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Net, or netting, a fresh water in scouring any thing. “It will do with another netting."
To Hug, is to carry a thing. Voider means a clothes-basket.
To be very thick with a person, is to be very friendly.
Sen stands for self. “My sen ;” “ her sen.”
Knotchell. When a man advertises that he is not answer. able for certain debts of a partner, in life or in trade, he knotchells them.
Wort-wall, a hang-nail. Ratch, stretch,—“Ratch a rope." Gradely, stately, handsomely: Capped, to be puzzled.
To Burl is not only to pick out any thread that will not dye, but to pour out liquor for others. Teem, also, is employed to describe this latter action. 66 Teem it out."
Prod is a goad. Coblins are large pieces of coal.
Raffle-coppin, Ramshacketty, are epithets for very bad fellows. Sliving applies to a man you cannot depend upon. Walsh is unsavoury.
He whò nantles, acts in an effeminate manner. We stall, when we tire of a thing.
Bide. We say of a sum of money, it bides a deal of getting : it takes or demands. The idea is, after all, from the common word, abide.
Mistime. “ He has not slept for the last three nights. No wonder he is ill ; he is quite mistimed." His regular hours are interrupted.
Fusty-hugs is a slatternly woman, Screed, the border of
Harfish. Timid, as horses on bog-land. Bog-land, sometimes called Sancommy.
Mense, a respectable show. “ There is not a mense of snow in “smoky Leeds,”—snow not retaining any whiteness, not fit to be seen.
Mensful is neat and tidy. To side up is to put all in order
Balk is a beam; also, cloth in an unfinished state.
Arr, to mark. “ He is pock-arred.” “Take care not to arr the steel fender.”
Ing is a field. Cadge is to beg.
An Off-sider is a settler in Leeds, from the Burtons, and other villages near Huddersfield. Wet, a turn.
Weter. A man who calls at many public-houses.
Dakering intends working more than the common hours, overwork; from the name of a duck which feeds during the night. Also, loitering into the dark.
To Lake is to play, to idle. Actors are lakers.
Nanpie is magpie. Bruntlin, a cock-chafer. Spink, a chaffinch. Youlring, a yellow-hammer. Twinge, an earwig.
Turn is peculiarly employed. “I never turned over such a week.”
Slape. Our Queen, in Wentworth Grounds, was warned by the gardener against a particular walk, as slape; she was asking the meaning, when she found it in her fall. It is slippery.
Quite better, is to be well.
Backword. This denotes an answer to put off any engagement. “He asked me to dinner, but not being able to
I sent backword;" that is, I declined. “In consequence of her death, I was obliged to give a party who were to have dined with me backword;" that is, put them off. Clever and silly are not intellectual phænomena.
- How are you
66 Cleverer than I was.” “I am getting quite clever.” “Is your wife better?” “I think she is sillier than she was.” “She is very silly." These are points of health.
Skew, to throw violently round, and sometimes to squint. Skrimpy, mean, or niggard. Nassel, bad-tempered. tles," not as on a downy pillow, but is restless. Taistrel, mischievous. Soss, to drink. Soss also means a noise. “It came down with a soss."
Bat is a blow. “I did get a bat.” War and war, for worse and worse. A clang of lads, a number or bevy of boys.
- He nesGreen peas.
Goster is a fool. Spell, a turn. “Let him take his spell.”
Soiled off, is said of a fraudulent person when he makes a clearance of all and of himself. Squat, is comfortable.
Midge, an insect of the smallest kind. As-tite, as soon. Sweale, run down. “ The candle sweales.” Nengnail, a corn on the toe.
To be bruzzled, is to be greatly excited and distressed from any fatigue. “Bruzzling hot.”
Nomminee. Any saying, or lesson. A boy will beat his fellow, and exclaims, “I will make thee say thy nomminee;" whether in imitation of the schoolmaster, or claiming some ápology from him. “Hold thy nomminee,”—thy nonsensical talk.
Fast to go, is ready to go,-sometimes more intelligibly expressed, though reduplicè, going to go.
Need occurs frequently. “ He had need,” he ought. “ You will not do me any harm ?” “ I had n't need.” A disclaimer of the strongest kind that he will not.
