More Strange Mockingbird Words

Hoover cartHoover cart – a car pulled by horses because owners could not afford gasoline or repairs; sometimes a hand built cart pulled by a horse. President Hoover had made an election promise of prosperity, measured by “a car in every garage,” but the Great Depression changed things.

Tom Swifts (or Tom Swifities) –  A sentence in which an opening phrase is linked to a pun on one of the words in the opening phrase.  Examples: It’s freezing,” Tom muttered icily.”  “I might as well be dead,” Tom croaked.

Lane cake – a cake made with lots of liquor.

Crokesack – a rough bag, often made of burlap, sometimes used to hold frogs when caught.

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