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"swept yard"  In some areas of the South, a swept yard was a sign of a well-kept home. A swept  yard was typically kept neat and clean using straw sagebrush brooms. flivver [Old Slang] a small, cheap automobile, esp. an old one. beadle [Obs.] a messenger of a law court. neighborhood scold  a person, esp. a woman, who habitually uses abusive language. Cannas  any of a genus ( Canna ) broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of  the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. The Gray Ghost  One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers. These  humorous mystery stories were narrated by Seckatary Hawkins, the "seckatary" of a boy's club. Tom Swift  boys' pulp fiction serial featuring famed, fictitious inventor and adventurer, Tom Swift. Big Mules  political term referring to modern Alabama power brokers. catawba worms  a type of caterpillar highly prized by fishermen in the Southern United States.
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Unformatted text preview: Lorenzo Dow a fiery, itinerant Methodist preacher of the Eastern and Southern United States. hookworms a disease caused by hookworms, characterized by anemia, weakness, and abdominal pain: the larvae enter the body through the skin, usually of the bare feet. entailment the act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent. In this case, Walter Cunningham is most likely in a dispute over who is rightful heir to a piece of property. the crash the 1929 stock market crash, which gave rise to the period of the Great Depression. WPA a part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built new roads, hospitals, and schools throughout America. cootie [Slang] common head lice. fractious peevish; irritable; cross....
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