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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of herb.

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Examples

  • An old frying-pan and a small stew kettle joined the supplies; also a little package of "yerb" medicine prepared by Aunt Becky as a specific for fevers.

    A Man Four-Square

  • For his sake they had said little; his mother would busy herself in brewing his "yerb" tea, and his brother would offer to saddle the mare if he felt that he could ride, and they would all be very friendly together; and his alien wife would presently slip out unnoticed into the "gyarden spot," where the rows of vegetables grew as they did in the Cove, turning upon her the same neighborly looks they wore of yore, and showing not a strange leaf among them.

    His "Day In Court" 1895

  • The ancients, by which I mean the Greeks, set amazin 'store by the yerb.

    Brother Copas

  • If you were troubled with rheumatism, or a crick in the back, or your "pancrees" didn't act or your blood was "out o 'fix, why, you'd better go up to Looanders' for a spell and soak yourself in that blue mud and let aunt Polly diet ye and dost ye with yerb tea."

    The Desert and the Sown

  • This, "-- and he shook the bottle he held vigorously --" is genuine yerb wine -- an 'made as I makes it, what do the Wise One say of it?

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • I've left a bottle o 'yerb wine in the bar for' im.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • There's a chymist in London what pays me five shillings an ounce for a little green yerb I knows on, cos 'it's the on'y med'cine as keeps a millionaire customer of' is a-goin '.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • He was far more tired than he knew, and remembering the "yerb wine" which Matt Peke had provided him with, he took a long draught of it, grateful for its reviving warmth and tonic power.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • I finds the yerb, an 'the chymist gits the credit.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Helmsley walked beside his companion at an even pace, -- the "yerb wine" had undoubtedly put strength in him and he was almost unconscious of his former excessive fatigue.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

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  • Well, now.

    December 9, 2008

  • Edit: (No mean-spirited gerbil jokes please.)

    December 8, 2008

  • Awwww :-(

    December 8, 2008

  • My sister's shorthand for gerbil.

    (No gerbil jokes please.)

    December 8, 2008