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  • And another potent fact, entirely absent from the characteristics of the northern negro, is the fact that the southern negro servants '"kinnery" instantly adopts and maintains the viewpoint of those "nearest the throne."

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • When we arrived at our journey's end and saw the kinnery swarm out from piazzas and Grandmother from the basement, with her cap strings flying, and I could so easily connect her with the good things to eat that were awaiting our arrival.

    Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth, 1901


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