the way of standing in which the person's hands are on their hips, with their elbows extending outward.
in this context it means 'tilted', 'leaned to one side'.
a person employed to write down dictations or copy what has been already written by another (for example, a secretary)
the making, transporting and/or selling illegal alcoholic liquor or copyrighted material.
informal term for "breeches".
used informally to mean a large amount.
a tasteless white/brown liquid used as a laxative or insecticide.
in law, any party outside of the case sharing in the proceeds of the lawsuit.
Southern pronunciation of 'children'.
in law; evidence from everything except from eye-witnesses, or evidence not based on fact.
people trying to move up the social ladder.
a colloquial word for headlice.
in law; evidence that agrees with an argument.
a cramped or snug place.
a legal situation concerned with inherited property.
authority based on the person's position.
a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile, unfriendly environment.
first degree murder
intentional, premeditated murder
pipes or ducts used for conveying exhaust gases from homes
a way of hunting frogs using a pitchfork
get your goat
American dialect meaning 'to get annoyed or angry'.
go to bed with the chickens
go to bed at sundown
the Southern States colloquialism for ghost.
also known as "howdy"; Western slang meaning "hello".
an American slang name given to members of the Pentecostal church.
a colloquial word for the practice of voodoo.
parasitic roundworms caught by going barefoot in dirty places (i.e. swamps). 'Hookworms disease' is diagnosed when a group of hookworms feasts off the blood of the intestines.
in the bed
"Justice of the Peace" Court. A local court dealing with minor offences.
American slang meaning "to get beaten up".
a climbing, coiling and twinning vine that grows rapidly. It is nicknamed in the Southern states as 'the vine that ate the South'.
or Lining Out, Call and Response. It is a form of hymn-singing; the leader sings out each line of the hymn to be repeated by the congregation
an archaic type-writing machine once used for printing.
known in Christianity as "Shrove Tuesday", the day before Ash Wednesday.
a byproduct produced through the refining of sugar. It is very sweet-tasting, and in America it refers to their 'Sweet Sorghum syrup'.
offensive term for hermaphrodite, a person with both male and female sexual characteristics
an informal word meaning 'to move at a leisurely pace', and can also mean 'to wander around lazily'.
loudly and stubbornly defiant
paid a mint
easing the pain or injury
the liquid left after meat or vegetables have been cooked. This is normally used as gravy or in a broth.
a contagious skin disease caused by a fungus that lives in humans, animals and soil.
meaning a very rich man. It is used after the US industrialist John Rockefeller, who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half his profit away.
a small insect that can huddle itself into a ball.
average, ordinary. e.g. a run-of-the-mill man.
an American slang phrase used as a euphemism to "the devil" or "hell".
to answer back in an impudent way.
paper money of small amounts issued by the government for temporary use. It was particularly during the Great Depression.
second degree murder
intentional murder, but not premeditated.
a slang term used in Alabama to mean "liquor".
a way of speaking that lengthens the sound of the letter s to a hiss.
powdered tobacco for sniffing up through the nose.
An American-Indian woman
another word for horse.
firewood sawed into short lengths to be used for stoves.
a legal tool used to summon witnesses to testify in court
consent understood to be given, without the need of discussion
chewy candy; it is sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled/stretched to make chewy.
slang for "sensitive".
Southern pronunciation of tolerable
too many snakes in the closet
withdrawal from alcohol
a bride's clothing or a dowry (the gifts that a wife gives to her husband for their marriage).
the Southern States way of saying "vermin".
victrola: a wooden cabinet body with an interior horn used in the early 1900s to project sound.
to the British, a Yank is an American. To Americans, Yankees means those living in the Northern states.
American slang meaning "talkative".