Reprinted Glossaries, Band 2,Ausgaben 1-2

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Walter William Skeat
English dialect society, 1874
 

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Seite 57 - To fair Fidele's grassy tomb Soft maids and village hinds shall bring Each opening sweet of earliest bloom, And rifle all the breathing spring. No wailing ghost shall dare appear To vex with shrieks this quiet grove: But shepherd lads assemble here, And melting virgins own their love. No...
Seite 58 - Cornish, may be reckoned that of decking their doors and porches on the first of May with green boughs of sycamore and hawthorn, and of planting trees, or rather stumps of trees, before their houses.
Seite 1 - English words by providing a common centre to which they may be sent, so as to gather material for a general record of all such words ; (3) to reprint various useful Glossaries that have appeared in scarce or inconvenient volumes ; (4) to publish (subject to proper revision) such collections of Provincial English words as exist at present only in manuscript ; and (5) to supply references to sources of information which may be of material assistance to word-collectors, students, and all who have a...
Seite 13 - The use of this burning is to modify it, that so it may be broke in small pieces ; otherwise if it should be put into the furnace as it comes out of the earth it would not melt, but come away whole. Care also must be taken that it be not too much burned, for then it will loop, ie, melt and run together in a mass.
Seite 1 - ... who have made a study of any of the Provincial Dialects of England, or who are interested in the subject of Provincial English ; (2) to combine the labours of collectors of Provincial English words by providing a common centre to which they may be sent, so...
Seite 16 - Underneath is fastned to the barrel a spoke of wood, which they call a swingle, which is drawn back a good way by the calms or cogs in the axis of the wheel, and draws back the barrel, which falls to again by its own weight.
Seite xv - It were not impossible to make an Original reduction of many words of no general reception in England but of common use in Norfolk, or peculiar to the East Angle Countries; as...
Seite 74 - For skirting, the common share is used, but made perhaps somewhat wider than when it is used in the ordinary operation of plowing. In this mode of using the plow, little more than half the sward is pared off; turning the part raised upon a line of unmoved turf. . . . The paring of turf in this case is from one to two inches thick on the coulter margin, decreasing in thickness to a thin feather-edge by which it adheres to the unmoved sward.
Seite 14 - ... and dross out of the matter ; afterwards, by degrees, drawing more water, they beat it thicker and stronger 'till they bring it to a bloom, which is a four-square mass of about two feet long.
Seite 17 - They anoint the wire with train-oil, to make it run the easier. The plate, wherein the holes are, is on the outside iron, on the inside steel. The holes are bigger on the iron side, because the wire finds more resistance from the steel, and is streightned by degrees.

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