about east adv.
(US) properly, regularly, as it should be.
|Widow Bedott Papers (1883) 112: If ther’s any body that won’t knuckle tew her, I tell ye they have to take it about east.|
|Biglow Papers 2nd Ser. (1880) (Intro) xvii: There was not a Yankee [...] whose problem had not always been to find out what was about east, and to shape his course accordingly. [Ibid.] 69: Folks oppersition views aginst the Ringtail Roarers; / They’ll take ’em out on him ’bout east.|