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I zem 'a looketh pale.


Which is tha sherpest, he or's hrither ?
Eart wan I zein, an eart the t'ither,

I gied mun out to-day ;
Freyed ribhins, and tiefil'd rattletraps,
An' in rnun tha dear little chaps

Their rahherts did array.

Ott a cawbahy Jimmy is —
But 'it ta day es blid wur riz,

Gale-headed Jones, ta Cleve ;
Was playing maxims upon Will,
An' made tha little fellow squeal,

'A did es halse-nits theeve.

Says Jim, " Jones, you've condiddled tiny,
Just in your huggermugger way,

Cum, yen mun back agen."
With that Jones hulled out a kern—
" Co, Co," says he, " I've you to learn,"

An' chawed up close to Jim.

Jim noshed up, " I shan't bate, or 'it
Ha' stewers wi' you or 'it your kit,

Jist gie our Bill his right,
Or ha' this quickbean on thy back."
Wi' that Jones gied hissel a tack,

An' axed Jim if he'd fight.


" Jim looked tha chounting chap ta paise,
Then ran agen en way a vaise,

An' mauled en sure anew ;
'A zoon tann'd out o'en es condudle,
An' zent en on tha quar'l ta broodle,

Making zich a to-do !

" There's nort to Jimmy lik' es blither,
How they doo clitch to wan anither,

Jist like two ckucky-ckeeses !
Lang may their youthful redeship grow,
And be their station high or low,

As God A'mighty plaises.

" Jim had to-day a gurt disaster,

'A brock a quar'l o' glass, an's Maister

Gie'd en the custis vor't;
Et squashed tha chill-bladder on's hand,
An' home a-cum wi's vingers scrammed —

Jim shant be whopped vor nort."

" Dowl take tha lamiger Methodie !
'T'ill be zum hinderment ta he,

I'll dudder en wi' noise ;
Ees, Nell, Jimmy shall layve that schule,
I'll drash tha back o' tha crippledy vule,

I'll back en 'vore es buoys."

;-)4 JIM AN' NELL.

" Jim, that cloam buzza wi' two handles,
'E bought laist vair ta Maister Randal's,

Was tored abroad to-day ;
Giles chucked at Jan Peart' s head a gammer,
Jan drawed a coping stone, a strammer,

And I o' coose must pay.

" I can't abide, Jim, they two men,
I leathered Giles to tha true ben, _

Gurt chuckle-headed toad ;
Tha crime o' the country go'th that Jan
Hath bin too gurt wi' drooling Nan —

Hur's vaaling all abroad."

" Hur dith sem slagged. Tha trapes mus' go,
Jan's wraxling ginged tha wildcgo ;

Yer's a brave briss an' herridge !
Tha diddlecum toads. I thort I glimpsed
Jan slinge to tha rebeck i' the dimpse —

Ott must et be — a marri'ge ?

" Niver min' they. Yer's Will an' Jim.
Well, ducksey dooseys, wher've 'e bin? "

" Pickin-a-rabberts' meat, Mo'r,
Crowtoe, an' Charlock, an' Caul-leaves,
Cowslop an' Cock-grass. Ban't us thieves ?

Will hath es breeches tor'.


" Where Coouie gut by tha shore! turns routs',
Close by tha stickle-path us foun',

In a hayrnaiden bush,
These corniwillins, an' in tha diver
A copperfinch an' hoop's nest. my iver,

Tha leetle wans all flush ! "

" Will ! you 'bide in, I'll mend thy breeches ;
Jim go and zarch vor angletwitches

An' blackwornis vor tha burds ;
Cubabys be good, an' maskills too,
Oakems, ticks, longcripples '11 do ;

Kip min' in bits o' shurd.

" D'ye mind ? tha flaw blawed to tha tallet,
A skirdevil or 'ot they call it."

" No, 'twas a wash-dish, Jim,
Poor leetle pixy, wi' the tripes
'E pored down es poor oozle pipes,

'E made es peeper tin'.

" Be clodding, Will ? Why, iss 'e must ;
Here, chiel's a nudge o' kissing-crust

After thy leeky broth :
I've warmed thy porridge on tha trivet,
Jimmy, zay prayers avore 'e have it,

And doant 'e slat tha clath."


