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Obs. for obsolete; rm for rhyme; pl. for plural.

[Ed. (i) the term cymraeg is also used to denote the Welsh; (ii) see also Edwin Waugh's lexicon].


Oerlay to Yungster.. 

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.
Oppnin, opening.
Oppnt, opened.
Oppn'n, they open.
Oreawt, out of doors.
Orril, mad, phrenzied: "He's quite orril."
Onser, answer; Onserin, answering; Onsert,
        answered; Onsertn, they answered.
Owd, old; Owdham, Oldham; Owd Birkle, Old Birkle,
        near Bury.
Owler, the alder.

Owler-root, a farm near Middleton.
Owse, or Owsen, oxen.
Owt, anything: "Awm for owt," or, frowt.
Oyl, oil.
Oytch, each, every.
Oyerlun, or Eyerlun, Ireland; Oyrish, Irish.
Oyrishmon, Irishman

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 his hont."
Pays-egg, or Peace-egg, an egg, or other gift presented
        at Easter, according to an ancient custom.
Pearlur, parlour, a room.
Peawer, power.
Peawnd, a pound.
Peawnther, or Peawnder, keeper of a pound for cattle.
Peawther powder:

"Thur bullits an peawther,
"Bang'd leawther an leawther."

Peawsweawse, and Paxwax, the tendon in a neck of
Peckle, to spot,to freckle.
Peeklt, spotted; Pecklin, spotting; Peckltn, they
Penkle, to trifle; to waste time on things of small
        consequence; Penklin, trifling; Penklt, trifled;
        Penkln, they trifle.
Pestil, the shank of a ham.
Petch, to patch.

Petchin, patching.
Petcht, patched.
Petchn, they patch.
Petch-wark, patched work.
Peylin, or palin, beating.
Pick, to push sharply, to throw: also to vomit.
Pickin, vomiting.
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.
Pikein, picking.
Pikt, picked, selected.
Pikn, they pike: also a pike, a weapon; and a fish.
Pil, to peel; Pillin, or Pill-in, peeling; Pill'd, peeled;
        Pilldn, they peeled.
Pilther, or Pilder, to wither, to shrivel, to chip off; Pilthert, withered.
Pilpit, pulpit.
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; Plattn,
        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.
Plucherin, plundering.
Pluchertn, they plundered.
Plyes, to please.
Plyesin, pleasing.
Plyesn, they please.
Plyest, pleased.
Poand, a pond.
Poant, pawned.
Poantn, they pawned.
Pod, to pad, to walk.
Poddin, walking.
Poesy, a bunch of flowers.

Poke, a sack also to pry, to obtrude, "Whot arto pokin
        abeawt beer for?"
Pollyante, polyanthus.
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.
Porritch, porridge.
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, they
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.
Pottert, disturbed.
Potterin, vexing.
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, rambling and
        neglecting work; Powlert, broken down,
Powse, lumber, offal.
Powsement, rubbish, a term of reproach.
Powsedurt, the same.
Pratty, pretty.
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 a prial.
Prison-bars, a rustic, out of door game.
Prog, to thrust with a staff or fist.
Prowt, trumpery stuff.
Provon, provender.
Pruin, a prune, a dried plum.
Pule, to cry, to whimper.
Pulin, whimpering.

Pump, to pry by asking questions: "He geet nowt by
        his pumpin."
Pumpin, questioning.
Pumpt, questioned.
Pumpn, they question,
Pumpnt, they questioned.
Pump'o, to question you.
Punse, to kick; Punst, kicked; Punsin, kicking; Punsn,
        they kick.
Punsnt, they kicked.
Pwork, pork.
Pyek, peak of a bonnet or cap; Pyekt, peaked.
Pyel, a peal of bells: also a peal of laughter.
Pyelt, pealed.
Pyelin, pealing.
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.
Pyess, peace.

