Ab, abby, Abraham.
Abé, alone, quiet. "Let meh abe."
interfere with me.
A'bbo, aye but. "Abbo aw conno"—aye but I
Abóon, above, more.
Ackersprit, a potato with roots at both ends.
Acwórd, accord; Acwordin,
Addle, to earn; Addlt, earned; Addlin,
Adóo, labour, pains-taking. "They
mitch adoo on him."
A'fterins, the latter milk from a cow.
Agáit, in the performance of a
Agóg, desirous, earnest.
Aighs, an adze.
Ail, to be ill; Ailment, illness.
Aint, aunt , Ainty, aunty.
Alley, a white marble to play with.
An, and, also if.
Annént, opposite to.
A'ppern, apron, a part of dress.
Appo, an apple.
Ark, a large chest.
Arr, a mark, a scar.
Arran, arrant, downright, notorious.
Arsewood, Arsud, backward, unwilling.
Arsey-varsy, heels over head.
A'rto, art thou? Artono, art thou not?
Ax, ask; Ast, asked; Axin, asking.
Asker, a newt.
Ashe, ask; Ashin, asking; Asht, asked; Ashn, plural of ask.
Ashelt, likely, probable.
A'stite, as soon.
Atthatns, in that way; in that manner.
At'll, Ut'll, that will.
At't, at it.
Aw, I, as "aw went."
Awf, an elf; a sprite.
Awlúng, all owing to, occasioned
Awse, to offer; Awst, offered; Awsin,
Awt-upón-the, out upon thee.
Awts, refuse of hay ; left meat.
Awtter, to alter; Awttert, altered; Awtterin,
Awvish, queer, peevish.
Bab, a babe; a picture or print in a book.
Bab-rags, clothes for a doll; play things.
Babby, a babe.
Bailie, a bailiff.
Backin, the slope of a rampart, of a fence of
Badger, a provision dealer.
Baggin, bagging; lunch.
Baggin time, lunch time.
Bally, or Barley, to bespeak, "aw baley that."
Bálderdash, trash; nonsense.
Ball, the stem of a tree.
Bally-warch, belly ache.
Ban, to curse.
Bandybewit, an ironical term applied to a
Bang, to beat, also to excel ; "that bangs o."
Bángin, great, excelling.
Bárkle, to stick to; to adhere.
Bárklt, covered with dirt
Bárm-skin, a leathern apron.
Barn, a child.
Bant, a string, a cord.
Bantlin, an infant.
Bantin, cord, small twine
Baste, to beat, to saturate meat whilst
Bástin, beating, saturating.
Bastertly, like a bastard.
Bastertly Gullion, child of a bastard.
Batt, to beat; Battin, beating.
Bate, to abate; to diminish.
Bátement, a subtraction, an
Batter, liquid paste.
Battril, a strong flat piece of hard wood,
with which women used formerly to
beat their linen when washing. It
was also occasionally used to stretch or
smooth linen, which was wrapped
round it, and pressed by a
placed on the top.
Sometimes the good dames would
economise time by sitting upon
linen and battril, whilst they
or carded wool, or knitted hose.
Bawk, a beam of timber; also to baulk,
Bawks, timbers, beams; disappoints.
Bawm, the herb balm.
Báwtert, dirtied, plastered with
Bawtry, dirty, miry.
Be, by; Belady, by our lady.
Beawl, to bowl; Beawls, bowls; Beawlin,
Beawlt, bowled; Beawltn, pl. of bowled.
Beawn, going to set off. "Awm beawn to
start." "Awm beawn to Rachda."
Beawnce, to bownce; aw beawnce, pl. we
Beawt, without; "beawt shoon."
Béd-geawn, a woman's open vest,
Bee-boe, a child's cradle.
Been, active, nimble.
Beest, milk yielded after calving.
Beést'n, a place in Cheshire,
Beet, to kindle; "beet th' foyer." Also a herb.
Beétin, kindling; Beétn,
kindle; Beetnt, we
Beét-need, one applied to in need
a bobbin with thread on,
from which a weaver pieces his warp.
Beézum, a broom. [Ed. Waugh
Begant', began to; Beghúnt',
Behóud'n, beholden, obligated.
Belady, by our lady the Virgin.
Bélladen, near Edenfield.
Belakins, a common interjection.
Belike, surely; "he'll do it belike."
Bell, to roar, to cry out.
Bellin, roaring; Bell'd, roared; Belln, pl. of
Béllart, a bull's ward.
Berr, force, rapidity.
Best bib and tucker, best female garments.
Bésses oth' Barn, at Prestwich.
Bethóught, recollected; called to
Bétter, better; the accent strong
on the first
Beyéd, behead, decapitate.
Bézzil, embezzle, purloin.
Bézzilt, purloined; put aside.
Bib, a child's breast-cloth.
Bíbbin, tippling; bíbber,
a tippler; bíbbn, pl.
Bigg, to build; "he biggd yon heawse."
Biggin, a house, a building; bigg'n, pl. of
Bill, a hedging tool; the beak of a bird; also
Bin, been; rm. with in.
Binn, a chest for provender; a wine-stack.
Birch, a hamlet near Middleton.
Bírkle, Birtle, as now erroneously
place near Bury.
Bíshup, a child's pinafore.
Bit, a small part.
Bith'-mass, by the mass; a common
Bítter, bitter; the accent strong
on the first
Bítter bump, the bittern.
Bla, to bleat; blam, bleating; blaan, they
Blab, to tattle; blabbin, tattling; blabn, they
Blachinworth, a hamlet near Rochdale.
Blackstonedge, a ridge dividing Lancashire
Blain, a small boil, a sore.
Blash, a flash; a sudden burst; "a bash o
Blaúnders, the glanders in a
Bleawze, a blouse, a slop.
Bleawzy, dull, stupid, drowsy.
Bleb, a blob, a small bubble.
Bléffin, a block of wood.
Bléffin-yed, a blockhead.
Bléther, to blubber, to cry.
Blid, blood, "Odds-blid," a common
Blínkert, a blinkard, blind of one
Blob, to tattle; blobbin, tattling; blobd,
tattled; blobn, pl. of blob;
who blobs, as a bubble.
Blurr, a blot, an abrasion.
Bluz, to chafe, to rub, to abrade.
Bo', but: " Abbo' aye but."
Boady, bawdy, obscene.
Boe, a dumpling; ,a potboe;" also a bow; also
a ball to play with.
Boadle, half a farthing.
Bobbersom, obtrusive, impatient. "Dunno
be so bobbersome."
Boarshaw, Boarshaw cloof, near Middleton.
Bóckin, coarse flannel.
Bode, bald; also bawd.
Bode-yed, bald head.
Boof, bough of a tree, shaft of a cart; boovs,
Bog, a bug, a louse; the o sounded broad.
Bóggart, a spirit, an apparition.
Boggart-hole, a place in Blackley.
Boggle, to hesitate, to be afraid.
Boh or bo, the aspiration short; but.
Boll, a boggart.
Boll howt, Boll-holt, near Bury.
Bonk, bank, a slope.
Bonny, handsome, charming.
Bonny-broo, Bonny-brow at Rhodes,
Boskin, a stall in a shippon.
Boose, cow's stall.
Boss, a fat lazy woman; "lazy boss,"
"brawsn boss," are common terms of
Boother, a boulder, a stone.
Bootherstone, Bolderstone, near Rochdale.
Botch, to mend clumsily.
Bo'th', but the.
Bowe, a bowl, a vessel.
Bowlée, near Middleton.
Bowster, bolster, a pillow; a carriage for
Bowt, to bolt, to run away; also a bolt of iron;
Bowt rushes, the finest of rushes, from
which are made the ornamental bowts
for rush carts; Thunnerbowt, is
the fall of lightning; and Edtherbowt, is
Boyern, to rinse, to wash out.
Boyernt, rinsed, washed.
Brabble, Brabblement, Brangle,
Bradd, spread abroad.
