from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden wallop or onrush.
- adv. With a sudden wallop or onrush.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With a sudden wallop or onrush.
Cohoes -- thet's whar I belong -- after that cussed pirut Semmes sunk my hooker, an '' Riar sees me standin 'in front ev her without givin' her any warnin 'I was comin', she gets that skeered that she drops kerwallop on the floor, an 'when she come to, an' heerd that the _Mattie Casey_ was gone, waal, thet jest sorter finished her.
"The first p'inter the Major gets of a new deal in his destinies is a grand crash as the entire teepee upheaves an 'goes over, kerwallop! on its side, hurlin' the Major out through the canvas.
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