from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name given by the negroes of Jamaica to more than one species of snow-white herons of the egret kind.
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But what made it gaulin 'to her wuz, that, while she was layin' there achin 'in splints, he took that very money and used it to court up another woman with.
And I don't know as any thing could be much more gaulin 'to a woman than that wuz, -- while she lay there, groanin' in splints, to have her husband take the money for her own broken bones, and dress up another woman like a doll with it.
She tosted her head in a high-headed way, which is gaulin 'in the extreme to see in another female.
Why, it seemed as if every thing under the sun and moon, that _could_ happen to a woman, had happened to Dorlesky, painful things, and gaulin '.
That, too, filled me with high hope, that Uncle Sam had at last discovered the mean actions that wuz a-goin 'on about wimmen; that he had seen the chains that wuz a-bindin' her, and a-gaulin 'her.
a subject so gaulin 'to him, that I never allude to it only in cases of extreme danger and peril, or uncommon high-headedness.