Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of herb.
“Hit may be all right fer med'cine, or yarb tea," was his verdict,”
“At Fort Lafayette, there is an herbarium of choice specimens (rather faded and seedy) of that curious 'yarb;' and at the old Alton Penitentiary, and at Camp Douglas, Chicago, there are collections, not so choice and a great deal more seedy.”
“If one of the children was ill, Aunt Sarah was right there with the old fashioned remedies, and although some of her "yarb teas" might be nasty to take, they were efficacious.”
“All right, Rich," says Harve, an 'out they walked, steady, an' thar was two shoots shot, an 'Rich an' Harve both drapped, an 'in ten minutes they was stretched out on Nance's bed an' Nance was a-lopin 'away fer the yarb doctor.”
“Jack tried to get away from old Joel and scramble after Chad on his broken leg, but old Joel held him, soothing him, and carried him back to the house, where the old "yarb doctor" put splints on the leg and bound it up tightly, just as though it had been the leg of a child.”
“The neighbors were gathered to watch the departure -- old Jerry Budd, blacksmith and "yarb doctor," and his folks; the Cultons and”
“I ain't breakin 'no law; this is yarb bitters," Jabe answered, with a pull at the bottle.”
“I'll go yarb hunting to-morrow, if I get my garden ploughed.”
““Well, he shall have his dinner; and if he likes to talk about yarb-dishes, I 'm with him.””
“Yis, the yarb be good fur a woman when things go crosswise, and the box'll be a great help to her many and many a night, beyend doubt.”
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