PRACTICABLE – adjectives
– OPERABLE † that may or should be done; practicable, feasible …1646
– OPERATORY † producing an effect; effectual; concerned with action, practical …a1556
– PANNABLE plausible, practicable …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
PRACTICAL – adjectives
– ACTUAL † pert. to acts; exhibited in deeds; practical, active, doing …c1315
– OPERATORIOUS †* producing, or capable of producing an effect, effectual; concerned with action, practical …a1555
PRACTICALLY – adverbs
– ACTUALLY † in a way that is characterized by doing; with deeds; practically, actively …1587
PRACTICE – nouns
– GAG a manner of doing something, a practice …1890 US sl.
– HANK a habit, custom. practice …1828 Eng. dial.
– IMPROVEMENT †* use; practice …1686
– VEIN † a particular course of action or conduct; a habit or practice …1597
practice – verbs
– HAMMER to practise laboriously; to labour …1843 Eng. dial.
PRAIRIE DOG – nouns
– PICKET PIN a marmot; a woodchuck; a prairie dog …1980 Amer. dial.
– WHISTLE PIG a prairie dog …2004 Amer. dial.
PRAISE – adjectives
– EPENETIC † giving praise to; laudatory; eulogistic …1843
– FONKY-FRESH a general adj. of high praise, the most sophisticated, the smartest, the most attractive …1980s US Black sl.
– FUNKY-FRESH a general adj. of high praise, the most sophisticated, the smartest, the most attractive …1980s US Black sl.
– LAUDATIVE * expressive of praise; laudatory …1609
– PANEGYRIC of the nature of a eulogy; publicly or elaborately expressing praise or commendation; eulogistic, laudatory …a1631
– PANEGYRICAL of the nature of a eulogy; publicly or elaborately expressing praise or commendation; eulogistic, laudatory …1592-3
praise – nouns
– APPROOF approval, praise …1884 Eng. dial.
– ATTABOY praise, esp. from a boss …1970 US sl.
– BALLYHOO overstated and unwarranted praise or promotion; nonsense …L19 sl.
– BALLY HOOEY overstated and unwarranted praise or promotion; nonsense …L19 sl.
– EXTOLLATION †* the act of extolling; laudation, praise …1661
– EXTOLMENT † the act of extolling or praising; eulogy …1604
– GENUINE praise …c1840 Winchester College usage
– JOLLY praise, esp. when spoken for an ulterior and/or criminal purpose …1856
– LAUDABILITY * the quality of being a fit subject for praise; praiseworthiness …1715
– LAUDIFICATION * the act of extolling with praise …1890
– LEFT-HANDED COMPLIMENT praise that is subtle dispraise; reluctant and dubious praise …1881 Amer. colloq.
– MADAM praise, flattery …1910s UK criminals’ sl.
– PANEGYRIC elaborate praise; eulogy; laudation …1613
– PANEGYRISM a composition of a panegyrical character; a formal expression of praise …1894 nonce word
– PANEGYRY † a formal expression of praise …1600
– PANEULOGISM universal or indiscriminate praise …a1864
– PUFF a specimen of extravagant praise. esp. for commercial or political purposes; an exaggerated commendation of a book, an actor’s performance, etc. …1732 Amer. sl.
– PUFFERY undue or exaggerated praise; publicity, acclaim, etc. that is full of undue or exaggerated praise …1775
– PUFF JOB a specimen of extravagant praise. esp. for commercial or political purposes …1732 Amer. sl.
– PUFF PIECE a newspaper article, book, film, etc. whose purpose is to praise or flatter …colloq.
– RAP congratulations, a commendation, praise; a compliment …1939 Aust. sl.
– RAP-UP praise; a compliment or commendation …1939 Aust. sl.
– ROOSE † commendation, praise, flattery …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SALVE praise, flattery, cajolery …1864
– SNAPS praise; recognition …1995 US sl.
– WRAP enthusiastic approval; praise; a compliment or commendation …1939 Aust. sl.
