Oerlay, a leathern surjingle.
Oernenst, over against.
Oerscutcht, scutcht-oer, done slightly.
Off it, insane; Off at side, the same.
Ogreath, right, streight, perfect.
Oleawt, all out, all ready: "Theyr dun oleawt."
Olike, all the same.
Olung, all in consequence of: "It's olung o'thee."
Onny, any; Onny way, any way; Onnythin, anything.
Onsertn, they answered.
Oon, an oven.
Oozle, the owzle.
Oppn, or Oppen, open.
Oppn'n, they open.
Oreawt, out of doors.
Orril, mad, phrenzied: "He's quite orril."
Onser, answer; Onserin, answering; Onsert,
answered; Onsertn, they
Owd, old; Owdham, Oldham; Owd Birkle, Old Birkle,
Owler, the alder.
Owler-root, a farm near Middleton.
Owse, or Owsen, oxen.
Owt, anything: "Awm for owt," or, frowt.
Oytch, each, every.
Oyerlun, or Eyerlun, Ireland; Oyrish, Irish.
Pad, to walk; Paddin, journeying on foot: also the
taking home of work by hatters
is called paddin,
from pad, to walk.
Pail, or Pale, to beat: "Awv pailt him weel."
Pan, to piece, to join together (now seldom used).
Pap, the female bosom, suck for an infant.
Pappy, full bosomed, full of milk.
Papper, paper; Pappert, papered; Papperin, papering;
Pappertn, they papered.
Park, the, a place at Middleton; Little Park, in the
township of Tonge.
Parrish, perish, to starve with cold; Parrisht, perished,
Pash, a gush, a sudden outbreak: "Hoo pasht into
Pawm, palm; flower of willow or hazle; also the palm
of the hand. "Hee put it i'th pawm ov
Pays-egg, or Peace-egg, an egg, or other gift presented
at Easter, according to an ancient
Pearlur, parlour, a room.
Peawnd, a pound.
Peawnther, or Peawnder, keeper of a pound for cattle.
"Thur bullits an peawther,
"Bang'd leawther an leawther."
Peawsweawse, and Paxwax, the tendon in a neck
Peckle, to spot,to freckle.
Peeklt, spotted; Pecklin, spotting; Peckltn, they
Penkle, to trifle; to waste time on things of small
trifling; Penklt, trifled;
Penkln, they trifle.
Pestil, the shank of a ham.
Petch, to patch.
Petchn, they patch.
Petch-wark, patched work.
Peylin, or palin, beating.
Pick, to push sharply, to throw: also to vomit.
Pickle, case, condition, plight: "I' weary pickle."
Piece-woo, wool for a piece of flannel.
Pickin-stick, the wooden handle by which weavers
throw their shuttles.
Pike, to pick, to choose, to select: also to pick a quarrel.
Pikt, picked, selected.
Pikn, they pike: also a pike, a weapon; and a fish.
Pil, to peel; Pillin, or Pill-in, peeling; Pill'd,
Pilldn, they peeled.
Pilther, or Pilder, to wither, to shrivel, to chip off;
Pimeper, to pamper, to be delicate at food: "Whot arto
pimeperin at theer."
Pinn, to run in great haste. "He pinn'd away."
Pingot, a small croft near the house.
Pissmote, a pissmire, an ant.
Platt, to plait; Platted, plaited; Plattin, plaiting;
the plait; also Plattin, a
road made on hurdles and
bushes across a hollow, or over a
boggy place: "Th'
Miles Plattin," near Manchester.
Platter, a wooden dish.
Pleawm, a plum; Pleawm-tree, a plum-tree.
Pleck, a place.
Plucks, the lungs, called also the "leets."
Plucher, to steal, to plunder secretly.
Pluchertn, they plundered.
Plyes, to please.
Plyesn, they please.
Poand, a pond.
Poantn, they pawned.
Pod, to pad, to walk.
Poesy, a bunch of flowers.
Poke, a sack also to pry, to obtrude, "Whot arto pokin
abeawt beer for?"
Pone, or Poan, to pawn.
Ponn, a pan; Poncake, a pancake.
Poo, a pool of water; also to pull; Pood, pulled.
Pooin, pulling; Poodn, they pulled.
Poogh, an expression of slight.
Poot, a young fowl; Moor-poot, a moor-fowl.
Poss, to thrust, to push violently.
Possin, thrusting violently; Post, thrust; Postn,
Potboe, a dumpling.
Pot-hook, a hook in the chimney, to hang the pot on.
Pote, to push with the feet, to thrust.
Potter, to stir up, to vex.
Pottern, they vex.
Pottertn, they vexed.
Pow, to cut the hair.
Powd, polled, the hair cut.
Powin, cutting the hair.
Powdn, they cut the hair.
Pow-cat, a pole cat.
Powl, to leave off work, and go to the alehouse.
Powlin, neglecting work, and drinking; Powler, to
ramble about drinking; Powlerin,
neglecting work; Powlert,
Powse, lumber, offal.
Powsement, rubbish, a term of reproach.
Powsedurt, the same.
Prayo, pray you.
Preem, a comb used by weavers, to loosen the yarn.
Prial, or Pryal, the number three: "A pryal o' pieces,"
three pieces. Three persons are
Prison-bars, a rustic, out of door game.
Prog, to thrust with a staff or fist.
Prowt, trumpery stuff.
Pruin, a prune, a dried plum.
Pule, to cry, to whimper.
Pump, to pry by asking questions: "He geet nowt by
Pumpn, they question,
Pumpnt, they questioned.
Pump'o, to question you.
Punse, to kick; Punst, kicked; Punsin, kicking;
Punsnt, they kicked.
Pyek, peak of a bonnet or cap; Pyekt, peaked.
Pyel, a peal of bells: also a peal of laughter.
Pyeln, they peal.
Pyeltn, they pealed.
Pynots, or Pynorts, magpies.
Pyrch, to perch, also a fish; Pyrchin, perching.
Pyrchn, they perch.
Pyrchnt, they perched.
Pyrk, to be supercilious.
Pyrkin, affecting superiority; Pyrkt, affected.
Pyrkn, they pyrk.
Pyert, cheerful, lively.
Quean, Queyn, a prostitute.
Quift, to quaff, to tipple.
Quiftin-pots, drinking cups.
Quock, to go a distance to work at the harvest. Reapers
who go down to Lincolnshire at
harvest are called
Rabblement, a collection of rabble; Rabblety, a small
Rack, a frame to hold hay for cattle.
Rack, Reck, reckon.
Rack-o'th-ee, reckoning by the eye.
Rack o' muttn, a saddle of mutton.
Rack an rend, to waste property: to destroy, to ruin.
Raddle, to thrash: "AwIl raddle the bwons forthe."
Raddlin, thrashing, beating; also a rod of hazel or
other young wood.
Raddlins, pliant rods.
