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ALWFC Vocabulary

A Long Way From Chicago Vocabulary

a toilet located in a small shed outside a house or other building; an outhouse privy
making alcohol illegal prohibition
a freelace newspaper reporter or photographer stringer
spending time idly or lazily loaf
an unprincipled person; scoundrel or rascal reprobate
a skunk pole cat
a very poor person pauper
a big lie whopper
a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others by the generous donation of money to a good cause philanthropist
colored peak cap worn by the army forage
staying longer than intended tarry
delighted in one's successes with smugness or pleasure gloat
framework of a bed headboard and springs bedsteads
little bits smithereens
pass gently through the air wafted
a love seat settee
stealing pilfering
leather strap used for sharpening a razor strop
long rubber boots gum boots
bugs that live in tall grass and bite chiggars
large bag made of burlap gunnysack
large cupboard for storing food larder
sailing ship for trade galleon
a car built in 1904-1940 by Hupp motor car in detroit hupmobile
female cow not having a cafe yet heifer
strips of cloth used to wrap around the ankle to the knee puttees
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chewing tobbaco chaw
grace and elegance poise
squat or crouch hunkered
wagon meant to be drawn by a horse or large animal buckboard
to give up power or responsibility abdicated
traveling bag or suit case valise
block with a hard surface on which another object is struck anvil
bell tower belfry
sheet or pad of blotting paper in a frame to keep on a desk blotter
wool fabric used for making ribbons or flags bunting
a person's or animal's buttox patooties
machine used to make butter by agitating milk and cream churn
pad or frame used under a dress or skirt to puff out the behind bustle
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