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chalk night

chalk night n chiefly C Atl, sNEng Cf mischief night n

cabbage night

cabbage night n Also cabbage stalk night, cabbage stump ~ chiefly NEast, Gt Lakes, now esp western and southern NEng and NYC area Cf mischief night n

aye, yes, or no

aye, yes, or no n Also aye, yes, nor no; aye, yes, no, please, or thank you; ay, yes, or no chiefly Nth


ax-handle n

Orig among loggers: a unit of measurement, esp of width. often joc
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anyways adv Cf -s suff1

anvil shoot

anvil shoot n Cf fire n C2

anvil salute

anvil salute n Also called anvil chorus n, anvil shoot n Cf fire

anvil dust

anvil dust n [Because it accumulates about the blacksmith’s anvil; the comb is not recorded in the OED, but occurs in England at least as early as 1813.] hist

anvil chorus

anvil chorus n [In joc allusion to the well-known chorus in Verdi’s Il Trovatore (1853)] old-fash

anadama bread

anadama bread n Also amadama bread, amidama ~, ammy dammy ~, annadama ~, yami-dami ~ [Etym unknown]

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