Raggot, a ragged vagabond.
Rake, or Reawke, to place together, to collect, to rake
into one place; "Rake th' foyer," to
pull it together
before going to rest: "Rake that
mud," collect it
together with a rake.
Rap-scallion, a petty rascal.
Rap an rend, to waste, to destroy property.
Rape an teer, the same.
Rascot, a rascal.
Rash, an irruption on the skin.
Rasher, a slice of bacon a steak of beef.
Ratch, to stretch, to extend: also that space in a loom
betwixt the yarn-beam and the healds.
Rachda, Rochdale, anciently called Recedham; in
a chief office, office of
Ratliv, or Ratlif, Radcliffe, near Bury.
Rattnsta, or Rawtnsta, Rawtenstall, near Haslingden.
Rattle, to scold, to talk much; Rattlt, scolded, talked
much; Rattlin, talking.
Reawk, to meet in neighbours' houses, and spend time
in idle gossip.
Reawkin, meeting together; Reawkt, collected, rooked;
Reawknt, they collected
Reawly, sleepy, muzzy, unwashed.
Reawm, a room.
Reawp, a hoarse cold.
Reawst, rust; Reawsty, rusty.
Reawt, rout; Reawted, routed; Reawtin, routing.
Reawtn, they rout.
Reawtnt, they routed.
Reawt, rout, direction, way.
Reawze, to rouse, to awaken.
Red Tum nook, a place at Oldham.
Redivas, Redvales, near Bury.
Reddyd, readied; Reddy, to make ready: "Reddy that
yed," make that head ready, that is,
comb the hair
with the larger comb, preparatory to
Ree, after; Ree-supper, a second supper.
Reech, reek, smoke, vapour.
Reechin, giving out smoke.
Reechn, they smoke.
Reechnt, they smoked.
Reer, to rear, to set on end,to bring up: "Theyn never
reer it;" also to lean against: "He
reert it agen th'
Reert, reared: "Hoo sat reert op, like Lunnun pewter," a
jeer at a finely dressed, lazy,
who sits in her chair motionless from
thoughtless from stupidity.
Reest, Reast, rusted, smoke-dried, discoloured: "Reest
Reet, right; Reetn, they right.
Render, to melt, to separate the fat from the skinny
parts of suet or pork.
Rent, to tear; Rent, torn.
Rentin, tearing; Rentn, they tear; Rentnt, they tore.
Reyther, rather, given to, tending to; Reytherist, most
given to: "Reyther byth' reytherist,"
is a common
expression, meaning, rather tending
to the greatest
Reytch, to reach, to touch a thing.
Rick, to make a noise, to jingle; also to scold; also a
Richin, making a noise; making a hay-rick.
Ricklin, the youngest of a hatch, or of a family.
Ridd, to seperate combatants; to place two things
Riddance, a quittance having done with a thing.
Rindle, a small stream of water.
Rift, to belch; Rifted, belched; Riftn, they belch;
Riggot, a channel or gutter.
Rhute a passion, a paroxism of anger: "He went away
in a great rhute."
Rive, to twist, to bend.
Riven, rived, twisted, broken.
Robin-run-ith'-hedge, a medical plant.
Robin Hood-bed, a large block of stone, probably an
ancient altar, on the top of
Rockcliffe-lumme, near Bacup.
Ronk, rank, luxuriant.
Rood, a rod, a measure of ground 5½
yards; also a
place where a cross once stood, as
Oakenrood, near Rochdale.
Roodilee, nr. Todmorden.
Rook, a heap, a number together, as, "a rook o' stones."
Rookin, reawkin, collecting together; Rookn, they
collect; Rooknt, they
Rooly, a place nr. Rochdale; Rooly-moor, near the
Roor, roar; Roorin, roaring; Roort, roared.
Roorn, they roar.
Roortn, they roared.
Rooze, to arouse; also to praise, to puff up: "He geet
Rote, to rot, to decay.
Rotten, a rat, also rotten, decayed.
Rowl, to roll; Rowlin, rolling; Rowlt, rolled.
Rowley, roller; Rowlin-pin, a roller to make paste.
Royd, road; Dane-royd, Dane-road; Mythomroyd,
Mythomroad; Murgatroyd, Moorgate road.
Royle, (perhaps from the Celtic, ar haul, the sun;
pronounced ar oyle), the name of a
Thornham near Middleton.
Royley, near Royton.
Rudd, red; Ruddmon, red man; also to rutt, to spawn,
Ruffin, ruffian; Ruffin-lone, a lane at Middleton.
Runaberr, running to get a force, an impetus: "a berr."
Runagate, a person not following regular employment,
and ready to run at any one's
bidding; an idle,
Runge, a long tub with two handles (obs.)
Runt, a dwarf, a stunted animal or tree.
Rushbearin, rushbearing, an annual custom of
carrying rushes to the parish church
anniversary of its dedication.
Rushcart, a cart loaded with rushes, arranged in
tasteful form, and taken as an
offering to the
Rutt, a track of wheels.
Rutchot o' Jack's, Richard of John's, vide
Ryem, or Cryem, cream.
Ryem-mug, or Cryem-mug, cream-mug.
Ryen, a narrow channel or foot-path.
Ryep, a rap of yarn, part of a hank.
Rynty, stand off, probably from "aroynt thee," the
common abjuration addressed to a
Ryest, or Reest, rancid, strong flavoured.
Sabden, a place in North Lancashire.
Sad, thick, stiff, as "sad porritch," thick porridge.
Sackliss, innocent, unconscions.
Saig, a hand-saw.
Saigh, saw: "I saigh him doo it."
Saplin, a young oak.
Sark, a shirt; Sarkliss, shirtless.
Sartin, certain; Sartinly, certainly.
Sate, to satiate; Sated, satiated; Satein, satiating.
Sattlt, settled; Sattle, to settle; Sattln, they
Savur, savour, taste.
Savurn, they taste.
Savurtn, they tasted.
Sawfly, or Sawfli, softly, gently: "He wawkt very
Sawgh, a willow or withen.
Sawp, a sup, a small quantity.
Saxon-nook, a farm at Middleton.
Sblid, s'blood, an exclamation.
Scallion, a young onion.
Scamper, to run with speed; Scampert, ran hastily.
Scaplins, chippings of stone.
Scap-gallows, scape gallows. [Ed. - a scape gallows
one who has narrowly escaped the
gallows for his
Scarr, a scaur, a steep, bare, and rocky place on the
side of a hill.
Scawd, to scald; Scawd, or Scode-yed, a scabbed head.
Scawp, the head.
Scoance, a lantern.
Scog, to dispute.
Scope, a scoop, a vessel to lade with.
Scopperil, a flat button mold of bone, through which a
peg is driven, so that it may twirl
round like a tee-
totem; an insignificant person is also
scopperil: "Theaw little scopperill."
Scotch, to set fast.
Scotcht, set fast, stopped.
