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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.
Shrape, e. To scold.
Shravey.* A loose sub-soil, something between clay and sand.
Shrievy, e. Unravelled; having threads withdrawn.
Shrogs, e. The refuse trimmings of hop-plants; also called chogs.
Shruck, e. Shocked.
Shruck, e. Shrieked.
An old woman who was accidentally locked up in a church where she was slumbering in a high pew, said, "I shruck till I could shruck no longer, but no one corned, so I up and tolled upon the bell."
Shuck. Another form of the perfect tense of the verb to shake.
Shuck, e. To undress; to shell peas, &c.
Shuck, m. A husk or pod.
Shuckish. Unsettled; applied to the weather.
Shun. To push. "He shunned me off the pavement."
Shut, w. A young pig; also called a sheat or shoot.
Shut-of, m. To be rid of.
"Once he gets indoors, you'll be troubled to get shut an' him; I dunno but what you'd best shun him out of the fore-door at oncest." (Pronounced Wunst.)
Sideboards, w. Rails fitted on the top of the sides of a wagon, so as to admit of the addition of an extra load.
Sidelands, w. The outside parts of a ploughed field, adjoining the hedges, where the plough has been turned, running parallel with the lands or warps.
Sidy.* Surly; moody.
Siever, e. All the fish caught at one tide.
Silt, e. Sand or mud deposited and left by the tide or a flood.
Silt-up. To become so choked-up, with mud or sediment of any kind, as to stop the passage of water in a ditch or the bed of a river.
Simple, e. Unintelligible, or stupid.
"Will you be so good as to lend mother another book? for she says this one is so simple she can't make it out at all."
Sissel, m. The usual pronunciation of thistle.
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