
centremost, 225
cerebras, 252
certain dangerous disease, 151
certainly, 307
cesspool, 67
ch, p., 328, 330, 332
chain-gang, 95
chair, 149, 316
chair-car, 97
chairman, 123
chair-warmer, 10, 96
chalkologist, 187
chambers, 127
champ, n., 184, 317
champeen, 317
champion, 317
chancellor, 121
chandelle, 370
change cars, vp., 52
channel, 125
chaparral, 202

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