Appalachian Dialect Pap


rockB verb1 To throw rocks at in order to intimidate or to drive away or back, esp to ambush a rival in courtship on the latter’s way home from seeing a girl. Hence rocking = the action of driving an intruding boy away; rock a house = to warn or intimidate the inhabitants of a house by throwing rocks at it; rock back home = to drive cattle home by throwing rocks at them.1913 Kephart Our Sthn High 259 A…

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Appalachia History Pap

September 2, 1945

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