[Ads-l] _nigger-knocker_: interdating

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 8 21:55:33 EST 2019


I kind of fish?

George William Bagby, ‎Thomas Nelson Page - 1910 - ‎Read
<https://books.google.com/books?id=RyUSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA131&dq=Nigger-knocker&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYyqTCxqfmAhUO-6wKHbq9BO0QuwUITTAF>
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Another name for the nigger-knocker is hogfish, and it is by far the
ugliest tenant of the Virginia waters. Catfish are sweet and pretty
compared to nigger- knockers. They have a mean poisonous look. Their heads
are ragged and hideous ...

https://books.google.com/books?id=UyASAAAAYAAJ&q=Nigger-knocker&dq=Nigger-knocker&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjH19eKyKfmAhVD4qwKHZDMCXo4ChDoAQhAMAQ


On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 11:36 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> HDAS: 1883
>
> books.google.com › books
> Selections from the Miscellaneous Writings of Dr. George W. Bagby
> George William Bagby - 1884
> FOUND INSIDE - PAGE 252
> Billy Ivvins, in great wrath, has pulled out a hideous _nigger-knocker_,
> and I have had a glorious nibble.
> --
> -Wilson
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