By J. Sandilands
This fun little dictionary, initially published in Winnipeg in 1913, serves up the slang spoken within the West at the start of the century.
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See Bilingual). ( 29 ) WESTERN CANADIAN DICTIONARY Moose, the largest of the deer species of animals, growing: sometimes to the height of 17 hands and attaining a weight of 1,200 pounds. "It has palmated horns, with a short, thick neck, and an upright mane of a light brown colour. The eyes are small, the ears a foot long, very broad and slouching; the upper lip Is square and hangs over the lower one. " Mortgage (noun), the temporary pledge of property as security for the payment of a debt or loan.
N National Park (The Canadian), a national reservation of 5732 equare miles, embracing parts of the valleys of the Bow, Spray and Cascade Rivers, Lake Minnewanka and several mountain ranges, and beyond the "Divide," the Yoho Valley, and the country to the west and south of it, is the largest park in the world, being nearly half as large again as the famous Yellowstone Park in the United States. , is the most convenient railway station. Naturalization. A British subject qualifies for a vote after he has been one year in Canada and a resident for three months in the constituency in which he claims a vote.
When chalked opposite a train number on a depot time-board, means that the incoming train is on time, or running according to schedule. On time, when referring to an individual, may mean that he is always prompt or on hand when he is wanted. Outfit. Some Canadians will use anything but the proper name for an object, so outfit sometimes fits In when speaking of a house, store, cafe, or even an individual. Out-hoof, out-run. "Max was a sport from 'way back. He travelled with a swift bunch, but, swift though they were, none of them could out-hoof Mr.
Western Canadian Dictionary and Phrase Book by J. Sandilands