" Well, James, tha buoys be in their beds,
God bless their purty leetle heads !

I laive inun all to Him ;
I ask His blessing night an' day,
An' this, my dear, is all I zay,

May they be like my Jim."

" An' zo they be. I zay ta Betty,
They've been gude children vrom the tetty.

Not fulshin' wan anither.
I've all my latch. Jimmy's like you,
An leetle Will, 'tis Gospel true,

Grows up jist like his brither ! "

" Nell, d'out the light. I zem tha e'enin',
Tha blessed hour 'vore candleteenin'

'S the loveliest peart o' life :
I sometimes wish tha toiling sun,
Like me, when 'es day's wark wis done,

Could zit down wi' 'es wife !

" Wan flinkett cast a top tha yeath,
Seems to throw out a loving breath,

Which Winter's self would dove,
Even age, when creudling by home's fire,
Warms up agen wi' young desire,

An' thinks o'er years o' Love.


" Now, as I hear tha pendalow
0' Maister's clock tick to an vro',

I zem, ' Well, there is past
Another moment spent wi' Nell,
Let us enjoy love's moments well,

While tha sweet blessings last !'

" A man an's wife, not stocks an' stones,
Must vail down on their dolly-bones,

An' bless tha God who gives !
What have I done to 'sar such bliss,
Dear Nell, as is in wan sweet kiss ?

'Tis worth a dizzen lives.

" A thousan' happy fancies dring,
To paint tha blossoms of my spring,

But now I zem I've learned
Ould age don't scrimp wan single bliss,
Nor dubb tha rapture o' wan kiss,

Wher love's once fully kerned.

' ' Lawk ! ot's a cockle here an' there ?
'Tis but a channel vor love's tear,

Tha moutering o' the dove ;
Mayhap zum foreward, fustling youth
Clause vor tha fob, and vor tha smooth :

But this, Nell, isn't love !

38 jim an' xell.

" Love isn't a mere simathin'
Begaiged wi' bloo' o' lips or skin,

Or person short or tall ;
Tis vor a kindred soul ta sigh,
With it ta live — without it die ;

'Tis this, or nort at all.

" 'Tis well enoo vor lips to meet,
'Tis sweet — I own 'tis cruel sweet,

I don't zich things disparage ;
But when a heart weds way a heart,
When soul weds soul they'll niver part,

Vor this is heavenly marri'ge.

" An' surely, Nell, zich luve is ours,
An' zo we'll pass our earthly hours,

While we together dwell ;
That when in tha bright ways above,
Two spirits fly still joined in Love,

They'll zay, < That's Jim an' Nell.' "





MEM. — The chief object of the foregoing story is to interweave every
provincial word known to the Author; and he has kept this object in view so
closely that few verses have been added during the progress of the tale
without the introduction of at least three or four new words. This maj
have, in many instances, interfered with the poetical interest of the tale, but
will, it is presumed, increase its local value. The Author is not aware of any
composition formed on a similar plan, and he must reiterate that the object
of the story of "Jim and Nell " is to string together, not merely the county
pronunciations, but the idioms and the provincialisms of the Devonshire

A. The letter a precedes many
adverbs without much quali-
fying their meaning.

A-bear, ^ v. to endure, to put 1

Abide, ) up with.

Acker, s. acre.

Ackmal, s. nuthatch.

Afeard, ad. afraid.

Ageest, aghast, terrified.

Agging, egging on, raising quar-

A-gin, or Agen, ad. against, near

Ago, gone, past, ex. "jist ago,"
nearly dead.

tooth, sharp

Aiggle-tooth, s.

('1U- aiguille

Akether, quoth he.
Alkitotle, s. silly elf.
Ail-abroad, open.
Aller, s. a pinswell.
Allernbatch, s. an old sore (qy.

an aller blotch).
An, than, ex. " more an' that."
A-nan (see Nan), say it again.
Aneest, anear, near (close a-

neest, next to).
Angletwitch, s. an earthworm,




Aii't, am not.

