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By Wadham Pigott Williams

ISBN-10: 1409911071

ISBN-13: 9781409911074

"It is now approximately six years in the past that the Committee of the Somersetshire Arch?ological Society requested me to bring together a thesaurus of the Dialect or archaic language of the County, and positioned into my fingers a necessary selection of phrases through the past due Mr. Edward Norris, healthcare professional, of South Petherton. i've got accomplished this activity to the simplest of my skill, with the type co-operation of our overdue first-class Secretary, WM. ARTHUR JONES; and the result's sooner than the general public. We freely made use of Norris, Jennings, Halliwell, or the other collector of phrases that lets locate, omitting mere peculiarities of pronunciation, and that i enterprise to wish it's going to turn out that we've got now not neglected a lot that's left of that attention-grabbing outdated language, which these nice innovators, the Printing Press, the Railroad, and the Schoolmaster, are quick using in another country. "

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Incoherent talk, nonsense Voccating adj. going about chattering in an idle manner Vore-right adj. blunt, rude, impertinent Voss, Voth s. a side furrow Vouce adj. strong, nervous Vug v. to strike with the elbow s. a blow with the elbow Vyer s. the fair, ex. Guaine to vyer? W W an initial W is often pronounced as in Welsh oo, ex. Walter, oolter; witness, ootness; Wells, ools Wallet s. n. to move in an awkward manner, applied chiefly to machinery Want, Wont s. a mole Want-wriggle s. mole-track War v.

To weld iron Shuttles, Shittles s. floodgates Sife, Sithe v. and s. to sigh Sig s. urine (Dutch v. zeycken) Silch, Sulch v. to soil, daub Silker s. a court card 'Sim t' I it seems to me Simlin s. a kind of fine cake intended for toasts Sin, Sine conj. since, because Sinegar s. the plant stocks Singlegus s. the orchis Skag s. a rent, tear, wound Skenter, Skinter adj. relaxed, as applied to oxen Skiff-handed adj. awkward Skiffle s. as to make a skiffle, to make a mess of any business Skiffling s.

To weld iron Shuttles, Shittles s. floodgates Sife, Sithe v. and s. to sigh Sig s. urine (Dutch v. zeycken) Silch, Sulch v. to soil, daub Silker s. a court card 'Sim t' I it seems to me Simlin s. a kind of fine cake intended for toasts Sin, Sine conj. since, because Sinegar s. the plant stocks Singlegus s. the orchis Skag s. a rent, tear, wound Skenter, Skinter adj. relaxed, as applied to oxen Skiff-handed adj. awkward Skiffle s. as to make a skiffle, to make a mess of any business Skiffling s.

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