A person who confesses any thing, not only owns it but owns to it.
Ride and tie. This refers to a practice of two travellers, who, having but one horse between them, take the saddle by turns, and the rider, having gone his proper distance, fastens the animal to some gate until the one on foot comes up.
Galloway is the favourite kind of horse with our village clothiers. It is short and often cropped-eared. The pace homeward tells the state of the market. A good, smart trot declares that it has been excellent; a walk, that things are such as to make all parties think and contrive; a gallop, that trade cannot be worse, and is as desperate as the speed. Strange scenes occur before the mounting, in very prosperous or adverse times. The owner is long before he will leave the public
house, and the poor quadruped stands wearily before the door. At last he appears, but ill-balanced. It is said that one got up with his face to the tail. There was a shout of laughter, with numerous announcements of the mistake. But this species will never confess that
they can With admirable gravity he met the general declaration of his mistake: “How d' ye knaw which way I am ganging ?”
We sometimes hear that “an end is finished :" but this is only an “end,” a certain measurement, of cloth.
Rile is to provoke.
The extent of property is sometimes expressed by the labour it requires. “He owns thirty days' work,”—that is, so many acres of land.
We say not, “three weeks running, :” but “three weeks. and running."
Part. Part-owner, is general wherever there is underwriting But here it is used more commonly. It receives no indefinite article. It is not a part. “He gives part.” “He
“ He is worth part.” Grape is the Saxon word for grope. Calf-lick is the feather, or upturning of the hair, upon the forehead.
Skerrick. The smallest thing or fraction. “Not a skerrick remaining.” “Not worth a skerrick.”
Slauckoned. Tired out, as when a traveller lies down upon the road, unable to proceed any further.
Aggravate. To provoke. “He aggravated me so.”
Shollock. A very dirty fellow,—bad in look as shabby in appearance.
Boken. To be sick, to retch. To let is to dye, but not in fast colours.
Steng. In Saxon it means a long pole. “Riding the steng or stang” is a custom by which a lad, sitting across a pole, accompanied by many others with horns and other noisy instruments, is borne near a house where the wife predominates, and reproves, in doggerel verse, the vixenship and pusillanimity of the heads of the family.
T’ull is for, to. “ Whither bound” ? “ T'ull Leeds." Bound is pronounced all ways: Bound, Beond, Beaned.
Weight of them,-applied to number. “ He 'll lose all his sheep by disease ; there 's a weight of them.”
Meat. This is put for general subsistence, as in its oldet use,-“ It is hardly meat.” A labourer has some wages and his meat : that is, his food.
Weighty man, heavy man, is a rich man.
Mel is to meddle, “ He's a foolish man who mels with brick and mortar.”
To learn is to teach. “ He learns them to read.” Caliban says to Prospero,
“ The red plague rid you,
For learning me your language." Hike is to swing. Hullet, an owl, and owlet, of which it is a corruption. Tiff and Tift, a quarrel. Tussle is a struggle.
Force is applied to a waterfall, - garth is used for a gentler fall of
stream. Goit is a sluice. Perk. This is often pronounced peerk. A man with a consequential air walks perk. Cloth is peerked, that is, rolled over an elevated cylinder to be examined lest there be any defect. A man, who can bear investigation in his character or circumstances, stands peerk.
Snew is our attempt to be over-accurate in forming our preterite of the verb, snow.
The limestone on the roads is called metal : “ The metal settles well.”
Notes are used for accounts, - The note shall be sent in at Christmas.” It need not be added that these notes are not so sweet, though they may be as startling, as the Christmas Waits.
Whin, or win, furze. Skrike, is a violent screaming.
Mawk, a maggot. Nak'd is peculiar as pronounced in one syllable. Kelter, money. Render, is to melt fat. " He is pined,” that is, starved. Cant, healthy. “A cant old man.” Tent, to take care of. " Tent that child.”
Minning on, a slight “refresher,” when you have not time for a more solid meal.
Beldering, a loud crying noise.
It is plain, however, that what is called a perfect Saxon can never be spoken again. For example,-what would it be for, the impenetrability of matter? The on-go-through-some