Braggot, new ale spiced and sugared (obs.)
Braid-flake, a corded frame hung from the
ceiling, on which the flat oaten
used in Lancashire are placed to dry
and become brittle.
Brandlesome, near Bury.
Brandwood, a district in Rossendale.
Brass, copper money.
Brast, Brasted, burst.
Brat, a child; also an apron.
Brattle, to spend money on trifles; to
dissipate property. "He's brattlt o'
Brawsn, stuffed with meat, gorged.
Brazent, brazen, impudent.
Breawn, brown, a colour.
Bree, the liquor of a stew; also fear.
Breed, frightened. "He's quite breed."
Breek, brick, also bricks.
Brewert, sprouting of vegetables. "Yo'n a
fine brewert o' potatoes."
Brewis, oat-cake toasted, and soaked in
strong broth or stew; or the bree of
Brewster, a brewer.
Breyd, a shelf.
Brid, a bird.
Briggs, irons to set over the fire (obs.)
Brim, the rim, the edge of a thing.
Brim-ful, full to the rim.
Bríndlt, of mixed colours. "Thrice
Broddle, to assume, to swagger. "See heaw
Brodlin, assuming, swaggering.
Brodlin-fussuck, an ignorant, presuming
Brog, a swampy place. (obs.)
Broggin, to fish for eels, with a pole, a line,
and plummet, or by putting a hoose and
worm on a small twig, and thrusting
into holes where eels lie. (This
either obsolete or but little used.)
Broo, brow of a hill, the forehead
Brone, a boar.
Bruit, to make a talk of.
Bruited, much talked about.
Brun, burn; brunt, burned; brunnin,
Brunedge, Burnedge, a place in Crompton.
Bryèd, to spread.
Bryedn. pl. of spread.
Bryèm, a bream, a fish.
Bryethen, pl. of breathe.
Bruzzd, bruised, chafed, abraded.
Buckth, bulk, size.
Bule, handle of a pot, or other utensil.
Bùlloe, a sloe; a
Buerdshill, a place in Castleton.
Bunhedge, a hedge of twisted sticks.
Bunhorns, briars to wind woollen yarn
Bunfoyer, a fire in the open air, and
probably named from the circumstance
wood and coal being given in
portions as boons.
Bunt, to take home weaver's work.
Buntin, taking home work.
Buoy, to buy, pronounced as buoy, a sea-
Buoyern, to wash out; to rinse a vessel.
Buoyernt, washed out, rinsed.
Buoyl, a boil, a sore.
Buoyl, to boil water.
Burly, thick, clumsy, powerful. "A great
Burly-mon, an officer appointed at courts-
leet, to examine and determine
respecting disputed fences.
Burr, the flower of the large water-dock; the
head of a thistle.
Burn, a burden. "A great burn to carry."
Busk, to dress smartly. "Come, busk the op."
Also a piece of flat wood, worn in
of women' stays.
Busk, from Bosk, the name of a place on
North-moor, near Oldham.
Buss, a kiss.
Butter, butter, pronounced with a stress on
the first syllable―but'-ter
Buttery, a place to keep butter in; a pantry.
Bwon, a bone; Bwony, bony.
Bwort, a board; Bwordin, boarding;
Bwordn, pl. of board.
Byegle, beagle, a hound.
Byek, beak of a bird.
Byem, a beam, timber.
Byen, a bean, pl. byen.
Byern-sha, Bearnshaw, near Cliviger.
Byet, to beat.
Byest, a beast.
Byth', by the, as "byth' mass," "byth' mon."
Byzen, blind (obs.)
Cackle, to prate; to talk over much.
Cadge, to stuff the belly, also to beg (obs.)
Cadger, a beggar.
Caldermoor, near Littleborough.
Cam, to wear awry.
Cambeshur, a farm in Heaton.
Cambril, the heel; the fetlock.
Cam'd, awry, cross, ill-natured.
Camperknows, ale pottage, in which are
put sugar, spices, &c.
Cankart, ill-tempered, peevish.
Cank, to talk about a thing; Cankin,
Cankin-pleck, a place to cank in.
Cant: cheerful, comfortable,
Canty, cheerful, chatty.
Cap, to out-do, to exceed. "That caps o."
Cappil, a patch on a shoe.
Car'n, the pl. of care. "We car'n."
Cark, to be careful, anxious.
Careno, care not.
Carlins, boiled peas eaten on Care Sunday,
the Sunday before Palm Sunday.
Carrin, carron, carrion.
Carry, red, curdy, rusty.
Carr-weatur, red curdy water,
Carry-pleck, a place boggy with carr-water.
Cat-hole, a place in Unsworth.
Catter, to lay up, to thrive in the world.
Catterwawin, courting, keeping company as
Cawbruck, Calderbrook, near Littleborough.
Cawthermoor, Calder-moor, nr,
Cawve or Kawvo, a calf.
Ceaw or Keaw, a cow.
Ceawper, a cooper.
Ceawrse, course, to runs hare.
Ceawnter, a slow gallop, also a counter.
Ceawnslaver, silly, non-sensical talk.
Ceckle, to retort impertinently.
Chaff, to chew, (obs.)
Chap, a man. "Yon chap."
Char, to work at occasional jobs.
Charn a churn.
Charn-curdle, a churn staff.
Cheamber, choamber, chamber.
Chett, cheat; Chetter, cheater.
Cheyney, China ware.
Chieve, to prosper.
Chink, to cough violently.
Chinkin, coughing; the chink-cough.
Chilther, children. [Ed. see also 'Childer.']
Chilt, child; Childer, children.
Chomp, to chew.
Choke, chalk, also to suffocate.
Chops, the cheeks.
Choughin-yed, a blockhead.
Chuck, a hen, a word to call hens.
Chunner, to grumble, to murmur.
Churn-getting, a night-feast after harvest.
Churn milk, buttermilk.
Clack, a wordy noise.
Clap, to put a thing in a place.
Clate, clatter, tiresome prate.
Clatter, a noise, a racket.
Cleaw, a flood-gate at a water course.
Cleawd, a cloud; cleawdy, cloudy;
Cleawkin, Clewkin, twine.
Cleawkin-grin, a game-snare of twine.
Cleawn, a clown.
Cleawt, a clout, a patch.
Cleawtch, to clutch.
Cleawtchn, we clutch.
Cleek, to catch at hastily.
Clem, to starve for want of food; clem'd,
Clinker, a strong nail for shoes.
Clip, to embrace, to cling around the neck;
clipn, pl. of clip.
Cloakn, the sharp part, cramp of a horse-
shoe; coakn, the same.
Clockin, clucking of a hen.
Clocks, ornaments woven into a stocking.
"He's stockings wi clocks."
Clod, to throw missiles.
Clodn, pl. of clod.
Chlog, clog, a shoe with a wooden bottom;
the o sounded broad and full,
as in doe,
Chloggy, glutinous, adhesive.
Cloise, close, near to.
Cloyse, a closure, a field.
Cloof, a clough, a cleft, a hollow place.
Clozzum, to embrace, to hold fast, to clutch;
Clozzums, embraces, clutches;
Clozzumt, clutched; pl.
Clum, climed; pl. clumn.
Clutter, to crowd together.
Cluttert, strewed thickly, as, "th' feelt is
Coakn, the sharp part of a horse shoe.
Cob, a lump, a piece of coal; also to exceed,
to surpass, as "that cobs o;" "that's
Cock, a heap, a prominence; "a hay-cock."
Cockers, stockings, hose without feet.
Coddle, to parboil.
Codlin, parboiling; also a particular sort of
Coe, to call by name, also to asperse, as "he
co'd him finely."
Collop, a slice, as "a collop o' beak'n," a slice
Collyhurst, nr. Manchester.
Comm, to comb; pl. comn.
Coom, came ; pl. coomn.
Cooth, a cold.
Comn, Is come, as I am comn, they are comn.
Con, can; con'to, canst thou; con'tono, canst
thou not; con'no, cannot;
have; con'ni, can I?
