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Kautch, v. to mis disagreeably.

Keak, cake.

Keiger, a cask.

Kern, s. a kernel.

Kern, v.n. to form into sub-
stance, to curdle.

s. dry stalks j some
plants, as hemlock
are so called.

Kibbit, s. a large stick.

Kieve, s. a large tub used for
fermenting beer.

Kissing-crust, s. middle crust.

Kit, s. a tribe, collection, gang.

Kit, s. a collection of tools.

Kittibats, s. (qy. kitty boots)

Laruiger, ad. lame, crippled.
Lanky, ad. tall, thiu.
Latch, s. a door fastening.
Latch, s. a fancy, a wish.
Latten, s. tinned plate.
Latter-lnmmas, late, behind


S. dry

' t plan
ies, C „
') &c,

Lathing, S. invitation.

Laver, s. a marine vegetable.

Leary, ad. empty.

Leather, v. to beat.

Leatherbird, s. a bat.

Leet, ad. little.

Lerruping, s. a flogging.

Let, v. to lance.

Lew, s. the Lee.

Lidden, s. clack, annoying re-

Lie-a-bier, ad. dead.

Likely, ad. promising, hopeful.

Limber, ad. pliant.

Limbick, s. an alembic, a still.

Limmers, s. limbers, joints.

Liinmers, s. friends, acquaint-
ance, connections.

Limperskrimp, s. wild celery,
sought by horses when ill.

Linhay, s. a shed for cattle.

Lissom, ad. pliant, supple, lithe-

Litterpouch, a slovenly person.

Lock, s. an armlock or armful,
as of hay.

Long-cripple, 5. earthworm.

Longful, ad. full long, long
(applied to time).

Lop-legged, ad. lame.

Loplolly, a. lounging, not firm,
a great loplolly boy.

Lopsided, ad. one-sided.

Lout, a - , a stupid fellow.

Lubbercock, s. a Turkey cock,
a term of derision.

Maddick, .<. a mattock.




Main, •> v. tobeokon to, to give
Mainy, ) directions by action.
Make-wise, v. to pretend.
Making sich a to-do, making a

fuss or disturbance.
Mallard, s. a drake.
Malley, s. a donkey, a female

Mang, v. to mix, to mingle with.
Mang, ad. amongst.
Mapot, s. the maw, the stomach.
Mappett, ad. mopping. Ex. " a

mappett chin."
Masked, s. a caterpillar.
Maul, v. to touch unseemly, to

handle roughly.
Maunch, v. to munch, to eat.
Mawn, wicker hamper with two

Maxims, s. practical jokes, play.
Mazed, ad. mad.
Mazzard, s. a small black cherry.
Methodi', s. a Methodist.
Mewstaddle, s. a frame on which

the mow is set.
Mewstead, s. place where the

mows are sot.
Mickled, ad. choked.
Min, or Mun, man, used con-

Michard, ")

T.r-.. u i s. a truant.

Mitcher, i

Mitch, v. to play truant.

Mixen, s. a dunghill.

Moody - hearted, ad. weak-
hearted, dispirited.

Moot, v. to root out roots of

Moots, stumps, &c.

Morgt, s. a great quantity or

Morr, (Maur) s. a root.
Mort, s. lard.

Mowtering, ad. moultering.
Much-en-down, v. to appease or

please, by making much of.

Ex. " Much down the cat."
Mun, pr. them.
Mux, s. muck, mud.

Nan, what.

Natling, s. gut tied in small

Neck, s. the last sheaf of the
wheat harvest.

Nestledraught, s. the last born,
the clearing of the rest.

Nettle, v. to offend.

Niche, s. a bundle. Ex. a niche
of reed.

Niddick, s. back of the neck.

Nimpingang, s. a whitlow.

Ninnyhamnier, s. a foolish per-
son, idiot.

Noggin, s. a quarter-pint or

Norfc, s. nothing.

Northering, ad. wild, incoherent.

Not-half-saved, ad. foolish.

