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No Sugar Glossary

aborigine (noun)

a person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times.

cricket (noun)

an open-air game played on a large grass field with ball, bats, and two wickets, between teams of eleven players, the object of the game being to score more runs than the opposition.

wetjala (noun)

A word in the Nyoongah language referring to a "white fellow."

dowak (noun)

An Aboriginal non-returning throw stick.

bloke (noun)

informal British term for a man.

petrol (noun)

a light fuel oil that is obtained by distilling petroleum and used in internal combustion engines; gasoline.

magpie (noun)

a long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice.

rations (noun)

a fixed amount of a commodity officially allowed to each person during a time of shortage, as in wartime.

gaol (noun)

a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime.

snowdropping (noun)

Australian slang for the act of stealing clothing (especially women's underwear) from a clothesline.

half-caste (noun)

An offensive term for a person whose parents are of different races, in particular, with a European father and an Indian mother.

gnummarri (noun)

tobacco, or similar drugs made from roots found in Australia.

strychnine (noun)

a bitter and highly poisonous compound obtained from nux vomica and related plants. An alkaloid, it has occasionally been used as a stimulant.

black tracker (noun)

An Aboriginal tracker working for the police.

treacle (noun)

a thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses.

emu (noun)

a large flightless fast-running Australian bird resembling the ostrich, with shaggy gray or brown plumage, bare blue skin on the head and neck, and three-toed feet.

quarantine (noun)

a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed.

scabies (noun)

a contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite.

corroboree (noun)

an Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony which may take the form of a sacred ritual or an informal gathering.

adage (noun)

a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.