Conny, agreeable, snug.
Condle, to get angry; probably from, kindles.
"Lord beaw he condles."
Consarn, concern; consarnin, concerning.
Constre, to construe.
Cop, a ball of spun thread.
Copster, a spinner.
Copthroad, a singular elevation of rock near
Coppi-nook, a place near Oldham.
Coe'say, a causeway.
Cor-kin-pin, a large pin.
Cos'tn, pl. of cost.
Costril, a small barrel.
Cote, a cot, a small cottage.
Cotter, a pin to fasten a bolt.
Cottert, fastened, secured.
Cowd, cold; also raked together. "He's cowd
it ov a rook."
Cowd-hurst, Cold-hurst, on North Moor,
Cowd-greave, Cold-greave near Rochdale.
Cowfe, to cough.
Cow'kn, a straining to vomit (probably obs.)
Cowm, near Rochdale.
Cown, Colne in Lancashire.
Cowe-rake, a rake for ordure or mud.
Cowt, a colt;
Cowtish, frisky, colt-like.
Coyls, coals; Coyl-rook, coal-deposit.
Crag-cloof, at Chadderton.
Cracklin, a thin cake.
Cramd, snappish, ill-tempered.
Crap, money. "My crap's o done."
Cratch, a rack for hay.
Creawntn, we crowned.
Creawse, amourous, lacivious.
Creawtch, to crouch.
Creel, frame to wind yarn upon; also a
spotted hen of a particular breed.
Creem, to give privately "Aw creemt-nip a
Creemt, put aside.
Crib, a pen for a calf; a small house, or
Crick, a local pain; a tension. "A crick ith
Cricket, a low seat; a log of wood used to sit
upon. "Poo that cricket to'th'
Crill, to shiver, to chill; crilly, chilly.
Crimble, to crumble ; also a place near
Crimble i'th poke, to run off a bargain.
Crink, apain in the neck, a stiffness.
Crinkle, to bend under a weight; to rumple a
Croe, a crow, a rook; to crow as a cock.
Croddy, or craddy, a feat, a surpassing act, a
challenge. "There's a croddy;"
em o' a croddy."
Crom, to cram; crompy, full of action,
restless. "He's very crompy."
Crompton, a township, betwixt Oldham and
Cronk, the note of a raven; cronky, rough,
Cronky-shay, Cronkyshaw, a rough barren
moor, near Rochdale.
Crony, a true companion.
Crope, crept ; croppn, have crept.
Crud, to curdle; cruds, curdled milk;
crudely, curdy; cruddle,
to break into
Crummy, crumbly, falling to crumbs.
Crummil, Cromwell [Oliver].
Crumpy, to be out of humour.
Crumsa, Crumpsal, as now erroneously
spelled; formerly Crummesall, a
township near Manchester.
Cruttle, to bend, to sink down from
weakness. "He cruttlt to'th' yerth;"
Cryez, the creas; measles.
Cub, a whelp; an ignorant, presuming,
Cubbort, a cupboard.
Cuckud, a cuckold.
Cudn, pl. of cud.
Cudd, food, part digested, of a cow.
Cuddle, to embrace, to fondle.
Cudto, couldest thou? cudtono, cudst thou
not; pl. cudn.
Culler, colour; cullert, coloured.
Cunnin, cunning; Cunnin-corner, a place in
Cup o' sneeze, a pinch of snuff.
Curtner, a curtain; curtners, curtains.
Cute, acute, quick, penetrative; cutely,
acutely, quickly; cuteniss,
Cutter, to make much of, as a fowl of her
Cword, a cord; cwordin, cording, twine;
Dab, a blow; also to be quick at anything, "a
Dacker, tickle, unsettled.
Dad, father (Tad, Celtic.)
Dade, to hold a child suspended under the
arms, whilst learning to walk.
Dadin, upholding a child.
Dadin-strengs, soft, thick bands or strings,
from which a child depends when
essayin to walk.
Daddle, to stagger like a child.
Daffock, a dirty slattern.
Dagg, to plash, to bemire petticoats in
Daggle, to trail in mire.
Dagg-tail, a dirty slattern.
Dalt, dealed; dalt'n, we dealed.
Dandle, to play with; to fondle a child.
Dandy, a pert, consequential fellow; a
Dane, down, a hollow; Booth-dane, near
Dangin, banging, striking.
Dangus, the same as daffock.
Dank, damp; donk, the same.
Dar, dare; darn, dare not; darto, darest thou.
Dartono, darest thou not?
Dateliss, senseless, fatuitous.
Dazed, confused, mazed.
Deawk, to stoop suddenly in order to avoid
a blow. "He deawkt deawn, an it mist
Deawkin, stooping; pl. deawkn.
Deawn, down; deawnin, downing, the
finishing of a weaver's warp.
Deawt, doubt: dyawt, the same; chiefly so
expressed about Todmorden.
Dee, die; deein, dying; pl. deedn.
Dellit, close of day, dusk.
Deet, to daub, to smear; deeted, daubed;
deetin, daubing , pl.
Degg, to wet, to sprinkle, to water plants.
Dhog, dog; the o sounded broad and full, as
in roe, woe, foe, and not according
common pronunciation, aug, thereby
producing the refined term, daug.
Didto, didst thou?
Didtono, didst thou not?
Didnyo, did you?
Didnyono, did you not?
Din, a noise.
Ding, to knock, to strike, to reiterate an
accusation; the ing sounded as
"Hoo kept dingin him op."
Dingin, upbraiding, making a noise.
Dinge, to indent, to make a hollow, to batter.
Dingt, beaten, indented.
Dingle, a valley, with water running at the
Disactly, exactly (obs.)
Dither, to shiver, to tremble; dithert,
trembled; ditherin, trembling;
Dobby, Robin, Robert.
Dobbin, a machine for weaving figures.
Doance, to dance.
Doage, wet, damp.
Doe, to be healthful.
Doein, being in health.
Dockin, dull, stupid.
Doff, to put off dress.
Doffin, undressing; pl. doffnt.
Doff-cocker, a place near Bolton.
Doldrum, a place near Rochdale.
Dole, a gift, a charity.
Dollt, Dallt, doled.
Dolltin, doling, dividing.
Donk, damp, wet.
Don, to put on; to dress.
Done, rm. with hone, the down of feathers.
Doo, do; dooin, doing.
Dontles, things to be don'd.
Dossuck, a slovenly woman.
Dossy, a slut.
Dothe, do the; "dothe yon wark," do thee
Dowf, dough; dowfy, doughy.
Doytch, a ditch; doytchin, ditchin; doyteh-
back, a rampart above a
Draff, grains of malt.
Draight or Dreyght, a draught of ale; a team
Drape, a cow which has ceased to yield
Dreawn, drown; dreawnt, drowned.
Dree, long, tedious, protracted; "a dree
Dreely, deliberately, slowly.
Drey, to draw.
Drippins, milk yielded the last.
Droy, to dry with a cloth, thirsty.
Dryed, dread; dryedful, dreadful.
Dryem, dream; dryempt, dreamed; pl.
Dud, did; dudn, we did.
Dule, devil; Dule-gate, a pass betwixt
Todmorden and Bacup.
Duck, to go under water, to stoop suddenly.
Dule-hole, a place near Rochdale.
Dumps, a thoughtful, concerned mood.
Dumpy, short, thick, plump.
Dun, done, completed.
Dunn, a colour, a pale brown. "Meawse
Dunno, do not.
Dunnoyo, do you not.
Dunnuck, a hedge sparrow.
Dur, a door; dur-cheek, a door post.
Durn, a gate stump.
Durstone, a doorstone.
Durt, dirt; durty, dirty.
Dyel, a deal, many.
Eawl, an owl:
Eawlhole, the hole in a barn or other
building, through which an owl passes
and repasses, in going to and from
Eawler, an owler, the alder tree.
Eawt, out; Eawt-comer, one from another
Eawther, author; (Awder, cymraeg.)
