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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

loblolly

\LOB-lol-ee\ , noun;
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
2.
a thick gruel.
Quotes:
...all we had was slosh, mud, loblolly and, in general, a spring mess.
-- Randall Beth Platt, The Four Arrows Fe-As-Ko, 1991
He wallowed like a hog in a loblolly.
-- Lewis Nordan, The Sharpshooter Blues, 1995
Origin:
Loblolly is thought to be onomatopoeic, perhaps mimicking the sound of porridge or stew bubbling and boiling.
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