By Wadham Pigott Williams
"It is now approximately six years in the past that the Committee of the Somersetshire Arch?ological Society requested me to bring together a thesaurus of the Dialect or archaic language of the County, and positioned into my palms a necessary number of phrases through the overdue Mr. Edward Norris, doctor, of South Petherton. i've got accomplished this job to the simplest of my skill, with the type co-operation of our past due very good Secretary, WM. ARTHUR JONES; and the result's ahead of the general public. We freely made use of Norris, Jennings, Halliwell, or the other collector of phrases that lets locate, omitting mere peculiarities of pronunciation, and that i enterprise to pray it's going to turn out that we've got no longer missed a lot that's left of that fascinating previous language, which these nice innovators, the Printing Press, the Railroad, and the Schoolmaster, are quick using abroad. "
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To shell, to shed the first teeth Shaw v. to scold sharply Sheen adj. bright, shining Sheer s. a sheath, ex. Scissis-sheer Shelving-stone s. a blue tile or slate for covering the roofs of houses Shod part. of v. to shed ex. No use crying for shod milk Showl s. a. to shroud or trim a tree Shrowd, Shride s. loppings of trees Shuckning adj. shuffling Shut v. to weld iron Shuttles, Shittles s. floodgates Sife, Sithe v. and s. to sigh Sig s. urine (Dutch v. zeycken) Silch, Sulch v. to soil, daub Silker s.
Over-hanging bank of rivers, edge of rivers (A S ofer) P Pair-of-Stairs s. a staircase with two landings Pallee adj. broad, as pallee-foot, pallee-paw Palme s. catkins of the willow (salix caprea) Pame s. the mantle thrown over an infant who is going to be Christened Panchard-night s. Shrove-Tuesday night Pank v. to pant Papern adj. a. to plaster the inside of a chimney with mortar made of cow-dung and lime Parrick s. a paddock Paumish adj. handling awkwardly Pautch, Pontch v. to tread in mire Payze, 'Pryze v.
Sultry Squinny v. ” (Shak. King Lear) Squittee v. to squirt Squoace, or Squss v. to truck or exchange Staddle s. foundation of a rick of hay or corn, a mark left by a haycock, or anything allowed to remain too long in one place Stag s. a castrated bull Stagnated adj. astonished Stang s. a long pole Stap v. for to stop Stare-basin, Glow-basin s. glow-worm Stean v. to stone a road. Steaned part. s. a large stone pitcher (Dutch steen) “Upon an huge great earthpot stean he stood” (Spenser, Faery Queene) Steanin s.
A Glossary of Provincial Words and Phrases in use in Somersetshire by Wadham Pigott Williams