Edther, or Edder, adder.
Edther-bowt, the dragon fly.
Edther-crop, a spider; (adargop, cymraeg.)
Eem, time, leisure; "conto eem to do this job."
Een, eyes; also even, as "aw'll een go forrud."
Een neaw, even now, directly.
Eend, end; "awll see th' eend ont."
Eend-way, and End-ways, towards the end.
Eigh, aye, yes,
Eet, did eat; pl. eetn.
Egad or Igad; Egadlin or Igadlin, masked
Elaw! eh lord!
Elder, more likely; as, "heed elder speak to
me," he would more probably speak to
me; also a cow's udder.
Elt, to stir oaten dough before baking.
Eshin, a pale.
Elsin, a sort of awl.
Esshole or Asshole, the hole under a fire,
which holds ashes.
Eyron, iron; sometimes, eyurn.
Faddle, nonsense, trifling.
Fadge, a burden; part of a horse-load.
Fag, to tire; faggin tiring.
Fag-end, the remnant; the waste piece.
Fain, glad; fainer, more glad.
Fair fo, fair fall; "good attend you."
Famish, to starve of hunger; pl. famishn.
Fangle, conceit, whim. "Whot newfangle has
Farrant, decent, respectable; farrantly,
Fash, the tops of turnips; waste.
Fattert, embarrassed; unhandy in doing a
job; "he's quite fattert."
Fattle, to trifle about business; to pay slight
attentions to a female. "See heaw he
gwos fattlin abeawt hur."
Fattlin, trifling; fatler, a trifler, a
Fawse, cunning, also false.
Feaw, foul, ugly; "feawwhean," an ugly
Feawl, a fowl.
Fefnicute, sometimes. Thefnicute, a
hypocrite, a parasite, a hanger on.
Feld, felt; pl. feldn.
Feel, fell; "he feel deawn."
Feelt, a field.
Feerfo, fearful; Feersuns-een, Shrovetide
Felly, fellow; also to swagger; fellyin,
domineering; felly'll, the man
felly'll pay yo."
Feigh or Feygh, to move soil from the top of
gravel or sand; to lay bare, to
stratum, to remove earth.
Fend, to provide for; "he fends for his
Ferrups, an exclamation. "Whot te ferrups
Festn, to fasten, to bind.
Fettle, to mend a thing, to repair; also a
condition, as "he's i' very good
Fewtrills, little things, small affairs.
Feyght, to fight; feyghtin, fighting; pl.
feyghtn; rm. with
Feyther, father; feythurt, fathered; feytherin,
Fhog, dried, withered grass. The o sounded
as in dhog.
Fhort, fault; rm. short; "It's none omi fhort."
Fib, an untruth.
Fist, a clenched hand.
Fither, feather; rm. with wither.
Flaight, a light turf.
Flash, an old pit nearly grown up.
Flasker, to struggle, to flounder, to
endeavour to elude.
Flasket, a shallow basket.
Flay, to frighten. "He quite flay'd meh."
Fleawer, flour, also a flower.
Fleawnder, to flounder.
Fleazy, dusty, linty, fibrous.
Fleck, a spot; fleckt, spotted.
Flee, to flay, to skin.
Fleein, flaying; pl. fleedn.
Fleigh, a flea; fleighin, killing fleas.
Fleet, to skim, to take cream from milk; also
Fleety, flighty, capricious.
Flick, a flitch.
Flinders, small pieces, fragments. "It's
broken into flinders."
Flit, to remove; flittin, removing; pl. flittnt.
Fliz, a splinter; flizzin, splintering.
Floose or Fleeze, the flyings of wool or
Flop, a noise of bursting. "It floppt off."
Flother, redundance, extravagance,
inaptitude of dress or conversation.
Flothery, tending to extravagance. "Whot
flother he tawks." "Heaw
Flunter, confusion, disorder, hurry.
Flunk, to fly at, to set at, like game cocks.
Flyr, to smile scornfully. "Whot arto flyrin
at." "Theaw needsno' flyr athatn."
Flyte or Flite, to scold; flytin, scolding;
flyttn, scolded; flotn,
Foist, a stink.
Foe, to fall; Foen, fallen; Foed, fell.
Foke, folk, people.
Follud, followed; pl. follun.
Foo, a fool; Foo-goad, a gaud, or plaything
for a fool.
Foomurt, a pole-cat.
Foote, the foot ; also a foot measure: rm. hoot.
Forgi, forgive; forgimmi, forgive me.
Former, to order, to bespeak a thing.
Forsartin, for certain, certainly, "Aye, forsartin will I."
Fort', for to; to do a thing.
Forthought, reflected, considered, called to
Foryet, to forget; Foryetin, forgetting;
Fotch, fetch; Fotchn, we fetch; Fotchut, we
Fother, fodder; Fothern, do fodder; Fothertn,
Fowd, a fold, a number of houses together; a
fold for cattle; a fold of cloth;
also to fold
Fox-Denton, a place near Oldham.
Foyer, fire; Foyer-place, the place where the
fire is kept; Foyer-eyrons,
very new (this latter obs.)
Frame, to set about doing a piece of work or
other business, as "come begin a
abeawt it." " Heawawkurtly theaw
Framput, an iron ring that slips on a stake
by which cattle are held in their
Frang, to be petulent, and quarrelsome;
Frangin, disputing, quarreling.
Frap, to quarrel; Frappin, disputing,
Frappish, snappish, given to dispute.
Fremd, not akin, a person residing with a
family to which he is not related
be termed "a fremd;" if it were
he akin to you? the answer would be,
"nowe, he's nobbut a fremd body."
Free melcht, free in giving milk; a good-
natured person is said to be, " free-
Freyd, fretted, like cloth much worn.
Fridge, to rub, to scratch.
Frist, trust (obs.)
Frough, tender, rather brittle (obs.)
Frawt, for aught, for anything.
Frump, to sulk, to take offence;
Frumps, sulks. "Whot's hoo taen th' frumps
Fruns, frowns. "Whot arto stickin opthe fruns at?"
Fruss, a fuss; much ado about nothing.
Fuddle, to tipple.
Furr, further; Furrend, the further end.
Fussuck, a fat idle woman.
Futtert, fluttered, confused, shiftless,
Fyr, to fear, as "He fyrs meh;" Fyrin, fearing,
causing fear; Fyrt,
frightened; fyrtn, they
Fyrn, fern, a plant.
Fyest, a feast; Fyestin, feasting; Fyestn, they
feast; Fyested, feasted.
Ga, gave, as "he gameh." Gan, the same;
Gammeh, gave me.
Gablock, a gavelock, an iron bar, a weapon.
Gabble, confused talk.
Gadlin! Godlin! an exclamation.
Gadd, to run about.
Gadster, one who gads.
Gaffer, an agèd man.
Gaight, gave it; gant, the same, "He gant
Gainer, nearer: "That's a gainer road."
Galker, a tub to hold wort.
Galloway, a Scotch poney.
Gabloch, a gavelock.
Gamm, sport, amusement; also game.
Gammer, an agèd dame.
Gan, gave; Gant, gave it.
Gank, a deep narrow foot way.
Gap, an opening, a breach in a fence.
Gap-stake, a stake that stops up a gap.
Garlun, a garland,
Garth, a hoop.
Gaunt, lean, hungry.
Gash, a slash, a wound.
Gate, a road; also a fence,
a bar that opens.
Gate-way, a road through a gate.
Gawby, a clown, a dunce.
Gawm, to understand, to comprehend;
Gawmin, understanding; also
considering, cogitating, "Whot arto
Gawmble, to endeavour to comprehend.
Gawmblt, played the fool.
Gawmliss, without understanding.
Gawmblin, understanding imperfectly; one
who is a half-fool.
Gawpe, to gape, to stare with open mouth.
Gawster, to boast.
Geawl, Geawml, matter exuding from
Geawlt, festered, scabbed.
Geawrse, grass (this about Todmorden.)
