from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nickname, for a Kentuckian.
- n. A name given to a low class of whites in the southern United States, especially in North Carolina and Georgia. See cracker, 7.
- n. A name of the corn-crake, Crex pratensis.
- n. A ray of the family Myliobatidæ, Rhinoptera quadriloba, with transversely hexagonal pavement-like teeth and a quadrilobate snout.
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'And who in h-- l ar ye?' asked the 'corn-cracker,' planting himself squarely in my way.
'Don't beg any thing for me, Mr. K----' growled the Colonel through his barred teeth, 'I'll fight the d-- d corn-cracker, and his whole race, at once.'
"And who in h-- ll ar you?" asked the corn-cracker, planting himself squarely in my way.
We then left the cabin, and when out of hearing of the blacks, I said to the corn-cracker: "That _may be_ Scripture doctrine, but _I_ have not been taught so!"
The Colonel and I instinctively halted our horses, as the "corn-cracker" stopped his, and were then standing abreast of him in the road.
"Don't beg any thing for me, Mr. K----," growled the Colonel through his barred teeth, "I'll fight the d---- d corn-cracker, and his whole race, at once."
Colonel, who had been closeted for a few minutes with Madam P----, came out of the house, we mounted, and rode off with the "corn-cracker."
"An 'I'm d---- d ef I made my wife th' 'oman she ar '," said the corn-cracker.
"D---- d ef I doant b'lieve 'twud make her love th' little nig like I do;" replied the corn-cracker, taking him up on his knee as tenderly as he would have taken up his own child.
For several days she was delirious, and her life despaired of; but throughout the whole the noble corn-cracker, neglecting every thing, remained beside her.
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