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

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80                       A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Norate, m. [Corruption of Orate; as nidget, from idget.] To talk officiously and fussily about other people's business.
"Master Norman he got nabbling over it, so it very soon got norated about all down the street."
Noration. An unnecessary publication of any piece of news or a secret.
"You have no-ought to have made such a noration about nothing, for you warn't no-ways consarned."
Nose-holes. Nostrils.
Not, w. [Hnot, Ang. Sax., shorn, cut.] Polled; said of sheep or cows without horns.
"Mus' Stapley he's been and bought some more of these here not-cows. I can't fancy them things no-hows-de-wurreld."
Notch. A ran at cricket; so called from the custom in the country districts of reckoning the runs by notches cut in a stick.
Nottable, m. [Notable, French, remarkable.] Thrifty; indus­trious.
Mr. Lower says that this word is never applied in Sussex to a man. "Mrs. Allbones she be a nottable 'ooman, surelye!"
Nover, e. High land above a precipitous bank.
No-ways. In no way.
Now-and-agin. Sometimes.
"I goos across the nover now-and-agin, but I mostly keeps to the road, for 'tis terrble nubbly for walking."
Nubbly, e In lumps; full of small clods.
Nunting, e. Awkward looking.
Nunty, e. Dressed in a shabby or old-fashioned way.
Nunty, m. Sulky.
"Ye be middlin' nunty this marnin' seemingly; I ddant know naun what's putt ye out."
Nurt, w. To nurture; to train or bring up a child. Nurt, m. To entice; to allure.
"He got linked-in with some chaps as wasn't no good, and they nurted him away, and he never come back nuther."
Nuther. [Corruption of Neither.]
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