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Page 65 - An old title of address to the master of a house. 1671.—"To Goodman Davis in his sicknes oO 6." —Overseers' Accounts, Holy Cross, Canterbury. "... If the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched."—St. Matthew xxiv. 43.
Page 132 - would With charitable bill—O bill, sore-shaming Those rich-left heirs that let their fathers lie Without a monument !—bring thee all this." RUDE HEART, abv. By heart. " She read the psalms down ; but lor ! she didn't want no book ! she knowed 'em all rude heart." RUDY [reu-di] adj. Rude. RUGGLE-ABOUT
Page 4 - Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water ; Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling
Page 21 - the Lord, a buck-basket ; rammed me in with foul shirts and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins " —Merry Wives of Windsor, act iii. sc. 5. BUCK [buk] (3) vb. To fill a basket. BUCKING [buk-ing] CHAMBER, sb. The room in which the clothes were bucked, or steeped in lye, preparatory to washing.
Page 60 - below. G. GABERDINE [gab'urdin] sb. A coarse loose frock ; a smock frock, sometimes called a cow-gown, formerly worn by labouring men in many counties, now fast disappearing. " You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine!
Page 25 - have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses." —Shakespeare—Sonnets, liv. CANT [kant] (i) sb. A portion of corn or woodland. Every farm-bailiff draws his
Page 25 - See how this river comes me cranking in, And cuts me, from the best of all my land, A huge half moon, a monstrous canile out.
Page 53 - FAT [fat] sb. A large open tub ; a vat ; a ton or tun. "And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil."—Joel ii. 24. FA.TTEN [fat-un] sb. A weed.
Page 53 - and is so called at Sandwich in contradistinction to the silver eel. FEAR [feer] vb. To frighten. " To see his face the lion walk'd along Behind some hedge, because he would not fear him." —Shakespeare—Venus and Adonis. FEASE [feez] (i) vb. To fret; worry. (See also Frape.)
Page 59 - [foi] so. A treat given by a person on going abroad or returning home. There is a tavern at Ramsgate called the Foy Boat. " I took him home to number 2, the house beside ' The Foy ; ' I bade him wipe his dirty shoes, that little vulgar boy." —Ingoldsby Legends, Misadventures at Margate.