Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a red neck.

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Examples

  • From the stories I heard, the thing killed almost as many critters as a North Dakota winter ... toward the end there Elmer posed as much danger to the shooter as he did the target, so he found an easy retirement above a doorway with the firing pins welded up ... and every time somebody new see's him, the question is posed, "What the hell is that red-necked contraption ...?"

    Do you name your guns?

  • How about if we send all of the ignorant, loud-mouthed, red-necked racists TO Mexico and let all of the hard-woking, but illegal, Mexicans stay and become legal?

    Senate Democrats to push new immigration reform plan

  • “This C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER is brought to you by the fact that the “Sanctity of Marriage” concept has nothing to do with people being tasteless, inbred, or of the red-necked variety.”

    Sanctity of marriage | My[confined]Space

  • This C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER is brought to you by the fact that the “Sanctity of Marriage” concept has nothing to do with people being tasteless, inbred, or of the red-necked variety.

    Sanctity of marriage | My[confined]Space

  • The Tasmanians subsisted largely by hunting seals, red-necked wallabies (a close relative of the kangaroo), and wombats (a four-legged, furry marsupial).

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • American culture as the white-trash Christian Israel, with a blond-haired, blue-eyed, red-necked war-hero as its golden boy king, victorious over the cultural aristos of the power elite and the raghead Philistines who are, after all, pretty much just “The Enemy” in the original text.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In our June heatwave, the very rare female red-necked phalarope was sighted in the midlands, bringing crowds of watchers.

    Country diary: The Burren

  • And, it seems to me that those ridiculing West Virginians as uneducated, red-necked illiterates should consider leaving the Democratic Party and aligning themselves with another.

    What might West Virginia's primary mean?

  • My old friend Derek Moore was visiting, and he suggested we pop up to Cheddar reservoir to see a red-necked grebe, a scarce visitor which had appeared a week or so earlier.

    Birdwatch: Water pipit

  • Invoking US national pride is one way to hush the kind of red-necked denialism we see today -- they won't want their own country to come second in a technological race.

    Jan McGirk: Wrong Revolution for a Hungry Planet That's Heating Up

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