– WRAP-UP enthusiastic approval; praise; a compliment or commendation …1939 Aust. sl.
praise – person
– BELAUDER one who loads with praise …1884
– BENEDICTOR † a eulogist, one who commends or praises, a well-wisher …1614
– LAUDATOR one who praises; a eulogist …1825
– PANEGYRIC † one who writes or utters a panegyric; one who elaborately praises …1600
– PANEGYRIST one who writes or utters a panegyric; one who elaborately praises …1605
– PANEGYRIZER one who utters or composes formal expressions of praise …1823
– VAUNTER a boastful assertor, extoller, commender, or praiser of something …1553 arch.
praise – verbs
– BEDAUB to load with rhetorical devices, with praise, etc.; to belaud to excess …1581
– BEET to praise; to blazon …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEMOUTH to talk grandiloquently, to declaim; to mouth the praises of a person …a1843
– BEPUFF to puff or blow out; to swell; hence, to flatter, to praise greatly …1843
– BESPATTER to asperse with abuse, flame, flattery, praise, etc., to hold in contempt …1644
– BETRUMPET * to trumpet the praises of, to commend or praise loudly …1828
– BLOW to proclaim or praise boastfully …1878
– BLOW UP to praise unduly; to flatter …1916 Amer. dial.
– BOO UP to praise …1953 Amer. dial.
– BRAG ON to praise or boast about someone or something …1850 Amer. dial.
– BRAG UP to praise or commend lavishly …1885 Amer. dial.
– CRACK UP to praise highly …c1840 colloq.
– CRY UP to proclaim a thing to be excellent; to endeavour to exalt in public estimation by proclamation or by loud praise; to extol …1627
– FILLIBRUSH to flatter; to praise insincerely or ironically …c1860 colloq.
– FRATCH to praise …19C Eng. dial.
– GENUINE to praise …c1840 Winchester College usage
– HERY † to praise, glorify, exalt, honour, worship …c735
– HYPERBOLIZE † to extol or praise extravagantly …1609
– KUDIZE to praise, to laud, to glorify …1873
– KUDOS to praise, to laud, to glorify …1799
– LAUDIFY †* to extol with praises …c1470
– LOSENGE † to flatter; to compliment unduly; to praise fulsomely …1422
– PANEGYRIC † to utter or write a panegyric; to praise in an elaborate oration or eulogium …1708
– PANEGYRICIZE * to pronounce or write an elaborate eulogy upon; to speak or write in praise of; to eulogize …1787
– PANEGYRIZE to pronounce or write an elaborate eulogy upon; to speak or write in praise of; to eulogize …1617
– PUFF to praise unduly or with exaggeration
– RAP to praise, esp. to praise to excess …1950s Aust. sl.
– RAP UP to praise …c1970 Aust. colloq.
– ROOSE † to praise, extol, commend, flatter …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SCROG to boast; to praise …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SING ONE’S PRAISES to be loud in laudation …1565
– SPEAK A PERSON FAR † to go to great lengths in his praise …1611
– STROKE to praise or compliment a person ….M20 US colloq.
– TAKE ONE’S HAT OFF TO to compliment, to praise …M19 sl.
– TINKLE ON to praise immoderately …1775 Sc.
– VALUE † to commend or praise to another; to vaunt …1670
– VAUNT † to extol, glorify or praise oneself …a1400-50
– WRAP UP to praise, to flatter …1950s Aust. sl.
praise – interjections/phrases
– J.C. AND HIS TEN GREY DONKEYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE BETTER congratulatory praise for an action well performed …M20 army jocular
– RAM IT! an expression of praise or encouragement …1980s UK Black sl.
PRAISED – adjectives
– UNCRIED UP not extolled or praised …1630
PRAISEWORTHY – adjectives
– ALLAUDABLE † praiseworthy, commendable …1731
PRAISING – adjectives
– ADULATORIOUS † full of adulation; servilely or fulsomely flattering or praising …1664
– ILLAUDATORY * not characterized by praising …1845
– PLAUDITORY applauding, commending, laudatory, praising, extolling …a1845
– UNAPPLAUSIVE not praising …1837
praising – person
– FLOOSTER a flatterer, one given to praising …1892 Ireland
PRAM – see BABY CARRIAGE
PRANCE – nouns
– BRANK a prance; a toss of the head, a caper …Bk1911 Sc.
prance – verbs
– BRANK to toss the head; to prance …Bk1911 Sc.
