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OF UNUSUAL WORDS, CHIEFLY SCOTCH.
(See also Glossaries pp. 186, 336, 368.)
Farther seen, have more foresight.
Fash your thumb, care at all.
By, for it, besides, when, without. Fashes, trouble.
Fayned, to make shift ; tempted.
Fell, keen, hot ; rock ; to befall.
Fleech, fleich, flatter.
Fleeching, flirtation, flattery.
Flet, scolded ; a home, residence.
Flyte, go off, go away.
Flitting, about to depart, going.
Fowk, folk, folks.
Frae, from. bel-fire, the bonfire of midsummer eve, Clute, hoof, half-hoof. in which to baptize cattle, &c., to Baal, Cockernony, the knot or mass of hair Fraise, frase, cajoling discourse ; to deor the sun.
gathered under and kept in place by Freath, froth, foam up. Bannock, oat-cake, hoe-cake.
the snood or fillet ; head-dress.
Freith, to free.
Furlet, firlot, a quarter of a boll, corn
measure of Scotland. Bauch, unpleasant to taste.
Corbies, crows, ravens.
Gabs, mocks, prates.
crooked horn. Be, by, towards, by that time.
Gars, causes, makes.
Gate, manner, how.
Gaw, a gall-nut ; furrow for drainage ; Begunk, trick. Curn, kernel.
a hollow with water.
Gaws, galls, becomes pettish.
Gear, wealth, goods, possessions.
Geck, mock, deride ; jilt ; toss the head
Getts, children, offspring.
Giglet, giddy girl.
Glowring, staring menacingly.
Graith, furniture, gear.
Dool, dule, grief, sorrow.
Gree, agree ; dye; live in amity. Blate, sheepish, bashful.
Dowie, melancholy, sad.
Grien, long for.
Duddy, ragged. Bombazed, stupefied. Dyvour, debtor.
Haffet, side of head, the temples.
Hagabag, huckabuck, coarse towelling, Bonny, pretty. Ee, eye, een, eyes.
or bagging. Bouk, trunk of the body. Eild, eld, old age.
Haggies, haggis, a dish commonly made Bourd, jest. Eithly, easily.
in a sheep's maw, of the lungs, heart, Bow, herd, fold for cows.
Elfshot, cramp, shot by fairies, flint ar- and liver, of the same animal, minced Braes, hill-sides.
rowhead, disease sent by evil spirits, with suet, onions, pepper, and salt. Brankan, gay,
Sometimes it is only of oat-meal, with Brattling, clattering. Else, already.
the last articles, without meat. In Braw, fine, gayly-dressed.
Elwand, staff, yardstick, 45 inches, or 37 England it is a sausage. Breckens, breaches.
inches, which is the Scotch yard. Hag-raid, harried, hag-ridden.
Even, equal, bring down to a level with. Hald, homestead.
Halow, a saint.
Haly, wholly ; holy ; perfect.
Harigald, heart, liver, and lights; pluck;
metaphorically, rough handling.
Hawkie, hawkey, cow ; cow with a white Miscawed, abused.
Slid, smooth, glib. face, or white spot on her face. Mony, many:
Smoored, smothered. Hechts, calls ; names ; promises ; offers; Mools, mould, earth.
Snood, fillet, headband. commands. Motty, full of motes.
Sonsy, lucky (!), easy (?). Hleft, to dwell ; confine, restrain. Mows, heaps ; mouths.
Sornan, obtruding on bed and board ; a Hether, heather, erix, erica sylvestris,
sponger ; sojourn.
Spae, tell fortunes.
Stead, stede, farm-house and offices; den-gray ; jogging. Nor, than.
homestead. Hound, call, as a dog. Nowt, black cattle.
Steek the gab, stay the speech, stop How, hollow, deep dell ; mound, hillock. Ony, any.
Steer, direct one's course.
Steght, pierced, sticked, stitched, fixed.
Stend, leap, spring, a stride.
Swankies, country beaux.
Syne, since, ago.
Tane, the one.
Tarrows, teases, frets. thrown at a jerk; to dash as a wave ; Poortith, poverty.
Tent, take notice of.
Thirle, thrill. ding. Putted, planted, as in pitching quoits.
Thole, bear, suffer ; wait; expect. Kens, knows.
Thrawart, perverse, froward.
Rachet, a briyk, smart blow.
Redd, clear up, disentangle.
Toofal, close, fall to, shutting down over.
Trow, guess, think.
Reesting, drying by heat.
Trysted, made a tryst, or rendezvous.
Tulzie, tussle, struggle.
Tyke, dog, cur-dog.
Uncos, strange things, wonders.
Unfothered, unfoddered, unfed.
Rowan, mountain-ash ; flake of wool. Unsousy, unlucky.
Virles, rings, whirls, twirls.
Vogue, run of, command of.
Wae, woe ; wae's, woe is. Loan, loaning, open yard, or wide pas- Sae, so.
Wad, would. sage, near the farm-house.
Sae-being, so be it, if.
