Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday's Word

Word: Band (V.)
Definition: to ban, prohibit. Also, “slap a band”

“I hear if we don’t get rain soon, they’re going to band the woods.” Translation: Open fires will be banned.

Past tense ‘banded’. “They’ve banded fires up above the C.P. Line.”

(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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