Geawse, guess; Geawst, guessed; Geawstn,
Gee, to agree, to coincide, also a word
meaning to go on.
Geet, got; Geetn, we got; Getn, have got; Gee't,
give it; Gi, give.
Giggle, to laugh; Giglin, laughing; Giglt,
laughed; Gigln, we laugh;
prone to giggle; Giglet, a
lightsome young female.
Gillers, lines of twisted hair, for fishing
Gill-hooter, an owl.
Gimmi, or Gimeh, give me.
Gimmer, an old sheep.
Gimlet, a boring tool.
Ginnil, a narrow covered passage; an entry.
Girn, to grin; Girnin, grinning; Girntn, they
Gleawm, gloom; Gleawmy, gloomy;
Gleawmt, gloomed; Gleawmin,
Gley, to squint.
Glendurt, stared; looked in amaze.
Glent, to glance; talented, glanced; Glentin,
Glister, to glitter; Glisterin, glittering;
Glistertn, they glittered.
Glizzen, to sparkle; Glizznt, sparkled,
glittered; Glizz'n, they
Gloor, to stare, fatuitously; Gloort, stared.
Gloortn, they stared.
Gloove, a glove.
Goad, a gaud, an ornament; also a custom, a
way of doing a thing. "Nay, theaw'll
act i'that goad, willto?"
Goady, gaudy, fine.
Goant, gaunt: rm. wont.
Goart, wounded, gored.
Gobb, a large piece of meat, a lump.
Gobbin, an ignorant, clownish person.
Gobslotch, a glutton.
Godsnum, God's name.
Golch, to swallow ravenously.
Gonnor, a gander; Gonnoryed, a blockhead,
a stupid person.
Gooa, go; "when wilto gooa;" Gooan, gone;
Gooint', going to.
Gooer, a triangular piece of cloth stitched in
Good-lorjus-days, Good Lord Jesus! what
days. A common interjection.
Goodsha, Goodshaw, near Backup.
Gooms, the gums.
Gosh, Bigosh, oaths.
Gote, a water-course to a mill.
Gran, did grin.
Grash, trash, sour stuff; Grashin', eating
Graunch, to eat voraciously.
Greadly, or Graidly, properly, completely.
Greawnd, ground, the earth.
Greawt, thin wort.
Greece, or Greese, a little brow: also stairs;
Grin, a noose to catch hares.
Greawpn, they group.
Greawpin,tho joining and binding of a tub.
Grip-yort, grip-yard: a platting of stakes and
twisted boughs filled a up with earth;
generally made to confine a water-course,
and occasionally to form artificial
and seats in pleasure grounds.
Grip yortin, making a grip-yort.
Gronideer, a granidier.
Gronny, the same.
Groon, grown; Grooin, growing.
Groop, the place where ordure falls in a
Grooth, growth: of a certain growth.
Groyn, a swine's snout.
Gruant, a greyhound.
Gruminil, small coal: the riddlings of coal.
Grund, ground, pulverized.
Grunsil, groundsel, a herb.
Gryev, a greve, or district of a place, as the
gryeves or greves, in the ancient
Gryev, a place in Spotland: Levin gryev,
another place on the road betwixt
Rochdale and Bacup,
Gurd, a fit, a start. A gurd o leawghin or
laighin, is a fit of laughing.
Gusset, a square piece sewed into a shirt.
Gutt, go to. "Awst gutt Ratchda."
Gwont, gone to, also gaunt.
Gyrr, to purge.
Gyrrd, purged. A gyrrd cawve, is one purged
by having had too rich milk.
Ha, have; Han, we have.
Hack, to cut bunglingly: Hacklin, cutting,
lacerating: Hacklt, cut, jagged:
Hackslaver, a disgusting fellow.
Haddle, barren, unfruitful (cymraeg,
Hadloont, headland of a ploughed field.
Hadn, we had: Hadnyo, had you?
Hades, a place near Rochdale.
Hadno, had not.
Hadnoyo, had not you?
Hadto, hadst thou?
Hadtono, hadst thou not.
Hag, and Haggus, the belly: Hag, a witch, a
malicious old woman.
Haft, the, handle of a knife or other cutting
Haffle, to hesitate, to shuffle: "Whot arto
Hag-gate, a place near Royton.
Haggoknows, an ungainly blockhead.
Haggus, or Heygus, pottage made of herbs,
meal, and butter.
Haig, a haw: the berry of the hawthorn.
Haight, or Ha-it, have it.
Hairum Scairum, a wild fellow,
Hal, Henry; Hal o'Nabs, Henry of Abrahams.
Halliblash, a great blaze, probably from
holyblash, a holy, or sacred
Halloe, halloo, to shout.
Halloday, a play day, a holiday.
Hammi, or Hameh, have me: "Wilto
hameh?" wilt thou have me?
Hammil, a hamlet: Hammil-scoance, the
lantern of the village: the village
Han, they have.
Hanch, to snap, to bite at. "Th' dhog hancht
Hanch-appo, or apple, the amusement of
Hanker, to desire, to covet: "He's hankering
Hanni, have you?
Hanno, have not: "I hanno, we hanno, they
Hap, to cover, to wrap up: also to smooth bed
clothes. "Mam, hapmeh op," cover me
with bed clothes: "Hap em deawn,"
smooth them down.
Happin, covering: Hapt, covered; Hapn, they
cover: Haptnt, they covered.
Harbor-londs, a place at Middleton.
Hard-melcht, hard to milk: scant of milk.
Harper-heigh, or hey, a township near
Harm, to repeat after another, in mockery.
"He harms after meh."
Harry, to hurry, to tease.
Harrid, hurried, tired.
Hask, or Harsk, dry, parched.
Hately, hateful, bad tempered: "Dunne be so
Hav, have; Havin, having; Havn, we had.
Haver cake, oaten bread.
Haust, or Hawst, a cough.
Haustin, coughing: Hoste, Danish.
Hawmbark, a horse collar.
Hawms, the back part of the human thigh,
next to the knee joint.
Hawms, haulms, horse-gearing: the irons
which go round the collar.
Hawmpo, or Hawmple, to halt, to limp.
Hawp, a tall clumsy person.
Hawve, half: Hawvin, halving.
Hawse, a horse: Hawse-goad, horse-gowd or
gaud, ornament for a horse.
Hawt, to halt, to limp.
Hawttin, limping: also standing still, resting.
Healo, or Yealo, bashful, shy: "com, drink,
men, an dunno be so healo."
Heck, a half door.
Heaw, how; "Heaw, arto?" how art thou?
Heawer, hour: Awr, cymraeg.
Heawl, to howl: Yeawl, the same.
Heawnd, a hound.
Heawnge, slump: a large piece of bread or
other food; "Cut thesel a good
Heawngin-obeawt, lounging, skulking.
Heawse, house; Heawse-wark, house-work.
Hedd, heeded: "he hedd meh."
Hee, high: Hee-er,higher; Heeist, highest.
Hee-witch, a wizard.
Heer, he was; Heer gooin, he was going;
Heer stonnin, he was
Heer, hoar, also a mist.
Heegh, high (in some localities); Heegher,
higher; Heeghist, highest.
Heeve, hove, lifted.
Heffer, a heifer.
Heigh-go-mad, mad, shouting or galloping
Helder, or Elder, more likely: udder of a cow.
Helter, a halter.
Heps, fruit of the briar.
Herple, to halt, or limp: "he coom herplin
Het, height, named.
Hetter, keen, eager (obs.)
Hiddle, to hide.
Hiddlance, in secrecy.
Hie, to hasten.
Hig, a passion: pettish anger. "Hee's in a
Hill, to cover: "Hill meh op," cover me with
bed clothes; "Unhill meb," uncover
Hinder, to prevent.
Hippin-cloth, a child's clout.
Hippin-stones, stones placed to step across a
Hitter, to fester, to corrode.
Hittert, festered, scabbed.
Hittnt, we hit.
Hob, a dunce, a gawby.
