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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.
he must be some old friend, and expressed a hope that he had been hospitably received. " He helped hisself," was the reply; and thereupon followed the explanation, illustrated by an exhibition of mutilated poultry.
Rheumattics. A woman once said to me, "There's so many new complaints now-a-days to what there used to be; there's this here rheumatism there's so much talk about. When I was a gal 'twas the rheumattics, and I doant know as there's much odds in it now—naun but if you wants to cure the rheumatism you wants a lot of doctor's stuff; but for my part, if ever I be troubled with the rheumattics (and I be quite eat-up otherwhile) I goos out and steals a tater, and carries it in my pocket till the rheumattics be gone."
Rib-lade, w. The bar on the side of a wagon parallel with the lade.
Rice, w; Rice-heading, e. [Hris, Ang. Sax., a twig.] Under­wood cut sufficiently young to bear winding into hedges or hurdles.
Ricksteddle, m. [Hreac and Stide, Ang. Sax., a rick place.] An enclosure for corn or hay ricks.
Ricksteddle, w. A wooden frame placed on stones on which to build the ricks.
Ridder, e. [Hridder, Ang. Sax.] An oblong coarse wire sieve used with a blower for winnowing corn, the ridder being moved to and fro on a stake in front of the blower.
Riddle, w. [Hriddel, Ang. Sax.] A large sieve for sifting wheat in a barn.
Ride, ?n. Any bridle-road, but generally a green way through fur::e or wood-land.
Ride, e. A rut, or wheel mark. Ride, m. To be a burden.
" I didn't want to ride the club, so I declared off." Ride-horse, e. A saddle-horse.
Rides, e. The iron hinges on a gate by which it is hung to the post a.id so swings or rides.
Ridge-bak d, e; or Ridge-stay, w. [Hryg, Ang. Sax., the back.] That p:rt of the harness which goes over the saddle on the horse's back, and being fastened on both sides, supports the sha'.'.s of the cart.
Ridge-boni:. The weather boarding on the outside of wooden houses, common in Sussex and Kent.
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