Penny knew that Danny, a hardened criminal, would never give her any information, so she centered her attention upon Hod and coon.
"You don't need to stay here and listen to it," Fatty coon said.
coon disna get up as far as this, and Arctic and blue fox dinna get as far south.
"I guess you had better skip, Mr. coon," said the white boy.
So they sent Mr. coon back with another note stating, that that would be their last chance, etc.
Now the young scouts have to find that coon, each looking about for himself.
By the time he got thru telling the girls, Mr. coon called to Mr. Rabbit that he was ready to go.
It is a question which was the more surprised, Mr. coon or Mr. Crow.
coon would carry him away, so would fox or wildcat, and a marten would not come into the building by night.
coon like, they crawled out on the limb and lowered themselves to the trapeze.
short for raccoon, 1742, American English. It was the nickname of Whig Party members in U.S. c.1848-60, as the raccoon was the party's symbol, and it also had associations with frontiersmen (who stereotypically wore raccoon-skin caps), which probably ultimately was the source of the Whig Party sense (the party's 1840 campaign was built on a false image of wealthy William Henry Harrison as a rustic frontiersman).
The insulting U.S. meaning "black person" was in use by 1837, said to be ultimately from Portuguese barracoos "building constructed to hold slaves for sale." No doubt boosted by the enormously popular blackface minstrel act "Zip Coon" (George Washington Dixon) which debuted in New York City in 1834. But it is perhaps older (one of the lead characters in the 1767 colonial comic opera "The Disappointment" is a black man named Raccoon). Coon's age is 1843, American English, probably an alteration of British a crow's age.