Scrannil, a lean, skinny person.
Scrat, to scratch, also is scratched; Scrattin, scratching; Scratn, they
scratch; Seratut, they scratched.
Scrawm, to scramble awkwardly; Scrawmin, scrambling; Scrawmt, scrambled;
Scrawmin, they scramble.
Scrawmntn, they scrambled.
Screeve, or Screive, to froth at the mouth, as in a fit, or as corpses do
after death: Screeven, frothing; Screevt frothed.
Scroof, dry scales of the skin.
Scrog. a fragment, a scrag.
Scrunt, brush wood, undergrowth of timber, also a steented insignificant
person, "Awd neer goo throo th' wood, un tak op weeth' scrunt," means "I'd
never walk through the world of mankind, and take up with one of the most
inferior after all."
Sense, excuse, evasion.
Scutt, tail of a hare: a short coat or other garment, "Its very scutt."
Scutter, to haste, splutter.
Scutch, or Skutch, to whip; to move quickly, "He
Seanee, a small fresh water eel, a conger eel.
sew; Seawin, sewing; Seawd, sewed;
Seawn, sewn; Seawdn, they sewd.
Seawer, sour: Sawyr, taste, odour, cymraeg.
Seawk, suck, also to suck: Seawkin, sucking.
Seawl, Buttermilk or whey, taken with oaten
chiefly for bagging or lunch. "Pot bos are, scant
dear are seawl, an cheese." Tim
Seawl, soul; Seawl-case the human body.
healthy: also a noise: Seawndin,
sounding; Seawndn, they sound; Seawndnt, they
Seawndly, soundly, heartily.
Seawp, sup, also to
sup: seawpin, supping; seawpt
supped; seawpnt, they supped.
Seawse, to hit, to beat; "Awll githe a good
Seawter-skull, a numb-skull; a stupid
Seawteryed, a stupid fellow.
Seck, a sack.
Sed, said; Sedto, saidest thou? Sedtono, saidest thou
not? Sedtoso? saidest thou so? Sedtonoso, saidest
seek; also to seek: Seechn, we seek; Seechin,
seeking; Seechst, sought; Seechnt, they sought.
Seed, saw; Seedn, they saw.
Seegh, a sieve.
Seet, sight; also see it: also to set off,
to start. "He seet
away." Also sat; "He seet him deawn," Seetn, they
bullock; also a horny skin on foot or hand.
Seign, seven; seignpence, sevenpence.
Sen, the say; "They see he didno." Senno, say you.
Sennigroon, sinews stiffened,
Sennit, seven night, a week.
Ses, or Sez, says: "He ses," "They sedn;" Sesto? sayest
savest thou so?
Sestonoso? sayest thou not so.
Setter, an issue on
party, a gang; "Th' Boelee sett." "Th' Birkle sett."
Sewr, sure; "Aye
for sewr is it," for a certainty.
Shadd, or Shedd, over did, excelled; "That shadd
Shaffle, to shuffle, to evade; "Whot arto
Shaffledurt, a shuffling person.
have; shalli, shall I: Shalto, shalt thou:
Shaltono, shalt thou not: Sholl is frequently used.
Sitter, an old
Shammock, one who is awkward,
Shammockin, bungling, confused, abashed.
Shan, shall; Shanno, shall not: Shannodoo, shall not
shuffle about, to dangle after. "Whot arto
shanklin after hur for? "Theaw needsno ston
Shantledurt, a shaffling fellow.
Shap, shape; Shappin, shaping; Shapt, shaped.
Shapn, they shape.
Shapnt, they did
shape; also to offer, or to set about
doing, a thing, as "Come, arto not for shappin?" art
not for setting about thy work? or thy
Shap-ashes, corrupted from sheep-washes, at
dung; Sharnyvoor, corrupted from
shame; Shawmt, shamed.
Shawmtn, they shamed.
Shay, Shaw, in
Shay-side, a place near Shaw; Shayforth, a place near
spilled; Shedds, spills; Sheddn, they spill;
Sheddnt, they spilled.
Shedd, or Shadd, surpassed, exceeded; "That shedds
exceeding: "That's sheddum."
Sheed, to spill; Sheedin, spilling; Sheedn, they spill;
Sheednt, they spilled.
Shepster, a starling.
also he shears, he reaps.
Sherrd, shorn; Sherdn, they sheared; Sherrers,
Sheawt, to shout.
Sheawtnt, they shouted.
Shilder, or Shilther, shoulder; Shilders, shoulders.
Shildertn, they shoulder.
Shire, or Shoyer, fully, entirely, to the extent.
Shoave, or Sheave, or Shoove, to push against, or
Shitter, to purge.
Shog, to jog, to go
or Shan, shall.
Sholtno, shalt not.
shalt thou not.
Shoo, a shovel:
also a shoe; Shool, to shovel.
Shoolin, or Shooin, shovelling; Shoolt, shovelled;
Shooltn, they shovelled.
Shoods, the husks
of grain; Shuyds, the same; Shudes,
shoes; Shuyn, the same, chiefly near
Shoother, or Shilder, shoulder; Shootherin,
Shoothertn, they shouldered.
Shough, a shoe to
Shover, Sholver, a place near Oldham; Shover-moor,
the same place.
Shoyne, to shine.
Shoyney, shiney; Shoynin, shining; Shoyner, shiner;
Shoyntn, they shone.
Shoyve, or Shive, a slice: "Cut a good shoyve."
entirely, over bounds, over the whole
Shreawlt, withered, shrivelled.
Shu, a noise to
frighten poultry or birds: "Shu sed one;
sed anothe."—T. Bobbin.
should; Shudto? shouldest thou? Shudtono, or
Shudsttono, shouldest thou not?
Shunt, to give way:
to move from a place.
Shuntn, they give way.
Shuntnt, they gave
shirt; Sark, the same.
Shutter, to slip,
to slide down; Shuttert, slipped.
Shuttern, they slip.
slipped; rm. gutter.
Shuz, or Chez, whichever. "Shuz which theaw
Sib, relating to, akin (obs.)
Side, deep, long: a curtain or garment is
it hangs: also the side of a thing, or the side
party: "Whot side is he on?"
Sidle, to hang aside: to be ready for
either side, or both
sides: to wait for events: also to follow a lass
bashfully and and secretly: "he's sidlin after hur."
hesitating; Sidlt, shuffled, waited.
Stanley sidlt, when he stood aside with
forces previous to the battle of Bosworth. That was
remarkable specimen of sidelin.
Sigh, the sound of heavy rain, with wind:
sighs an rains;" also to pour liquor through a
Syke, a gutter.
Sillabeawk, a rich
cake used at weddings.
Sillabub, a rich posset, or spiced ale,
weddings by the bride's friends before going to
Simmeh, see me.
