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

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58                       A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Home-dwellers, m. People accustomed to live in houses, as opposed to tramps.
" A good many of these people who've come harvesting this year, look like home-dwellers."
Honey-bread. Bread and honey.
Hooke, or Hook. [Hoc, Ang. Sax., a hook.] A name given to
several places in Sussex. Hop-dog, m. A caterpillar peculiar to the hop gardens.
Hop-dog, m. An instrument used to draw the hop-poles out of the ground, for the purpose of carrying them to the bin to be picked.
Hop-horse, e. A short ladder used by the hop-pickers.
Hop-mand, w. [Mond, Ang. Sax., a basket.] A vessel used in brew-houses.
Horn-fair, m. Rough music with frying pans, horns, &c, generally reserved for persons whose matrimonial difficulties have attracted the attention of their neighbours. The fair annually held in Charlton, Kent (now abolished), was always known as Horn fair.
Hornicle, w. A hornet.
Horsebeach, or Husbeech, w. The hornbeam.
Horse-daisy, w The ox-eye daisy. Chrysanthemum leucan-themum.
Hoste, e. Described by Durrant Cooper as "A vendor of articles out of shops or houses," so used at Hastings. From the old French word Hoste, which meant both a host and a guest.
This word is used in the second sense,—a guest, a person allowed to come, a stranger.
"Every person not lotting or shotting to the common charge of the Corporation, who should be a common hoste in the fishmarket."                   —Hastings Corporation Records, 1604.
Hot, m. To warm up.
"I was that cold when I got indoors that gaffer hotted up some beer for me."
Hotagoe.* To move nimbly; spoken of the tongue.
Hot-chills, m. The fever that accompanies the ague.
Hoth, m. Hawth. The name of Hoathly seems connected with this word.
"'Tis very poor ground, it wont grow naun but heath and hoth."
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