looking for... larrupin'
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Wed May 12 09:59:09 UTC 1999
Try DARE (Dictionary of American Regional English). They have a very
nice treatment. Variants include: larapen, larepin and lar(ri)pin
among others. There is even a map showing use from Illinois, Missouri
and Nebraska to Texas and from New Mexico to Mississippi. The range of
quotes which suggest California and Tennessee, too.
In Wentworth's American Dialect Dictionary there is evidence from
Montana and California as well as.
David K. Barnhart
Barnhart at Highlands.com
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