A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical

J. R. Smith, 1868 - 616 sider

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Side 576 - Es-Sirat, finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword. There all souls of the dead must pass along, but while the good reach the other side in safety, the wicked fall off into the abyss. The Jews, too, have their bridge of hell, narrow as a thread, but it is only the souls of the
Side 539 - There thou mayst brain him, Having first seized his books, or with a log Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Or cut his wezand with thy knife.
Side 574 - the forfeyte ; for, at the edge of the launde, an oulde man shall meet them with the same shoes that were given by the partie when he was lyving ; and, after he hath shodde them, dismisseth them to go through thick and thin, without scratch or scalle.
Side 43 - caused two stone bridges to be builded, of the which, one was situated over Lue at the head of the town of Stratford, now called Bow, because the bridge was arched like a bow. A rare piece of work : for before that time the like had never been seen in England.
Side 449 - told How, of a thousand snakes, each one Was changed into a coil of stone, When holy Hilda prayed; Themselves, within their holy bound, Their stony folds had often found.
Side 270 - I am inclined too to refer the element kern in our word to kern or churn, as Aram does, rather than to corn, as Mr. Henderson does. Aram's statement is that from ' immemorial times it was customary to produce, in a churn, a quantity of cream,' which formed part of the meal.
Side 180 - Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the builders : each to other calls, Not understood ; till hoarse and all in rage As mocked they storm."—Milton
Side 52 - for the bride-door" is to join in the race for the bride's gift, run by divers of the young men of the neighbourhood, who wait near the church-door till the marriage ceremony is over. The prize is usually a ribbon, which is worn for the day in the hat of the winner.
Side 337 - These when a child haps to be got Which after proves an idiot, When folks perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to smother, Some silly doating brainless calf— Say that the fairy left this
Side 397 - In Suffolk the superstitious use of cramp-rings, as a preservative against fits, is not entirely abandoned ; instances occur where nine young men of a parish each subscribe a crooked sixpence, to be moulded into a ring for a young woman afflicted with this malady.

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