Strange Words

If you have read To Kill A Mockingbird, you likely came across some unfamiliar terms. Here are some words that sent me to my dictionary, and sometimes to an Internet search:

Scuppernongs – a type of grape with sweet yellow fruit or wine made from this fruit.

Bought cotton (or Buying cotton) – a polite term for doing nothing.

Flivver – an old or cheap car.

Asafoetida – a yellow-brown, bitter, and offensive smelling substance from the roots of certain plants. It was formerly used in medicine.

Shinny – liquor, probably homemade.

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