– GAMBADE † to prance, to strut, to march jauntily …1827 Sc.
– PAUCE to strut around on one’s dignity; to prance with rage or irritation; to assume a stiff, offended demeanour …1808 Sc.
– PAUGE † to prance, to pace about waiting for one’s chance to hover around with some design in mind …1825 Sc.
– GAMBADO to prance, to caper …1829
– JIG AROUND to putter around; to dally; to strut, to prance, to swagger …1966 Amer. dial.
– RAMP † to romp, to frolic, to prance …1657 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TITTUP to walk or go with an up-and-down movement; to walk in an affected manner; to mince or prance in one’s gait …1785
PRANCING – adjectives
– BRANKIN lively, gay; showy, ostentatious; prancing …Bk1911 Sc.
– TITTUPING bouncing, cantering, prancing …1895
PRANK, PRANKISH – adjectives
– ANTIC clownish, amusing, full of tricks; given to fun, capers, or pranks; joking, playful …1902 Amer. dial.
– ANTIC AS A JAYBIRD clownish, amusing, full of tricks; given to fun, capers, or pranks; joking, playful …1917 Amer. dial.
– GOOGY-GOOGY given to playing pranks; fooling around …1960s sl.
– WAGGISH done or made in a spirit of waggery or mischievous fun; prankish …1589
prank, prankish – nouns
– BOO-BOO a prank, a trick …E20 sl., orig. US
– CANKUM a prank, a whim, a fit of peevishness …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAPRICCIO a sudden sportive or fantastic motion; a prank, trick, caper …1665
– DINGDO a caper, a prank, a trick …1900 Amer. dial.
– ENFANTILLAGE a childish action or prank; childish behaviour …1827
– FEGARY a vagary, a prank; a whim, an eccentricity …E17 Eng. dial. & colloq. rare
– FERLICUE a shenanigan, a prank …1975 Amer. dial.
– GALLIER a mad prank …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAMBADE a prank, freak, frolic …1821
– GAMMETTING frolicking, whims, tricks, pranks …1873 Eng. dial.
– GAMMOCK a joke, a trick, a prank; rough play …1819 Eng. dial.
– GAND a frolic, a foolish prank …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GANDIEGOW an uproar, a noisy quarrel; a nonsensical prank; blustering talk; loud complaint …1907 Sc.
– GAUD, GAWD † a trick, a prank; often, a device to deceive, a piece of trickery, a pretense; also, a game, sport, or pastime …a1300
– GUY a trick or hoax; a prank, a jest, a joke …1854 Amer. sl.
– HUMMER a joke, a prank …1990 US sl.
– JACKDAW TRICKS odd pranks, vagaries …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KANCUMS tricks, pranks …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KEDIDOES capers, pranks, tricks …1914 Amer. dial.
– LAITS tricks, pranks …1805 Sc.
– LEGERDEHEEL † ‘light-heeled’ pranks …1605 nonce word
– MADDERAM madness, folly, frantic rage, tantrums; boisterous fun, wild pranks, hilarity …1866 Sc.
– MADDERDOM madness, folly, frantic rage, tantrums; boisterous fun, wild pranks, hilarity …1866 Sc.
– MANK a prank, a trick; a practical joke …1878 Eng. dial.
– MANTICKS pranks, antics …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARLOCK a prank, frolic, a gambol, a lark; a playful trick, a practical joke; a piece of fun or mischief …1864 Eng. dial.
– MAXIMS pranks, tricks, practical jokes …1867 Eng. dial.
– MAYLOCK a prank, frolic, a lark; a trick, a practical joke; a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
– MORLOCK a prank, frolic, a lark; a trick, a practical joke; a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
– ORDER confusion, tumult, larking, pranks…Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PANT a prank, a frolic, a ‘lark’, a piece of fun, a caper, a piece of boyish mischief …1894 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PAVIE a trick, a prank, a practical joke …1698 Sc.
– PLISKY a mischievous escapade; a trick, a prank; a practical joke; a frolic …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– QUILLY a prank, freak; a caper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANICKY a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1916 Amer. dial.
