[Ads-l] Pills, excrescent <-s> in nicknames addendum (UNCLASSIFIED)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 10 01:55:05 UTC 2015

<pillbox> (a nuisance child, spoiled brat). A nickname/epithet my mother
used for my sister Susan. Intensive form of <pill> (id.) <What a pillbox!>
 <You are such a pill!>

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