inveterate to be addicted to or to become a habit

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inveterate  to be addicted to or to become a habit. knucks, ring-taw, and keeps  types of games played with marbles. labboard and stabboard  Ben Rogers means to say "larboard," the left-hand side of a ship as one  faces forward (port) and "starboard," the right-hand side of a ship as one faces forward. His mis- usage suggests his ignorance of the steamboat. lucifer matches  These were the then newly invented friction matches with the standard phosphorus  compound on top which could light by striking it on some solid material. lugubrious  very sad or mournful, especially in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous. Murrell's gang  a band of robbers that roved a part of the frontier and gained only minor recognition. 'NUFF  A type of contraction for "enough" meaning that the defeated party has had enough of the  fight and concedes victory. Old Scratch
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