Hobbil, a dull fool.
Hobs, ledges near a fire place.
Hobble, an entanglement, a dilemma: also to
Hobblety-hoy, a clumsy, thriving lad.
Hobgoblin, a demon: an evil spirit.
Hobnob, to sit chatting over drink.
Hobthurst, an ungainly dunce: "Theaw great
hobthurst." Tim Bobbin
describes it as
an apparition "haunting only woods,"
but in that sense it is not now
Hogg, hug, to carry on the back; Hoggin,
carrying on the back; the o in
also is sounded broad and full, as in
Hogg-muttn, mutton of a year old sheep; the
o sounded as above.
Hollin, the holly.
Hollinwood, nr. Oldham.
Hommer, a hammer.
Hommertn, we hammered.
Hondle, a handle; Hondlin, handling;
Hondltn, we handled.
Hongnt, we hung.
Honk, to bank, to put a noose on a nail or
hook, is to "honk it on."
Honk, also hank of yarn.
Hont, the hand; Hontle, a handful.
Hoo, she; Hoo-justice, a female justice.
Hooa, who: "Hooas dun that."
Hoo'll, hoo will, she will.
Hoo shanno, she shall not.
Hooant, swelled hard in the flesh.
Hoor, or Whoor, a prostitute.
Hoor, she was, as, "hoor beawn to Ratchda."
Hoose, she is, " hoose gon a milkin; Hoost,
Hopper, a sort of basket.
Hoppet, a small basket.
Horty, hearty (obs.)
Hotchin, or Hutchin, to limp, to keep
shifting, as if uneasy.
Hotter, to stir up, to potter the fire; Hotterin'-
mad, very angry.
Hough, a hoof, a foot.
How, the whole: "How leath, on a
How-row, a hubbub, a tumult.
Howdn, they hold.
Howe, a hill; Howe-side, a hill side.
Howse, to stir up, to potter: "Howse that
Hoyd, a hide or skin: also to hide, to conceal.
Hoyr, to hire.
Hoyrtn, we hired.
Hoyst, ice; Hoysty, icy.
Hoyts, long rods or sticks.
Hubbon, the hip; Huggon, the same, (but
little used in South Lancashire.)
Hud, hid, concealed. Hud, hidden: "Hee's
Huddle, to crowd together.
Hugger-mugger, conceals. Not so
understood, but as a jumble,
Huggins, the hips; Huggons, the same.
Huckle, to stoop, to bend with age.
Huckln, they stoop.
Hump-stridd'n, sitting a-stride.
Hummobee, the large field bee.
Hundersfield, from Hunder, hounder; and
field, Hundersfield, nr. Rochdale.
Huntly bruck, near Bury.
Hunt-lone, in Chadderton.
Hure, hair; Hury, hairy.
Hurn, a horn.
Husht, silent; also to keep silent: "husht,
Hush-shop, a place where ale is sold without
Hutch, to move further, to sit close; "hutch a
bit fur!" "whot arto hutchin so close
Hutchin, moving further, nearer on a seat.
Huzz, a hum, a noise like bees.
Huzzif, from huswif, house-wife, a needle
Huzzit, the letter Z.
Iccles, or Eccles, icicles.
I'd, I would: also I had.
Idd'n, you had: also, you would.
I'Goddil, if God will.
I'Godlin, or I'Gadlin, an interjection.
I'Godsnum, in God's name.
Ill-favurt, ill-favoured, ugly.
Imp, to deprive of.
Imp-in, to inch in, to go beyond, or short of
the proper mark.
In, if; In id had, if I had had.
Inglun-shoyer, all England.
Inklin, a hint; also a liking for a person or
Inneaw, een now, directly.
Inneh, if I: also if you.
Innin, if you will.
I're, I were, or was.
Irnin, the making of cheese: the smoothing of
Ist, is it? rm. fist, wist.
I'st, I shall: rm. moist.
Iteaw, in two, broken.
Ither, in their: rm. with wither.
Ittle, it will.
Iv, if; Ivtle, if thou wilt.
Jackstones, a girl's game, played with a
marble, and knuckle bones of a sheep.
Jackanapes, an impertinent fellow.
Jambles, the iron gearing which fits into a
horse-collar to draw with.
Jannock, a thick cake made of oatmeal.
Jawms, the sides of a window, a fire-place, or
other building arrangement.
Jert, to jerk: to throw a stone by jerking.
Jill, half a pint.
Jilliver, a termagant: "Hoo's a jilliver;" also
Gillyflower, called "spice
Jimp, neat, tidy.
Jingle, a tinkle; a merry sound.
Jingumbobs, trifles, playthings.
Joan, a woman's name.
Jobberknowl, a dunce.
Jone, a man's name, John.
Joysty, come to (obs.)
Joyst, a summer's grass, (obs.)
Jumbo, a place near Middleton.
Jump, or Jimp, a coat, a garment: a Sunday
jump, a Sunday coat.
Junkit, a small cake: a crackling.
Junkittin, visiting, gadding, gossiping.
Ka, or Keaw, or Ceaw, a cow.
Kale, turn to be served: "Coal-pit kale."
Kama, and Komm, a comb.
Kamin, Kommin, combing.
Kamin-komm, a combing comb, a small-
toothed comb; Redyin-komm, a
Kample, or Cample, to prate.
Kappil, or Cappil, a patch on a shoe.
Karnil, a kernel.
Katty-green, in the township of Heaton;
Katty-greenwell, same place.
Kawve, or Cawve, a calf.
Kayve, to upset, to turn over: "he's keyvt his
Kazzarly, subject to casualties (obs.)
Keather, or Keyther, a cradle; Cader,
Keaw, or Ceaw, a cow.
Keawer, to cower, to sit down.
Keawl, to crouch, to quail.
Keawlt, abashed, intimidated; Keawlin,
intimidating; Keawltn, they
Keawnt, or Ceawnt, count, to number.
Keck, to be pert.
Kecklety, likely to topple over.
Keckle, prate, impertinence; Keeklin,
Keck-meg, a pert young woman.
Keigh, or Kye, cows.
Keegh, to cough; also a cold (obs.)
Keend, to kindle: "keend a foyer"; Keendn,
kindling; Keent, kindled.
Keem, to comb.
Keen-bitten, eager, sharp, alert to take
Keep, catch (obs.)
Kersn, or Kersen, to christen; Kersnt or
Kest, cast; Kest off, cast off; Kest, to cast
accounts; Kest-op, to cast up
Kestlin, a calf before its time.
Kestit, cast up.
Keigh, key of a door.
Keyther, or Kayther, a cradle.
Kibe, to gibe, to mock.
Kibboes, long sticks.
Kibe-heels, sore heels (obs.)
Kill, a kiln; Breek-kill, a brick-kiln.
Kill-danes, a field at the bottom of Castle-hill,
Killt, killed; Killin, killing; Killtn, they killed.
Kink, to lose the breath with coughing: chin-
Kink-haust, a violent cough or cold.
Kipple, to lift a weight from the ground, and
throw it upon the shoulders without
help or stoppage.
Kist, a chest.
Kittle, ticklish, uncertain also to bring forth
Kittlin, a kitten.
Knep, to snap, to bite (obs.)
Knoblucks, small lumps.
Knotchel, or Notchel, to disclaim
responsibility. To cry knotchel,
is to give
public notice that the notifier will
answerable for any debt or debts of
Knowe, a knoll, a hillock.
Knowe-hill, nr. Rochdale.
Knurs, knots, warts on trees.
Ko', quoth: "Heaw arto, ko' he?" "Pratty weel
Kwort, to court, to make love; Kwortin,
Kwortn, they court.
Kwort, a court of justice the court at London,
or other court.
Kybe, to pout the lip in scorn.
Labbor, labour; Labborin, in labour;
Labborn, they labour.
Lad, a boy: also did lead. "He lad 'em th'
Lady-heawse, a place near Milnrow,
Ladsavvur, the plant, ladslove,
Laft, left, departed.
