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Re: Old southern sayings

In a message dated 11/06/2005 10:56:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
kmrsy@netzero.net writes:
Re "cute"
What is a dickens? - as in cute as the dickens? I thought a little dickens 
was a mischief maker, so how do these 2 terms relate?
I've always heard that "dickens" was a euphemism for devilkins.

How about "ugly as a mud fence."  You shouldn't have any problems with that.

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