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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.                   117
Stupe, e. Stupid; dull.
An old schooldame thus described the progress of a pupil (aged 5):"He's that stupe that he can't tell 'A's' from ' V's,' and he actually doant know the meaning of 'Verily, verily!'"
Stusnet. A skillet; a small saucepan.
Suddent, m. Suddenly.
Sue, e. To drain land; also a drain. (See Sew.)
Suent, e. Pleasant; agreeable.
Sullage. [Souiller, French, to soil.] Any filth or dirt of the nature of a sediment.
Summer, e. The beam which supports the bed or body of a wagon.
Summer and Winter, w. To have summered and wintered a person, is to have known him at all seasons and under all circumstances, both good and bad.
Suppose, m. This word is used not to express conjecture, but certainty.
Surelye. There are few words more frequently used by Sussex people than this. It has no special meaning of its own, but it is added at the end of any sentence to which particular emphasis is required to be given, and numerous examples of its use will be found in illustrations of other words in this dictionary.
Sushy, e. [SSche, French, dry.] In want of water.
"I never knowed such a dry time; we're as sush as sushy."
Sussel. A disturbance; an impertinent meddling with the affairs of other people.
Sussex-moon. A man sent on in front with a lantern fastened behind him.
Sussex-pudding. A compound of flour and water made up in an oblong shape and boiled. There is a moment, when it is first taken out of the saucepan, when it can be eaten with impunity; but it is usually eaten cold, and in that form I believe that it becomes the foundation of all the ills that Sussex spirit and flesh are heir to. It promotes a dyspeptic form of dissent which is unknown elsewhere. It aggravates every natural infirmity of temper by the promotion of chronic indigestion, and finally undermines the constitution; for the first symptom of the decay of nature which a Sussex man describes is invariably that he can't get his pudding to set.
Swad, e. A bushel basket, generally used in selling fish.
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