Nudge, v. to jolt, to call atten-
tion by touching.

Nuramet, |s.a luncheon, a small

Nunch, ) bit.

Oak ebb, ") ,, , , e

( S, the cockchafer.
Oakem, )



Oozle pipe, s. wheezing pipe,

the windpipe.
Organs, s. the herb peuny royal.
Ort, s. aught, anything.
Orts, s. scraps, refuse.
Ott, ad. what?

Pack-an-fardel, ad. entirely,

with packages and bundles.
Paddle iron, s. an instrument

to clean the plough.
Paise, v. to poise.

Paise, s. a poise, a pair of steel-

Panking, ad. panting.

Patch, s. stone seed of fruit.

Pauch, -\ v. to handle in an un-

Paunch, ^ seemly manner.

Peart, ad. sharpwitted, dapper.

Pendalow, s. a pendulum.

Pick, s. a hay or pitchfork.

Pick-a-ba'ik, carrying like a
pack on back.

Pig's-looze, s. a pigstye.

Tiler, s. a farm instrument to
remove the piles from barley.

Pillin, s. pillion, the behind
saddle for females.

Pillor drawer, s. a pillow case.

Pilm, s. dust.

Pimping, ad. small.

Pinswell, s. a sore, a black-
headed sore.

Pixy, s. a Devonshire fairy.

Pixy-led, ad. led by fairies.

Pixy stool, s. a fungu3.

Plash, v. to repair or interweave
the hedge.

Plaunching, s. wooden floor,

Play fore, v. throw forward.
Pluffy, ad. not solid.
Plum, ad. light, soft, springy,

puffy. Ex. " plum soil, plum

Pollyantice, s. the polyanthus.
Popplestone, s. a pebble.
Power of, much, many.
Pudgy, ad. fat, thick.
Pusky, s. difficult of breathing.
Pote, v. to throw about the legs.
Pouchy, ad. pouting.
Pulk, "1 s. a shallow pool of
Pulker, ) water.
Pumble-foot, s. club foot.
Preckett, ad. perked up, pert,

Quail, : - . ,

^ i v. to faint awav.

Queel, [

Quarrel, s. square of window -

glass (qy. a square!) .

Quickbean, s. mountain ash.

Quirking, complaining.

Rabbert, s. a rabbit.

Rabbin, s. Robert.

Ramaking, ad. thin.

Rame, r. to stretch out the

Rames, s. a stretched-out oi-
lcan person.

Rattletrap, S. useless lumber,

Pay. v. to array, to dress.

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Yv. to ran.

Rebeck, s. the enclosed part of
a barn.

Redeship, s. trust, confidence,

Reed, s. straw unbroken by

Reed-mote, s. a pipe of straw.
Re' el, "Is. a revel, a country
Rowl, J fair.
Rewtrotter, s. a swing for

infants, a cradle.
Ribb, s. an iron bow used for

gathering barley.

Rubble, s. small lumps.
Rucky, v. to crouch.
Rudderish, ad. hasty, careless,

Runt, s. one of stinted growth,
a thick, short-set person.

Saltrees, s. poles fixed in a cow

house to tie cattle to.
Samsawed, ad. half-cooked.
Sar, v. to deserve, to earn, to

Sarasing, s. a fussy preparation.
'Scant, us can't, we cannot.
Scat, v. to strike flat.
Scab, ad. flat.
Scat, s. a flat slap.
Scourey, ad. smeared.
Sooochy-pawed, ad. left-handed,

Scrammed, ad. benumbed.
Scrap, v. to burn, to singe.
Scraunch, v. to prind.


