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14 words and phrases you'll only hear in the Northeast

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[Note: Parts of this entry were previously at bead tree.]

mud swallow

mud swallow n chiefly PA, NY, NJ, West See Map Cf mud dauber n 2, mud martin n

mud martin

mud martin n Cf mud swallow n

mud dauber

mud dauber n Also mud dobber


chatterack n [Echoic; cf cha-cha n 1, chitterdiddle n]


care v, n Usu |kɛr, kɛə, ker, keə, kær, kæə|, also |kjɛr, k(j)ɪr, k(j)ir, kiə(r), kjɜ, kɛ:, kɪə| See Pronc Intro 3.I.1.b and 3.I.16 Pronc-spp kear, keer, kere, kyare


boundary n chiefly sAppalachians

bob jack

bob jack n

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