Simlin, or Symlin, or Cymblin, or Simblin, a rich cake
peculiar shape, chiefly produced at Bury, in
South Lancashire, and commonly presented to
guests on Midlent Sunday, called from that
circumstance Symblin Sunday; Anglo-Saxon,
Simble, a feast.
Sin, seen; rm.
in: "Aw sin him."
Sinn, since: "It's a week sinn."
Singlet, a waist
coat, a man's vest.
Sink, a drain, a gutter.
Sink-durt, the mud
of a sink.
Sitch, such; Sitchun, such an one.
Sitter, a festered
kind of paste to stiffen woollen and cotton
stir, to potter, to let out, as "skail th' foyer," stir
skim or take off.
Skeawl, or Sceawl, to scour, to frown.
Skeawln, they scoul.
Skillit, a small pan.
scour; Skeawrin, scouring; Skeawrt,
scoured; Skeawrn, they scour; Skeawrtn, they
Skelter, to run or ride at great speed:
galloping recklessly, with only a halter to guide
squint; Skennin, squinting; Skend,
squinted; Skend, they squint; Skednt, they
to shift, to remove.
Skiftnt, they shifted.
Skirmidgnt, they skirmished.
Skode, or Scode, scald.
Skode, or Scode-yed, scald head.
Skoo, or Schoo,
Skoon, they school.
Skrike, to shriek.
Skrike o' day, break of day; Day-skrike, daybreak.
Skriev, to froth at
the mouth after death.
Skryemptn, they screamed.
Scuse, or Scuse, excuse, palliation.
Skutter, to run in
haste and terror: "He skuttert away."
"They skuttertn off sharply."
Skyoy, the sky.
Skyoyme, or Skime, to be distant, indifferent,
disrespectfully cool in manner and conversation.
Over-dressed and under-taught ladies, often
evince their superiority by skymin, and a very
natural way it is, for those who have none other.
Gentlemen also, or persons so called, have been
known to skyme in company of worse clad but
better hearted men; and "ministers" of religion are
sometimes known to exhibit this sort of distance
keeping, especially if a lady happen to set the
Skyoyme, to be sickly, squeamish of food,
indifferent in manner; Skyoymous,
Skyoymin, acting affectedly,
Skyoymtn, they skyoymed.
Slack, a hollow
place, a small valley.
Slaigh, sloes, berries of the black
to lick with the tongue, to daub with slaver, to
smack, a blow with the open hand.
Slank, soft, flexible.
Slatt, to spill, to shed, to splash; Slatt, splashed;
Slattin, splashing; Slattn, they
splash; Slattnt, they
Slattert, spilled, shed.
Slaunches, a place
Slaver, slime of the mouth.
Sleawmtn, they slumbered.
to bend down: Sleawtchin bending;
Sleawtcht, slouched; Sleawtchin, slouching;
Sleawchn, they slouch; Sleawtchnt, they
the smallest pit coal: also to slake, to quench;
Slect, quenched; Sleckin, quenching.
Sled, a carriage without wheels, a
snow and rain.
Sleety, given to sleet.
errand to no purpose, not likely to
a flat bit of wood used in the stirring of porridge
broth: a porridge slice: also a slice of bacon or
Slift, to slide, to shift.
Slifter, a thing to
Slifterin, sliding in a groove.
slender, light, pliable.
Slivvin, a number of hanks of yarn.
inscincerity, scornful praise, pretension.
Slont, to slant, to lean.
Slooar, to grasp (obs.)
Sloode, the track of wheels (obs.)
slit, a slide for a thing to move in.
Slotch, a gluttonous, drunken clown; Slotchin,
Slotcht, wallowed to bursting: "He slotcht
Slowttertn, they slaughtered.
Slovn, or Sloven, split, cloven; Slovent, cleft, also they
cleft; Slovnin, cleaving.
Sloyther, to loiter, to be idle; Sloytherin, loitering;
Sloythertn, they loitered.
Slummern, they slumber.
Slurr, to slide; Slurrin, sliding; Slurn, they slide;
Slurdn, they did slide.
encourage, to excite, to set a dog at a person.
didto slyet th' dhog at him?"
Slyetin, exciting, encouraging; Slyetn, they excite.
Slyetnt, they excited.
to break to pieces. Smashin, crashing to
Smashn, they break.
an incipient disorder, as, "a smatch ov fever"
means inclined to fever.
Smeawtch, a kiss.
Smeawtchn, they kiss.
Smeltn, they smelled.
Smit, or Smut, a spot.
Smitty flecky, spotted.
Smo, small; Smoer, smaller; Smoist, smallest.
Smock, a woman's
Smock-fac't, white faced.
Smook, to smoke.
Smooknt, they smoked.
Smoorn, they smother.
Smudge, a stink.
or Sneype, to check, to reprimand: " He
he reproved them.
Snaffle, to speak through the nose;
snaffle; Snaffltn, they snaffled.
Sneck, a string to
pull up the latch of a door.
Sneeze, snuff: also to sneeze or neeze,
snuff; Sneeze-hurn, a horn to hold
long grass or stubble.
Snidge, a greedy, sordid, good-for-nothing
Snift, a moment: "It's dun in a snift;"
also to sniff at the
eel, also to snatch a thing: "He snig'd it
fromeh," he snatcht it from me.
Snifter, to whimper, to cry; Snifterin, crying.
Snifterin-fellow, a pitiful fellow.
Snip, to break off
a small piece; Snipt, broken.
Sniptn, they break.
blow the nose.
Snittn, having blown the nose; Snit, a discharge from
shoemaker, or rather a cobler, a patcher, an
Snoblint, snow-blind, short sighted.
sleek, and snug.
Snoode, a fillet to tie up a woman's hair.
Snook, to smell, to go prying about other
to snore in sleep.
Snot, mucus of the brain.
Snooze, a slumber, a doze.
Snoozin, dozing; Snoozt, dozed; Snoozn, they doze;
Snooztn, they dozed.
Snub, to check, to reprove.
reprehending, huffing contemtuously.
Snubbn, they huff.
Snubbnt, they huffed.
Snuddle, to lie close
together, to cuddle.
Snuft, to snuff up the nose.
indicate dislike, or indifference, by look or
manner; to be squeamish or delicate in food. Thus
good dame would say to her young and over-
indulged boy, or to her tea-loving daughter,
"Come, getthe brekfust ettn, an dunno sit snyin
theer. Thoose porritch, awm sure, ar good enoof
ony lady or gentlemon i'th lond, an ivth, arno'
enoof forthee, theaw mungoo beawt, that's
Soe, to sew;
Sone, sewn; Sodn,
they sewed; also to sow grain.
Sogg, heavy clumsy blow or push; Sogger, a blow or
that sickens, that hurts grievously.
a heavy fall.
Soltcht, fell heavily.
Soltcht, they fall.
Soont, sand; Soont-hole, a place near Rochdale.
Soo, a sow, a pig.
