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Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms

 

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SALT JUNK . Corned beef.
SALT-BUSH . Alkaline herb growing in interior.
SANDY-BLIGHT . Kind of ophthalmia.
SAVVY . Pidgin English meaning 'do you understand?'
SCAB . Non-union labourer.
SCALER . A fraud.
SCHNAPPER . Good-eating Australian fish.
SCHOOL . Gathering of gamblers.
SCOOT . To clear out; also continued bout of drunkenness.
SCRAG . To pull about.
SCRAN . Food.
SCRAP . A fight.
SCREW, TO . Extort.
SCRUB . Country overgrown with thick bushes.
SCUT . A mean person.
 
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Verticillated : a. Arranged in a transverse whorl or whorls like the rays of a wheel; as, verticillate leaves of a plant; a verticillate shell.

 
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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