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  • n. vermin

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dialectal variants of vermin. Also varment.

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Examples

  • Throughout is swarmin 'with the most alarmin' kind o 'varmin'.

    The Biglow Papers

  • They dismissed them all, indifferently, as "varmin."

    Kings in Exile

  • When I was a lad I thowt Romanists were a soart o 'varmin.

    Helbeck of Bannisdale — Volume I

  • "Strikes me that as sure as nails don't hold as tight as screws unless they are well clinched, when we have driven off these here varmin, and go to look for them in that 'ere boat we shall find them gone."

    Fitz the Filibuster

  • But there's no knowing: it isn't every queer-looksed thing as Old Harry's had the making of -- I mean, speaking o 'toads and such; for they're often harmless, and useful against varmin.

    Silas Marner (1885)

  • I'll give a hail, an 'if the varmin should come up first, I'll kape them in play.

    Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters

  • Dirt, a hot sun, and an entire absence of water as a cleansing agent, had rendered them of an indescribable color, and us he afterwards boasted, he was "not afeerd of any varmin biting them 'ere,' cos they was toughened."

    The Gold Hunters' Adventures Or, Life in Australia

  • It was a philosopher sintimentilisin 'over a tay-kittle, I'm towld, as caused the diskivery o' the steam-ingine; it was a sintimintal love o 'country as indooced Saint Patrick to banish the varmin from Ireland, an' it was religious sintiment as made Noah for to build the Ark, but for which nother you nor me would have bin born to git cast upon a coral island.

    Sunk at Sea

  • Throughout is swarmin 'with the most alarmin' kind o 'varmin.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • But there's no knowing: it isn't every queer-looksed thing as Old Harry's had the making of -- I mean, speaking o 'toads and such; for they're often harmless, like, and useful against varmin.

    Silas Marner

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