from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A one-masted fishing-smack; a ‘hooker.’
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And as quare as anythin 'it was to behould the people all peltin' along be the two wet banks of the river as hard as they could dhrive, and thrippin 'theirselves up over the roots of the trees, and slitherin' into the pools, wid the coffin just skimmin 'and swimmin' away down the sthrame ahead of them, as aisy and plisant as if it was a bit of a pookawn.
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