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Evidently took suitable, Caff, G. chaff. Callas't, loused. Cannel stick, c. rushes used for Carl cat, cat. E. a male cat, a master 15 CUMBERLAND GLOSSARY. Carl hemp, hemp. G. W. grey pease softened in water and fried in butter, and eaten on the Sunday next Seldom before Palm Sunday. practised now. Carr, c. a rather extensive hollow place where water stands in winter as Brayton Carr, Eller Carr, Kirkland Carr,' &c. Cat collop, Cat gallas, the spleen. c. two sticks set upright with one across in the form of a gallows; used for boys to G.

G. to the N. , of act building. Biggin', G. building. Biggie, c. to blindfold. Biggly, c. blindman's buff. When the boy is blindfolded, another turns him gently round to confuse his ideas of the locality, and 'Antony blindman kens ta me, sen I bought butter and cheese o' thee ? , Beel. N. a boil flammation an ; to preparing in- sup- purate. } worn by See Abide. G. build. says 'He's Beutless, c. bootless. ' Beiitt money, Boot money, G. , N. , abide, &c. Biggan, manor. Beunn Bide, c. a long rod or binder, used in hedge-making.

Bright. w. c. w. Braith, N. breath. to break tical joke. ' Sek ; fun ; breks ! a prac' Cultram, both in the early part of the 19th century. , brow. , Breea, N. ' Broon leemers, c. nuts browned CUMBERLAND GLOSSARY. 12 Buck with ripeness and ready to drop out of the husks. Brooy, G. , Bule, G. Bullace, This term is applied in ridicule when the harvest- home Brot, is c. held prematurely. refuse corn; odds and ends. Brot out, out Corn c. when the is said to ~brot shed is grain through over ripeness.

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