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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.                     83
Out-bounders, w. A word used in old parochial account books for ratepayers who pay rates in a parish where they do not reside.
Out-stand. To stand out against; to oppose and overcome. "He wanted to have the calf for three pound ten, but I out-stood him upon that, for all that he was so set and contrairy."
Out-de-way, m. [Corruption of out of the way.]
"I never did see such tedious out-de-way larmentable poor ground in all my boms."
Oven-rake, e. [Ofenraca, Ang. Sax.] A rake for clearing the ashes aside in a brick oven.
Oven-slice, w. An iron shovel for taking the ashes out of the oven.
Over, e. To cross over.
"You must over the bridge and keep straight on a-head."
Overget, e. To overtake.
Owlet, m. A moth.
Ox-steddle, m. Stabling or stalls for oxen.
Oxen are still used as draught-beasts; the Sussex breed being specially useful for the purpose. A team of eight oxen drawing a load is not an unusual sight in East Sussex, though it is not seen so frequently as it was twenty years ago.
Ox-tights, w. Chains for use with oxen.
Packled, m. Speckled.
Paddle, m. To trample about in the wet and dirt.
Painful. Painstaking.
There is an inscription on a brass in Selmeston Church, dated 1639, which commences thus,
The body of Henry Rogers,
A painfull preacher in this church
Two and thirty yeeres.
Pair-of-bars, w. Rails made to lift out of the sockets, so as to admit of a cart passing through; called in East Sussex a bar-way.
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