Soo, to sigh, to
sighing, moaning of the wind: noise of distant
waters; Sood, moaned; Soon, they moan; Soodn,
Soolier, more sooly.
Soolyist, most sooly.
Soople, a supple,
a stick of teazle or ash; a twisted
sprout, by means of which blacksmiths hold their
chissels or punches whilst they cut or indent hot
cold iron; also a description of thrown silk.
Soor, sore; Soory, sorry.
Sooryer, more sorry.
Sooryist, most sorry.
Sope, a sup, a
Soss, to plump down on a seat.
Sossin, lounging, idling.
So't, so it: "An so't
wur dunwi," and so it was done
Sot, sat; Sotten, seated.
Sow, the head.
Sowd, sold; Sowdn, we or they sold.
Sowgh, to sigh; Sowght, sighed; Sowghn, we, or they
also to soil, to make unclean; Soylt,
Soylin, sailing spotting; Soyln, they soil; Soyltn,
Spade-graft, a spade-depth: to delve, a
Spankin, provoking; also dashing: "He's a
thin, slender: "He's very spare," he's very
Sparrow-bills, short nails used by
Sparth, a place near Rochdale.
Speawt, a spout, also
Speek, he spoke.
Speekn, they spoke.
Speer, or Spier, a boarded partition betwixt the
the fire of a cottage, to keep the wind off.
Spelk, a splinter
of wood used to keep a broken limb in
proper position; Spelkt, bound with
Spelkn, they spelk.
Sperrn, they enquire.
Splinter, a piece, a fragment.
Spinthreed, a place near Rochdale.
Spod or Spodden, a stream in Spotland, near
a spaw, a mineral spring.
Spoke, a stave of a
Spon, a span; also to span.
Spon-new, quite new.
Spon'n, they spawn.
spools, bobbins for weavers.
Spote, he or she spat.
Spoyl, to spoil; Spoylin, spoiling; Spoylt, spoiled;
Spoyln, they spoil.
was spread; also did spread.
Spreawt, to sprout, to bud, also a
Spreawtn, they sprout.
to vegetate, to sprout; Sprittin,
Spritn, they sprout.
to spread, to swagger; Sproddin,
Sprodnt, they swaggered.
Sprote, to brag, to
amplify, to display; Sprotin,
bragging; Sproted, bragged; Sprotn, they brag.
to talk big, to swagger; Sprozin, self
Sprort, self exalted; Sproze, they sproze; Sproznt,
Spudd, a gush of water.
stutter, in an angry confused manner.
Sputtern, they stutter.
Spwort, sport; Spwortin, sporting; Spworted, sported;
Spwortn, they sport; Spwortnt, they sported.
Spyek, to speak,
also spoke; Spyekin, speaking;
Spyekn'n, they speak; Spyeknt, they spoke.
Stadles, marks of
the small pox.
Stakehill, near Middleton.
Steyle, a handle to a vessel or tool.
Stang, a pole; Stangin, carrying hay to the barn on
poles; Stangd, carried on poles; Stang, to carry on
poles; Stangn, they carryon poles; Stangnt, they
carried on poles.
Stang, it stung.
Stannicliffe, near Middleton.
Stark, utterly, entirely, as, "stark mad,
to be, stiff and sore from over exertion, as,
stark wi wawkin." Starkn, to
Star't, stared; Starin, staring; Starn, they stare.
"Byth mass heaw they star't,
When aw geet toth' Mumps;
"Meh owd hat imeh hoot,
An meh chlogs full o'stumps."
Stawk, a stalk: also to stride; Stawkin, striding;
Stawp, to step clumsily.
Stawter, to totter,
to stumble; Stawtert, tottered.
Stawtertn, they tottered.
Steawk, a stalk, a
Steawpn, they stoop.
reawp, a clearing off; a going through with
thing: "He's taen o' at they hadn, steawp an
Steep, rennet, the
juice of a calf's maw.
Steigh, a ladder, also a stile.
also an anvil.
Stickle, to stand up for a cause, to
adhere, to reiterate;
Sticklt, stood up, abided by; Stickln, they stickle;
Stickltn, they stiekled.
persist right or wrong; to go head first
Stoe, to stop, to be set fast.
Sto'n, they stop.
or Stond, stand.
Stonnin, or Stondin, standing.
Stoodn, they stood.
Stoo, a low seat, a
three legged stool.
Stoop, and Stud, a stump, a post to protect foot
passages in fields.
Stottar, to stagger.
Stottertn, they staggered.
place near Manchester.
Stracklin, a rash, giddy person.
place near Royton.
Strey berry, strawberry, pl. the same.
Strike, two pecks [Ed. "peck" - a British imperial
capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons]
Strikle, a flat piece of wood to mete corn
Strinkle, to sprinkle.
Strines, handles of
a barrow, sides of a ladder.
Stroddle, to straddle.
Stroddln, they straddle.
Stroke, he struck.
Strollop, an untidy female.
tatters, dirt: "Theaw great strollops;"
Strollopin, gadding about all strollops.
Strowln, they stroll.
Strung, strong; Strunk, the same.
Stryemn, they stream.
a short stump.
Stumpy, short, dumpy.
Stunnish, to stun: also to sprain a
Stunnishn, they stun.
stir; Sturrin, stirring; Stur, stirred.
Sturn, they stir.
Stuttn, they stutter.
Styek, a steak; also to stake a wager.
Styemn, they steam.
sullen, ill tempered.
song: "Come, givus a sunk."
Sunkn, sunk, put down.
Suss, come hither
to a dog.
Suss-middin, a lazy woman, too idle to move
Swab, to swoon.
Swad, a husk.
Swadlins, wrappers and clothes for
to assuage, to mitigate.
Swailor, a wholesale corn or provision
dun, dark coloured.
Swathe, or Swaith, grass put aside by the scythe of
Swathe-bawk, to leave grass uncut, in the
sweep of the
past tense of sweat.
Swatch, a patch, a fragment; Swatches, patches.
Swattle, to dabble,
Swatter, the same.
Sweel, a great
burning, blazing. Sweeling th'
Sweelin th' chimly.
Swelt, to melt with
Sweltern, they melt.
Swilk, to splash, to spill out of a
Swilkn, they spill.
to drink, to guzzle, also to rince, to wash out a
Swilln, they drink.
Swingin, waving to and fro suspended.
hazle rods to beat or batt wool.
Swingle, a stretcher to a plough.
heavy. "A swingein piece of beef," (a
Swinhert, a swineherd.
Swipperly, actively: "He ran swipperly."
Swither, to dry up, to wither: also to
twisted, crooked, writhen.
Swol, to fasten cattle in their boose; Swolt, fastened;
Swort, sort, also
the hyde of a pig; Swortin, sorting; Sworted, sorted.
Swortn, they sort.
Siddal, near Middleton; Sydda-moor, near the
same, now inclosed.
