interspersed with learned and stilted phrases
from Latin and French amazed and secretly convulsed them. In this
lingo the brief annals of his quiet
existence were soon told.
Then he was pleased with his
'mate' for slinging the lingo so well. He
intended to use such abilities further.
mister. Don't leave me stranded, mate,' he added anxiously, 'I
can't swing the lingo, you know.'
The nomenclature and the lingo were
familiar. He began now to memorize commands. But above all he began
to furbish up his navigation.
dispose o' these holy figures
and figurines ra-ound to some o' the churches. Ye've got the hang
o' the priestly lingo. You tell 'em for
me, will yer?' Anthony Adverse —Hervey Allen
about it but I gathered that the
insurance companies had waived habeas corpus or whatever it is in
their lingo, and it seemed quite sure that
they would collect.
Christmas or bringing summer. Bingo,
bingo, bingo, that's the lingo; love of
mine, I pine for one of your glances; the darling boy on the left
there; underneath the stars I wait. Collected
Stories —F. Scott Fitzgerald ·
LINE UP—To accost. \ LINGO—Language. \ LIP—Impudence.
A Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms
—Gilbert H. Lawson ·
understand my wishes. I couldn't let myself down by talking their
lingo badly—even if I'd been able to
speak at all—and I couldn't go flapping a lot of gestures at
them. So I drew pictures in sand Twelve Stories and a
Dream —H. G. Wells ·
and multiply,' which they did, though they didn't understand.
Then we asks the names of things in their lingo—bread and water and fire and idols and
such; and Dravot leads the priest of each village up to the idol,
and says he must
'I can't tell all we did for the next six
months, because Dravot did a lot I couldn't see the hang of, and he
learned their lingo in a way I never
could. My work was to help the people plough, and now and again go
out with some of
''Do you remember that Bengali woman I kept
at Mogul Serai when I was a plate-layer?' says I. 'A fat lot o'
good she was to me. She taught me the lingo and one or two other things; but what
catches hold of Dan by the shoulders and drags him
into the Bashkai lot, while the priests howls in their lingo, 'Neither God nor Devil, but a man!' I was all
taken aback, for a priest cut at me in front, and the Army behind
began The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume
Edition —Rudyard Kipling ·
he stormed right along, and said any man that pretended to be an
Englishman and couldn't imitate the lingo
no better than what he did was a fraud and a liar. The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn —Mark Twain (Samuel
Adams the other day, what
I'm looking for is fellows that talk some new lingo—one that nobody will ever understand! But
I suppose that would be too easy. There's no way to keep them from
learning some English!' King Coal —Upton
continuous ebullition of
glee. Truly it was a delicious thing to find a man who could employ
the lingo of the ultra-sophisticated
sociologist, and use it in a demonstration of the most
revolutionary Love's Pilgrimage —Upton
'I don't exactly hold no
certificates on French, but I know another lingo that goes, I guess. Come on, Harve, an'
interpret.' Captains Courageous —Rudyard
count your change, and
bite the coins they offered you. As for the language—holy
smoke! Why did civilized people want to talk a lingo that made you grunt like a pig—or like a
penful of pigs of all
'And these Frenchies?' The doughboy
looked at the others. 'You savvy their lingo?' When Jimmie shook his head, he turned to the
battle-worn hairy ones. 'You fellows go back,' he said. 'We
don't Jimmie Higgins —Upton Sinclair ·
'You'll have to learn to sling the lingo,' said Charlie with a laugh. 'It's what
you call a burglar.' Samuel the Seeker
—Upton Sinclair ·
time. I want you to get next to these Reds, and learn about their
ideas, so you can talk their lingo.
information. He was going to be a 'Red,' and he must learn their
lingo; but he found it awfully tiresome,
full of long technical words which he had never heard before. Why
couldn't these fellows at
held a membership card could be
sent to prison without further evidence. These phrases must be in
the orthodox Communist lingo, and this was
where Peter's specialized knowledge was needed.
he coached a couple of young fellows whom McGivney brought to him,
teaching them the Red lingo, and how to
worm their way into the movement. Before long one of them was
secretary of the 100%: The Story of a Patriot
—Upton Sinclair ·
they ate more and drank more and intrigued more openly. He had been
slowly acquiring the special lingo of
Society, but these people had so much more slang that he felt all
lost again. A young The Metropolis —Upton
have never forgotten that
such is the designation of a pig in the Typee lingo. Typee: A Romance of the South
Sea —Herman Melville ·
Her fancyman is treating two Royal Dublins in O'Loughlin's of
Blackpitts. Buss her, wap in rogues' rum lingo, for, O, my dimber wapping dell!
Lenehan that knows a bit of the lingo:
Then as for the other he had heard not so long before the same
identical lingo as he told Stephen how he
simply but effectually silenced the offender.
Ulysses —James Joyce ·
 In sea-lingo
(Pacific) DUTCHMAN includes all Teutons and folk from the basin of
the Baltic; SCATTERMOUCH, all The Wrecker
—Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne ·
But I have thoughts to tarry a small matter in
town, to learn somewhat of your lingo
first, before I cross the seas. I'd gladly have a spice of your
French as they say,
SIR WIL. Well, well, I shall understand
your lingo one of these days, cousin; in
the meanwhile I must answer in plain English. The Way of
the World —William Congreve ·
That we converse? They are chatterboxes, whose
lingo we are not sharp enough to
master. Yet Again —Max Beerbohm ·
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