Do we say gamin or gammon

gamin 34 occurrences

" "Yes: one presumes we all do think that..." "But no sooner does one get firmly established in that particular phase of self-complacence than along comes Life, grinning like a gamin, and kicks over our pretty house of cardsshows us up to ourselves by revealing our pet, exclusive idiosyncrasies as simple infirmities all mortal flesh is heir to.

A wisp of sunny hair blew across her crimson cheek; slender, active, excitedly unconscious of self, she seemed like some eager, adorable little gamin perched there, intent on mischief.

[Slang], tiller of the soil; hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling^; gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin^, looby^, rube [U.S.], lout, underling; gamin; rough; pot- wallopper^, slubberdegullion^; vulgar fellow, low fellow; cad, curmudgeon. upstart, parvenu, skipjack^; nobody, nobody one knows; hesterni quirites [Lat.], pessoribus orti [Lat.]; bourgeois gentilhomme [Fr.], novus homo

A Heroic Gamin LXI.


"] [Footnote 55: Gavroche is a street boy of Paris, a gamin immortalized by Victor Hugo in "Les Misérables," a master of Parisian argot (slang).

"They have come to draw lots to see who is to go and kill M. Thiers," cries a red-haired gamin.

"Now," said a young gamin, such as one used to see in the gallery of the Théâtre Porte St. Martin, "don't you be acting the spy here, or I will break your head open as if you were a Versaillais.""Don't waste ammunition," cried an old man with a long white bearda patriarch of civil war"don't waste ammunition; and as for the spy, let him help to carry paving-stones.

See the shop-boys with their bundles, the young fellow with a lighted cigar in his hand, as you see by the way he keeps it off from his body, the gamin stooping to pick up something in the midst of the moving omnibuses, the stout philosophical carman sitting on his cart-tail, Newman Noggs by the lamp-post at the corner.

The foremost of these soon reached the spot where I stood, and as I drew aside to let them pass, I heard a gamin say to his neighbor: "I say, Bill, these yere putty little soldier-boys hadn't better make ther las' will an' testymentain't it?'" "I dunno 'bout that," replied the other, a veteran of fourteen, who was chewing tobacco, and whom I recognized as a certain one-eyed newsboy.

The unmistakable air of the gamin was apparent beneath the superficies of the gentleman.

To illustrate the attitude of mind of the Parisian, there is the story of the street gamin who for some time, from the Garden of the Tuileries, had been watching a German aeroplane threatening the city.

PAS DE CHANCE Un gamin pêchait, mais sans succès, au bord d'un ruisseau.

Je ne puis dire que j'aie pris beaucoup de poissons, répondit gaiement le gamin, mais au moins j'ai noyé assez de vers!" Que faisait le petit garçon?Qui vint à passer par là?A-t-il accosté le pêcheur?Quelle chance celui-ci avait-il eue?Comment s'en consolait-il? Remplacez les noms par d'autres d'un sens à peu près le même; e.g. chance, veine, fortune; gamin, garçon. 31.

Je ne puis dire que j'aie pris beaucoup de poissons, répondit gaiement le gamin, mais au moins j'ai noyé assez de vers!" Que faisait le petit garçon?Qui vint à passer par là?A-t-il accosté le pêcheur?Quelle chance celui-ci avait-il eue?Comment s'en consolait-il? Remplacez les noms par d'autres d'un sens à peu près le même; e.g. chance, veine, fortune; gamin, garçon. 31.

"Tout ce que je sais, dit le gamin, c'est qu'il était

GAMIN, m., enfant qui passe son temps dans les rues.

When they groom the horses they always groom Gamin, our dapple- grey pony, and Ninette, which were never so well taken care of in their livesso brushed and clipped that they are both handsomer than I knew.

He was only a common little street gamin, as unlovely as he was unloved.

Jonesy, with all the fearlessness of a little street gamin brought up in a big city, answered him fearlessly, even saucily at times, much to the man's amusement.

" "Le hasard." said I. "What is that?" "Le hasard de la fourchette," replied the student, "is the resort of the vagabond, the gamin, and the chiffonier.

