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  • An hour passed, during which I tried to keep warm by walking up and down the wharf; rain then commenced falling, and I returned to the crowded shed and asked a young man, who was engaged in cutting the letters G.W. B., with a dirkknife, upon the head of a tobacco-cask, what was supposed to have detained the steamboat.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy


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  • n. A large clasp-knife with a dirk-like blade.

    May 16, 2018