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Unformatted text preview: magnesia a white, tasteless powder, used as a mild laxative and antacid. scuppernongs a golden-green grape of the Southern U.S. foot-washing Baptist rural missionary Baptists who essentially take the Bible literally. Kudzu a fast-growing, hairy perennial vine of the pea family, with large, three-part leaves: sometimes planted in the South for soil stabilization or forage. Franklin stove a cast-iron heating stove resembling an open fireplace, named for Benjamin Franklin who invented it. hoodoo bad luck, or a person or thing that causes bad luck. aberrations a deviation from the normal or the typical. touchous [Dial.] touchy. thrift any of a genus of dwarf, evergreen, perennial dicotyledonous plants (order Plumbaginales) with narrow leaves and small, white, pink, red, or purplish flowers....
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