Aprilled, a. soured.

Apurt, ad. pouting, out of tem-

A-quott, a. a-squat, squatted,
weary of eating.

Argj )

Argify, J v ' to ar S ue > to dispute.

Arish, s. stubble, ground fit for
the plough.

Aslat, ad. cracked as an earthen

Asneger, s. an ass.

A-top-o', on the top of, ou.

Ausney, v. to augur, to antici-

Avore, adv. a-fore, before.

Avroar, ad. frozen, frosty.

Ax, v. to ask.

Axwaddle, s. a waddling un-
wieldy woman.

Azoon, adv. soon.

Backsevore, ad. wrong-sided.

Baisiers, s. auriculas.

Bak, v. to beat.

Bam-bye, by-and-bye, soon.

Ban't, am not.

Barker, s. a whetstone for

Barm, s. yeast.

Barra, s. barrow, a gelt pig.

Barraquail, s. a spreader, to pre-
vent traces touching horses'

Barfcin, s. Barton, a large farm.

Bute, (qy. contraction of de-
bate) v. to contend, to quarrel.

Be, part. been. Ex. " I've a be
up to aunty's;"

Beat, s. peat, the spine or turf.

Bed-ale, s. ale brewed for con-
viviality at a birth.

Bed-tye, s. a bed.

Bee-butt, s. beehive.

Beo-lippen, s. beehive (qy. the
lip or aperture of a hive).

Been, s. a band or twisted twig.

Begayged, ad. bewitched.

Be-goodgerd, ad. bedevilled.

Begorsey, a little oath.

Begummers, a little oath (
by grandmother).

Being, because. Ex. Being 'tis

Bellyharm, s. the colic.

Belve, v. to bellow.

Ben, idiom "to the true ben,''
to the full purpose.

Be-scummer, v. to smear.

Bettermost, a. best.

Betwit, v. to upbraid.

Beysled, ad. beastlied, dirtied,

Bibble, v. to bib, to drink, to

Bide, v. to abide, to stay.

Billed, (qy. Bullhood) ad. dis-

Bin, because.

Bittlo, s. a large wooden ham-

Biver, v.n. to shake.

Blackworm, s. a black beetle.

Blast, v. to explode, "blast i'
the-pan," to miss fire.



s. blossom, bloom.

Blake-away, v. to faint.

Blid, s. blood, blid an' ouns,
blood and wounds, an oath.

Bliddy-pot, s. black pudding.

Blindego, s. a short-sighted

Bloggy, ad. sullen (qy. blocky,
unmoveable) .

Bloo', )

Bloothe, )

Blowsy, a. red-faced.

Blunk, s. a spark of fire.

Blunk, v. to snow.

Board, s. the table spread for

Bock, v. to hinder.

Bolt, v. to swallow food without
chewing it.

Bonehealthing, s. inflammation
in the bones.

Bonesheave, s. rheumatism.

Boostering, ad. labouring busily,

Bosky, ad. tipsy.

Bowerly, ad. blooming, comely.

Boyslove, s. the plant southern-

Brack, s. a flaw.

Brake, s. a thicket.

Bran, ad. quite.

Brandis, s. a triangular frame
to support the kettlo on the

Braun, s. the yule or Christmas

Brimmel, s. bramble.

Brinded, ad. sour-looking, frown-

s. breeze, dust.

Briss, ")

Brist, ]

Brit, s. a bruise, an indentation.

Broach, v. to gore.

Browse, s. underwood, sprouts
of trees on which cattle
browse or feed.

Broodle, "^ v. to brood or medi-

Brudle, ) tate, to be as a child
whenjustwaking. Ex. "Purty
thing it hathn't broodled yet."

Bullbagger, s. a scarecrow, a

Buckle, v. to struggle.

Buckle-to, v. to bend, to sur-

Buddie, v. to suffocate.

Buldering, ad. sultry.

Bullan, s. a bullace.

Bunk, ^

Bunky, ) V '

Bunkybean, s. a game of hide
and seek a bean.

Bunt, s. a bolting mill.

Bunt, v. to fight with the horns.

