Vocabulary of East Anglia

Robert Forby

Published by A. M. Kelley, 1978
ISBN 10: 0678055629 / ISBN 13: 9780678055625
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Synopsis: 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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...2. Any person or thing completely worn out and worthless. Br. Jen. RISING, s. yeast; or whatever may be used as a substitute for it, to make the dough rue in fermentation. RISPS, s.pl. 1. The stems of climbing plants generally. 2. The fruit-bearing stems of raspberries; sometimes, perhaps, applied to other plants somewhat like them. T. calls them resps, and gives the same name to the fruit. By the roughness of the stem, they are connected with rasp. More generally applied, the word may be from A. s. hris, frondes. RIST,,. 1. A rising or elevation of the ground. 2. An advance of prices. /'/. c /.,;»/ '.;';.' ROAD, v, to force or justle one off the road by riding or driving against him.. ROBLET, s. a large chicken, or young cock. ROCK, ROCK-STAFF, s. a distaff; from which, as we are told in T. J. the wool was spun " by twirling a ball below." It is spun, to this day, by being drawn out and formed into yarn by the finger and thumb, and pressed by the hand on the trip-skin, against which the spindle twirls, by degrees collecting on itself the ball, which is not therefore on-'f ginally the moving force, as seems to be supposed, but the result of the operation. " An old woman's rockstqjff," is a contemptuous expression for a silly superstitious fancy. EOCKET, s. a row of holes made by dibbles, the whole length of the Stetch, q. v. ROGER'S-BLAST, s. a sudden and local motion of the air, no otherwise perceptible but by its whirling up the dust on a dry road in perfectly calm weather, somewhat in the manner of a water-spout. It is reckoned a sign of approaching rain. ROKE, s. a fog. Pr, Pa. Br. has rook, whence rooky. Sh. ROKY, adj. foggy. It is the same word with rooky, in Sh. Macbeth, " the rooky wood." It is therefore rightly explained, " damp,...

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Title: Vocabulary of East Anglia
Publisher: A. M. Kelley
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: New issue of 1830 ed.

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Robert Forby
Published by A. M. Kelley (1978)
ISBN 10: 0678055629 ISBN 13: 9780678055625
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Book Description A. M. Kelley, 1978. Book Condition: Fair. New issue of 1830 ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP15037104

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