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Thread #78750   Message #1419978
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
24-Feb-05 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Pistol, rifle: deadly, trusty, unerring

Church, chapel: holy or sacred, of course. Tiny, isolated, lone, lonesome,

Cowboy: dirty, lonely, lonesome, loyal, weary, jolly, hard-riding, tired, hard-working (but would you want to engage in a cliche like that?)

Pony, cayuse, bronco: wild, untamed, mean, broken-down, skinny, spavined, swaybacked, unridden, unridable,

Murder: secret, foul, bold(?), revengeful, premeditated, aforethought,

There we go. Someone else add some.

Dave Oesterreich