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Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms

 

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A.W.L. . Absent without leave.
A1 . The best.
ABORIGINAL . An original inhabitant of any land; an Australian black.
ABSENTEE . Euphemistic term for convict. Word now disappeared.
ACACIA . Kind of scrub. Australia possesses many species.
ADAM'S ALE . Water.
AIN'T . Abbreviation of 'is not.'
ALL IN . Exhausted.
ALL MY EYE . Expression of incredulity.
ALL THERE . Expression of praise.
ALL TO PIECES . Decadence. To fall away.
ALL TO SMASH . To be ruined.
ALLEY, TO TOSS IN THE . To give in.
ANCHORWING . Species of falcon.
ANSWER IS A LEMON . A meaningless reply.
 
Old English 'word lottery' pick

Droughtiness : n. A state of dryness of the weather; want of rain.

 
A Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms by Gilbert H. Lawson, published originally in 1924 in Balmain, Sydney by the Direct Hosiery Company
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