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  • "If I wasn't a bachelder, an 'tha' was a wench o 'mine," he cried, "I'd give thee a hidin '!"

    The Secret Garden

  • "No. I'm bachelder an 'lodge with Martin at th' gate."

    The Secret Garden

  • He's an old bachelder, I reckon, that is, he keeps mighty spruce, but I reckon he's hard on to thirty.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • Bachelder; for he's quiet, the little bachelder is, but dry as a herrin '.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • Phileman Huffstater is a old bachelder, and hates wimmen.

    Samantha on the Woman Question

  • And I shouldn't be surprised any day to see her snatched away by some widower or bachelder of proper age.

    Samantha among the Brethren — Volume 7

  • Wall, there wuz sights of Adventists up in the Risley deestrict, and amongst the rest wuz an old bachelder, Joe Charnick.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete

  • Hyar 'he bin flyin' all 'roun' de kyountry fer right long time, frolickin 'an' cuttin 'up, jes' a no-kyount bachelder, an 'las' he git kind er tired uv hit, an 'he see all tu'rr creeturs gittin' ma'ied an 'he tucken hit inter his haid dat' twuz time he sottle down an 'git him a wife; so he primp hisse'f up an' slick his hya'r down wid b'argrease an 'stick a raid hank'cher in his ves'-pockit an' pick him a button-hole f'um a lady's gyarden, an 'den he go co'tin' dis gal an 'dat gal an' tu'rr gal.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)

  • Fac 'is, I was so long a-pickin' that I never got nary wife at all, so have lived all my life an old bachelder. "

    Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp Or, Lost in the Backwoods


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