A dictionary of archaic and provincial words, obsolete phrases, proverbs, and ancient customs, from the fourteenth century Volume 2

 
9781231981238: A dictionary of archaic and provincial words, obsolete phrases, proverbs, and ancient customs, from the fourteenth century Volume 2
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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. 1881 Excerpt: ...as leather, parchment, silk, woollen, the hair, &c. Somerset. SCRIP. A list; a slip of writing; a writing. Script occurs in Chaucer. SCRIPTURES. Writings; books. (A.-N.) SCRIT. A writing; a deed. A Merit of covenaunt i-tnad ther waa Bytwcneme and Sathanas. MS.Addit.xn.t3S. He dydeonhys clothys astyte, And to Seynt Jhone he wrote a ukryte. MS. Harl. 1701, f. 46. SCRITCH. To shriek. Devon. The thrush is called a scritch from its noise. SCRITHE. To writhe about. SCRITTICK. A mite of money. South. SCRIVE. (1) To describe. Palsgrave. (2) To shriek; to scream. North. SCRIVENER. A writing-master. Scriveines, writers, transcribers. (A.-N.) SCRIVING-IRON. An instrument used for numbering trees for sale. SCROBBLE. To scramble. West. SCROFF. Refuse of wood. Dorset. SCROG. A stunted bush. North. Scroggy, abounding in underwood. "The wey toward the citiS was stony, thorny, and scroggy," Gesta Romanorum, p. 18. "Scrogs, blackthorn," Kennett, MS. Lansd. 1033. SCROGGLINGS. The small worthless apples which are left hanging on the trees after the crop has been gathered. Wore. SCROGGY. Twisted; stunted. East. SCROG-LEGS. Bandy legs. Norf. SCROME. To walk awkwardly. North. SCROOBY-GRASS. Scurvy-grass. North. SCROODGE. A crush. North.. SCROOF. Dry scales, or scabs. Lanc.ifT SCROOP. To creak. West. SCROUGE. To crowd; to squeeze. Var. dial. SCROW. (1) To work hard. North. (2) Uproar; confusion. Yorksh. (3) Cross; angry; surly. Wilts. Ray gives it as a Sussex word. At Winchester I heard an ugly woman described as looking scrow, apparently without any reference to the temper. (4) A roll, or scroll. Palsgrave. lie is so pullid that he may not grow, ('ountyrfctid in a flgur and payntld in a tcrvte. MS. Ijiud. )!), f. 5.1. SCROWL. To broil, or roast. Devon SCRO...

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