“I didn't know but it was the boy that had set him on to go to meeting when I see him walk in, and I could 'a wrung his neck; but I guess I misjudged him; he was called a stiddy boy.”
“He thinks of stationary dwellings as Long Tom Coffin did of land in general; a house may be well enough for incidental purposes, but for a "stiddy" residence give him a "kerridge.”
“Ike was working "stiddy" although she had not yet seen the color of his money and she was still dependent upon the washing with which a number of families supplied her, and the substantial help given by her old mother's labor at the treasury.”
“The intrepid Benella could barely reach the sill, even from this ingeniously dizzy elevation, and Mrs. Waterford and Salemina were called on to 'stiddy' the tables, while Molly was bidden to help by giving an heroic 'boost' when the word of command came.”
“It done somethin 'to my legs, but it broke her back, and made her no use, only jest to pet me, and keep us all kind of stiddy, you know.”
“a house may be well enough for incidental purposes, but for a "stiddy" residence give him a "kerridge.”
“He seen one o 'them black folks git a gredge against another an' go an 'set down an' look stiddy at him in his hut an 'cuss him in his mind an' set there an 'watch, watch, until the other kind o' took sick an 'died, all in a fortnight, I believe he said; 'twould make your blood run cold to hear gran'ther describe it, 'twould so.”
“That pump ain't been used stiddy for some little while back.”
“Massa Carpenter, all I wants is one good stiddy home.”
“I'll serve you de bes 'I kin, faithful an' stiddy, like I always serve him.”
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