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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.
Pickpockets, w. Shepherd's purse. Capsella bursa pastoris.
Pick-up. To overtake.
"I picked up the postman between Selmeston and Berwick."
Picksome. Dainty.
Pick-upon. To annoy.
"They always pick upon my boy coming home from school."
Pigeon-cove, w. A dove cot.
Pig-meat. Fresh pork. By the word pork alone, salt pork is always meant.
Pigscot, w. A pigstye.
Piker. A gipsy or tramp.
Pillar. A large thick pile of white clouds.
Pillowbere, w; and Pillowcoat, e. A pillow case.
Pilrag, e. A field that has been ploughed up and neglected.
Pimps, m. Small bundles of chopped wood for lighting fires.
Pinnold, e. A small bridge. (See Pennock.)
Pipe-kiln, w. A framework of iron, in which long dirty clay pipes are put, and placed over a hot fire or in an oven, till they burn white and clean again.
Pitch, e. An iron stake for making holes in the ground for hurdles; called in West Sussex a folding bar.
Pitcher, m. The man who lifts and pitches the corn or hay up on to the wagon. Those who unload the wagons on to the stack or rick are called impitchers, or inpitchers.
Pithered, m. Gummed-up.
"I've had such a terr'ble gurt cold, my eyes seem quite pithered-up o' mornings."
Pize, e. A strong expression; thought by some to be connected with swearing by the pyx.
"What the pize have you got to do with it?"
Plain, m. Any piece of ground that is level, no matter how small it may be.
Plate-bone. The blade-bone.
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