Sye, or Sie, to
drain milk or wort, through a sieve, also
rain very fast: "It kept syin, and rainin.
Syel, to seal.
Syem, a seam; Syemster, a seamer, one who sews.
Syet, seat: Syeted, seated.
Syetn, they seat.
seize; Syest, seized; Syezin, seizing.
Syesn, they seize.
Ta, take; Ta'care, take care.
Tae, take; Tae't, take it.
Ta't, the same; Tak't, the same; Taen, taken.
Tae't-the, take it thee.
Tak, take; Tan, taken.
Tan't, taken it.
Tameh, take me.
Tandle-hills, hills near Middleton.
Tantrum, a fit of
Tarry, to stay, to remain at a place.
Tat, that; Ta't, take it.
Ta'tthe, take it thee.
Tatchin, the end of
a cobbler's thread; Tatchins, ends
or Tat-ha, a child's word for going out
Taw, a game at marbles: also a favourite
Tawk, talk; Tawkin, talking; Tawkt, talked.
Tawkn, they talk
Tawknt, they talked.
Tawm, to tame.
Tawm, Tome, or
Toom, to swoon; also a belching of
water from the mouth.
Taylior, a tailor; also a family name.
Teadn, they had.
a person of slight character: also a small keg.
T'eat, to eat:
Teaw, thou: "Wheer arteaw comn fro?"
Teawe, in two, in
several pieces: "He pood it i'teawe."
Teawin, teasing, persuading, urging.
Teawn, a town.
Teawil, a towel.
Teawst, or Theawst, thou shalt.
Teawze, to tease.
Teawznt, they teased.
Teawzle, to tussle,
to pull about; Teawzlt, tussled.
Teawzln, they tussle.
Edmund; Tebby, and Lebby, the same.
Tedd, to turn hay in the field; Teddin, turning hay;
Tedded, turned hay; Tedds, turns hay; Teddn,
Teddnt, they turned hay.
Tee, thee, as,
"whot tee?" spoken contemtuously, or in
surprise: "Is tat tee?" rm. with,
tie; rm. with e'e.
Teein, tying; Teed, tied.
Teen, they tie; Teedn, they tied, also a rope, a band;
keaw-tee," a hair rope to bind the legs of cows
whilst they are being milked.
Teer, to rend, to tear.
Teerin, tearing; Teern, they tear; Teertn, they tore; also
Teer, they are; Tearn, they were.
Teem, to pour; Teemin, pouring; Teems, pours.
Teemn, they pour.
tiny, little, pettish, fretful.
Tems, a sieve; Temd, poured out; Temdn, they
a large basket.
Tent, to watch, to guard.
watchin; Tents, watches; Tented, watched;
Tentn, they watch; Tentnt, they watched.
frames formed of strong posts and
movable rails, which being fixed in a field, and
studded with tenterhooks, are used to stretch and
flannel pieces upon.
Tenter-hook, a kind of nail with a hook at
whereby to hook flannels whilst they dry.
Tenter-croft, a piece of land in which
tenter frames are
Teytchn, they teach.
abbreviation of thou or the.
Th' Wilderniss, a place in Hopwood.
Th' Yettns, the
Great and Little Heatons, near
Gallows, name of a place near Milnrow.
Tharcake, a cake
made from meal, treacle, and butter,
used on the night of the fifth of November.
That'll, that will:
That'n, that way; Athatns, in that way.
thou; Theaws, thou has; Theawst, thou shalt;
Theawrt, thou art.
theaw had: "Thed better not."
Thefnicute, or Fefnicute, a sneaking,
Thee er: there; "Thee-er, that'll doo."
Theese, these; Tees, the same; Teesn, or Theesn, these
Theydn, they had.
Theyn, they have,
or they will.
Theyrn, they wurn, they were.
Thible, or Thibble, a bit of flat wood, about a foot
length, to stir porridge or furmetry with.
Thin, than: rm. w.
thing: used contemptuously: "Whot sitch a
think as thee?"
Thill, to draw in the shafts of a cart; Thill-hawse, the
shaft horse; Thillin, drawing in
drawn in shafts.
Thilln, they draw in shafts.
Thilldn, they drew
Thisn, in this way: "Sithe, he dus't a
Thoddn bread, doughy bread.
Thoe, to thaw.
Thooal, or Thoal, to afford, to put up with.
Thooan, or Thoan, thawn, wet, damp.
Thong, a leathern
tie, or band; Thonk, the same.
Thooze, or Thoose, those.
Thoosn, those will.
fold of houses near Royton.
Thrunk, throng, a crowd; also busy,
beset with affairs. "Dustono see heaw thrunk I am."
Thrap-wife, a by
word: "As throng as Thrap-wife."
Thrapt, or Thryept, disputed, denied, contended.
sheaves of corn.
Thraw, to argue, to dispute.
Thrift, a pain in the hips or joints of the
incidental to young persons.
trifle, to hesitate, to crumble bread: "Whot
dusto ston thrimblin theer for?"
Thrimmo, ill spun yarn.
forked stick, which is used by laying it across
mug or tub, to support a sieve, whilst milk or
other liquid is drained through it.
Throssle, throstle, a singing bird.
thirteen, (not generally used.)
Throttle, to gripe the throat, to choak
Throttln, they choak.
throat; Throoat, in some localities.
Thrum, the end of a
Thrutch, to push, to shove, to press; Thrutchin,
Thrutchnt, they pushed.
last pressed whey, when cheese is
Thunner-bowt, thunderbolt; Thunnerin, thundering;
Thunnert, thundered; Thunners, it
Thurston, or Thorston-fowd, in Unsworth.
Thwack, a hard
blow, a sudden fall: "He fell thwack
Thwang, a heavy fall, a blow, or a large
piece of meat:
"He took a
Thwite, to cut with a knife.
Thwol, to thole, to afford, allow,
Tickle-butt, headlong, impetuous: "He ran
Tift, a state of good or bad condition for
performance of an undertaking: "He's sure to win;
i'very good tiff."
Tike, an overgrown
man or beast; a remarkable human
brute: "He's a fine tike."
Tilli, till I: "Tarry tilli come." Tillhoo, till she.
Tin, or Toyn,
rm. with in: to shut, to close: "Tin th'
the door; Tin'd, shut.
Tinge, a tick, a
small red bug.
Tis, this: "Whot tis article?"
Ti, thy; Tine,
thine: "Iz tat ti tit?" "Iz tat tine?"
Tit, a nag, a horse.
Titherup, a hand
to laugh; also a ring worm.
Titty-meawse, titmouse, a bird.
To, thou; as Wilto, wilt thou? Munto, must thou?
Hasto, hast thou?
Tone, the one, as,
"Th' tone on us mun dooit," the one
us must do it.
Tono, thou not; as, Ar tono? art thou not? Dartono?
darest thou not? Hastono? hast thou
Too, to, on the spot, in contact with; as,
"He went too
"Put that dur too," shut that door.
