Synonyms for cay

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Well, Jack, I reckon we cayn't take Dinsmore in to be hanged.

We cayn't let him go back there and take our medicine for us.

We went over every inch of the Cay and theres not a living soul on it.

To the end of the world, and over the edge—I cayn't help that.

I cayn't oppress Jim in them things—I'd get so tame and weak he'd sit on my haid!

Mebbe the women-folks will feel better fort; but you cay—nt do it.

"You can hear dozens of yarns like that about every coral island and cay in the Caribbean," I said.

"We didn't," shouted a youngster named Cay, firing up at once.

Scotty asked, "Where does the word 'cay' come from, anyway?"

Cayn't you take 'em off what they're on, and saynd one of the boys in with 'em, Trypheeny?

WORD ORIGIN

"low island," 1707, from Spanish cayo; see key (n.2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAY

bank

nounground bounding waters
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