A glossary of Berkshire words and phrases

9781130534405: A glossary of Berkshire words and phrases

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. 1888 Excerpt: ... can jump. JUNKETTINS'.--Merry-makings. JUNKS.--Thick pieces. "Chumps " are sometimes so called. A frugal housewife will say to her good man, ' Dwoant 'e help the me-ut in junks, ut dwoant go hafe as vur." JUS' NOW.--A little time ago. In Berkshire this is invariably used of the past, never of the future, though elsewhere I have often heard the expression refer to the future as thus: "He will be here just now," meaning "immediately" or "shortly." JUST ABOUT.--Expresses something large or important. "Ther was just about a lot o' rats" (there was a very large number of rats). "A had just about a tumble " (he had a very severe tumble). K KAAYLE.--Caleb. KECK.--To make a choking noise in the throat. KECKER.--The gullet. KEER.--Care. KERD.-A card. KEKKY.--Irritable. KERN.--Corn. KERT.--Cart.. KETCH.--To catch. To Ketch It is to incur punishment. "He 'ooll ketch it when the me-uster knaws what a hev a-bin an' a-done." KETCHY WEATHER is showery weather. KE-UP, or KAAYPE.--A cape. KE-UP, or KAPE, OR KIP.--To keep. Keep, i.e., food in quantity that will last some time for sheep or cattle. "I be zellin' my ship vor my turmuts be vaailed an' I ent got no winter he-u.pl" KIBBLE.--Sweepings as from garden paths and court yards. KICK.--To become irritated. "If 'e zes anything about his wife lockin' the door an' a-tawkin' to 'n out o' winder a kicks preciously." This had reference to a man who was so treated because he came home later at night than his spouse approved. KID.--To produce pods. Peas and beans are said to " kid" well when bearing large numbers of pods. KILL.--A kiln. KILL-DEVIL.--An artificial bait used in spinning for Pike when natural baits are not forth...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want