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  • Must read that book again. :-)

    January 1, 2008

  • "Behind them two old slindgers in overcoats and pulled-down Donegal caps, all mufflers and canes and awkward knees..." --E. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

    "Slindger, see slinger."
    "Slinger, noun, also slindger... Sleenger, 'lounger.' An idler, truant from work. 1924 England 179: An' now about this slindgin'. Go alang an' take down the names o' the sick men an' the slindgers..." --Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 2nd ed.

    December 31, 2007