– RANI-CUM-BOOGERIE a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1945 Amer. dial.
– RAN(N)IKABOO a deceptive story or scheme; a caper, a prank; ‘monkeyshine’; nonsense; irrelevant, irritating activity …1901 Amer. dial.
– RANNYGAZOO a deceptive story or scheme; a caper; a prank; a trick; horseplay; nonsense; irrelevant, irritating activity …L19 Amer. sl.
– REAK a trick, a prank; a stratagem, an artifice …1629 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– REINIKABOO a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1901 Amer. dial.
– RENICKY a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1916 Amer. dial.
– RENICKY-BOO a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1916 Amer. dial.
– RIG a joke, a prank, a trick, a frolic …1858 Amer. dial.
– SCALEBRICK a wild prank …1877 Eng. dial.
– SHENANIGANS mischief; prankishness …19C Amer. colloq.
– SHINE a caper, a prank, a trick …1836 Amer. dial.
– TANTREMS pranks, games, jollification …M19 sl.
– VAGES, VAGUES † pranks or tricks …1523
prank, prankish – person
– FOXY GRANDPA a prankish old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FUNSTER a person who plays pranks, or one who likes to joke around; a comedian; also, a fun or light-hearted person …1788 colloq.
– MARLOCK one who plays pranks; a fool …1790 Eng. dial.
– RIG an amusing sort of chap; a joker; a prankster; an outrageous person …1975 Amer. dial.
– TAISTREL an ill-mannered, ill-behaved, or mischievous boy; one given to playing pranks …Bk1896 Eng. dial.
prank, prankish – verbs
– BABOONIZE IT † to play the ape; to use apish or foolish tricks or knavish pranks …1611
– GAMMOCK to frolic, to romp, to lark about, to play pranks …1854 chiefly Eng. dial.
– MANK to prank, to romp; to play tricks; to pretend to work, to gossip …1864 Eng. dial.
– QUIRK to cheat, to overreach; to elude by stratagem; to play a trick or prank …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
PRATE, PRATING – adjectives
– BABBLATIVE given to babbling; talkative, loquacious, garrulous, prating …1583
– BABBLY full of babble, chattering, prating, garrulous …1865
– GARRULOSE † given to much talking; fond of indulging in talk or chatter; loquacious, talkative, always prating …1727
– LONG-TONGUED talkative, prating, babbling, gossiping, vindictive …1899 Amer. dial.
– PRATEFUL * full of prate, given to chattering, loquacious, talkative …1802
prate, prating – nouns
– BABBLERY † idle talk, chattering, senseless babble or prating; a foolish tale …1532
– BIBBLE-BABBLE idle or empty talk; prating …1532
– CRONK a croaking; a prating …1790 Eng. dial.
– GAB prating …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– PATE prating, chatter …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
prate, prating – person
– BABBLER a foolish or idle talker; a chatterer; a prater …1366-7
– BALATRO † a foolish, nonsensical prater …1623
– BALATRON †* a babbling, prating fellow; a vain talking fellow; a jester, a buffoon; a rascally base knave, a thief; a contemptible fellow …1623
– BALATROUGH, BALLATROUGH † a foolish, nonsensical prater …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CARPER † a talker, a prater …c1440
– GABBER a chatterer, a prater; one who talk too much or too loud …1793
– GABBIE one who is loquacious and rather impudent in conversation; a pert, talkative person; a prater; a chatterbox – a tattler …1841 Sc.
– GABBLER one who indulges in nonsense; someone who talks too much or too loud; a prater …1625
– JABBERKNOWL, JABBERNOWL a prating blockhead; a term of contempt for an ignorant person …1790 Eng. dial.
– JANGLER † a chatterer, an idle talker, a prater …1303
– MOROLOGIST †* a person who talks foolishly; a prating, foolish fellow …1727
– PRATE-APACE one who prates on; a forward, talkative child; a chatterbox …1636
– SCLORE a verbose, empty talker; a chatterbox; one who prates on endlessly …1923 Sc.
– TATTLE-BOX a chatterbox; a prating gossip …1911 sl.
