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A Glossary of Wiltshire Words: A Glossary of Provincial Words and Phrases in ...
John Yonge Akerman
No preview available - 2013
A.S. Deap A.S. Hleop Acol Addressed to horses Anecdotes and Traditions Anglo Anglo-Saxon language Anglo-Saxon pronoun applied Backsword Beopma bird Bittle blackberries Bosworth called Miller's Thumb Camden Society cattle Ccedmon Chaucer child chimney Chit Clane Coom corruption counties Cynm derived dock-root Dowse dwont kneow eared pig English could express Ettl etymologist express most aptly Faggot fall down heavily Featish fish called Miller's Flump Galley crow glean GLOSSARY PROVINCIAL WORDS grass Hackle handles are called Hasp herb Hine or Hyne Hpaoe Isle of Wight Keck Maester Muggle neoust Norman French Old English Parsnips pret primitive pron prong pronounced Rathe rhyme in Wiltshire Saxon Saxon words Sceapb Scpin Shakspere sheep shrew-mouse signifies Somner says Sowlegrove sprack Sqwoilin stake hedge stone supposed Swittle Tang Tarblish There-right thuck Tiddlin Tine tongue tree udder vowel vulgar wagtail Wapse West of England willow Wizzened
Page 18 - An eldern stake and black-thorn ether, Will make a hedge to last for ever." They say that an elder stake will last in the ground longer than an iron bar of the same size. Both these words are from the Anglo-Saxon,
Page 10 - an old-fashioned frill in the west of England, as—" here comes old Warder wi" his chitterlin vrill." Choor, Char. To do household work in the absence of a domestic servant, as a charwoman. In Wiltshire they say, "one good choor deserves another," instead of one good turn, &c. Chop. To exchange,
Page 24 - girth of a saddle. Guzzle. A filthy drain. •/ Guzzle. To drink voraciously. H. Hackle. The straw cover of a bee-hive, the straw covering of the apex of a rick. The Anglo-Saxon Haecla, signifies a cloak or mantle. Hai n. A field of grass preserved for mowing. Hakke r. To tremble with passion. AS Acol.
Page 45 - supporting or pushing anything. Scau t. The pole attached to the axle of a waggon, and let down to prevent its running back while ascending a hill. This is doubtless an Anglo-Saxon word. Scran. A bag. AS
Page 47 - Sowlegrove. The month of February ; now obsolete. Aubrey says, " The shepherds and vulgar people in South Wilts, call Februarie ' Sowlegrove' and have this proverb of it:—viz. ' Soulgrove sil lew,'— February is seldome warme—sil pro seld, seldome." — Anecdotes and Traditions. Printed by the
Page 59 - Wosbir d. A term of reproach ; the meaning of which appears to be unknown to those who use it. It is evidently a corruption of whore's-bird. Yacke r. An acre. Y.
Page 34 - To talk menacingly and vaguely. Mauthern. The ox-eyed daisey. Mawki n. A coarse piece of sacking, attached to a stick, with which the charcoal sticks are swept from the oven previous to putting in the batch.