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Spare the rod, and spile the child.  "Spile" is southwestern dialect for "spoil." The  saying is attributed by Aunt Polly to the Bible, and the original can be found in Proverbs  13:24: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him  betimes." The wording that Aunt Polly uses comes from the seventeenth-century satirist,  Samuel Butler (1612nd1680). spunk-water  This could be a variation of "skunk-water," a rank smelling stagnant water  found often in rotten vegetation and in tree stumps. stalactite  an icicle-shaped mineral deposit, usually a calcium compound, that hangs  from the roof of a cavern and is formed by the evaporation of dripping water that is full of 
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Unformatted text preview: minerals. tackle it again try to learn the lesson again. white Alley An alley is a fine marble used as the shooter in playing marbles. whitewash a mixture of lime, whiting, size, water, etc., for whitening walls and other surfaces. witches and witch detecting Twain is making fun of the many ways by which a person can theoretically determine whether or not a person is a witch. Yawl a small, two-masted sailing vessel usually manned by four to six oarsmen and used for duties for which a larger vessel could not maneuver. zephyr a soft, gentle breeze....
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