Dialect of Craven, in the Westriding of the County of York; With a Copious Glossary, Illus. by Authorities from Ancient English & Scottish Writers, & Exemplified by Two Familiar Dialogues Volume 2

Dialect of Craven, in the Westriding of the County of York; With a Copious Glossary, Illus. by Authorities from Ancient English & Scottish Writers, & Exemplified by Two Familiar Dialogues 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: ...indeed brute beasts, and therefore nothing almost will prevail with them." Comment. on Prov. by P. M. 1596. SWILLINGS, The washings of vessels, hog wash. Lavailles, Cotg. Colluvies, Holyoke. SWILLING-TUB, A tub in which swillings are preserved for swine; metaphorically, a great drinker. Cotgrave denominates a person of this character a suck-pinte or swill-pot, humeux. Minshew has swill boule, as synonymous, and gives the very appropriate British term Cwrwgest, cervisiae 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 hack with her tail. Meretrix corpore corpus alit. Menagiana II. 128. Grose. SWIRT, A syringe; metaphorically, a diarhsea. Cours de ventre. Miege. Swed. squwta, 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, SWOUND 'Toswoon "Alas the sound of thy name doth make me swound for grief." Lylies Euphues. SWOUND, A swoon. SWOUNDED, Swooned. "She suxmnded 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618270
  • 9781236618276