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boondocking

boondocking  n.— «The store of outdoor wisdom gathered over 25 years of boondocking and chore-dodging falls into four broad categories.» —“Facts for Hunters” Monroe County News (Albia, Iowa) Mar. 20, 1961...

vernac

vernac  adj.— «By the 1970s mythological movies were seen as downmarket and vernac, suitable only for films made in other ethnic Indian languages. (Vernac is short for vernacular. It is a common Indian English word for a person of an...

give the black bottle

give the black bottle  v. phr.— «Given the black bottle. Put out of his misery; this expression arises from the belief that loggers who were badly hurt in accidents were poisoned to ease their suffering.» —“Lumber Industry Slang and...

graveyard star

graveyard star
 n.— «Graveyard star. Milk toast.» —“Lumber Industry Slang and Jargon” in Maine, Iowa, Mich., Wisc., Ore., Mont., Ark., Wy. Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Commy

Commy
 n.— «Commy. Communist.» —“Lumber Industry Slang and Jargon” in Maine, Iowa, Mich., Wisc., Ore., Mont., Ark., Wy. Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

ore’eyed

ore’eyed
 adj.— «Ore’eyed. Drunk.» —“Lumber Industry Slang and Jargon” in Maine, Iowa, Mich., Wisc., Ore., Mont., Ark., Wy. Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)