A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Sag. [Connected with Saegan, Ang. Sax., to cause to descend.] To fit badly; to hang down on one side; to subside by its own weight or an overload.
- The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear, Shall never sag with doubt, nor shake with fear."
—Macbeth, Act v. sc. 3.
Salimote, m. The court of the lord of the old manor of Bright-helmston in 1656 was described as the Salimote Court.
Sallet. A salad. (As ballet for ballad.)
"Sunday, May 13, 1764. Myself, Mr. Dodson and servant at church in the morn. We dined on a calf's heart pudding, a piece of beef, greens and green sallet. Mr. Hartley came to bring me a new wigg. Paid him in full for a new wigg £1. 15s., and new-mounting an old one, 4s."
—Diary of Mr. Turner, of East Hoathly.
Shakespeare uses the word,—
Clown.—" Indeed, sir, she was the sweet marjoram of the sallet; or, rather, the herb of grace." Lafeu.—"They are not sallet herbs you knave, they are nose herbs." —AWs Well that Ends Well, Act iv. sc. 5.
Sally, e. [Salig, Ang. Sax.; Salix, Latin.] A willow.
Salts, e. Marshes near the sea, overflowed by the tides.
Sape. [Sap, Ang. Sax.] Sap.
Sare. [Searian, Ang. Sax., to dry.] Withered; dry; said of wood. (See Sear.)
"Burn ash-wood green, 'Tis fire for a Queen; Bum ash-wood sare, 'Twool make a man swear."
Sarment. A sermon.
" I likes a good long sarment, I doos; so as when you wakes up it aint all over."
Sattered, m. Thoroughly soaked. (Probably a corruption of Saturated.)
Sauce, m. (Pronounced Sass.) Vegetables; but generally used of cabbages. The Americans speak of garden-sass.
"I reckon I shaan't have no sass at all this year, all through along on account of the drythe."
SAYE. Serge or woollen cloth. —Cheeseworth Inventory, 1549. Scad, m. A small black plum which grows wild in the hedges.