I'm a little confused by the following sentence. I know all the nouns here, but I don't understand the phrase "a turn them bandages"

What a turn them bandages did give me, to be sure!

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    Those bandages gave me quite a surprise. – GEdgar Feb 23 '12 at 4:12

Turn: see definition 13b. Here it means a surprise or shock. And them here is dialect for those.

  • Yeah , now i know it's them that confused me, thanks. – daisy Feb 23 '12 at 5:02
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    Them thar colloquialisms can be just a mite vexin' to grok! – ErikE Feb 23 '12 at 5:33

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