Laftn, they left.
Laggins, staves of a tub.
Lethur, to beat: "Aw lethurt him."
Leet, to alight; Day-leet, day-light; Leeter,
lighter; Leetnin, lightning.
Laigh, to laugh; Laighin, laughing; Laighnt,
Laighliss, laughless, without laughter.
Laith, a barn: also to invite; to laith to a
funeral; Laithin, inviting.
Lant, stale urine: also lent in the past tense:
"Aw lant him a peawnd."
Langot, a shoe-lachet (obs.)
Lang, long; Langer, and lenger, longer;
Langist, and Langst, longest.
Lap, to wrap; Lappin, wrapping up; Laps,
Larn, to learn; Larnin, learning; Larnt,
learned; Larntn, they learned.
Lass, a young female.
Latch, catch of a door: also to catch a
distemper: "He latch it" is a common
Latchin, taking infection.
Latt, late; Lattly, lately; Lattist,
latt, a lath.
Lattnt, hindered (obs).
Lawmn, they lame.
Le', let; as lemmi, let me.
Lean, to yield towards, to favour: "He leans
Learock, or Learuk, a sky lark [Ed.
Leawgh, to laugh.
Leawghn, they laugh.
Leawk, to lash, to beat: "Awl githe a good
leawkin," a good beating.
Leawks, tufts of barren dry grass; locks of
Leawky, full of locks or tufts.
Leawnge, to lunge; to lounge, to skulk: "He
dun nobbo leawnge obeawt."
Leawp, a loop, a noose.
Leawp-hoyl, a loop-hole.
Leawse, a louse; Leawzy, lousy.
Lebby, Edmund; Yebby, the same.
Leck, to lake; Leckin', leaking water;
they leak; Leek-on, to pour on
Lee, lay: "He lee theer," he lay there.
Leef, or Lieve, as soon, equally so; Leefer, or
Liever, sooner, rather than;
Leep, leaped; "Aw leep, theaw leep, be leep;"
"We leepn, yo leepn, they leepn."
Lemmi, let me.
Less-rods, or Leysh-rods, rods to keep the
leash of a warp.
Leet, to let: "he leet hur goo;" "aw leet on him
at th' last;" also to light on, to
Leet, light, day; Leets, lights: also the lungs:
"plucks an leets ;" Leetnin',
Leetnt, lightened; Leetsum,
Leeter, lighter; Leetin',
Leeten, pl. of leet: "they leeten hur gooa at
last," they suffered her to escape.
Leigh, signifying low, a town near Bolton.
Lennock, long, pendulous. Lennock yerd,"
Lether, to beat: "Aw lethurt him weel."
Lew, thin, poor: "It's very low."
Ley-land, land untilled and left for pasture.
Leyther, rather, (but little used.)
Lhog, to pull the hair, to lug: also a log of
wood; the o sounded as in dhog.
Lick, to beat; also to lick with the tongue.
Lickin, beating: licking with the tongue.
Like, to be fond of: to resemble; Likly, likely.
Likker, more like: more likely: more
resembling. Liklyist, most
Likt', like to: as, "like to ha had," he almost
Likn, we like.
Lik't, liked, loved.
Lilt, to walk quickly, lightly.
Liltin, dancing: moving with a jaunty air.
Lonlady, landlady: a female tapster; Lonlort,
Lond, land; Londed, landed; Londin',
Londs-end, near Middleton.
Lond-hawther, a landholder.
Lone, a lane.
Lookn, we look.
Loont, a land: a butt or ridge of ploughed
land; Hadloont, the head-land,
land, of a ploughed field.
Lopper, to boil slowly.
Loppert-milk, boiled milk or curdled milk.
Lopperin-breawis, thick breawis.
Lort, lord, a family name.
Lorjus o' meh! Lord Jesus, have mercy on me.
Lotch, to halt, to limp.
Lothe, or Loothe, look thee.
Lother, lather, suds.
Lougher-place, Lower-place, near Rochdale.
Loyse, to lose, also loosen.
Loyte, or lite, a few.
Lozzuck, to loll, to rest idly.
Luckit, a nursing term: also used by way of
Lumber, mischief: also rubbish.
Lung, long: also lunk.
Lunger, Lenger, longer.
Lunge, to injure unexpectedly: "he's taen th'
advantage, an lungst him."
Lungous, surly, revengeful.
Linch, a small step (obs.)
Line, layn: "It's line eawt."
Lin-pin, a linch-pin.
Ling, heath, a shrub.
Linther, to fasten the end of a warp in a loop,
so that it can be woven close and
Lintherin, securing a warp.
Lintherin-bands, small cords by which the
end of a warp is held until woven
Lippn, to expect: also leaped.
Lithe, active, pliant: also to thicken broth or
Littleborough, near Rochdale.
Loast, loosed: "he loast it, an it ran."
Loastn, they loosed.
Lobcock, a great idle young fellow.
Lobb, to run: "he went lobbin away;" Lobbin,
running, at along step.
Lobden, a place near Rochdale.
Lobscouse, potato hash.
Lod, a lad (obs.)
Loft, an upper room.
Lhog, or Logg, a block of wood: also to lug, to
pull the hair; the o sounded
as in dhog,
or doe, roe, &c.
Lhogguryed, a loggerhead, a blockhead: also
to go to loggerheads, to dispute, and
Loyns, or Leyns, leans, inclines towards: "he
reyther loyns that way."
Lurch, to lurk, to surprise.
Lurches, one who lurks, a dog.
Lurden, an idle lubber.
Lurry, to drag, to pull away; Lurrid, dragged,
Lutch, to pulsate.
Lutchin, pulsating painfully, as in a tumour.
Luver, or Loover, a chimney.
Lwod, to load, also a load.
Lyed, to lead, also lead, a metal.
Lyen, lean meat.
Lyend, to lend.
Lyep, to leap; Lyepin, leaping; Lyeps, leaps;
Lypn, they leap.
Lyest, least, also leased.
Lyev, leave, permission also leaf of a
Lyev, to depart, to leave.
Lyevn, they depart.
Lyne, lain, reposed, abided.
Lyve, life: "Aw never did so imeh lyve."
Mack, sort, breed, family.
Maddle, to confuse, to distract: "hoos quite
Madlin, confusing, distracting; also a flighty,
extravagant person. "Whot a madlin
is:" "Really hoos quite a madlin."
cap, a female of the same description.
Makker, a manufacturer of piece goods; a
maker of a thing.
Mall, Mary; Mally or Moll, the same.
Mander, manner, sort: "Whot mander of a
Manchit, a small loaf of white bread.
Manchit-hoe, a place in Castleton, nr.
Mant, moaned: "Sadly mant hur;" also meant,
Mannert, mannered: "Very feaw Mannert."
Mar, to spoil; Mar'd, spoiled; Marrin,
spoiling; Marrdn, they
Mare or Mere, a lake of water.
Marland, near Rochdale; Marlan-mere, at
the same place.
Marlock, a prank, a playful trick; pl.
Marlockin, gambolling, playing.
Marrow, a match, a mate, an equal: "Conto
Marry, and Marry-kemeawt, common
interjections: "Not I, marry!" not I
"Kem eawt," come out; be off.
Mash, to mix, to blend provender; also a
mixture: "A warm mash," "A cowd
mash:" also to smash, to destroy.
Masht, destroyed, smashed: "be masht it o'
Maskins , Mackins, petty oaths.
Mattert, signified: "It didno matter," it did not
signify; it was not of consequence;
Maul, to pull, to disarrange; Maulin,
spoiling; Mault, spoiled.
Maunter, or Maunder, to wander, to mope
about without object; Maunderin,
moping about; Maundert, moped.
Mawkin, a dunce, a listless person;
Mawkinly, duncely, mawkish.
Mawp, a bullfinch.
May, make: "Wilto may this frock?"
Maydin, a place in Hopwood; Madyn, Celtic,
Maygut, a maggot.
Mayno, may not; May-yo, may you.
