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A dictionary of the Old West, 1850-1900

Peter Christopher Watts

A dictionary of the Old West, 1850-1900

by Peter Christopher Watts

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.),
  • Americanisms
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- West (U.S.) -- Dictionaries.,
    • English language -- Dialects -- West (U.S.) -- Dictionaries.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- Dictionaries.,
    • Americanisms -- West (U.S.) -- Dictionaries.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Languages -- Dictionaries.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [379]-399.

      Statementby Peter Watts.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2970.W4 W3 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 399 p. :
      Number of Pages399
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4884090M
      LC Control Number76013724

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      The West has been a theme in the national consciousness since we began our existence. The West, too, has had a varied geography since the nation the Revolutionary hero, The West was Ohio and Kentucky; to the Mexican War soldier it was Texas and California; to the Civil War veteran it was Kansas and Nebraska and the region beyond. But in the half century beginning in , the West had. Though movies and television would like us to believe otherwise, it was very rare when gunfights occurred with the two gunfighters squarely facing each other from a distance in a dusty street. This romanticized image of the Old West gunfight was born in the dime novels of the late 19th century and perpetuated in the film era, to such a point that this fictional version is what our mind’s eye.

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Peter Watts' stated purpose was to create a guide for the readers of Western Americana - to identify the words and phrases used in the Old West during the period He furnishes the "how" and "why" of standard range words such as: roping, brands, saddles, trail drives, and so forth/5(8).

Peter Watts' stated purpose was to create a guide for the readers of Western Americana - to identify the words and phrases used in the Old West during the period He furnishes the "how" and "why" of standard range words such as: roping, brands, saddles, trail drives, and so by: 1.

A Dictionary of the Old West book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A fascinating dictionary of terms from the Wild West of /5.

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A Writer's Guide to the Old West. 's ~ 's. Being a small compilation drawn from period newspapers, books, and memoirs. Part of the charm and character of the Old West, as viewed through our modern eyes, has always been the colorful speech of those days.

The compiler of the work, Peter Watts, is a British author of Western fiction better known by his pseudonyms Matt Chisholm and Cy James. The work was not meant to be as all encompassing as Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms, perhaps the classic work in this field, but rather to cover common phraseology of the period in our West.

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