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The first thing Hambone did was to go to the back of the wagon for the jar.

Reynolds did as directed and Hambone ducked for cover and the wagon stood stock still.

Our glee was positively fiendish next day when watching Hambone wriggling uneasily in his clothes at parade.

A minute or two elapsed and no explosion taking place, Hambone rejoined the wagon and the party proceeded.

They'd rather fight en a yaller dawg likes fo' to worry a hambone.

WORD ORIGIN

1855, "bone of a ham," from ham (n.1) + bone (n.). Meaning "inferior actor or performer" is from 1893, an elaboration of ham (n.2).

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