Mayto, may thou; Mayto-no, mayest thou
not; Maydn, did make.
Measter, master; Meastert, mastered;
Meawnge, to munge, to munch, to eat
Meawghn, they eat greedily; Meawghnt,
they did eat greedily.
Meawl, to mould; Meawlder, to moulder,
Meawldern, they moulder.
Meawntebank, a mountebank.
Meawse, a mouse.
Meawser, a mouser.
Meawse-neest, a mouse's nest.
Meawnt, to mount.
Meawt, to moult, to cast feathers; pl.
Meawth, a mouth.
Meawzik, or Mewzik, music.
Meazy, dizzy; Meazy-sow, giddy, or empty
Meeny, a family; also many.
Meet, might, power, strength; also exact, just
now, as "It's comn meet neaw."
Meety, mighty; Awmeety, Almighty.
Menno, may not.
Met, might; Met ha, might have; Metn-ha,
they might have.
Metn, they met.
Metto, mightest thou? Mettono, mightest
Mew, the cry of a cat.
Mexn, to cleanse a stable or shippon.
Mezur, to measure; also a measure; Mezurtn,
Mickle, size, bulk, great: "Whot a mickle,"
how great he is. "Whot mickle ov a
is he?" "He's th' mickle o' thee."
Middin, a dung heap.
Middin-spuce, a dung hole.
Midge, a gnat.
Miln-row, the place of Tim-Bobbin's
residence, near Rochdale.
Mimp, precise, to be affected; Mimpin, apeing, affecting.
Mindstomeh? mindest thou me? heedest
Mish-mash, a hodge-podge.
Mistal, a cow house; a shippon.
Mistaen, or Mistan, mistaken.
Mittins, gloves without fingers: also strong
Mizzle, to rain lightly.
Mizzlin, slightly raining.
Mizzly, given to rain.
Mizzlt, rained small rain.
Mizzy, a soft boggy place.
Mob-cap, a woman's close cap.
Moedy-warp, or Mowdy-warp, a mole;
Moodywarp-hole, the burrow of
Moekin, moping about also a dull person.
Mog, to travel, to depart: "When arto
Moider, or Moyder, to puzzle, to confuse:
also a coin.
Moll, or Mall, Mary.
Mollart, a mop to clean ovens with.
Moo, to put hay in the barn; Mooin, putting
hay in the barn.
Mood, stowed full; Moodeawt, filled to an
Mood, or Mowd, earth, fine soil, mould.
Mood, a mould of a casting, or of a brick.
Moof, or Mough, a mow of hay.
Moor, more: also a common, a heath.
Moot, Might; Mootha, might have; Metha,
Mootn and Metn, pl. of might.
Mooter, toll at a mill.
Mope, to be dull, drowsy, silent; Mopein,
being silent and fatuitous.
Mopsy, a dingy slattern.
Morris, or Morrice, from Moresco, a dance;
also a family name.
Mottey, an aggregate of small deposits of
money. Thus 'tis not an
thing for some dozen, or twenty
to agree to deposit each a certain
sum weekly, say from threepence to
sixpence, commencing at Christmas,
ending at the annual wakes in August
then about. When the time has
the money is divided, and expended,
generally either in new clothes for
coming winter, or in a pleasure trip
Liverpool, or other place offering
convenience, and novelty.
Mowffin, a muffin.
Mowdy-warp, or Moedywarp, a mole.
Moyder, or Moider, to confuse, to bother;
Muckot, a term of derision; also a tub or
other vessel, in which dung is
Mullock, dirt, rubbish.
Mump, to thump, to beat: "He mumpt him
Mumps, the sullens, to sulk; also the name of
a place at Oldham.
Mun, or Munt, must.
Muntono, or Munttono? must thou not?
Munto, must thou?
Munni, must I?
Muno, must not; Munha, must have.
Murth, abundance, a large quantity; Maerth,
Muse, or Mews, a gap in a hedge where
hares or rabbits pass.
Mush, to crush, to mash, to mix up.
Muyce, or Moyce, mice.
Muz, or Muss, a nurse's term for mouth
"Oppn it muss."
Muzzy, sleep, dull, heavy.
Mychin, or Michin, pining, out of humour.
Myen, mean, intend.
Myenin, meaning, intention; Myens, means.
Myenn, we mean.
Myentn, we meant.
Myensto? meanest thou?
Myenstono, meanest thou not.
Myen-hood, Mean-wood, near Rochdale.
Mysty, or Moisty, misty.
Mythony, Myt-hony, name of a place near
Mythomroyd, Myt-holmroyd, Meet-holm-
road, a place near the
Nab and Ab, Abraham.
Nadin, or Neadin, no din, silent, a stream
dividing Bamford and Ashworth, near
Nag-nail, a sore on human fingers.
Naigh maigh, a place near Rochdale.
Naigh-maigh mill, at the same place.
Nap, a short sleep; Nappin', taking a nap.
Napt, slept; Naptnt, they slept.
Napkin, a hand-cloth.
Nappy, joyous, merry.
Neant, and Noant, aunt.
Natter, to nibble, to bite.
Nattert, short tempered, cross: also nibbled.
Natterin, being peevish, bad tempered.
"Whot dusto keep natterin at?" also
Nayble, the navel.
Neatril, a born fool.
Neb, the point of a thing, also the rim of a
hat, the peak of a bonnet, the edge
cake; "Awve never brokkn th' neb
Ned, Edward; also Nobseer, and Neddy.
Ned, needed: "I hanno ned it," I have not
needed it; Nedno, needed not;
needed; Nednno, we needed not.
Neeld, a needle.
Neese, a nest; Neestin, nesting.
Neer, never: "I neer shall."
Neeze, to sneeze; Neezin, sneezing.
Neplins, small pieces of coal.
Nese, nose (only in some localities.)
Nesh, tender, fragile.
Nestle-cock, the nestling, the last child.
Nethen, now then.
Nettle, to vex; Nettlt, vexed : also stung with
Newer, never; "Aw newer will."
Neyve, a gripped fist.
Nifle, or Nyfle, a bit of anything, a trifle.
Nimble-nook, a place near Oldham.
Ninny, a witless person.
Ninny-hommer, a blockhead, a gawby:
"Whot a ninny-hommer theaw art."
Nip, to- pinch, to twitch; also a name for a
Noagur, an augur.
Noagur-hole, or hoyle, a hole made by an
augur also a game by marbles.
Noant, an aunt; "noant Margit."
Nob, or Knob, the head.
Nobbut, or Nobbo, nothing but, only; "It's,
Noddle, the head.
Nomony, a speech, a recitation.
Nompion, a great man, a champion.
Nook, a corner: at th' nook, at the further end,
in a dilemma, a straight.
Noonin, rest taken at noon; Noonscawpe, the
Nothin, nothing: "He's a great nothin."
Notchel, see Knotchel.
Notchells, fragments,broken meats, leavings of a feast.
Nowt, nothing: also bad, naught; Nowty, full
Nozzle, the nose.
Nozzlin, nestling close.
Nozzle-pap, to nestle to the pap.
Nudge, a slight hit, to remind by; Nudgin,
reminding; Nudgt, reminded;
they remind; also to stir a
thing. "He nudgt it," to push
just nudgt agen it."
Nuer, or Newer, never.
Nurr, a game at ball, with sticks.
Nuz i' boz, nose i'th bo som.
Nuzzle, to lie close to, as a child to its
Nyfle, or Nyfle, a trifle; a small quantity, a
O, all, of, and, on, as; "o, on em," all of them;
"o that"; of that: "o'top on em," on
Oagur, an augur, a tool.
Oamfry, or Hoamfry, Humphrey.
Oample, to limp.
Obeawt, or Abeawt, about, near.
Obunnanze, or Abunnanze, abundance.
Ockirtn, Alkrington, near Middleton.
Od, a diminutive of the word, God.
Odsweawks, God's works.
Odsweawnds, God's wounds.
Odds an eends, odd, trifling things.