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A Collection Of Provincialisms In Use In The County Of Sussex.

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A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.                     29
Coarse, e. Rough; stormy; applied to weather.
Coarse, e. Childish.
"She is twelve years old, but she is so coarse for her years that you would not take her to be but ten."
Coast." [Coste, Old French, a rib.] The ribs of cooked meat, particularly lamb.
Cobble-stones. Pebbles on the sea shore.
Cocker, w. A culvert; a drain under a road or gate.
Cocker-up. To spoil; to gloss over with an air of truth.
"You see this here chap of hers he's cockered-up some story about having to goo away somewheres up into the sheeres; and I tell her she's no call to be so cluck over it; and for my part I dunno but what I be' very glad an't, for he was a chap as was always a cokeing about the cupboards, and cogging her out of a Sunday."
Coddle, e. To parboil.
Apples so cooked are called coddled-apples.
Codger. A miser; a stingy old fellow.
Cog, m. [Cogger, Old English, a trickster.] To entice.
"I cannot flatter, and speak fair, Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog."
Richard III., Act i. sc. 3.
Coager, m. Luncheon. Called in some parts of the county an elevener, from the time at which it is generally taken by the labourers.
Coager-cake. A plain cake is often baked as the coager cake, for the week's consumption.
Coilers. (See Quilers.)
Coke, m. [Kijken, Dutch, to peep about.] To pry about.
Cole." Seakale.
Come. When such a time arrives.
" I shall be eighty-two come Ladytide."
Commence, m. An affair; a job.
" Here's a pretty commence!"
Comp, m. [Comp, Ang. Sax.] A valley.
Some cottages in the parish of Beddingham are called by this name, from which also the name of the village of Compton is derived,
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