– WINDY-WALLETS a noisy prater; a vain boaster …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YIRP a prating, garrulous person …c1905 Sc.
prate, prating – verbs
– BIBBLE-BABBLE to indulge in empty talk; to babble, to prate …1888
– BUCK to talk egotistically; to prate and chatter; to let one’s tongue run loose …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
– CANK to gossip, to chatter, to prate …1856 Eng. dial.
– CARP † to talk much, to prate, to chatter …1377
– CRONK to prate, to gossip in a malicious way …1790 Eng. dial.
– DEBLATERATE * to babble much, prate …1623
– GAB to talk much or glibly; to chatter, to prate …1786
– GANGE to prate tediously; to chatter; to gossip …1825 Sc.
– JANGLE † to talk excessively or noisily; to chatter, to babble, to prate; also said of birds …a1300
– PLAY CAPS AND BELLS to act like a prankster; to play tricks or jokes on people …1969 Amer. dial.
– PRITTLE-PRATTLE † to chatter, to prate, to talk idly …1552 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAME to drone on in a monotonous fashion, to prate …1839 Sc.
– RATTLE to talk volubly; to chatter, to prate …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCLORE to chat or talk in a long gossipy manner; to prate, to babble …c1870 Sc.
– TATTER † to talk idly, to prate, to chatter; to scold …1854 Sc.
– TINKLE to talk idly, to prate, to utter empty sounds or senseless words …1641
– TITTLE-TATTLE to chatter, to prate; to talk idly; to gossip …1583
– TONGUE IT to talk volubly, to prate …1624
– YAFF to talk excessively, to chatter; to talk nonsense; to prate; to nag …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAG to gossip, to chatter, to prate …1866 Sc.
PRATTLE, PRATTLING – nouns
– BAVARDAGE idle talk, prattle, chattering …1835
– CANTILENE † an old song; silly prattle; idle tale, trick …1535
– GAB the act of gabbing or talking; conversation, prattle, talk, twaddle …1790
– GAL(L)AFER a prattling sound; a loud noise; a burst of laughter …1898 Eng. dial.
– GASH prattle, pert language …1813 Sc.
– NAFF frivolous talk or prattle; an angry dispute about a trifle …Bk1903 Sc.
– NAFFING idle talk, prattle …1878 Sc.
– PARTLE prattle, chatter …1913 Sc.
– TALKEE small talk; petty or childish talk, chatter; continuous talk or prattle …1885 colloq.
– TALKEE-TALKEE small talk; petty or childish talk, chatter; continuous talk or prattle …1812 contemptuous usage
– TITTLE-TATTLE talk, chatter, prattle; esp. empty or trifling talk about trivial matters; petty gossip …a1529
– YAFF prattle, chatter …1868 Sc.
prattle, prattling – person
– CARPER † a talker, a prattler …c1440
– GABBER a person who talks a great deal; a fluent or skilful speaker; also, later, a person who talks too much; an indiscreet talkative person; a prattler; a gossip …1792
– GABBLEBLOOTER a loudmouth; a prattler; a talkative person; a windbag …Bk1997 Irish sl.
– GAB-NASH a pert or voluble chatterer – a prattling, forward girl …1923 Sc.
– JACKDAW a talkative person; a prattler; used contemptuously …1605
– NASH-GAB a pert or gossiping person, an impertinent, ill-natured fellow, a forward, prattling girl …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PRATTLE-BOX † a chatterbox; a talkative person; a prattler, a chatterer …1671
– TONGUE-PAD a talkative person, a chatterer, a prattler …a1700 Eng. dial. & sl.
prattle, prattling – verbs
– BLETHER to talk nonsense; to prattle, to chatter …Bk1911 Sc.
– GABBLE to talk volubly, inarticulately, and incoherently; to chatter, to prattle; also, to read so fast as to be unintelligible …1577
– GAGGLE † to express with gaggling or cackling; to babble, to prattle …1577
– JABBLE to talk rapidly and indistinctly or unintelligibly; to speak volubly and with little sense; to chatter, to gabble, to prattle …1570
– YATTER to chatter, to ramble on in a confused or foolish manner; to prattle, to talk interminably …1825 Sc.