Waff, strayed ; haste, motion, waive.
free. Loss, praise (Latin, laus).
Ware, spend, expend. Loundering, Illuding.
Samen, the same, together; as goon. Warlock, conjurer. Lout, bow, obeisance.
Sark, shirt, chemise. Low, blaze. Saws, proverbs, sayings, discourse, lan- Watpawhat, nobody knows what.
Wat, wot, know. Lowan, burning, blazing.
Wauking, walking (?), waking (?). Lowp, leap. Scads, scalds.
Seyd, essayed, tried.
Wear, gather cautiously.
Wede, weeded, rooted up.
Wood, wud, mad, crazy.
Sinsyne, since then.
the side of a hill.
Yowe-milking, milking of the ewes after
the lambs are taken away ; a pastoral Mirk, dark. Sice, sly.
festival in Scotland.
BIOGRAPHICAL, TOPICAL, AND
ABDOLONYMS, his story told, 170, 171 ; garden, altar,
prayer, 171 ; crowned by Alexander and the people, 172
of Wales, 77.
77. See Village, and Parish Register.
and Thetis, the sea-deity. He was one of the chief heroes
based the action of Homer's poem on the taking of Troy.
ton, Wiltshire, Eng., in 1672, and died June 17th, 1719.
brought on the stage with ' unexampled success.'
generally represented as leaning on a club, round which
is also called Pæan, or Pæon ; that is, 'the physician.'
winds, wild beasts, 285, 286 ; genius of Africa apostro-
the son of Atreus ; - his good cheer, 96. He was brother
ver age, 19; Brazen, 19; Heroic, 19, 20; Iron, 20.
- meditations of God's works a proper theme for, 360.
19, 20. See Age.
271 ; - science commended to the wealthy, 58.
other excellent books for children. He was brother to
Mrs. Barbauld. See Barbauld.
Airiness, of a house, recommended, 50.
scape gardening, 178–183 ; his paternal estate, Gothic
cell, angels, 183.
fountains, 440, 441.
Hercules and Achelous, 275, 276.
ancient Arcadia and Elis. It was thought to pass under
is clear and sweet.
while the bees brought honey to his lips ; this milk and
the classical allusions of Rural Poetry.
97 ; - return from the rural pleasures to the patriotic
treadmill, 363, 364.
Britain with, 294.
She was the daughter of Nereus, and mother of Triton.
Admetus, on the banks of the Amphrysus, in Thessaly.
37 ; — country, 264, 265 ; - rustic, 270.
in the early part of the sixth century, B. C. He went to
choked to death by a grape-stone at the age of eighty-five.
Andrew Collet, tale of, 408.
pared with those of love, envy, fear, grief, rage, joy, 455 ;
to some a fit of anger useful, 455 ; remedies for, 455.
Hesiod, 19 ; - ministering, 183.
ing, stag-hunting, 266, 267 ; angling, by Pope, 292 ; -
recommended for gentle exercise, 337 ; Trent, Eden.
as to food, 200;- stuffed, 283: see Cabinet ; necessary,
what right, 481, 482 ;- praised by the poet ; why, 483.
294; — glories of her reign (Pope), 294 ; - her reign, 389;
union of Scotland and England, 390.
Terra (earth), and famed for wrestling. Whenever he was
and the labor of canalling from the Nile.
nally inhabited by the Aones, and called Aonia. Mount
the Muses are called the Aonian Sisters.
139 ; – to a young lady in the spirit-land, 141 ; – to phi-
cats-head, 381 ; musk-apple ; red-streak, best, 381, 382.
watering, 378 ; pruning, 383 ; — swine, wasps, snails, rot,
worms, about them, 381.
Thomas Warton's o le on, 54.
acuse, in 732 B. C., which grew to twenty-two miles in cir-
is now the Morea, the peninsula of Greece. It was espe-
seen.' - BARTHOLDY.
by the clear river Alpheus, bathed in it. The river-god
followed her under the sea to Sicily. See Alpheus.
B. C. The story is, that being at sea with great wealth,
in Cyrene, Lybia, Africa, and brought up by the seasons,
her death. See the 4th Georgic of Virgil, and below.
its destruction by drought, 378 ; causes, 378, 379.
of the rivers and lakes, 234 ; Proteus, the shepherd of the
swarins of bees, 236.
ton, a pastoral parish of Roxburyshire, Scotland. He is
of Love, Benevolence, Taste, and a volume of prose essays.
books ; namely, Air, 47-50 ; Diet, 199–204 ; Exercise,
337–312 ; the Passions, 451-455.
– leads labor in beautifying a wet dale, 162; - of land-
scape gardening, 166 ; nature to be mended, 166.
163 ; - art and nature, 503 ; - conversation on, as ap-
the, in the country, 267.
ical precepts on farming. He was a native of Ascra, a
mingled freely with mortals, but in the silver age she
Hortensius and Cicero ; a sister of Atticus married his
noted for his knowlege of Greek, — whence his name.
smith's native village of Lissoy, Ireland (now in ruins,