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Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms

 

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WAD . A number of notes.
WADDY . Aboriginal war implement.
WAGTAIL . A small black bird with occasional white feathers, long and fan-shaped tail, which it habitually jerks about.
WALLABY . Small type of Kangaroo. There are many species.
WALLABY, ON THE . Carrying the swag.
WALLAROO . Aboriginal name for large black Kangaroo.
WALLOP . A hard hit.
WARATAH . Bright crimson flower about three inches in diameter; emblematic of Australia.
WARRIGAL . Aboriginal word meaning dog, also wild.
WASHOUT . A failure.
WATERWORKS, TO TURN ON THE . To cry.
WATTLE . Species of Acacia. The national flower.
WAYBACK . An Australian resident living far removed from townships and not versed in city customs.
WEED . Tobacco.
WELL IN . Affluent; wealthy
 
Old English 'word lottery' pick

Underpight : imp. of Underpitch.; imp. of Underpitch

 
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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