from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A wisher; one given to use the word would optatively.
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- noun rare Someone who
- verb Alternative spelling of
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I was woulder ing what you think that they should get for it and whats your oppion on it?
You know the wurst race ah evah had in mah life ah wuz comin on fum Spearsville and two coach whipper wuz layin side de road and you know dem things run me ooo-eee till ah got tuh a stream and you know ifn hit had not bee fer dat watah dem things woulder caught me.
Page 145 a-heppin 'her off like she were hisn's woman, an' a mile o 'fence right thar whar any right kinder gal woulder clum down.
"I mighter known that Miss Viney woulder taken it up-headed and a-lined it out in the scriptures to suit herself until she wasn't deep in the grieving no more, but little Mis 'Amandy's a-going to break my heart, as tough as it is, if she don't git comfort soon," continued
"Lands alive, it woulder been drinking harm tea to try to whistle a woman down in my day, but now they come a-running," remarked Mr. Crabtree to Rose Mary, as he prepared to take his departure in the wake of the pink petticoats that had hurried across the street.
I woulder made some fuss 'bout Dave gittin 'everything, kase half were rightly Mertildy's.
"Nex 'night, right after eleven o'clock rounds, me an' Buck slipped outer our blankets, sneaked out past the guard, an 'met John, who was waitin' fer us in the road jus 'beyond where the last sentry woulder seen him.
"Den all de folks cum crowdin '' roun 'en gethered a holt uv us, en ef dey hadn't, I lay I woulder stretched her out dar in de flo', fer I'm de bes ''oman - er long ways - en I would er had her convinced in no time.
"No, Miss Rose Mary didn't want to go, though Mr. Rucker woulder liked to hitch up the wagon and take her and Mis 'Rucker and the children.
"Mas 'James sont me word last night, and I woulder been here by daybreak, Missie,' cept I had to hunt dis yere suitable woman to bring along with me.