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Abigail and I have been here for a number of days and we have been entertained by some of her splendacious friends, to use Thackeray's adjective for American fashion; and the impression it all makes on me is beyond description.
Whoopin 'up the hill splendacious, playin' tiggie with the Turk.
Well, he give me a splendacious suit of noo clo'es, an
The weather, as O'Rook said, "was splendacious, almost equal to that of ould Ireland."
'Capital stables -- excellent stables!' replied the shooter; 'stalls six feet in the clear, by twelve dip (deep), iron racks, oak stall-posts covered with zinc, beautiful oats, capital beans, splendacious hay -- won without a shower!'
Folks may crow all they want about the roar of Niagara or the growlin’ of the sea—but give me a splendacious peal o’ stormbrewed thunder and your other nat’ral music is no more than a penny whistle is to a church organ!
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