Burlyfaced, ad. rough or pimply

Bushed, ad. bishopped, con-

Busk, s. a calf too long un-

Busker, s. a boy too long nn-

Butt, s. a close-bodied cart.

Butt, adv. suddenly.

Butter-and-eggs, s. jonquils.

Butter-rose, s. a primrose.

By goodger, an oath.

to hide.



Caaling, pari, giving public

Candle teening, s. candle light.
Carmantree, s. axles and wheels

without carriage.
Carry-on, v. to take to heart (ott

mak'th 'e carry-on so?)
Cast, ad. condemned, found
guilty, " cast in damages."

Cat-handed, ad. awkward.

Caul-leaves, s. colewort, cab-

Cawbaby, s. an awkward, timid

Cawed, ad. diseased as in sheep.

Cawsey, s. causeway.

Cess, s. recess, corn placed in
the barn in a small mow be-
fore thrashing.

Cham, v. to chew.

Chiimer or Chummer, a cham-
ber, a room.

Cliarlick, s. the plant treacle and

Chaunting, ad. taunting, jeering.

Cheese, s. the pile of pommage
in a cider press.

Cheesewring, s. cheeseprcss.

Chet, s. a kitten, a small child,
an insignificant person.

Chewer, s. a char, a small job.

Chibbol, s. a small kind of onion.

Chillbladder, s. a chillblain.

Chine, s. the end of a cask.

Chrisemore, s. an unchristened
child, a poor creature.

s. a small wild
fruit .

C bristling,

Chuck, v. to jerk, to throw.

Chucklehcad, s. a dunderpate,
a slow-witted person.

Chucky, s. a term of endear-

Chucky, at!, cherry coloured.

Chuckycheese, s. seed of mal-

Chun, s. a quean, a bad woman.

Chups, s. chops, cheeks.

Church-house, s. poor-house.

Cladgy, ad. close, cloggy, gluti-
nous, waxy.

Clap, v. to place or put down

Clathers, s. clothes.

Clear and shear, ad. quite gone,

Cleve, s. a cliff.

Clibby, ad. sticky.

Climmy or clammy, viscous
(cold, clammy hands).

Clint, v. to clinch.

Clit-bread, s. heavy bread, bread
not raised.

Clitch, v. to stick to.

Clitchy, ad. sticky.

Clitter clatter, continuous noise
as of a mill.

Clitty, ad. close, clotty.

Cliver, s. goosegrass.

Cloam, s. delft, earthenware.

Cloamy, ad. made of loam.

Clopping, ad. lopping, lame,

Clout, s. a blow, a cuff.

Clouted-cream, s. cream raised
by heat.



Clum, v. to pull about unseemlily.
CI urn, s. a peat cake.
Clumebuzza,s. (qy. Cloambuzzer)

au earthen pan.
Clunt, v. to glut, to swallow.
Clut, ad. glutted.
Co, Co ! int. an exclamation.
Coager's-end, s. end of a cob-
bler's thread.
Coalvarty, v. to warm a bed

with warming-pan.
Coander, s. corner.
Cob, s. mud or loam mixed with

straw for building.
Cobnut, s. a wild nut, a game

with nuts.
Cock grass, s. plantain.
Cockered, ad. foolishly indulged.
Cockhedge, s. a quickset hedge.
Cockle, s. a wrinkle.
Cockleert, s. cocklight, dawn.
Codglove, s. a glove used in

hedge mending.
Colbrand, s. smut in wheat.
Colting, frolicking as a colt.
Coltree, ad. playful as a colt.
Comb, or Combe, s. a valley

between hills open at one end

Come, v. to become ripe. Ex.

u Cherries be come."
Commercing, ad. conversing.
Condiddle, v. to convey away

Condudle, s. conceit.
Conkerbell, s. cock-a-bell, an

Cope, s. the top.

Copingstones, s. the top stones.

Copper-clouts, s. spatterdashes
worn on the small of the leg.

Copperfinch, s. the chaffinch.

Corbett, s. a deep salting tub.

Cornish, v. to use one pipe or
glass for many.

Corniwillin, s. a lapwing.

Corrosy, s. a grudge, ill will.

