Glossary of Northamptonshire words and phrases, with examples of their colloquial use, and illustrations from various authors; to which are added the customs of the country. (2 Voll.)

 
9781236365170: Glossary of Northamptonshire words and phrases, with examples of their colloquial use, and illustrations from various authors; to which are added the customs of the country. (2 Voll.)

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. 1854 Excerpt: ...Clare sanctions this vulgar provincialism. And soon as chance offer'd that she could begin, She 'gan weigh her doubts to her sen. Clare's Village Minstrel, vol. i. p. 157. And, go the week about, nine times in ten Ye'd find her house as cleanly as her sen. Ibid. vol. ii. p. 96. H.H. C.C. e.l. H.P. H.A.D. SEOX. Six. A vulgar pronunciation, but pure Saxon. SERVER. See Sarvee. SERVE. "To serve him out," is to repay, to retaliate. SESSARARA. A good beating or scolding. Moor and Halliwell give Siserara, a hard blow. SESS. A kind of peat turf. Obsolete, I believe; my acquaintance with this term is only through Morton's Natural History. SESS-POOL. See Cess-pool. B.N.C. C.C. F.e.A. H.s. H.P. SET. A collective term. It would be said of a number of disreputable persons. "They're a bad set." "What a set there is of them." If a family are singular in their appearance or conduct, they would be called "a queer set." 2. To put milk in a pan, that the cream may rise. "Have you set the milk," is a common inquiry of a dairy-maid, after the milk is brought in from the cow. 3. To bind. "The gravel sets well." SET. "A dead set." A determined effort on the part of one or more individuals; whether it be to defeat an antagonist, or to gain a particular object. H.A.D. SET-DOWN. To mortify;"to humiliate; to reprove. "I set him down nicely." 2. A rebuke for impertinence or improper assumption. "I gave him a good set-dawn" i. e. a good reproof. B.N.c.2nd ed. C.C. H.a.d. SET-OUT. A handsome, bountiful entertainment. "They gave us a capital set-out." 2. To plan or contrive work. "Let's set it out before we begin, and see if we have stuff enough." SET POOR LIGHTS. To set bad...

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