Tookn, pl. of
took. Aw took; we tookn.
Toose, or Thoose, those.
Toot, to pry; Tootin, prying; Toots, pries.
Tootn, they pry.
Tootnt, they pryed.
toward; Tort, the same.
endeavour strenuously; Torin,
assiduously and faring hardly; Torin on,
contrive to exist by the hardest labour, and on the
barest means: "Aye poor things, they hanno a
greadly livin, theyn nobbut a torin on;" "Theyn a
hard torin on."
Tow, toll; Towd, tolled.
Towin, tolling; Town, they toll; Towdn, they tolled;
Tow, to toll bells.
Towd, told, informed.
Toynin, shutting. "Toyne th' dur," shut the
tire; Toyerin, tiring; Toyers, tires.
Toyern, they tire.
Traips, to go on a useless errand; Traipsin, going
about uselessly, tiresomely.
Tramp, a foot traveller.
Tramps, travels on
travelling on foot; Trampt, travelled on
Trampn, they travel on foot.
travelled on foot.
Trashes, worn out shoes.
Traunce, or Treawnce, a tedious walk, a roundabout
Treawnce, to prosecute, to bring to
treawnce the rascot."
Treawt, a trout.
Treddle, (Troedlas, cymraeg), traddle, part of a loom;
Treddles, traddles; Treddlin, working the
Trest, a strong bench, a butcher's
run at a measured pace; "He trig'd it nicely;
trig'd an gon off."
Trindle, a wheel of a barrow; also to bowl
Trindlin, bowling; Trindlt, bowled.
Trindln, they bowl.
bowled; also Trindle, a fringe, a ruff:
trindlt shurt, a shirt with a ruffle at the breast.
Trippit, a quarter
of a pound.
Trot, to joke, to satirize, to provoke;
also to mystify, to
mislead by way of amusement to the trotter;
Trotted, joked; Trottn, they joke; Trottnt, they trotted.
the days of Pitt's wars, and paper money,
"Bowtn trotters" excited the curiosity, and the
caution also, of every stranger who stopped in the
Troves, a place in the township of
Trub-smithy, on the road betwixt Middleton
Rochdale. The door of an old public house there is
supposed to be the spot where the unlucky
adventure of Tummus and his cawve took place;
Tum, Tom; Red
Tum-nook, at Oldham.
Tumd, slightly carded; tumd wool.
Tunchil, (Celtic, a
circle) a place in Butterworth, near
fire irons, tongs.
Tung, or Tonge,
a township near Middleton.
Tuppence, two pence.
"Then he, being dresst, all in his
for a jurney,
"Every body at he
"Took him to be a
Tussle, or Teawzle, to struggle in play: to pull,
romp; also to have a bout at wrestling or fighting:
"Theydn a sharp tussle for it."
Tuttle, an awkward person in shape and
Twaddle, gossip, silly prate; Twadlin, prating.
Twaddltn, they prated.
Twattln, they tattle.
Twindlin, a twin.
Twinge, a shooting pain, a pang.
Twinter, a year old
Twirl-poo, a whirlpool.
Twitch, to pinch,
Twitch-clock, the black beetle; Twitchin, nipping;
Twitcher, a nipper.
Twitter, to titter, to laugh.
Twittertn, they tittered.
Twod, a toad.
Twod-stump, the toadstool, a fungus; Twod-rudd, the
spawn of toads.
Twos, or Tooas,
Twur, it was.
Twurno, it was not.
Tyke, see Tike.
Tyem, a team; Tyemster, driver of a team.
Tyesty, or Tyestyment, the New Testament.
Tyez, to tease, to
importune, to annoy.
Tyezin, teasing; Tyest, teased; Tyezer, teaser.
Tyezn, they tease.
Ullert, owlert, a young owl: "Come heer
and; 'Em, them.
Un, one: "He's a
great un;" also, Un, and; "Un aw
went," and I went.
Unkuth, or Uncuth, uncooth, uncommon: "It's a great
unkuth, to leet oyo."
Unlaight, or Unleawght, unlaughed.
Uphowd, or Ophowd, to uphold; Ophowdte, uphold
thee: "Awll ophowdte," I will uphold thee in it;
Ophowdn, upholders; Ophowds, upholds;
Ophowdnt, they upheld.
Urchon, a hedge
Usn, they use.
Ustn, they used.
Uzzit, the letter Z.
Verra, very (used in some places only.)
"Varsal ward," universal world.
View tree, yew tree.
Waesme! woe is me.
Waeny, tending to
wane, to diminish.
Wake, a yearly feast; Rushbearing.
Wakes o'th' meawth, the extremities of
corners of the mouth.
Waint, clever, stout.
Wakker, to tremble, to shiver.
Wakkern, they tremble.
Wallit, a wallet, a poke.
place near Rochdale.
Wamble, to stagger.
Wap, to move quickly: "He wapt past;"
geet a wap on him;" also a process at law out
the Wapentake Court.
Warch, to ache; My heart warches, my
Warchnt, they ached.
hamlet near Rochdale.
Ward o' God, world of God, all the
Warr an wary, worse and worse.
Warridn, they cursed.
Warrington; doubtless so named from
being the centre or rallying point of many
bloody contests betwixt the Mercians and
Northumbrians during the Heptarchy, on the
out-post of which latter kingdom, and on
banks of the Mercy [Ed. Mersey?], it was,
Warlock, a wizard.
Warlockin, wild, gamesome play;
uproar. Thus a mother would call home her
at nightfall: "Come intoth heawse;
aryo rompin an warlookin theer for, at
Warlockt, ruffled, entangled,
involved; as a coil of
rope, a skein of thread: "Heaw's this rope gettn
knot, a hard knot in timber.
Wastril, a good-for-nothing person:
Waughish, weary, sickly, faintly.
Wawknt, they walked.
Wawk-mill, a fulling mill.
upset, to fall aside: "Th'cart wawted
intoth doytch;" "Th' owd felley wawted o' one
Wawve, to upset, to turn over, or to
put on one
side: "He took howd ont, an wawvt it o'er;"
"Just wawve that flag o' one side abit."
the herb plantain.
Weal, to choose (obs.)
Wear, to expend, to part with, to lay
"Mind heave theaw wears the brass."
woe-is me: an interjection of sorrow.
barking: "Th' dhog coom weawghin at
Wean, or Whean, a strumpet, a quean.
or Waintly, hearty, pretty
this mornin?" "Well, awm weantly, thank
Weatur, water; Weatursheedins, a place at Oldham.
Weatur-tawm, or tome, an efflux of
watery fluid from
stomach, causing sickness and sometimes
fainting; Weatur-shaken, having an incontinence
Weawnd, to wound, also a wound;
Weawndnt, they wounded.
a weaver (nearly obs.)
kick; Weekin, the kicking of a
Weeker, a kicker.
well; Pratty-weel, pretty
Weem, handy, convenient, ready: "It's
a very weem
tool;" "It's quite weem at hond."
han, we have; also We win, we
Weedn, we hadn, we had.
