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Add:—S.W. Deverill Agric Akerman allus Amateur Poacher applied Arum maculatum arvensis Aubrey's Nat Aubrey's Wilts Barford Berks Birds of Wilts boys Brit caddle called Castle Eaton Charlton Cherhill Chippenham Clematis Vitalba Clyffe Pypard common Cunnington Devizes Dipsacus sylvestris dwon't Enford English Plant Names Estate Farley Feme Farm Gamekeeper at Home girt Glossary grass ground gwain H.Wr Hamptworth hedge Hilmarton Hist horse Huish land Lewth Little Langford Longbridge Deverill look Malmesbury Marlborough Meadow Measter N.W. Clyffe Pypard North Wilts nothen obsolete occasionally on't Orchis Orchis mascula phrase piece plough pronounced S.W. Deverill Salisbury sheep sometimes SPECIMENS OF DIALECT Squail Steeple Ashton straw ter'ble term thee thick thuck thur usually veyther Village Miners vulgaris waggon Warminster weather wheat White whoam Wild Wilts Arch Wiltshire wood word xxii young zaay zays
Page 206 - I've allus bin as vlush o' money as a twoad is o' veathers ; but, if ever I gets rich, I'll put it ael in Ziszeter bank, and not do as owld Smith, the miller, did, comin' whoam vrom market one nite. Martal avraid o' thieves a was, zo a puts his pound-bills and ael th' money a'd got about un, in a hole in the wall, and the next marnin' a' couldn't remember whereabouts 'twas, and had to pull purty nigh a mile o' wall down before a
Page 210 - Now, do'e plaze to walk in a bit, zur, and rest'e, and dwont'e mind my measter up agin th' chimley earner. Poor zowl an hin, he've a bin despert ill ever zence t'other night, when a wur tuk ter'ble bad wi' th' rheumatiz in's legs and stummick. He've a bin and tuk dree bottles o' doctor's stuff; but I'll be whipped if a do simbly a bit th
Page 7 - Hence the word bercen or barken, which is now commonly used for a yard or back-side, in Wilts, and other counties. But it first signi"fied the small croft or close, where the sheep were brought up at night, and secured from danger of the open fields.
Page 208 - The Harnet and the Bittle. A harnet zet in a hollur tree, — A proper spiteful twoad was he ; And a merrily zung while he did zet His stinge as shearp as a...
Page 75 - The backer upright timber of a gate by which it is hung to its post. The one in the middle, between the harrow and the head, is the middle spear, which is also the name of the upright beam that takes the two leaves of a barn's door.
Page 206 - ... a'ter he, and by and by, round comes the bed a'ter they two. ' Ha ! ha ! ' zays I, ' that's very vine ; but how be I to lay down while you cuts zich capers ? ' Well, the bed corned round dree times, and the vowerth time I drowd myzelf flump atop ov un ; but in th' marnin' I vound myzelf laying on the vloor, wi' ael me duds on ! I never could make out this.
Page 75 - [Properly spelt Anbury. See Ellis (p. 1) and Hal.] Hants. A Wiltshire farmer 'said they were called with them hunts sheep; they were a sort of sheep that never shelled their teeth, but always had their lambs-teeth without shedding them and thrusting out two broader in their room every year There were such a sort of horses called hants horses, that always shewed themselves to be six years old.
Page 114 - Hark ! how the roofs with laughter sound, Anon they'll think the house goes round, For they the cellar's depth have found, And there they will be merry. The wenches with their wassail bowls About the streets are singing ; The boys are come to catch the owls, The wild mare in is bringing.
Page 53 - Eth. or Heth, a hearth. Ether, Edder, [applied to] flexible wands of hazel, &c., twined along the top of a hedge, to keep it compact See Moor's Suffolk Words. Akerman adds — " They have a rhyme in Wilts, on the formation of a ' stake and ether hedge ' — ' An eldern stake and black-thorn ether Will make a hedge to last for ever.