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Of Mice and Men (1939) publicity still. Betty Field (Mae) and also Bob Steele (Curley).

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Bindle:A bag, sack, or delivering tool.

Bindle Stiff:Hobo; transient who carries his belongings in a sack.

Bunk House:A sleeping quarters intfinished for use by multiple civilization.

Talcum Powder: Very similar in texture to baby powder, talcum powder was offered mainly after bathing or shaving.

Apple Box:A box offered for storage or as a stepstool qualified of holding a person"s weight.

Scourges:A widespreview affliction, an epidemic illness or the consequence of some natural disaster, likke fire, flood, or a migration of locusts..

Pants Rabbits:A sexually transmitted disease, known as pubic lice.

Graybacks:The tantamount of ticks or lice.

Liniment:A topical cream for the skin that helps via pain or rashes.

Jerkline Skinner:Lead driver of a team of mules

Stable Buck:A derogatory name for an African-Amerideserve to male who functions in the stables.

Stetson Hat:A renowned brand also of hats, particularly cowboy hats.

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Swamper:A general assistant; handyguy.

Murrayand also Ready:An employment firm, specializing in farm job-related.

Work Slips:Proof that civilization had been hired to perform a job.

Cultivator: A farming tool offered to stir and also soften the soil either before or after planting.

Cesspool:A well or pit filled via drainage or sewage.

Slough:A muddy or marshy location.

Tart:A woman who tempts males or that is sexually promiscuous.

Buck Barley:To throw huge bags of barley on a truck.

Lynch:To illegally execute a perkid, mostly applied to the hanging and/or burning of African-Americans in the south.

Slug of Whiskey:Equivalent to a hipflask of whiskey.

Gut Ache:A stomach ache.

Airedale:A type of dog, specifically Terrier.

Pulp Magazine:Throughout the 1920s-1950s, inexpensive fiction magazines. From 1950 on, the term likewise pertained to reexisting mass industry paperbacks.

Luger:The Luger pistol was an expensive, high maintenance weapon produced and also used mostly in the Gerguy army.

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Euchre:A card game played in England also, Canada, and also some parts of the U.S.

Two Bits:Twenty-Five cents.

Rag Rug:Rugs developed from rags that were tied together by knots.

Kewpie Doll:A particular style of doll, one that was usually won at carnivals.

Phonograph:The first device for recording and also playing sound, the majority of particularly music.

Parlor House:Could be considered a restaurant, however even more often parlor homes were brothels.

Hutches:A develop of furniture, incredibly similar to a wardrobe.

Welter:A boxer (describes welterweight, a weight course in boxing).

Nail keg:A wooden barrel that can commonly organize 100 pounds or even more inside.

Russian Hill:Affluent residential area in San Francisco, California.

Travels with a Donkey:Travels through a Donvital in the Cevennes(1879), one of Robert Louis Stevenson"s earliest publiburned functions.

Varro:Marcus Terentius Varro (116-29 B.C.E.),Roman scholar/writer and horticulturist.

Velasquez"sCardinal: Seventeenth-century paint by Spanish painterDiego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez.

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Zane Grey:American adundertaking novelist (1872-1939).

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