Scrimp, v. to curtail.
Scrummage, v. to rummage.
Scuffle, s. a farm instrument

resembling a harrow.
Scummer, v. to smear, to clean

Secdlip (pronounced Zellnp), s.
a wooden vessel used to con-
tain seeds while sowing.
Sem, " I sem," it seems to mo.
Settle, s. a seat including a

Shag, s. a seabird.
Shammick, s. a lean miserable

person or animal.
Sherd, s. broken earthenware.
Shetlake, s. a stream which

feeds a shoot.
Shillard, s. a shilling's worth.
Shippen, s. a cattle stall (</y. a

Shord, s. a gap in the hedge.
Shou'l, 5. a shovel.
Shourts, s. shifts, contrivances.
Sight, s. a large quantity.
Sirnathin, s. fondness.
Simmett,s.the bottom of a sieve.
Sive, s. a scythe.
Skeer, v. to mow lightly over.
Skcerings, s. hay made in pas-
ture land, the cuttings of a
light crop.
Skarodevil, 1 s. a black martin
Skir, J or swift.

Skrcnt, ad. burnt, singed.
Slagged, ad. slackened, loose



Skerryflicr, s. a farm instrument
used to destroy weeds in
potato alleys.

Skillett, s. a little saucepan.

Slammock, s. an untidy person.

Slammocking, ad. untidy.

Slapdash, s. rough lime and
gravel, a ready coating for

Slapdash, ad. offhand, quickly.

Slinge, v. to loll.

Slinnaways, ad. sidling, slanting.

Sliver, s. a slice.

Sloan, s. a sloe.

Slotter, v. to spill.

Sluze, v. to slide down.

Smeetch, s. smoke.

Snapjack, s. white smock, lady-
smock, a flower.

Soce ! s. a plural in the vocative
case, friends ! companions !

Soursalves, or Soursopps, s.

Sparky, ad. spotted.

Sparrables, s. small nails.

Speyed, ad. gelt.

Spine, s. turf, sward.

Spire, s. reed.

Spraddle, v. to stride.

Spraid, a I. chapped by cold.

Squab-pie, s. a Devonshire pie,
composed of apples and flesh.

Sqnarrell, or quarrell, s. a square
of glass.

Squash, v. to squeeze, to burst.

Squeal, v. to squeak.

Squinch, s. a crevice.

Staff, s. nine feet, half a rod.

Staid, a. settled, confirmed.

Stale, s. handle of a mop or

Stampled abroad, ad. trodden

Standard, s. a large salting tub.

Stane, s. a stone pot, an earthen
! Stayhopping, ad. giddy, wanton.

Stewer, s. a dust, a fuss.

St ickle, ad. steep, a small stream.

Stinpole, s. a stupid person.

Stiver-powl, ad. bristle-headed.

Stocked or Stooded, ad. im-
moveable, stuck as in mud.

Strake, v. to loiter.

Stram, s. a loud knock.

Stram, v. to knock hard.

Strammer, s. a great thing, a

Straw-mote, s. a pipe of straw.

Strike, s. half-a-peck.

Strode, s. strength.

Stroll, s. a narrow slip of land.

Stroyl, s. couch grass, or other
long weed usually raked out
of the soil.

Strnb, v. to strip, to take away

Stuggy, ad. short, thick.

Suant, ad. even.
I Sugg, v. to sleep.

Survey, s. an agricultural auc-

Swankum, ad. careless. Ex.
" swinkum swankum walk."

Swar, s. the ridge of corn as it
falls from the sickle.



Swathe, ridge of grass from the

Tachy, ad. touchy, irritable.

Tack, v. to slap.

Tack, 8. a shelf.

Taffety, ad. delicate, nice,

Tallett, s. a hayloft.
Tarasin, s. Thoraazin, a woman's

Tang, v. to tie.
Tanning, s. a beating.
'Taty, s. a potato.
Tetty, s. a teat.
Thack, )

Thacky, V TOn - that -
Thecky, those.
Thick, >
Thicky, l pr °'
Thurl, ad, thin.
Tiefil, s. a filament.
Tiefilled, s. untwisted, fringed

Till, v. to deliver over.
Tilty, ad. testy, soon offended.
Timrnersome, ad. timorous, fear-
Tine, v. to shut, to close.
To, prep. at. Ex. " to-last, at

last — he lives to Barnstaple."
To-do, a-do, fuss, bustle. Ex.

