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Quarterly Update 11 is Live!

We call ourselves having an interesting batch of new and revised entries for you once again. Not familiar with this idiom? See the greatly expanded entry call oneself in this Update! And speaking of calling people, do you know what it means to call someone out of his or her name? That too is covered, at call v 9.

canebraker

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

call oneself

call oneself v phr chiefly Sth, SMidl

Foll by pres pple: To claim or consider oneself to be (doing something)—in interrogative contexts often with the implication that the claim or belief is mistaken.
1915 Hopkinsville Kentuckian (KY)

anymore

anymore adv

coveite

coveite n Also sp covite [cove n1 3 + -ite] sAppalachians, esp eTN Cf

Cape Horn nut

Cape Horn nut n seMA old-fash

canecutter

canecutter n Also cane rabbit Sth, esp AL, GA, MS Cf canebraker n, Cf buck rabbit n

cane chewing

cane chewing n Also cane chew, cane chewing contest, cane chewing~ party, sugarcane chew(ing) Gulf States

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