Cort, ad. caught.

Cottoning, s. a flogging.

Country, s. the strata of the

Coure, s. a course of work, a

Courtlage, s. the fore or back
yard of a house.

Cowal, s. a fishwoman's basket.

Cowslop, s. the foxglove.

Cozing or Coosing, ad. loitering,

Cracky, s. a wren, a small thing
or person.

Craze, v. to crack. Ex. " I've
crazed the tay pot."

Crazed, ad. cracked so as not to

Creem, v. to squeeze.

Creen, v. to complain, to pine.

Creusling, ad. complaining with-
out cause.

Crewdle, v. to gather up your-
self. Ex. " To creudle auver
the vire."

Crewnting, ad. groaning, com-

Crick, s. a spasm in the back or



Crickett, s. a three-legged stool,
a low stool used near the
fire-place (qy. to listen to the
crickets) .

Cricklc-to, v. to bend or submit.

Cricks, s. dry hedge wood.

Crim, ad. scrimped. Ex. A crim
mite o't, a small part of it.

Crime o' the country, idiom,
common report.

Crippledy fellow, s. a cripple.

Crock, s. a large iron pot for

Crooks, s. bent sticks to hold a
horse-load on by hooks.

Croom (qy. Crumb), s. a little.
Ex. " Edge a croom" — move a

Croping, ad. griping, stingy,

Crowd, s. a fiddle.

Crowder, s. a fiddler.

Crowtoe, s. crowsfoot, ranun-
culus repens.

Crub, s. for crib, a crust of
bread, the wooden supporters
of paniers or bags on a horse.

Cruel, ad. very.

Crumpling, s. a little knotty or
wrinkled apple prematurely

Cubaby, s. a lady-bird.

Cuckoe, s. the harebell.

Cuckold buttons, s. bur from

plant burdock.
Cuff, v. Ex. " To cuff a tale,"
to exchange stories, as if con-
tending for the mastery.

Culver, s. a wood pigeon.

Cunie, s. moss, the green vege-
tation covering a pool or

Cusey, v. to swop, to exchange.

Custis or Custic, (qy. the cursed
stick) a schoolmaster's ferula.

Dab, s. an adept.
Daffer, s. small crockery ware.
Daggle, ~> v. to run like a
Duggle ; i young child (qy.

from doggie).
Dairous, ad. (qy. dareous)

daring, bold.
Dang, v. a diminutive oath.
Dap, s. a tap, a gentle knock.
Daps, s. a duplicate, an exact

Dash-an-darras, s. the stirrup

glass, a parting cup.
Dashel, s. a thistle.
Daver, v.n. to fade.
Davered, ad. faded, blighted.
Dawcock, s. (qy. doughcock) a

silly, awkward fellow.
Dawdle, v. to trifle, to loiter.
Deeve, ad. rotten. Ex. 'A

deeve nit."
Dero, v. a. to hurry, to frighten.
Dcrrymouse, s. the dormouse.
Desperd, ad. despei-ate, very,

Diddlecom, ad. half-mad, sorely

teased .
Diddling, part, tattling. Ex.

always a-diddling.



Dibben, s. a fillet as of veal.

Dilclrums, (qy. Doldrums) child-
ish nonsense. Ex. "to tell
Doldrums and Buckingham
Jenkins," " to talk wildly."

_, . ' f s. dimlight, twilight.

Dnnpse, J ° ' °

Dinder, s. thunder.

Dinderhead, s. a foolish person.

Dish, s. a cup, as tea-dish, for

Dishwater, s. the water wag-

Dizzen, s. a dozen.

Do, part. done. Ex. " It's a-do,"
It is done.

Doan, ad. wet, damp.

Doattie, v. to dote on.

Dd-city, s. aptness, knowledge.

Documenting, lecturing, ad-

Dodding, nodding, sleeping.

Doil, v. to talk distractedly.
Ex. " To tell doil," to talk
deliriously as in fever.

Doll, v. to toll. Ex. " The bell

Dollybones, s. the knees.

Dollylaw, s. a darling, one
foolishly indulged.

D'on and D'off, to put on and off.

Doucet pie, s. sweet herb pie.

