A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases, Volume 20, Issue 3

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Pub. for the English dialect society, 1888 - Berkshire (England) - 199 pages
 

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Page 36 - sb. Lychnis Flos-cuculi.—JB Bags and jags [ragz un jagz], sb. pi. shreds of cloth, &c. So in the nursery verses :— ' Hark, hark, the dogs do bark, The beggars are coming to town ; Some in rags, and some in
Page xxv - Catalogue, 1879. Thick, adj. intimate. Thill-'arse, or Thiller, n. the shaft horse. Prompt. Parv. ; Auctioneer's Catalogue, 1880. Shakspere, Merchant of Venice, Act II. sc. ii. : ' Lord, what a beard hast thou got ! thou hast more hair on thy chin than Dobbin my thill-horse has on his tail
Page 20 - which, when turned up to the frost and rain, moulders to pieces, and becomes manure to itself.'—White's Nat. Hint, of Selborne, Letter I. Malm, black, sb. a kind of soil. ' The gardens to the north-east and small enclosures behind, consist of a warm, forward, crumbling mould, called black malm, which
Page v - the leaf is supposed to be good for the sting of a nettle. When a child is stung, he plucks a dock-leaf, and, laying it on the part affected, sings— ' Out 'ettle, in dock, Dock shall ha' a new smock ; 'Ettle zhant ha' narrun [ne'er a one] ! ' See the expression
Page 27 - sb. luncheon. *Ak. Miss Austen (from Hants) uses it. 'I left London this morning at eight o'clock ; and the only ten minutes I spent out of my chaise procured me a
Page xv - But for he was unable them to fett, A little boy did on him still attend, To reach whenever he for ought did send." ' You noblest English, Ben Jonson, Cynthia's
Page 45 - the body of a tree a deep hole was bored with an auger, and a poor devoted shrew-mouse was thrust in alive, and plugged in.
Page 4 - which is much more satisfactory. ' These hangers are woods on the sides of very steep hills. The trees and underwood hang, in some sort, instead of standing on it. Hence these places are called hangers.
Page xx - We'll make foul weather with despised tears, Our sighs and they shall lodge the summer corn.
Page 3 - own consumption.' 1 It shines like Worcester against Gloucester ' is a very old saying. A stone church, a wooden steeple, A drunken parson, a wicked people. is a proverb at Tibberton. Sell wheat and buy rye, Say the bells of Tenbury. All about Malvern Hill, A man may

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