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Bidden, c. occupied bidden a mort deunn Biddy, louse. o' ; taken. ' time, but a nursery G. a mouthful; He gat a repast. ' c. Bite, bite, a hasty and than Bitter-bump, Mire drum, name for a bittern. This bird rare visitor, and is c. the now a very not known to is CUMBERLAND GLOSSARY. B The writer has a breed here. Blacks, Bladder, in a mild spring evening, about the year 1804, in the mosses of Blake, Arlecdon. twea 'It's Bittock,* s. a bit. ' flying flakes of soot. Blether, K. , o. recollection of being called to listen to the booming of a bittern ' talk.

A range of fields near the house, of equally good quality with the croft. ' CUMBERLAND GLOSSARY. a very lean person C. Croful, said to have not a croful* flesh on his bones. , is of the hollow note uttered c. by the raven when on the wing. to crouch. c. w. , crown turn into curd ; to coagulate. horn't, G. horns turned towards the eyes. Crump, c. brittle; crumbling; the sound of horse's teeth when eating. Crusty, G. ill-tempered. ' Cry, N. call. ' ' the top of the head. coroner. G. ' c. the seed heads of the burdock, Arctium Lappa, which mischievous boys stick into each other's hair.

G. it. o. ' Bally rag, worse. G. worst. Saddest, shakkins, the last of Bait, Back-word, G. a countermanding. They ax't us to t' tea yaa day, and than they sent us back-word? ' ' up, G. an angry cat elevates back, and so an angry person said to set his back up. When the watter't, G. tail race of a wheel is flooded the stream above is unable to keep the wheel moving, and the mill is back-watered. A term of G. baggage. reproach to a child or a female ; a dirty baggish I Baggish, Bain, Back the udder of ; Baggin', slate Back ; to treat ' Bag sur- confound to defeat Boucher says, by stratagem.

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