A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century Volume 2 (J-Z)

A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century Volume 2 (J-Z)

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... A screen is a high standing sieve for cleansing corn. SCREES. Small stones or pebbles. North. SCREET. (1) Half a quarter of a sheet of paper. East. (2) Flexible; supple. SCREEVE. To run with corrupt matter, as m wound, a corpse, &c. Lane. SCREFFE. The sheriff. Whan Roben ynto the hall cam, The ecreffe tone he met, The potter cowed of corteyscy. And sone the ecrqffe he gret. Robin Hood, L 88. SCREIK. (1) To shriek; to scream. Yorksh. (2) The peep of day. North. SCRETE. Slight; supple; limber. SCREW. (1) A miser. Var. dial (2) To have the stomach-ache. (3) A courtesan. A cant term. SCREW-BOX. A kind of shell-fish. SCREWDY. To crowd. Beds. SCRIBBLE. To card wool. Devon. SCRIBBLE-SCROBBLE. Scribbling. North. SCRIBE. To write; to make marks with instruments, as carpenters. North. SCR1DE. To stride. Somerset. SCRIGG'D. Forced; squeezed out. Northamptonsh. SCRIGGINS. Apples left on a tree after the ingathering. Glouc. SCRIGGLE. To writhe; to struggle. East. SCRIKE. A scream. North. Also a verb, to shriek; to scream. Which lye in torment, yet die not. With manle wofull terikei. MS. Ashnute 908. The deeveli ay amang on thaime sal atryke, And the tynful tharewith ay crye and ekrpke. Hampole, MS. Bowel, p. 214. SCRIM. To crush: to bruise. /. of Wight. SCRIMED. Shrivelled up. Devon. SCRIMER A fencer. (JV.) SCRIMMAGE. (1) A skirmish; but now used for a general row. Var. dial. Pryuce OuOur at thii tkrymag-e for ill his pryde Fled full fast, and sowght no gydc. MS. Lanidou ne SOU, f. 10. (2) A mean dwarfish person. Wat. SCRIMMITY. Stingy; close. Wat. SCRIMP. To spare; to pinch. Var. dial. Hence scrimption, a small pittance. SCRIN. A small vein of ore. Derb. SCRINGE. To shrink; to cringe. Var. dial. SCRIN KT. Screwed. Cornw. SCRINT. To scorch or singe, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 739g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584333
  • 9781236584335