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

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140                    A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Graef. A grave; or a grove. Grove. Boxgrove.
Ham. A village; an enclosed place. Ham. Beddingham.
Hou. A hill. Hoe. Piddinghoe; Houghton.
Holt. A grove. Wigginholt.
Hurst. A wood. Nuthurst.
Ig. An island. Ey. Thorney.
Ing. A meadow. Angmering.
Ing. Used as a patronymic; thus Wilming would signify the descendants of Wilm; whence Wilmington; Rustington, &c.
Leag. A pasture. Ley. Earnley.
Mere. A pool or lake. Mare; mere. Haremare; Tangmere.
Mersc. A marsh. Marsh. Peasmarsh.
Stede. A place; a station. Stead; sted. Eastgrinstead; Horsted.
Stoc. A place. Stock; stoke. West Stoke.
Tun. A close; a field; a dwelling. Ton. Alciston.
Weorthig. A farm; an estate; a public way. Worth. Fittle-worth.
Wic. A dwelling place; a village. Wick. Wick; Terwick.
Wincel. A corner. Winchelsea. (See Wincel in Bosworth, who gives this example.)
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