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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.
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Unbeknownst. Unknown.
"All I can say is, if he comes here, it's quite unbeknownst to me."
Underback. A large open vessel in a brewhouse, which is placed under the mash-tun.
Unforbidden,*?. [Unforboden, kxig. Sax.,undaunted.] Daring; disobedient.
Unked. [Uncwyde, Ang. Sax., solitary.] Lonely; dreary; dismal.
Unked. Having the appearance of evil; betokening bad weather.
Unlucky. Always in mischief.
Up. To get up.
"Soonsever he comes in at the fore-door his missus she ups and pulls his hair."
Up-a-top-of-the-house. In a rage.
"He's so hot headed, he's up-a-top-of-the-house in a minut."
Uppish. Pettish; out of temper; easily provoked.
Upset. To find fault; to interfere with; to attack.
Upstanding. Upright; honourable.
"They're such an upstanding, downsitting family, you wont find their match, search England through."
Usage, w. Provisions given to workmen besides their wages, called also 'lowance (allowance).
V.
Vail. A present given to a servant over and above wages (like the French pourboire). The word is contracted from avail, and originally meant an advantage.
" Welcome shall they be; And all the honours, that can fly from us, Shall on them settle ; you know your places well; "When better fall, for your avails they fell."
All's Well that Ends Well, Act iii. sc. I.
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