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An illustrated descriptive guide, to the places mentioned in
the writings of Rudyard Kipling.

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244                           APPENDIX
Dorman -                            Window in roof.
Draggle-tail                           - A slut.
Dunnamany                          - I don't know how many.
" There was a dunnamany people come to see that gurt hog of mine when she was took bad, and they all guv it in as she was took with the information. We did all as ever we could for her. There was a bottle of stuff what I had from the doctor, time my leg was so bad, and we took and mixed it in with some milk and give it her lew warm, but naun as we could give her didn't seem to do her any good."
Ellet.....The Elder Tree.
Ellinge ----- Lonely.
Fenege - - - - - To cancel; to break an
The reader cannot fail to remark that this word resembles a curious word used by Shakespeare—renege. It occurs in the well-known passage in " King Lear" :
" Renege, affirm, and turn their halycon beaks With ever gale and vary of their masters."
We are told that renege means to deny, but there would be little difficulty in making the word mean exactly what fenege expresses with the Sussex countryman.
Flit - - - - - To skim milk (from Dan­ish, Flytter, to re­move).
Flap-jack -                            Turnover apple-pie.
Fob - - - - - To froth as beer.
Foreigner - - - - A stranger from some
other part of England.
" I have often heard it said of a woman in this village, who comes from Lincolnshire, that ' she has got such a good notion of work that you'd never find out but what she was an Englishwoman, without you was to hear her talk.' "
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