A Glossary of the Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield Volume 1-3

A Glossary of the Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... sb. the game of see-saw. ' Let's lake at rantipowls.' Base, past tense of to rise, for rose. Rash. A rush of beef = a beefsteak. Rasp, the common word for raspberry. Batch, to stretch. See Chersmas Carol, ver. 4. Baton, a rat. ' Hall. gives this quotation from a Cambr. MS.: ' Ratons and mice and soch small dere.' Ratoun occurs in the Prologue to Piers the Plowman, also in the Pard0ner'e Tale. 'And prayed him that he him wolde selle Some poison, that he might his ratouns quelle.' Rauk (pronounced roak, or mice), a ridge in cloth formed in the weaving; and it is also applied when the dyeing is defective, and the weft shows a difierent shade of colour. Rave, past tense of to rice; also raved. Ravel coppin. When one thread catches another and rives a deal of threads off at once, it is a mvel coppin; also a wild, disorderl, reckless fe1low--a term derived from manufacturing. If a part 0 the cop comes off with the thread, it is said to be ravelled or snavelled, and is, in fact, spoiled. Therefore ravel coppin is used as a term of re roach for a careless man. Ravel and rive are not allied words.--W. S. Reaminess, sb. dizziness, &c. Ream, or reme, however, in some parts means to cry; and ream in Suffolk is to droop the head. Rear, or Reere (the latter spelling found in old writings), underdone; almost raw. Reaster, reasty horse, or raist-horse, a horse which will not draw, a restive horse. Reckan, a hook from which a pan is suspended over a fire from a galley-balk. (Beverley.) Reckless, a vulgarism for the flower called the Auricula. Reckling, the smallest or youngest of a family, whether of men or animals. Reckon. Common. Used for think, or believe. G. H. had been to Lords'...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236839072
  • 9781236839077