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tamarack \'tah-mah-rahk\ v - To celebrate or revel, but esp. to dance vigorously while doing so. Usu. employed in the phrase "tamarack 'er down"; "We're gunnoo get rightoutaver and tamarack 'er down!" The term refers to the local use of tamarack (a variety of larch, i.e., Larix laricina) for hardwood flooring, and typical usage implies such energetic dancing as to literally pound down the floorboards. The popularity (if not the origin) of the term has been attributed to the late Walter Tomkins of CJCJ Radio in Woodstock, who used it often when introducing a particularly rousing piece of fiddle music for the early-morning show, "Music to Milk By". NEXT»

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