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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.
Lodge. [Logian, Ang. Sax.] To alight or fall on anything so as to remain there.
"My ball has lodged up on the window-sill."
Lodged. Corn or grass beaten down by wind and rain is said to be lodged.
" We'll make foul weather with despised tears; Our sighs, and they, shall lodge the summer corn, And make a dearth in this revolting land."
Richard II, Act iii. sc. 3. Lonesome. Lonely ; far from neighbours.
Long-dog, m. A greyhound.
Long-purples. The flowers of orchis mascula.
" And long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name."
Hamlet, Act iv. sc. 7.
Looker, e. [L6cian, Ang. Sax., to look.] A shepherd or herdsman; a man employed to look after cattle in the marshes.
Look-out, e. To open. Said of a window.
"It's no manner of use your trying; the window wont look out, for there was such a terr'ble big draught come in that father he took and made it fast."
Lope-off. To go away in a secret, sly manner (probably connected with the word elope).
"The old dog was round here just now, but he must have loped off somewhere, he's gone off along with the shepherd very like."
Lordings, e. The best kind of fagots. The branches and tops taken off the wood which is being cut for hop-poles.
Lourdy." [Lourd, French, dull.] Heavy; sluggish.
Lurry, e. A rapid, indistinct mode of reading.
Lurry, e. To hurry over work in a careless, slovenly manner.
Lusty, m. Fat; in good order.
"You look as though what you've had sen' you was here last has done you good, you be got quite lusty!"
Luton. A projection from a house, such as a bow window.
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