|Halloween Sunrise 2012|
Photo by Kimberly Burnette-Dean
hankering--to really want something. "I have a powerful hankerin' for some fried apple pies."
meathouse--the small building where the supply of meat is smoked or salted and kept for use.
queerly--Strange or odd. "All of a suddenly I'm feeling a mite queerly."
tolerably--moderately. "How are you feeling today?" "I'm feeling tolerably well."
hard put--almost impossible. "I would be mighty hard put to get all of that wood chopped before supper time."
retch--reach. "Retch me that plate of bread."
punk--wood that is decayed and makes good tinder for starting fires. "Give me some of that punk wood so that I can build a fire."
heave--to make an effort to vomit. "That possum stew just about made me heave."
querl--to twirl, turn, or wind around. "Querl up that rope before it gets all knotted up."
Have you ever heard any of these?