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- n. In anatomy, the hollow part of the cheek which projects when the cheeks are inflated; also, the entire cheek, and hence the mouth as a whole, with reference to its cavity and all the surrounding parts.
“In Sicily the article is more or less adulterated with spurious stuff, such as other kinds of leaves, and an article called bucca, which resembles the juniper bush of New England; this has no value in itself.”
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“This song may have come from the old days when the 'bucca' were the little folk”
“As a libertarian, I find liberals to be the most vile and least tolerant. lil bucca”
“What kind of mental midgets keep voting for "conservatives"? lil bucca”
“Tihs bee teh chrippul fret tu mi sanneti, mi bucca-neerz !”
“They kind of hussle you on the wine though . $4 a glass and it is really piss poor wine. c&O is pretty much on par with bucca di peppo and a little below Maggiono's in my opinion.”
“BUCK, (1) (From the O.Eng. _buc_, a he-goat, and _bucca_, a male deer), the male of several animals, of goats, hares and rabbits, and particularly of the fallow-deer.”
“I'd give anything in the world," says the bucca-davy, [I] "ef I cud onnly larn to spayke weth they.”
“So testa was used in part for caput, and bucca for os.”
“` Ye haaf saved bucca, ye mazed totle, that can only frighten women an 'child'n, an burn housen; thee'rt fond o' singin 'an' dancin '-- dance now, will' ee, ye gurt bufflehead, or ef ye waant I'll scat thee head in jowds, an 'send' ee scrougin 'over cliffs, I will.”
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Names of 'the Devil himself, the devils his "flaming ministers", household goblins, rural demons, bogles, sprites, and fairies of all kinds' mentioned in Charles P.G. Scott's 'The Devil and His Imp...
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