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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.                     57
Hoe, w. Fuss; anxiety.
"I doant see as you've any call to putt yourself in no such terrible gurt hoe over it."
Hogarves, m. Hog-gazels; hawthorn berries.
Hog-form, w. A bench on which pigs are laid to be killed and dressed.
On the knuckle of a pig's fore-leg there are always six marks, about the size of a pea, which are believed to have been caused by the devil's fingers when he entered the herd of swine.
Hogget, w. A young sheep, just more than a year old.
Hog-jet, w. A small bucket, fastened into a long handle, by which the food is taken out of the hog-tub.
Hogo [Haut gout, French.] A strong foul smell.
Hogpound, m. The pigstye; a favourite rendezvous on Sundays.
"Ah! many's the time as we've stood over the hog-pound together, and looked 'em over, and rackoned 'em up, whiles people was in church; little did he think as he'd be putt in before that hog was killed! and he always allowed she'd weigh sixty stun."
Holl, e. To hurl; to throw. Hollards.* Dead branches of trees.
Holp, m. [Healp, Ang. Sax.] The perfect of help.
"She had me round to the pound, to see a little hogget what she'd hobbed-up; and then she had me indoors and holp me to a cup of tea and some honey-bread."
Holt, m. [Holt, Ang. Sax., a grove.] A small plantation.
Holt. A hold.
"'Tis just like a lawyer, if once it takes a holt 'an ye, ye doant very easy get free agin."
Holt, m. [Corruption of Halt.] A call always used to stop a person.
Holy-Sunday, e. Easter-day.
There is a tradition that the sun always dances on the morning of Holy-Sunday, but nobody has even seen it because the devil is so cunning that he always puts a hill in the way to hide it.
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