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Lighter Folklore: 'Habits' as a euphemism for testicles (18) RE: Folklore: 'Habits' as a euphemism for testicles 16 Feb 21

My impression is that "habits" was Thomas's own euphemism. It fits the scansion, and its so incongruous that it tells alert readers that it replaces something naughty.

The mysterious "habit" doesn't appear in either the Oxford English Dictionary or the multivolume Dictionary of American Regional English.

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