from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A traditional game in which balls are thrown to break the pipe in the mouth of a figurine resembling an old woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.


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  • Aunt Sally said nothing, but her thoughts took the shape of Mom Beck's declaration, "The Lloyds is all stubbo'n."

    The Little Colonel

  • There was Aunt Sally Morse, and Betsey and Patsy Sawin, and Mis 'Zeruiah Bacon, come over early to look at the corpse, and when they was n't let in, you never heerd sich a jawin'.

    Oldtown Folks

  • A little harmless gossip ensued on various themes, such as where old Aunt Sally got her new red headkerchief, and how "Missis was a going to give Lizzy that spotted muslin gown, when she'd got her new berage made up;" and how Mas'r Shelby was thinking of buying a new sorrel colt, that was going to prove an addition to the glories of the place.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • At length the chairman of the meeting would call on brother Isaac and brother John to lead in prayer, and after he had called on brother Isaac and brother John, he would call on Aunt Sally and Uncle Billy and Sister Milly to pray, and they prayed to God sincerely for justice and that they might maintain their rights.

    M. L. Latta (Morgan London), b. 1853. The History of My Life and Work. Autobiography by Rev. M. L. Latta, A.M., D.D.


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