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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.                     67
Know, m. Used as a substantive for knowledge.
" Poor fellow, he has got no know whatsumdever, but his sister's a nice knowledgeable girl."
Knowledgeable, e. Well-educated.
Knucker. [Hnaegan, Ang. Sax.] To neigh or whinny.
Ladder-tying. Fastening the upper branches of the hop-plant to the pole, which is reached by women standing on ladders.
Lades. [Ladan, Ang. Sax., to load.] Rails which project round the top of a waggon to enable it to bear a greater load.
Ladslove. Southernwood.
Ladycow. The ladybird.
It is held extremely unlucky to kill a cricket, a ladybird, a swallow, martin, robin redbreast, or wren.
Lady's-smock. Convolvulus sepium. The bindweed of the hedges.
Lag, or Leg, w. A long narrow marshy meadow, usually by the side of a stream.
Laines. Open tracts of arable land at the foot of the Downs.
Lambstongue. Plantago media.
Lamentable, m. Very.
*This word seems to admit of three degrees of comparison, which are indicated by the accentuation, thus,— Positive—Lamentable, as usually pronounced. Comparative—Larmentable. Superlative—Larmentaable. "Master Chucks he says to me says he, "tis larmentable purty weather, Master Crockham.' ' Larmentaable!' says I."
Lanscot, or Landscote. The assessment of lands for the main­tenance of the church. Now obsolete.
Land, m. Low ground, especially arable land, as distinguished from the hill, used in the Southdown country.
Lapsy. Lazy; slow ; indifferent.
Larder. A gamekeeper's larder is the place where he nails up the weazles, stoats and vermin which he kills.
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