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A Collection Of Provincialisms In Use In The County Of Sussex.

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128                    A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Valiant, w. [Vaillant, French.] Stout; well-built.
"What did you think of my friend who preached last Sunday, Master Piper?"
"Ha! he was a valiant man; he just did stand over the pulpit! Why you beant nothing at all to him! See what a noble paunch he had! "
Vallers. Fallows. Spelt vallowes in Humphrey's inventory,
1697. Vent, e. A place where several roads meet, generally pronounced
went. (See Went.) Vert. [Vert, French.] Green. Still retained in the names of
fields, as The Lower Vert Field, at Selmeston.
Vivers. [Viviers, French.] Fish-ponds.
Vlick, w. To smooth the hair.
Vlothered, e. Agitated ; flustered.
"I was so vlothered I did'nt know what to be at."
Voller, or Vollow, m. A fallow field.
Voor, m. A furrow. Contracted as barr for barrow.
Want, w. An abbreviation of warrant.
"He wunt give ye naun I want ye."
Wanty, w. [Wamb-tige, Ang. Sax., a belly band.] The girth which is fastened to the thills of a cart, and, passing under the horse's belly, prevents the cart from tilting back.
Waps. [ Weeps, Ang. Sax.] A wasp. (Pronounced Wops.)
Waps-hyme, w. A wasp's nest.
Wapsey, m. Spiteful; waspish.
"These bees of yours are terr'ble wapsey."
Warp. A piece of land consisting of ten, twelve, or more ridges, on each side of which a furrow is left to carry off the water.
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