A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Tackle. Distasteful food or drink.
"I calls this here claret wine about the poorest tackle ever I taasted."
Tag, e. A sheep of the first year.
Tail-wheat, m. The inferior grain which is left after the corn has been winnowed.
Takeners, m. Persons taken to learn a trade; young men employed in fishing boats at Brighton.
Talk Thin. To talk in a low voice.
"He talk so thin that no-one can't scarcely hear what he says."
Talwood, w [Tattler, French, to cut.] Wood cleft and cut into billets for firing.
Tan-flawing. Taking the bark off trees, the bark itself being called tan.
"If I can get a job of tan-flawing I shall make out very well."
Tavort. Half a bushel. (See Tovet.)
Tawer. [Tawian, Ang. Sax., to prepare hides.] A fellmonger; a leather dresser.
Team, w. [Teman, Ang. Sax., to propagate.] A litter, or a number of young beasts of any kind.
"I have got a nice team of young pigs here."
Ted, m. To spread hay; to shake out the new mown grass.
Teddious. Fretful; difficult to please.
Tedious. Excessive; very.
"I never did see such tedious bad stuff in all my life."
Tell. [Tellan, Ang. Sax., to count.] To count.
"Otherwhiles I be forced to tell the ship over six and seven times before I can get 'em right."
Teller, m; or Tillow, w. [Telgor, Ang. Sax., a branch.] A young oak tree.
Tempest. When the wind blows roughly it is said to tempest.
"It tempestes so as we're troubled to pitch the hay upon to the stack anyhows in the wurreld."
Tempesty, w. A gale of wind.