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Vocabulary in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Vocabulary Examples in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County:

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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"button- holed..."   (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County)

The verb "button-holed" refers to the action of taking a listener by his coat-lapel so that he can't get away. Use of the term here suggests that Wheeler is a non-stop talker and also a terrible bore.

"the fifteen-minute nag..."   (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County)

A "fifteen-minute nag" means the mare could run a quarter-mile course in fifteen minutes.

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