Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday's Word
formerly known as the "What're Words For..."

Word: Sulla (N)
Definition: cellar or basement

Usually preceeded by "down". Holman Day wrote a fine verse about an old feller who breaks his wife's pet jug--and nearly his own neck--when he goes down sulla to fetch his nightly cider. She is very concerned--about the jug.

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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