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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.                     45
Forced. Obliged.
"I was forced to putt on my spartacles."
Fordrough, e. A cattle-path to water; a grass ride.
Fore, m. Front. In Yorkshire the spring is called "the fore-end of the year."
Fore-door, m. The front door.
Fore-horse, m. "He has got the fore-horse by the head" is a Sussex expression for "he has got matters well in hand."
Forecast, m. Forethought.
Foreigner. A stranger; a person who comes from any other county but Sussex.
At Rye, in East Sussex, that part of the parish which lies out of the boundary of the corporation, is called the Foreign of Rye.
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."
Foreright. Plain spoken; rude; obstinate.
"I doant know whatever I shall do with that boy, he's so foreright, and he doant seem to have no forecast of nothing."
Fore-summer, w. The top rail in front of a waggon. The corresponding rail at the back is called the hawk.
Forstall, or Fostel, m. [Ang. Sax.,fore, before; and steal, a stall, place, or stead.] The house and home buildings of a farm with waste land attached.
Fornicate, m. To dawdle; to waste time.
Forrep-land, w. Used in the manor of Bosham for assart land, or land from which the wood or forest has been cut down, to bring it into cultivation.
Fother. To feed cattle.
Foundle, m. Anything found.
" I picked up a foundle yesterday, as I was coming home off the hill."
Fourthrows, or Fourwents, e. A place where four roads meet. (See Went.)
Frail, m. Flail.
" Dame Durden kept five serving men To use the spade and frail."
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