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"no more smile to him than there is to a ham"

Posted by Fennec on July 29, 2004

hi,

first time here...
while reading Huckleberry Finn I stumbled on this strange expression (?) - used on a sly undertaker, the "softest, glidingest, stealthiest man I ever see" (in Huck's words).

and he adds, "there warn't no more smile to him than there is to a ham".

anyone have any idea what he might mean by that?

thanks very much.