Douse, v. to drench.

Doust, s. chaff, barn-dust.

Dout, v. to do out, to put out, to

Dove, v. to thaw. Ex. "It
doveth," it thaws.

Dowl, s. the devil.
Doylish, ad. light-headed.
Dradge, s. a bush harrow.
Drang, s. a narrow passage.
Drapper, s. a bucket for feeding

Drash, v. to thresh.
Drashel, s. a flail (qy. a thrash -

'Drat, an oath.
Drawbreech, v. to loiter, to

draggle tail.
Draxel, s. a threshold.
Dredger, s. a sprinkler, ol-
Drill, v. to dribble, to drop or

drain wastefully.
Drill, v. to dry, as a mop, by

running it round (drill-time,

to waste time).

Dring, v. to throng, to squeeze.

Dring, ")

t, . . s.a throng, a crowd.

Drmget, ) °

Drish, s. a thrush.

Drool, v. to drivel, to water at
the mouth.

Drooling,pa.rt. drivelling, letting

Drudge or Drudger, s. a team-

Drow, v. to dry.

Drow, ■)

[ ad. dry.
Drowy, )

Dubbed, ad. blunt, flattened by

Dudder, v. to deafen with noise,

to render the head confused.
Dump, s. a heavy sound.



Duggytratty, ad. dog-trotting,

Dutnbeldrano, s. a drone bee, an

idle person.
Dunch, ad. deaf.
Durn, s- (qy. doom) a doorpost.

Earn, v. to give earnest.

Eart, ad. sometimes. Ex. " Eart

one, eart another."
Ea'th, s. earth.
Ee, pro. ye.
Ees, yes.
Eet, yet.

Ellem, s. the elm tree.
Elong, ad. slanting.
Elsh, ad. new, fresh. Ex. " An
elsh maid, a raw, uncouth
En, un, or 'n, pro. him or it, as

I told en, I bought en.
Epping-stocks, for stepping-
stocks, stone steps for mount-
ing on horseback.
Es, ise, ish, pron. used indis-
criminately for almost any
personal pronoun.
Ente, v. to pour out.
Evet, s. an eft or water vein.
Evil, s. a three-pronged fork.
Evor, or Every grass, rye grass.
See Hayfor.

Fadge, v. to fare. Ex. "How

d'ye fadge ?"
Fath, }

Fegs, > in faith, truly, indeed.
Fey, )

Fang or Vang, v. to receive, to
finger, to get possession of.
Ex. " I vang'd to that estate
last Christmas," " I vang'd a
vive poun' note."
Fardel, s. forrill, cover of a

Farmerick, ad. farmcr-like :

Fast, s. the understratum of the

Feather pail, s. a pillow.
Fess, ad. licentious.
Few, ad. some, a small quantity.

Ex. "A few broth."
Finey, v. to mince, to pretend

Fitpence, s. fivepence.
Flanning, s. flannel.
Flaw, s. a sudden gust of wind.
Flerry, v. to shake, to agitate,

to worry.
Flickets, s. blushes, flushes in

the face.
Flink, v. to shake off or out.
Flinket, s. a small bundle of

Flitters, s. rags.
Flopper, s. an under petticoat.
Flosh-out, v. to dash.
Flower-nat, s. a flower-plot,
from their being planted in
shape of true lovers' knots.
Flummocks, s. a flurry.
Flump, ad. heavily.
Flushed, ad. fledged.
Fob, s. froth.
Foreward, ad. wilful.



Fore-right, ad. straight-forward,
plain, honest.

Fore-weaned, cross, difficult to

Forth, ad. out of temper, not
one's self.

Foust, ad. rumpled.

Frape,. v. to draw tight, to

Freeth, v. (qy. wreathe) to
wattle, to mend the hedge.

Freyed, ad. (qy. from " Spread")
displaced as the threads of
ribbon by washing or wear.

Frith, s. (qy. writh) brushwood.

From, after.

Frump, s. the upshot, the prin-
cipal matter.

_, ° ' L v. to contrive to do.
Fudgee, J

Fulch, s. a push, a blow.

Fump, s. a slap.

