This article treats two words—wrist ‘braided string of ears of corn’ and stout ‘shock (of corn or other grain)’—that have gone nearly unnoticed hitherto. Citations from the nineteenth through the later twentieth centuries are presented, which show these terms were once well known in part or all of New York State, and it is further shown that both are probably of Dutch origin.
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George H. Goebel; Wrists and Stouts of Corn: Two Neglected Regionalisms. American Speech 1 November 2011; 86 (4): 441–453. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-1587250
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