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OBSOLETE AND PROVINCIAL ENGLISH,
WORDS FROM THE ENGLISH WRITERS PREVIOUS TO THE NINETEENTH
NOT USED IN THE SAME SENSE.
THE PROVINCIAL DIALECTS.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,
HA!!! ! UNIVISITA
LIBRARY MAR 5 1841
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
The boys (at Horncastle] annually keep G.
up the festival of the floralia on May.
day, making a procession to this hill GA, 0. To go. North
with May gads, as they call them, in
their hands: this is a white willow wand, GAAM, (1) adj. Clammy. Wilts. the bark peeled off, tied round with
(2) 0. To daub with dirt. Berks. cowslips, a thyrsus of the Bacchanals: GAB, 8. (A. N.) Talkativeness.
at night they have a bonfire and other
merriment, which is really a sacrifice or GABBARD, adj. Jll-contrived, as religious festival.
GABBERN, s rooms; large. West. Stukeley's Itiner. Curios., 1776, i, 31. Gabbe, v. (14.-N.) To talk idly; to jest; to lie.
(2) s. A measuring rod of ten
feet. GABBER, (1) v. To talk nonsense. (2) 8. A jester.
(3) s. A fishing-rod; any rod or
stick. North. GABBERIES, S. (1) Deceits. Minsh. (2) Prattle; jests.
(4) 8. A tall, slender person.
Craven. GABBLE-RATCHES, 8. Birds which make a great noise in the even
(5) 8. The gad-fly. ings. North.
(6) v. To fit about as a gad-fly. GABBO,
(7) v. The game of three
To run madly about the
field, said of cattle. GOBBO, card loo. Gabel, 8. (A.-N.) An excise.
(8) v. To think; to believe. Ken
nett. GABERDINE, 8. (Fr.) A coarse cloak or mantle.
(9) 8. A wedge used in mining. GABERLILTIE, 8. A ballad-singer.
Pick and gad, and keep the North.
kibble going," a very common GABIE, s. A large-holed sieve.
motto in the mining districts North.
expressive of hustle and acti. Gable, (1) s. (Fr.) A cable.
vity. (2) adj. High.
GAD-ABOUT, 8. A rambler. West. GABLE.POLES, 8. Rods placed out.
GADAMAN, adj. Roguish. heref. side the roof to secure the thatch.
GAD-BEE, s. The gad-fly. GABLET, s. A small ornamental
GAD-BIT, 8. A nail-passer. gable or canopy over a tabernacle
GAD-BREEZE, 8. The gad-fly. or niche.
A. He's a puppy-I can liken him to GABLICK, 8. A crow-bar. Linc.
nothing but my bald heffer when she's GABLOCKS, S. Spurs for fighting got the gad-breeze in her tail. cocks.
The Country Farmer's Catechism, 1703. GABRIEL-BELL, $. A local name
GADDRE, s. A sheep's or calf's for the saints' bell or ting-tang.
pluck. GABRIEL-RATCHET, 8. The name
GADE, 8. A gadling. of a ghost or night spirit. North.
GADER, v. To gather. GABY, 8. A simpleton.
GADGER, S. A gauger. North. GACH, 8. Filth or dirt of children.
GAD-HOOK, 8. A long pole with an Glouc.
iron crook. Somerset. Gad, (1) 8. (A.-S.) A goad, or sharp | GADING, 18. A going about; a point of metal; a spear ; a pole
GADDING, s pilgrimage. pointed with metal.
GADLING, S. (A.-S.) A worthless And, come, I will go get a leaf of brass,
vagabond. And with a gud of steel will write these words,
GAD-NAJL, 8. A sort of long stout And lay it by.
Tit. Andr., iv, 1.
GADS, 8. Knobs or spikes of iron
used in armour. GAD-STEEL, 8. Flemish steel, made
in gads, or small bars.
Called also a gaffer.
game in the North. GAFFER, S. An old man; sometimes
a grandfather; the foreman of a set of labourers. West. Formerly,
common mode of address among the lower classes, equivalent to friend, neighbour.
Lord, master, goodman, gaffer, or knave; lady, mistress, goodwife, gammer, or whore; so they do but buy my book, and pay honestly for it, it's all one to me: a knave's money is as good as an honest man's. Poor Robin, 1707.
GAFFLE, (1) s. A part of the cross
bow used in bending it, moved
in a part called the rack. My cross-bow in my hand, my gaffle on To bend it when I please, or when I please to slack.
Drayt. Muses' Elys.
(3) To hinder motion by tight
defiance for battle.
(5) v. To harness a horse. Bedf. GAGEMENT, 8. An engagement.
mutton. See Gigget.
pins. North. GAGS, 8. Children's pictures. Suff. GAG-TEETH, s. Teeth projecting
with sleeves. East.
Sir Tho. Chaloner's Moria Enc., Q2, b.
Gail-clear, a tub for wort. Gail. dish, a vessel used to pour liquor
into a bottle. North.
fitable ; easy ; tolerable; tractable;
tempered. Var. d.
the nearest way; to meet with.
(2) v. To tease; to incommode.
mud. Northampt. GAFFET,
GAFFLET, }e. A cock's spur.
GAFFLED, adj. Silly. Northampt.
ing eels. Wilts.
(2) To gad about.
GALAGE, 18. (Fr. galloche.) A GALLAGE, S clog or patten, fastened with latchets; any coarse shoe.
heroical strain, who striving to gaincope these anbages, by venturing on a new discovery, have made their voyage in half the time.
Comenius's Janua Ling, ed. 1659. GAINFUL, adj. Tractable. Yorksh. You'll find him gainful, but be sure you
curb him, And get him fairly, if you can, this lodg. ing
B. & Fl. Pilgrim, iv, 4. GAINGIVING, 8. A misgiving. GAINLY, (1) adj. Suitable.
(2) adv. Readily; easily. GAINSHIRE, S. The barb of a hook.
Derb. GAIN-SPUR, 0. To excite by the
prospect of gain. Sure, in the legend of absurdest fables I should enroule most of these admirables; Save for the reverence of th' unstained
credit Of many a witnes where I yerst have read
And saving that our gain-spurr'd pilots
finde, In our dayes, waters of more wondrous kinde.
GAINSTAND, 0. To withstand.
(2) 8. Suminer pasturage for
A gait of water is two buckets carried with a yoke. (4) 8. A goat. (5) 8. A single sheaf of corn. North. (6) v. To set up sheaves of corn
in wet weather to dry. GAIT-BERDE, s. Goat's beard. GAITING,(1) adj. Frolicsome. Dors.
(2) 8. A single sheaf of corn set
on end to dry. North. See Gait. GAITRE-BERRIE, 8. The berry of
the dog-wood tree.
Large and awkward. West.
My heart-blood is nigh well frorn I fee), Aud my galage grown fast to my heel.
Spens. Shep. Kal. Feb., 243. GALANTNESSE, s. Fashion in dress. GALAOTHE, 8. A chaplet. Maun.
devile, p. 244. GALASH, v. To cover the upper
part of the shoe with leather.
(2) s. Song; noise.
Litul Johne and Moch for sothe
Cambridge Ms., 15th cent. GALE-HEADED, s. Stupid. Devon. GALENTINE, S. (Fr.) Asortof sauce.
We have in the old cookery re-
Forme of Cury, p. 25.
Galiardise, gaiety. GALILEE, 8. A church porch.