"Ott's this to do, for."
Tooties, s. the toes.
Tichcrook, "^ s. implements to
Tormentor, ) turn peat with.
Towsell, v. to towse, to handle


m. this.

s. a hassock.

Trade, s. trash.

Trape, v. to walk idly.

Trapes, s. a slut, a sloven.

Traunchard, s. a trencher, a
wooden plate.

Trignomate, s. a walking com-

Trivet, s. the turn-round of a
grate, a tripod.

Trundle, s. a salting tub.

Try. Ex. " How d'y' try, how do
you get on ?"

Tucker, s. a fuller.

Tucking mill, s. a fulling mill.

Tussell, s. a contention.

Tussell, u. to contend.

Toil, )

Tut, )

Tatty, s. a nosegay.

Tutwork, .s. piecework.

Tweeny legs, s. a weed.

Twily, ad. toily, troublesome.

Twobill, s. a tool, mattock at
one ead and bill (or axe) at
the other.

Two-doible, ad. bent, crooked.

Unkit, ad. dreary, lonesome.
Unray, v. to uudress.
Qntang, r. to untie.
Upsetting, s. a christening.
Urchy, s. Richard .

Vad, s. beam of cider press.
Vang, v. (q'j. to finger) to

receive, to raise money.
Vaige, ") s. the streugth gained
Vaise, ) in taking a leap by

previously receding.


Vaught, ad. fetched.

Veag, s. ill temper, a fit of

Veil, s. part of a plough.

Veil, i'. to separate the turf
from the soil.

Veil, to fell.

Veiling plough, s. a plough to
take off the turf.

Velvet dock, s. the verbascum.

Velly, s. a felloe.

Vend, v. to find.

Vinhed, ad. moulded, mouldy
as cheese (qij. from veined).

Vitty, ad, fitting, proper.

Vlother, s. unmeaning talk, non-

Vore, ad. forward.

Vore, s. a furrow.

Waartin, s. weighing, valua-
tion .

Waiter, s. a tray.

Waive, v. to wallow.

Wallage, s. a large quantity.

Wanged, ad. tired.

Wangery, ad. soft, fiabby.

Want, s. a mole.

Ward, v. to wade.

Wardship, s. a wagtail.

Warn, v. to warrant.

War-wing ! beware, take care !

Wash-dish, s. a wagtail.

Weather - lacker, ad. better-

Wei gar, (qy. woolgar) s. a

Werritt, v. to tease, to worry.


ad. dismal.

Wets, s. oats.



Whink, s. a small machine for
spinning straw ropes for

Whirgle, v. to twirl, to roll.

Wbh-gle, s. a twist.

Whitpot, s. a Devonshire mix-
ture of milk, flour, and treacle.

Whitsundays, s. daffodils.

Whittaker, s. a species of

Whop, v. to beat.

Whop, s. a heavy blow.

Whopping, s

Wildego, s.



Winder, 5. a window.

Windle, s. a field fare.

Witch elm, s. seedling elm.



Withy wind, s. the woodbine.

Wollop, v. to beat.

Wood quist, s. a wood pigeon.

Wormeth, s. wormwood.

Wort, s. new beer.

Worts, s. whortlc berries.

Wraxle, v. to wrestle.

Yarreth, s. the Yarrow.
Yaw, a', an ewe.
Yeat, s. a gate.
Yeat, s. heat.
Yeath. s. the hearth. .


a beating.

a harem-scare in

V. to winnow.


a willow twisr.



Yeathstouo, s. hearthstone.
Yen, v. to throw, to hand over.
Yewbrimmel, s. dogrose.
Yuzen, s. a trough to feed

cattle from, appended to

Yuzen, s. a dunghill.

Zayhaddick,s. tho herb Valerian.

., , yad. soft.
Zat, J

Zem, v. to seein. to seoin

pleased with.
Zoaks, Zooks (<pj. God's looks).
Zole, s. a plough or plough iron.
Zounds, wounds.
Zoundy, v. to swoon.


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