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reckoning

1. settlement of an account or bill
2. a bill or account
3. Navigation short for dead reckoning
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"Yes, I reckon yours is the cleanest house, because it's the newest, so you'll just step out and let us knock in one o' the gables, and clap it on to the saloon, and make ONE house of it, don't you see?
He's out of it by this time, I reckon. You might as well be perspiring to some purpose over there as gaspin' under this tree.
Much of that they'll get out of you and Huck Finn, I reckon. There's a neighbor named Brace Dunlap that's been wanting to marry their Benny for three months, and at last they told him point blank and once for all, he COULDN'T; so he has soured on them, and they're worried about it.
I reckon they've forgot his real name long before this.
I reckoned Tom would fly at his aunt and hug her head off; but if you believe me he set there like a rock, and never said a word.
Besides, I reckon he ain't ever com- ing back to this town any more."
"Yes'm," smiled Pollyanna, cheerfully, "I reckon I do, maybe.
"I didn't know he had a daughter, but I reckon you must be her.
If you get outa the way, I reckon I can find my own way out."
"I reckon, then, I'd have to choke you and maul you some bad."
He don't know me from Adam, and I reckon he don't know he done me outa anything.
I thought all this over for two or three days, and then I reckoned I would see if there was anything in it.