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Victorian Slang of the Week


calf-rope, as in to “cry” or “holler” calf-rope–surrender, plead for mercy. Mostly South and West. 1859. There are three references from the 19th century, many more in the 20th century.  I used this in Running Wild, because it felt very much like western, cowboy slang to me.


1 Comment

  1. Something my husband says when he’s tired and doesn’t think he can do even one more thing. LOL

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