Weet, wet; also Wee't, with it: "Awst want summut
wee't," with it.
Weetnt, they wetted.
boiled; Weld-milk, boiled milk
Welley, or Wellne, well nigh, nearly.
Weme, the belly.
lass, a young girl; Wenchish,
Wenchin, seeking the company of a
Wentn, we, or they went.
Wake, to wakker, to
wheasand, the gullet.
Wheawtn, we whistle.
to make a noise in breathing.
Wherken, to retch and choke from an
effort to get
something from the gullet.
Wherknt, having a momentary stoppage
Wherr, sour; "As seawer as wherr."
a box on the ear: "A good wherrit o'th yer."
to laugh, to giggle; Wherryin,
Wherridn, they laughed.
Whiff-wall, trifling words or deeds;
Whimper, to cry, to whine.
Whinneyin, the neighing of a horse.
Whirlers, extra stocking legs, turned
ancles; hay-bands are sometimes worn as
Whirl-bwons, the round of the human
knee; but all
large bones of the thigh and leg are included in
term; "Look at his great clumsy whirl-bwons."
Whiskit, a basket; "Conyo lyend meh
Whisk-tail, a wanton female.
Whitfeelt, a place in Crompton.
Whit-brook, or Wood-brook, a stream in Thornham.
Whon, a hone, a wetstone.
what; whot being chiefly used.
Whooa, who; Whooas tat? who's that? Whooad,
had? Whooall? who will?
all over, finished, done for.
Whots, or Whuts, oats.
Whots, what is.
Whot-win, that is, what will:
Whottle, what will.
Whottleto, whot wilt thou. "Whottleto
Wi', abbreviation of with.
Wick, quick, alive.
the mountain ash; the rowan.
Wilcat, a wild cat, the pole-cat.
Win, (rm. with in) will.
Winnodoo, will not do.
will not thou?
Winrows, rows, or coils of hay in
Witherin, large, powerful: "He's a
Wizzn, to pine, to waste.
pined, decayed; also to whine like a whelp:
"Whot's this dhog wizznin for?"
Whod cake, or Whot-cake, oaten cake.
Woisty, spacious, empty murky: as, "A
Wolfstone, in Nadinwater, a boundary
betwixt the parishes of Rochdale, Middleton,
Wonn, or Woan, to reside; Woans, lives, or dwells:
woans at CheIburn;" "He woant at yon
Wooans, or Woans, lives at a certain place.
Wooann, they live.
Woode, mad; Stark woode, stark mad.
Whor, what; also Worr, worse.
an worr, worse and worse.
Worchnt, they worked.
Wordnt, they hoarded.
Wort, a word: "Let's have a wort
withe?" also new
liquor drained from malt.
Wott, hot; Wot-ter, hotter; Wot-ist, hottest.
dilemma; a surprise, an urgency: "Well,
takthe time, an dunno be isitch a wotony. "
spindle made red-hot to burn holes in wood or other hard
Waugh, a wall; Waw, the same.
wreck; Wrack-an-rend, to wreck
and tear, to
Wrang, and Wrank, wrong; Reet-wrank, quite wrong.
wrekin, a chimney, a reekin place.
Wrakin-hook, a hook fixed to a chain
in a chimney,
whereon to hang iron pots when over the fire.
pot-hook is a wrakin-hook.
Wrawl, a brawl, a noisy contention.
wright, a wheelwright.
Wrossle, or Wrostle, to wrestle.
Wrossler, a wrestler.
Wrossln, they wrestle.
Wrynot, a bye-word: "He shad
Wrynot shad the devil."
Wrythn, twisted, gnarled,
cross-tempered: "He's very
wrythn to day."
Wudd, or Woode, mad.
Wudto? wouldest thou?
Wudtono? wouldst thou not?
a hamlet near Rochdale.
Wuns, or Woans, or Wooans, lives at a place: "He
at yon biggins." Also an abbreviation of
word wounds, an old Papist oath, "Odds
Wuns," God's wounds.
Wur, was; Warn, we were; Wurno, was not.
Wurto, avast thou?
vast thou not?
Wurnnoyo, were you not?
Wurtherno, was there not.
Wynd, to wind with a wheel.
winder of spools or bobbins for
"An when hoo toucht a threed o'
"Like magic it wur folded.
when the worsted honk hoo wund,
skill wur further proved;
"No threed uneven theer wur
"Hur bobbins never
wind; Wynt-pipe, the
Wythins, grey willows, osiers.
stalks, haulm of potatoes.
Yammer, to yearn, to desire
Yammertn, they yearned.
herb; Yarbs, herbs.
herbing, gathering herbs; Yarber, a gatherer
herbs; Yarbn, they gather
Yarbnt, they gathered herbs.
strike hard, and suddenly.
Yarley, early; Yarleyer, earlier; Yarleyist, earliest.
variation of hury, hairy; also Yarrey,
acrid, strong flavoured.
Yate, a gate, a movable fence; Lidyate, or gate, a
place in Saddleworth; Cut-yate, near Rochdale.
Yolk, an egg.
Yeanlin, a lamb just yeaned.
Year, hear: also a year in time;
hearing; Yerd, heard;
Yerdn, they heard.
Yearstomi, hearest thou me? Yearsto, heardest thou?
Yerdtono, heardest thou
heardest thou me?
Yernyo, hear you?
Yearnyono, hearyou not?
Yearnyomi, hear you me?
Yebb, Edmund; Yebby, the same.
Ebors, at Middleton.
Yed-furst, head first.
Yeddy-hill, Heady-hill, near
Yed-warch, head ache.
heal; Yellin, healing; Yelt, healed; also Yel,
awl; Wot-yel, an hot awl.
Healey, a surname.
Yelley-hoe, Healey-hall, near
Yellin, howling, screaming.
healds of a weaver's looms; Yells-Green, at
Yep, Heap, a township.
Yepsintle, two handfulls.
Yearnist, the same.
Yearnstful, full of earnest.
Yet, heat; Yetted, heated.
heath, heather; also a common, a heath.
Yewood, Heywood, in Heap.
ease; Yezzy, easy.
easeings, the eaves of a house.
Yoan, you have, or you will;
would; Yoarn, you were.
are; Yohanno, you have not;
cannot; Yodidno, you did not;
Yomunno, you must not.
you dare not.
Yometno, you might not.
you could not.
Yoarno, you are not.
you were not.
Yomenno, you may not.
you will not.
yarn; Yorn-croft, a croft
wherein yarn is dried.
Yort, a fold, a yard.
Yule, Christmas (nearly obs.)
Yugams, Cristmas games.
or gauds, Christmas ornaments, playthings.
hair; Yury, hairy.