small intestines from a pig, often fried; a traditional Southern dish
to gather into a large group
a collection of documents and other objects, connected through their relation to a particular subject
denim pants or overalls
appealing, persuasive language
a Southern dish of fried or stewed possum
to bend down as a show of respect
a melodic percussion instrument
a costume or other deceptive way of covering up one's true identity
slang for murdering someone
New York slang for a fire hydrant
to talk about someone in an excessively resentful or critical way
an antiquated term for interracial breeding
slang which refers to the unique texture of some African and African-Americans' hair
a young person with extremely advanced abilities in a given area
a phonetic spelling of Spalding, which refers to the popular pink bouncing balls produced by the company Spalding
flammable jelly used for fuel
a practice, traditionally associated with African-American culture, of two people competing in a series of ever-escalating insults; this can be comedic and entirely in good fun, or quite serious, depending on the context
traditionally, a performer who works with wax dummies and 'throws' his or her voice so that the dummy appears to be speaking; figuratively, anyone who speaks using the voice of someone else
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