The Dialect of Craven; In the West-Riding of the County of York Volume 2

The Dialect of Craven; In the West-Riding of the County of York Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...character a suck-pinte or swill-pot, humeux. Minshew has swill boule, as synonymous, and gives the very appropriate British term Cwrwgest, cervisise barathrum, "To make a swilling-tub of one's belly," to gormandise, to eat and drink greedily, regardless of quantity or quality. SWINE-HULL, A hog-sty, a swine cote. SWINE SAME, Vid. same. "It will be better than swine seam For any wramp or minyie." Watson's Collect. SWINE-THISTLE, Sow-thistle. SWINGE, To singe. SWINGLE-TREE, The splinter bar. Teut. swingeler, vibrare. Vid. Brockett. SWIRREL, A squirrel; also a cant or metaphorical term for a prostitute, who, like that animal covers her back with her tail. Meretrix corpore corpus alit. Menagiana II. 128. Grose. SWIRT, A syringe; metaphorically, a diarhaea. Cours de ventre. Miege. Swed. squmta, to eject. See Thomson's Etymons. SWITCH, To whip, also to cut off. "Switch it off." SWITCHER, A small pliant twig. Verge singlante. Cotgrave. A. S. sweg, sarculus. SWITHEN, To burn. SWIZZEN, To singe. SWOOND, 1 _ SWOUND, iToSWOOn. "Alas the sound of thy name doth make me swound for grief." Lylies Euphues. SWOUND, A swoon. SWOUNDED, Swooned. "She swounded almost at my pleasing tale." Shaks. Tit. Andron. v. 1. SWUPPLE, The upper joint or limb of a flail. In Cheshire it is called swippo, the thick part of a flail. Wilbraham. Fb. souple. SYNE, Since. "For we have brent Northomberlonde Thy eritage good and right, And syne my logeying I have take With my brande dubbyed many a knight." Battle of Otterburne. "Syne sup togither." Allan Ramsay. SYPE, To drop gently, to distil. SYPE-UP, To drink up. Isl. syp. sorbeo. SYPING, Dripping wet. T, The. This article suffers an elision, not only when the...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594452
  • 9781236594457