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- v. Present participle of parleyvoo.
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"The Battalion was marching down the main street of Carnoy when a charming French girl of about eighteen dashed into the line of route, evidently with the idea of 'parleyvooing' with one of the young sports.
Why, Sir, my eldest daughter threw up a situation as parlour-maid in London because her master and mistress pitched to parleyvooing whenever they wanted to talk secrets at table.
It will take our proud messmate down a peg or two, I'm calculating -- with his smooth face, and his little bits of Latin and Greek, and his parleyvooing.
"What's the poor crayture parleyvooing about, instid of slaypin 'loike a Christian whin he's got the chance?
Dang me, Phoebe, I suppose when we've saved money enough between us to buy a bit of a farm, you'll be _parleyvooing_ to the cows? "