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

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70                       A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Lidds, m. Large open fields.
Lighting. For lightning.
"There was a good deal of lighting last night."
Like. This word added to adjectives somewhat qualifies the force of their meaning.
"She seems so melancholy-like" means "she seems rather melancholy."
Link, [Hlinc, Ang. Sax., a ridge of land.] A word used in the Southdowns for a green wooded bank, always on the side of a hill between two pieces of cultivated land.
Lions Mouth, w. Ground ivy. Glecoma hederacea.
Lip. [See Leap.] A wooden box of a peculiar shape, which is carried by the seedsman when sowing.
Lippy, m. Impertinent; apt to answer saucily.
List, m. To leak.
"That new lean-to of yourn is a poor temporary thing; I reckon it wont least long, for the water lists through the roof already."
Lither, e. Idle.
Lither. Supple; lithy; pliable.
Litten. [Lictun, Sax.] A churchyard.
Litter, m. Loose straw or anything thrown into a farmyard for cattle to lie upon and tread into manure.w
Live, e. Real.
"She thinks she looks like a lady, but no one would take her for a live lady."
Liversick. A hangnail on the finger.
Lizened. Lean; shrunk, as applied to corn.
Loanst. A loan.
" Will you lend mother the loanst of a little tea."
Loch." The rut of a cart-wheel.
Lode.* [Lad, Ang. Sax., a way; a canal.] A drift-way, or cut for water; a ford.
Lodge, m. An outhouse; a shed.
" I found him here as melancholy as a lodge in a warren."
Much Ado About Nothing, Act ii. sc. I.
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