The drama, in the eyes of the Parisians, is almost a sacred rite, and not even the noisiest gamin would raise his voice above a whisper when the curtain is up.

As he passed down the street a gamin yelled: "What's the kid done?" KENTUCKY Kentucky is the state where they have poor feud laws.

There was no great crowd, but a score or two of spectators, mainly belonging to the gamin category, were standing around the officiating priests and curiously looking on.

As far as I could observe, the amusement the little wretch derived from his performance was entirely unsocial, and confined to his own breast; for I could not see that any of the gamin fraternity noticed it, or cared about it, any more than their seniors.

gammon 39 occurrences

Some flippant jokist has remarked that there is no Wrong whale, but this is all Oily Gammon.

Any news about the strike?" "Well, the trader fella was sure it was all gammon, and told us stories of men who'd sacrificed everything and joined a stampede, and got soldsold badly.

" No-Thumb-Jack was heard above the din, saying it was all gammon wasting time over a trial, or evenin a plain case like thisfor the Judge to require the usual complaint made in writing and signed by three citizens.

And as I plodded home on foot, I thought it was all gammon, To build a temple to the LORD Of curses against Mammon.

" "Gammon!" said his friend, "this ain't the way to town; this is the Fenbury road, I tell you.

Then I got my theological course at Gammon, on the same campus as Clark.

THE PRACTICE IN VOGUE FORMERLY in this country was to cut out the hams and cure them separately; then to remove the ribs, which were roasted as "spare-ribs," and, curing the remainder of the side, call it a "gammon of bacon.

"That," said Miss Mitchell, "was a boys' school, originally, but it is now used as a hotel, where they charge five dollars a day!""Five dollars a day?" exclaimed Miss Cushman; "Jupiter Ammon!""No," said Miss Stebbins, "Jupiter Mammon!""Not at all," said Miss Mitchell, "Jupiter gammon!

" "Gammon and spinach," he replied, shaking off her hand, "you're always tired.

Gibbon fancies he was at one time an unscrupulous bacon dealer, and that he finally did considerable business in religious gammon.

Baal gammon white feller, This is what she’ll say, Budgery you

Oh dear, lackaday, oh, He said, That’s all gammon, to Billy Barlow.

"You may think you'd stand by and see him drown, but that's all gammon.

He refrains from boring his readers with prolix gammon about his foreign and domestic relations.

That's some darned stuff you've trumped up, thinking to gammon usit won't go down; we'll just give you a walloping, if it's only to teach you to wear your own clothes,"and suiting the action to the word, he commenced pommelling him unmercifully.

But dont you try to make me swallow any gammon about my disgracing you and so forth.

" "Busby's tellin' ye gammon," roared Tom Green, who rode on the second sledge in rear of that on which Davie Summers sat.

"What is't all about?" "About gammon, of coorse," retorted Davie.

Froggy 'who would a-wooing go,' return quickly to your mother, without making any impertinent remarks about 'gammon and spinach' on the way, or something much more savage than the 'lily-while duck' will surely gobble you up!

" "Well," demanded the captain, "what is it, a bit of gammon?

Expelled from the bosom of the church, he sought an uncongenial refuge among the apostles of the new faith, only to be thrust forth from the city, for no more heinous offence apparently than that playing back-gammon with the Prisoner of Chillon.

It's all gammon.

We have here the methods, to dress pikes à la sauce Robert, to make blackcaps (apples baked in their skins); to make a Wood Street cake; to make Shrewsbury cakes; to dress a leg of mutton like a gammon of bacon; to dress eggs à la Augemotte; to make a dish of quaking pudding of several colours; to make an Italian pudding, and to make an Olio.

and without staying for my Answer told me, That he was afraid of being insulted with Latin and Greek at his own Table; for which Reason he desired a particular Friend of his at the University to find him out a Clergyman rather of plain Sense than much Learning, of a good Aspect, a clear Voice, a sociable Temper, and, if possible, a Man that understood a little of Back-Gammon.

" The Colonel looked as less high-bred people do when they say "Gammon," but proceeded civilly though brusquely.

Do we say   gamin   or  gammon