Fustilugs, s. a big-boned person.

Fustle, s. bustle.

Fustle, v. to bustle.

Gads, inter, an exclamation of

Gaff, s. an instrument with long

handle used to pull furze out

of the furze-rick.
Galdiment, s. a great fright.
Gale-headed, ad. heavy, stupid.
Galey, or Goiley, ad. damp, as

ground where springs rise.
Gallaces, s. braces.
Gallied, part, frightened.
Gaily, v. to frighten.

old woman.

s. grandfather, an old

Gammer, s. a butcher's spread-
ing stick.

Gammet, s. a game, a little

Gammer, "\






G'and, or g'ender, v. to go yond
or yonder.

Gastable, ad. unruly.

Geese, v. to girth.

Geowering, ad. quarrelling.

Giglot, s. a female laughing or
playing wantonly.

Gill, s. a measure, quarter of a

Ginged, ad. bewitched. (qy.
" gingered.")

Girt, s. a girth.

Girts, s. groats.

Gladdie, s. the yellow hammer.

Glidder, s. ice.

Glint, v. to look askew.

Glut, v. to cloy, to satiate.

Gommer-margery, s. a spirit dis-
tilled from dregs of beer.

Googer, s. the devil.

Gook, v. to hang down.

Gooly-cup, s. the flower golden
cup, the buttercup.

Gooseflop, s. the foxglove (digi-
talis) .

Gossip, s. a sponsor.

Grilles, s. greaves, the dry resi-
due of melted fat.



Graungc, v. to eat.

Grute, s. earth, stock. Ex. " He's

of good grate."
Guddle, v. to drink greedily.
Guidestrap, s. a long bridle.
Gulamouth, s. a pitcher.
Gurbed, ad. splashed with mud.
Gurry-butt, s. a dung cart.
Gurt, ad. great.
Gut, s. a large open gutter or

channel on the sea-shore.

Hack, v. to dig.
Hackle, s. anger.
Hackled, ad. angered.
Hadge-boar, s. hedge-hog.
Hadge-tacker, s. hedger.
Hagegy, s. loose, untidy.
Haigle, s. a haw.
Hail, v. to cover.
Hailingstones, s. roof slates.
Haiinses, s. part of horse collar.
Halse nuts, s. hazel nuts.
Handsel, s. a gift attending a
bargain or first act, as an-
selling the new year, or a
new purchase.
Hanniber, s. neck collar for

Hapse, v. to fasten with a bolt.
Hatch, s. a breast-high door.
Haveage, s. race, lineage.

Hawbuck, s. (qy. w o buck ?)

Haydigecs, s. frolicksome mood,

high spirits.
Hayvor-seed, s. grass seed (qy.

seed for hay).
Heckett, s. fuss.

Heft, s. the weight.
Hell, v. to pour.

Hend, v. to hand over, to throw.
Here-right, on the spot, in-
Herridge, s. bustle.
Hesk, s. a hearse.
Heymaiden, s. ground ivy.
Hile, s. the beard of barley

(qij. the pile).
Hinderment, s. hindrance.
Hitch-up, v. to hang up.
Hoke, v. to wound with horns,

to gore.
Holm, s. holly (qy. if local).
Honey, s. sweet, an endearing

Hood, s. wood.
Hoop, s. the bullfinch.
Horse-hood, ad. in kind.
Horseplay, s. rongk sport.
House, s. room. Ex. "In
t'other house," " in the other
Hugger-mugger, ad. grovelling,

low, clandestine.
Hulder, v. to hide, to conceal.
Hulking, ad. large.
Hull, v. to dig out, to hollow.
Hulsander, s. the white ash.
Hulve, v. to turn over.
Hunk, s. a great lump.
Hurt, downhearted.
Hux, or Huxon, s. the hock

Inkle, s. tape.



'It, adv. yet.

Iteming, ad. fidgetting, trifling.

Items, s. fidgets.

Jaques, s. filth.

Jet, v. to jolt, to touch in way

of token.
Jiffy, s. an instant of time.
Junket, s. a preparation of milk

and rennet.

Kautch, s. a disagreeable mix-


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