Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: Spider (N.)

Definition: lobster (on the coast); a frying pan (inland)


The latter kind of spider (a frying pan) must be of cast iron, seasoned by servicing crockfuls of salt pork, hundreds of trout, and dozen hind quarters of deer. It should be wiped clean, never washed in detergent.

One type of 'spider'

Another type of 'spider' (slang for lobster)

(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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