A Glossary of Words and Phrases Pertaining to the Dialect of Cumberland by William Dickinson, F. L. S.

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English dialect society, 1880 - English language - 135 pages
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Page 89 - September Husbandrie. I never look'd for better of that rascal Since he came miching first into our house. HEYWOOD, A Woman killed with kindness. Milcy, adj. descriptive of bread or flour made from corn which has germinated. The loaf has a sweet taste and close consistency. Mimsey, the minnow,
Page 88 - pholis. Malkin, a mop of rags fastened to a long pole, and used to sweep out an oven. Metaphorically, a dirty slut. Manchent, a small loaf. No manchet can so well the courtly palate please As that made of the meal fetch'd from my fértil leaze.
Page 93 - square of glass. Some ask'd how pearls did grow, and where ; Then spoke I to my girl To part her lips and show me there The
Page 81 - Fitchett, a polecat. Fitty, fitting ; proper. Flaygerry, a frolic ; spree. Fleet, v. to float. Ere my sweet Gaveston shall part from me This isle shall fleet upon the ocean.
Page 68 - in vernacular phrase, we learn that " most of the inhabitants can speak no word of Cornish, but very few are ignorant of the English." A few did yet so still "affect their own" that to an inquiring stranger they would answer,
Page 77 - a cripple. Clout, a napkin for infants. When clothes are taken from a chest of sweets To swaddle infants, whose young breath Scarce knows the way ; Those
Page 90 - that drink of running springs Think water far excells all earthly things ; But they that drink neat wine despise it. Neck, a miniature sheaf of wheat with four plaited arms, intertwined with everlastings, and the more durable of flowers. The stalks of wheat brought down by the last sweep of the scythe are brought
Page 121 - 4. The following is a list of the counties for which editors are now provided, and such members as have but a few words to contribute should communicate directly with the workers here indicated, instead of sending them in to the Secretary. For addresses, see the List of Subscribers.
Page 7 - bride and bridegroom, with their attendants, will proceed to Lanefoot, in the said parish, where the nuptials will be celebrated by a variety of entertainments. ' And doubtless a handsome collection would find its way, according to custom, into the napkin-covered pewter-dish upon the bride's lap. (The bride and bridegroom were known to the writer.) Seventy pounds was contributed at Henry Stoddart's
Page 127 - CHRIST'S COLLEGE, Cambridge. ,, COPENHAGEN ROYAL (Herr Chr. Brunn, Librarian). „ DR. SHEPHERDS', Preston (per Charles Fryer, Town Clerk's Office, Preston). ,, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY (care of James Maclehose, 61, Vincent Street, Glasgow ; per Messrs. Dumbleton, Ave Maria Lane, EG) „ GOTTINGEN UNIVERSITY (per Messrs. Asher

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