A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms in Use in the County of Kent

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Farncombe, 1888 - English language - 194 pages
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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 cantle out." —King Henry IV. pt. I. act iii. sc. i.
Page 65 - 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
Page 49 - Hospital, Canterbury. EAR [ee-r] vb. To plough. E. " Eryng of land three times."—Old Parish Book of Wye, 28 Henry VIII. " Caesar, I bring thee word : Menocrates and Menas, famous pirates, Make the sea serve them, which they ear and wound With keels of every kind
Page 59 - 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. FOYING
Page 16 - high dere." BOP, vb. To throw anything down with a resounding noise. BOROW [boroa] sb. A tithing ; the number of ten families who were bound to the king for each other's good behaviour. " That which in the West country was at that time, and yet is, called a tithing, is in Kent termed a borow.
Page 53 - every fardle .... i d ." Italian, fardello. 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. FATTEN [fat-un] sb. A weed. FAVOUR [fai-vur] vb. To resemble ; have a likeness to another person. "You favour your father," ie, you have a strong likeness to your father. (See also
Page 190 - A widgeon. WINDROW [wind'roa] sb. Sheaves of corn set up in a row, one against another, that the wind may blow betwixt them ; or a row of grass thrown up lightly for the same purpose in haymaking. WINTER-PROUD, adj. Said of corn which is too forward for the season in a mild winter. WIPS [wips]
Page 7 - sb. A bailiff-boy, or boy employed by the farmer to go daily over the ground, and to see that everything is in order, and to do every work necessary.—Pegge. BAIN'T [bai-nt] phr. For are not, or be, not. " Surely you bain't agoin' yit-awhile?" BAIST [baai-st] sb. The frame-work of a bed with webbing. — Weald. (See also, Beist,
Page 60 - . . . . The parching air Burns frore and cold performs the effect of fire." •—Milton, Paradise Lost, ii. 595. FRUZ [fruz]
Page 157 - {Rangniculus lingua, great spear-wort; R. flammula, lesser spearwort], which is supposed to produce this disorder of the liver, and from thence it has its name. SPILT [spil-t] vb. Spoilt. " I are goin' to git a new hat; this fell into a pail of fleet-milk that I was giving to the hogs and it got spilt.

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