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

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134                     A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Bullock-leaze. The right of turning one bullock out on a common to graze. (Used at Berwick and other places.)
Bury. A rabbit hole; a hole made by any animal.
Caffincher, w. The chaffinch.
Cardious. A mixed cloth made of wool and linen thread. A word which frequently occurred in old account books when spinning-wheels were in use.
Carriers. Part of a spinning-wheel fitted with wire hooks through which the thread passed to the reel.
Cast. The second swarm from a hive of bees.
Caulker-bridge, w. A rough bridge made of logs and fagots.
Chip, w. The wooden part of a plough to which the share is fastened.
Chipper, w. Lively; cheerful.
Church-steeple, w. The common agrimony. Agrimonia rupatoria.
Cove. A lean-to, or low building with a shelving roof. Pigeon-cotes are frequently called pigeon-coves in East Sussex.
Curmudgeon, w. To mend up old clothes. A curmudgeon originally meant a hard-bargainer, a miserly fellow, and probably this meaning of the word is connected with mend­ing up rags in a miserly manner.
Cuts, w. The cross-beams on the floor of a wagon.
Dogger, w. A support for the shafts of a cart.
Ears. The irons to which the bail of a bucket is fastened.
Grandmother's-nightcap. The white campion. L. dioica.
Hatchet-pieces. Paul-pieces of land of irregular shape. (See Tenantry-acre.)
Hempshare, or Hemshare. Certain lands in the centre of Brighton, so named from having been used by persons engaged in the fishing trade for growing hemp for rope-making. The word is found in the court rolls, 1660.
Herring-hang, e. A place where herrings are hung up to dry; also called a dee.
Leakway. A road dividing one furlong from another in the tenantry-acre. (See Tenantry-acre.)
Lily, m. The field convolvulus. Convolvulus arvensis.
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