Americanisms--old and new a dictionary of words, phrases and collequialisms peculiar to the United States,British America, the West Indies, etc., etc., their derivation, meaning and application together with numerous anecdotal, historical, explanatory, and folk-lore notes by John S. Farmer

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Trumbull, the well-known authority on Indian languages, derives the word from the Algonquin cau-cau-as-u, one who advises. But most other authorities, following Pickering, derive it from.

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In the preface to the first edition of its dictionary () it disclaimed. John S. Farmer, Americanisms Old and New: A Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Colloquialisms () includes this entry for mule skinner: Mule skinner.—A plain's term for a driver of mules, in very truth the cognomen in some cases would bear literal translation.

And Stewart Sheldon, Gleanings by the Way, from '36 to '89 () writes. Also applied to any subject thought worthy of superlative praise.

– John Farmer’s Americanisms Old and New, Holy-cruel: Cruel by being too virtuous. – John Phin’s Shakespeare Cyclopaedia and New Glossary, Flire: To laugh, or rather to have a countenance expressive of laughter, without laughing out. From Icelandic flyra. Fess Parker () wearing a coonskin cap in Walt Disney’s s television series Davy Crockett – photograph: AP.

MEANING The phrase to be barking up the wrong tree means to be pursuing a mistaken or misguided line of thought or course of action—cf. also origin of ‘gone coon’.

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It is a walking contest, not in the matter of speed, but in style and elegance.”.

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