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  • Boffin, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket and getting off the stool to work the sum on the top of it in his own way; 'two long'uns and

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  • a short'un -- twopence halfpenny; two short'uns is a long'un and two two long'uns is four long'uns -- making five long'uns; six nights a week at five long'uns a night, 'scoring them all down separately,' and you mount up to thirty long'uns.

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  • "Ma, ya better pick them cucumbers today -- there's some long'uns out there."

    "Yunz needs to grab all your be'long'uns and git the hell outta here."

    July 22, 2008