– YATTER-YATTER to chatter, to ramble on in a confused or foolish manner; to prattle, to talk interminably …1825 Sc.
PRAWN – nouns
– GOLDIE HAWN a prawn …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– PANDLE a prawn …1790 Eng. dial.
PRAY, PRAYER – adjectives
– BEADFUL † prayerful …c1200
pray, prayer – nouns
– BEAD † a prayer …c885
– BEAD-ROLL † a list of persons to be specially prayed for …c1500 obs. or arch.
– BEADS † prayers, devotions …c885
– BEADS BIDDING the saying of prayers …1387
– BEAD-SONG † a song of prayer …c1200
– BENE † prayer, petition, boon; prayer to God …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BIDDING † the act of praying; prayer …1297
– GYBS prayers …L19 sl.
– HAILER the prayer ‘Hail Mary’ …1920s Irish sl.
– MASS AND MEAT prayers and food …1827 Sc.
– ORATION † a prayer, petition, or supplication to God; orison …c1375
– ORATORY a place of prayer; a small chapel or shrine …a1300
– ORATOUR † a place of prayer; a small chapel or shrine; a room or building for private worship …a1300
– SUFFRAGIES † prayers, esp. on behalf of the departed …a1225
pray, prayer – person
– BEAD-CHILD a child that prays for the welfare of a benefactor or relative …1499
– BEAD-FOLK people who pray for a benefactor …1465
– BEADMAN a man of prayer; one who prays for the soul or spiritual welfare of another …c1230
– BEADSMAN a man of prayer; one who prays for the soul or spiritual welfare of another …c1230
– BEADS-WOMAN a woman who prays for a benefactor, an almswoman …c1465
– BEAD’-US-WIFE a female who prays for another; more strictly, the female inmate of an alms-house …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
– BEAD-WIFE one who inhabited religious houses and alms-houses, and offered up prayers for the repose of the souls of the founders …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEAD-WOMAN one who inhabited religious houses and alms-houses, and offered up prayers for the repose of the souls of the founders …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEDE-MAN † a beadsman, one who prays for another; a person who resides in a bede-house, or is supported from the funds appropriated for this purpose (bede-house – an alms-house) …c1425
– ORATOR † one who offers a prayer or petition; a petitioner or suppliant …1433
pray, prayer – verbs
– BEAD † to pray …1790 Eng. dial.
– BID to pray …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BID A BEAD to offer a prayer …c1250
– CHOP UP THE WHINERS to hurry through prayers …L17 sl.
– COUNT ONE’S BEADS to say one’s prayers …1792
– I-BID † to pray …971
– ORATE † to pray; to plead …c1600
– TELL ONE’S BEADS to say one’s prayers …1641
– THROW THE MOUTH to pray …1796 Sc.
PRAYING MANTIS – nouns
– BROOMSTICK a praying mantis …1968 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL HORSE a praying mantis …1931 Amer. dial.
– DEVILS DARNING NEEDLE a praying mantis …1941 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S HORSE a praying mantis …1883 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S HORSE FLY a praying mantis …1969 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S MARE a praying mantis …1843 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S RIDING HORSE a praying mantis …1869 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S RIDY HORSE a praying mantis …1965 Amer. dial.
– EAR SEWER a praying mantis …1968 Amer. dial.
– GRANDDADDY the praying mantis …1966 Amer. dial.
– GRANDMOTHER’S DARNING NEEDLE a praying mantis …1969 Amer. dial.
– HAYMAKER a praying mantis …1968 Amer. dial.
– NEEDLE a praying mantis …1970 Amer. dial.
– NEEDLE BUG a praying mantis …1968 Amer. dial.
– NIGHTSTICK a praying mantis …1968 Amer. dial.
– OLD GRANDDAD the praying mantis …1969 Amer. dial.
– OLD GRANDDAD HIPPETY HOP the praying mantis …1969 Amer. dial.
– PISS MARE a praying mantis …1966 Amer. dial.
– REARHORSE the praying mantis …1859 Amer. dial.
– WOODEN HORSE a praying mantis …1908 Amer. dial.
– WOOD-HORSE a praying mantis …1868 Amer. dial.
PRACTICABLE – adjectives