Dictionary of Twain's Words and Phrases  
 
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Chapter # Page # Word/Phrase Definition
Chapter 5 41 cowhide Whipping.
Chapter 6 47 chimbly
Chimney.
Chapter 9 78 curry-comb Metal comb for grooming horses.
Chapter 12 94 crossing Place where steamboats, in search of the best current, cross from one side to the other.
Chapter 12 96 chimbly-guy Steel cable used to fix the position of a smokestack.
Chapter 12 97 captain's stateroom Captain’s sleeping room.
Chapter 12 99 crawfished Crept backwards in the manner of a crawfish.
Chapter 12 99 court'n around after a halter Risk getting hanged.
Chapter 13 102 cross-hall door Door leading into a hall that spans across both sides of a steamboat.
Chapter 17 135 cob pipes Tobacco pipe, made from corncobs.
Chapter 18 146 corn-cribs Partly open-air containers for drying corn.
Chapter 18 150 coarse-hand Printing.
Chapter 19 158 cheats Stacks of wood for sale, called cheats because, though sold by the amount of space occupied, they did not consist of end-to-end wood but included air gap.
Chapter 17 161 carpet-bags Cheap luggage made by sewing together carpet pieces and attaching a metal clasp; used by rootless wanderers and salesmen.
Chapter 20 170 charts of character

Drawing of a human head, mapped to show traits associated with the person in question.

Chapter 21 183 chaw; plug Mouthful; stick.
Chapter 22 195 CAMELOPARD A giraffe.
Chapter 24 205 country jake Simpleton.
Chapter 29 253 complices A version in dialect of accomplices.
Chapter 35 306 case-knives Table knives.
Chapter 36 309 counterpin Bedspread.
Chapter 36 312 cold chisel Chisel that can cut through cold iron.
Chapter 38 330 coase comb en a piece o' paper Coarse, wide-toothed comb, which slaves would cover with paper and blow tunes through.
Chapter 39 336 confiding and mullet-headed Trusting and silly or stupid.
Chapter 41 349 clack
Clatter of human tongues, din of speech.
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