A "bloo at my breech"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 17 22:37:27 UTC 2006

I don't know whether this is of any lexicographical interest, or
just, uh, tickled my fancy.


"He told me if I would let him have one bloo at my breech he would
give me a charge of powder."

 From "Crimes and Misdemeanors," Conn. Arch., I, no. 101.  Cited in
"'The Cry of Sodom': Discourse, Intercourse, and Desire in Colonial
New England", by Richard Godbeer, in The William and Mary Quarterly,
3rd Series, Vol. 52, No. 2 (April 1995), page 260.


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