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  • "A syllogism is a word meanin 'the same as another word, like as if I was to say _caballo_ for _horse_ or _six-shooter_ for _revolver_."

    Oh, You Tex!

  • So they and the Eagle folks together undertook to form this new thing, the Development Company, the name meanin 'nothin' or a whole lot, 'cordin' to how the development developed, I presume likely.

    Galusha the Magnificent

  • Ochone = a gaelic word meanin "Woe is me" gowd = gold hae = have wi 'a richt guid will = with a right goodwill

    Will Ye Gang, Love

  • For the sight was full o 'meanin', an 'we knew, when it had gone,

    A Heap O' Livin'

  • "'Fulness thereof' meanin 'jest what, Mr. Geoffrey?"

    The Definite Object A Romance of New York

  • 'But it sounds like they was sayin' something nasty, an 'meanin' it all. '

    Between the Lines

  • An 'sez I,' Why, to be sartin sure, I will, 'meanin' of course, while I was courtin '.

    The Miller Of Old Church

  • He's been waitin 'for her, an' meanin 'to have her, all along.

    'Drag' Harlan

  • 'Humph!' says I, 'the only kind of aches I have is them in my bones,' meanin 'my rheumatiz, you understand.

    Shavings

  • When General Rolleson came there and says to his daughter, 'Helen, you come home along of me,' and she says, 'No, I shan't leave him,' meanin 'Robert Penfold, you understand -- When she says that did Robert Penfold say,' That's the talk!

    The Portygee

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