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  • It's got a suller, an 'a down sta'rs, an' a up sta'rs, an 'dar ain't no winders; it's all like a mill w'ere dey grin' sugar cane an 'pick cotton.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • "Shell I bring up some candles from suller; we ain't got much karosene!"

    The Heart of Rachael

  • "I guess mebby I might as well go back to the suller," Jase remarked, his defiance weakening as he climbed the bank.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Several times she had to withdraw into the woodhouse, and stay most all day there shiverin ', and under the suller stairs and round in clothes presses.

    Samantha on the Woman Question

  • No matter if they wuz riz up higher than you ever drempt of rizin ''em up, instead of fallin', they will, so to speak, find themselves on the ground floor -- in the suller, as you may say -- so fur up beyend your highest imagination is the reality of that wonderful White City of the West --

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • "What can be done in one place can in another," and he got all excited up, and took his old account-book out of his pocket and went to calculatin 'on how many cowcumbers he could raise in the winter down suller by the light of his old lantern.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • I discouraged him, and sez I, "You can't raise plants by the light of that old karsene lantern, and there hain't no room, anyway, in our suller."

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • "Ma," and foller me round with foot-stools and things, when I went to set down, and would kinder worry over my fallin 'off the back step, and would offer to help me up the suller stairs, and so forth, and watchin' over what I et, and tellin 'me folks of my age ort to be careful, and not over-eat.

    Samantha among the Brethren — Volume 3

  • It would travel round pretty much all night; and they say that when it wuz set up in a suller, it would chase the rats back into their holes, and they would set there and look out on it, for the biggest heft of the night.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete

  • They built on a L, I believe they called it, which they're to use as a store room, and under that Tirzah Ann is to have her suller, Whitfield wuzn't the man to deprive her of that comfort.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

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  • See comments at down cellar.

    July 31, 2015

  • Reminds me of sarvis, aka serviceberry

    July 31, 2015

  • "Suller" is a dialectical term for "cellar," referring typically to an unfinished dugout space under a home or a detached root cellar, used for keeping food cool. "You'll find a jar o' sweet pickles an' some crab apple sauce down suller" > "down in the cellar.

    July 31, 2015