[Ads-l] _nigger-knocker_: interdating

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 9 04:20:24 EST 2019


> kind of fish?

Cf. the two meanings of _nigger-knocking_: ringing or knocking on someone's
door and then running v. using a nigger-knocker on a nigger.
Youneverknow.

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 9:55 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> >
> -
> ‎More editions
> <
> https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&sxsrf=ACYBGNRP-TaINDVa1HRZKe7bJKgKkOEOQw:1575859610271&q=editions:QZOUHl2PQlYC&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYyqTCxqfmAhUO-6wKHbq9BO0QmBYITjAF
> >
> 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
> > -----
> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > -Mark Twain
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-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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