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  1. bohemie1
    bohemie1 February 6, 2011 at 7:33 pm .

    This is what he refers to -<br /><br />cymling – squash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white

  2. Sam Patterson
    Sam Patterson December 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm .

    In "Strings of Life-Conversations with Old-Time Musicians from North Carolina and Virginia" (Kevin Donleavy, Pocahontas Press, Inc.), some folks in Stokes County (NC) referred to squash as "simblins".

  3. brian salchert
    brian salchert June 21, 2008 at 3:59 am .

    My guesses about "simblins" are:<BR/>-<BR/>1. The word is in quotes because<BR/>Twain got it from someone else.<BR/>He just didn’t bother to gloss it.<BR/>-<BR/>2. The sound of it made me think<BR/>first of "siblings" and then of<BR/>"similar thin’s". Maybe it’s both.<BR/><BR/>Anyway, it surely is a prose poem.

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