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

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62                       A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
In, w. [Innian, Ang. Sax., to take in.] To inclose land.
"I inned that piece of land from the common."
An Anglo-Saxon estate was usually divided into two parts; one of which, called the inland, was occupied by the pro­prietor with his establishment; and the other, called the utland, was ceded to the servants in return for rent and service, as a reward for their assistance, or as the means of support to those who were not freed-men.
In, w. To house corn.
"The corn was all inned before Michaelmas-day."
Ing. [Ing, Ang. Sax.] A common pasture or meadow.
Ingenurious, e. Ingenious.
"For my part I consider that King Solomon was a very ingenurious man."
Ink-horn, m. Inkstand.
"Fetch me down de inkhorn, mistus; I be g'wine to putt my harnd to dis here partition to Parliament. 'Tis agin de Romans, mistus; for if so be as de Romans gets de upper harnd an us, we shall be burnded, and bloodshedded, and have our Bibles took away from us, and dere'll be a hem set out."
Innardly, m. Inaudibly; inwardly.
"This new parson of ours says his words so innardly."
Innocent, m. Small and pretty. Generally applied to flowers.
Innings, w. Land that has been enclosed from the sea. (See In.)
Interrupt, m. To attack.
This word is used to express all kinds and degrees of assault.
Item.* A hint.
Inward, m. Silent; reserved.
"I can't abear going to work along ud Master Meopham, he be so inward."
Inwards. Intestines.
A story is told in the neighbourhood of Rye of an old man who informed the clergyman after he had been preach­ing about veracity, that he thought his a capital good sermon, but he did not know what he meant by saying so much about the innards of a hog.
Ix. [Ex, Ang. Sax., an axis.] An axle tree.
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