Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday’s Word
Word: Gannet or gannet-gut (N.)
Definition: a prodigious eater, like the bird from which the term derives

“Why, I do believe Albion put away four fry pans full of them smelts!”
“Don’t doubt it, he’s an awful gannet! Had four cans of Narragansett to go along with ‘em, too. I never see such a gannet-gut.”


(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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