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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.
unable to say why some roads should be distinguished from others by being so called. (A street originally meant a paved road, from the Latin strata via.)
Stride, m. A long distance.
"I doant exactly know the name of the place he's gone to, but I know 'tis a middling stride into the sheeres."
Strig. The foot-stalk of any fruit or flower.
Strike. A smooth straight piece of wood, used in measuring, to strike the loose corn which lies above the level of the rim of the bushel.
In old inventories "a bushel and strike" usually go together.
Strike-plough, m. A plough used for striking out the furrows.
Strives, m. Rivalry.
"Sometimes I think those people must dress so for strives, to see who can be smartest."
Strod. A forked branch of a tree.
Strombolo. (Possibly connected with the Dutch stroom-ballen, stream or tide-balls.)
"Pieces of black bitumen highly charged with sulphur and salt, found along the coast. Called thus at Brighton, doubt­less from the Flemings settled in the town. The stones have been used for fuel, and Dr. Russell applied the steam to scrofulous tumours." —Durrant Cooper's Sussex Glossary.
Stub, e. The stem which is left standing out of the ground after a tree has been cut down.
Stub, e. To stub a horse is to lame him by letting him tread on stubs of underwood in a cover.
Stub, m. To grub up trees with their roots.
Stub, m. To pluck chicken clean after their feathers have been pulled off.
Stuckling. An apple-pasty made thin in the shape of a semi­circle, and baked without a dish.
Stud, m; Study, e. A state of thoughtfulness.
"He seems all in a stud as he walks along."
Stump, w. A stump of hay is an item frequently found in farm inventories in West Sussex. It means the remains of a round stack, most of which has been cut away.
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