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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.                     63
Jack-hearn, m. A heron; always spoken of as "a gurt old jack-hearn."
"Parham Park, in West Sussex, can still boast of one of the most interesting heronries in the south of England."
Knox's Ornithological Rambles in Sussex.
Jack-in-the-hedge, e. Lychnis diurna.
Jack-in-prison, e. Nigella damascena.
Jack-up, m. To give up anything in a bad temper.
A man came to my house by himself one Christmas Eve to sing carols, and at the end of each line he stopped to explain why the other singers were absent. He began,
" While Shepherds watched their flocks by night."
"If you please, sir, my party's all jacked up"
"All seated on the ground"
"Yes, sir, there was young Harry down here, and my brother Jem, and Tom and George, we've all been a practising together, and now they're properly jacked up" (and so on to the end of the hymn).
Jacket, m. To flog.
"I'll jacket him when he comes in."
Jacketting, m. A hard day's work.
Jambreads, m. Slices of jam and bread.
Jaunce, e. A weary journey.
"I doant justly know how far it is to Hellingly, but you'll have a middlin' jaunce before you get there."
January-butter, e. Mud. It is considered lucky to bring mud into the house in January.
Jawled-out, w. Excessively fatigued.
Jib, e. The under-lip. To hang the jib, is to look cross.
Jigger-pump, e. A pump used in breweries to force the beer into the vats.
Johnny, m. " Old Johnny " is one of the numerous names given to the ague.
"Old Johnny has been running his finger down my back."
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