smothery


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smoth·er·y

 (smŭth′ə-rē)
adj. Upper Southern US
Confined. Used of a place: "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't" (Mark Twain).
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No, Tom, I won't be rich, and I won't live in them cussed smothery houses.
Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.
When I speak of fear, I mean the merely animal fear, the recoil of the organism from its destruction; the smothery feeling; the sense of being a rat in a trap.