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List of Words and Phrases
 
cooler, 99
consign to earth, vp., 147
consociational, 39, 89, 91
consols, 123
constable, 115, 122
constituency, 124
consumptionick, 407
contact, v., 192
contri, 410
convict, 184
convocation, 130
cookey, 54
cook-general, 117
coon, 184
cooper, 219
cootie, 368, 369, 370
copious, 68
copper-head, 56
coppetane, 411
cord, n., 127
cord, v., 60
cordwood, 67
corn, 26, 63, 114, 119
corn-cob, 57, 119
corn-crib, 57
corn-dodger, 57
corner, n., 114; corner, v., 92, 162
corner-loafer, 103, 165
corn-factor, 114
corn-fed, 190
corn-juice, 100
corn-market, 164
corn-meal, 114
corn-starch, 420
corp, 370
corporation, 123
corpse-reviver, 100
corral, n., 32, 420; corral, v., 32
corset, 149
corus, 245
cosma, 252
cosmos, 252
coster (monger), 114
costume, 118
cosy, 224, 226
cotched, 272
cottage, 119
cotti da costume, 410
cotti da uomo, 410
cottonwood, 345, 352
cougar, 51
could, 272
council, 124
councillor, 222
councilor, 222
council-school, 120
counsellor, 222
counselor, 222
counterfeiter, 114
counterfit, 247
court, n., 235
courteous, 219
court-house, 352, 355
cover, n., 316
cowboy, 420
cow-catcher, 36, 114, 420
cow-country, 176
cow-creature, 149
cowhide, v., 55
coyote, 352
cozy, 225, 240
crab-cocktail, 126
Cracker, 41
cracker, 63, 64, 114, 420
crack up, vp., 93
cranberry-bog, 57
crank, n., 96
crap, n., 316
crape, 249
crawfish, n., 119; crawfish, v., 92, 119, 352
crayfish, 52, 119
crazy-bone, 114
crazy-quilt, 58
cream, 144
creature, 316
credit-trade, 114, 118
creek, 57, 62, 125, 218, 316, 384, 352
creep, 272
crème de menthe, 320
creole, 54
crep, 272, 318, 352
crêpe, 249
creton, 245
crevasse, 39
crew, v., 272
crick, 316
cricket, 128
crickey, 154
criminal assault, 150
criminal operation, 150
crisco, 195, 196
crispette, 187, 195
criteria, 252
criterions, 252
critter, 316
cronic, 245
crook, n., 15, 159, 406
crook the elbow, vp., 100
crop, 316
crope, 272
crossing, n., 114, 127
crossing-plate, 36, 114
crossing-sweeper, 116, 122
cross-purposes, 67, 162
cross-roads, 352
cross-tie, 114
crotchet, 132
croud, 232
crow, n., 124, 232; crow, v., 98, 272
crowd, 231
crowed, 272
crown, n., 58, 249
cruet, 164
cruller, 39, 54
crypt, 130
crystal, 114
ct, p., 318
cuanto, 203
curate, 130
curb, 226
curet, 233
curette, 233
curio, 184
curricula, 252
curriculas, 252
curriculums, 251
curse, 153
cuspador, 200
cuspidor, 144, 200
cuss, n., 318; v., 153, 184
cussedness, 96
cussword, 153
customable, 60
cut, v., 272
cut a swath, vp., 93
cute, 61, 184
cuticura, 195
cutlas, 224
cutlass, 224
cut no ice, vp., 366, 367
cut-off, 95
cutting, n., 113, 125
cut-up, 193
cyclone, 125, 420
cyclopedia, 247
cyder, 223, 237
cypher, 237
czar, 224, 236, 237, 249
d, p., 211, 317
daffy, 16, 309
dago, 333
damaskeene, 195
damfino, 153
damn, 153, 154
damnation, 153
damndest, 153
damphool, 153, 405
dance, 70, 110, 111, 214, 217
D. & D., 189
dander, 54
dansants, 251
dare, v., 272
dared, 272
darken one’s doors, vp., 41, 60
darkey, 61
darn, 153
dast, 272
dasn’t, 272
data, 217, 252
daunt, 111
day-coach, 97, 134
day-nursery, 201
D. D., 138
deacon, n., 144
deacon, v., 91
dead, a., 107
dead-beat, 15, 15, 95, 159
dead-head, n., 161
dead-head, v., 97
deaf, 70, 71, 111, 217, 316
deal, v., 272
deals, 115
dealt, 272
dean, 121, 130, 145
dear, 142
début, n., 249, 250, 320; début, v., 192
débutante, 250, 251
decalog, 244
decent, 152
deciev, 246
deck, 95
decline business, vp., 123
décolletté, 320
Decoration Day, 133
decoy, 209
deed, v., 59
deef, 111, 316
deep, 305
defect, 209
defence, 224, 226, 231
defense, 224, 225, 232, 240, 241
defensive, 226
defi, 184, 188
deficit, 209
definit, 245
deft, 68
degress of frost, 126
Deitsch, 397
delicate condition, 150
delicatessen, 103, 166
delicatessens, 251
delite, 247
deliveress, 88
dell, 57
demagogue, v., 175
demean, 62, 160, 162
demeanor, 221

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