Quean, Queyn, a prostitute.
Quere, queer.
Quift, to quaff, to tipple.
Quiftin-pots, drinking cups.
Quo, quoth.
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."
Raddlt, thrashed.
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
        Anglo-Saxon, Recedm, 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 together.
Reawly, sleepy, muzzy, unwashed.
Reawm, a room.
Reawnd, round.
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 the smaller
Ree, after; Ree-supper, a second supper.
Reech, reek, smoke, vapour.

Reechin, giving out smoke.
Reechn, they smoke.
Reechnt, they smoked.
Reechy, smoky.
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, ignorant, woman,
        who sits in her chair motionless from pride, and
        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.
Rey, raw.
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; Riftnt,
        they belched.
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 Blackstonedge, above

Rockcliffe-lumme, near Bacup.
Ronk, rank, luxuriant.
Rood, a rod, a measure of ground 5 yards; also a
        place where a cross once stood, as Brimrood,
        Oakenrood, near Rochdale.
Roodilee, nr. Todmorden.
Roof, rough.
Roofer, rougher.
Rook, a heap, a number together, as, "a rook o' stones."
Rookin, reawkin, collecting together; Rookn, they
        collect; Rooknt, they collected.
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
        roozt rarely."
Rops, entrails.
Rote, to rot, to decay.
Rotein, rotting.

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 hill in
        Thornham near Middleton.
Royley, near Royton.
Rudd, red; Ruddmon, red man; also to rutt, to spawn,
       as "twod-rudd."
Ruefo, rueful.
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,
        unattached person.
Runge, a long tub with two handles (obs.)

Runt, a dwarf, a stunted animal or tree.
Runted, stunted.
Rushbearin, rushbearing, an annual custom of
        carrying rushes to the parish church on the
        anniversary of its dedication.
Rushcart, a cart loaded with rushes, arranged in
        tasteful form, and taken as an offering to the
        parish church.
Rutt, a track of wheels.
Rutchot o' Jack's, Richard of John's, vide Tummus an
Ryem, or Cryem, cream.
Ryem-mug, or Cryem-mug, cream-mug.
Ryemin, foaming.
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 witch or
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."
Sanner, sooner.
Saplin, a young oak.
Sark, a shirt; Sarkliss, shirtless.
Sartin, certain; Sartinly, certainly.
Sarmun, sermon.
Sate, to satiate; Sated, satiated; Satein, satiating.
Sattlt, settled; Sattle, to settle; Sattln, they settle; Sattltn,
        they settled.
Savur, savour, taste.
Savurt, tasted.
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.
Sawt, salt.
Sawve, salve.
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.
Stapp, escape.
Scap-gallows, scape gallows. [Ed. - a scape gallows is
        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.
Scoggin, disputing.
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 termed a
        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
        skutcht forrud."
Seanee, a small fresh water eel, a conger eel.
Seaw, to sew; Seawin, sewing; Seawd, sewed;
        Seawn, sewn; Seawdn, they sewd.
Seawer, sour: Sawyr, taste, odour, cymraeg.
Seawk, suck, also to suck: Seawkin, sucking.
Seawkt, sucked.
Seawkn, they suck.
Seawknt, they sucked.
Seawl, Buttermilk or whey, taken with oaten cake,
        chiefly for bagging or lunch.  "Pot bos are, scant
        and dear are seawl, an cheese." Tim Bobbin.
Seawl, soul; Seawl-case the human body.
Seawnd, sound, 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 seawsin."
Seawter-skull, a numb-skull; a stupid fellow, great
Seawteryed, a stupid fellow.
Seawth, south.
Seck, a sack.
Secont, second.
Sed, said; Sedto, saidest thou?  Sedtono, saidest thou
        not?  Sedtoso? saidest thou so? Sedtonoso, saidest
        thou not so.
Seech, seek; also to seek: Seechn, we seek; Seechin,
        seeking; Seechst, sought; Seechnt, they sought.
Seed, saw; Seedn, they saw.
Seegh, a sieve.
Seely, silly.
Seet, sight; also see it: also to set off, to start. "He seet
        away." Also sat; "He seet him deawn," Seetn, they
Segg, a bullock; also a horny skin on foot or hand.
Seign, seven; seignpence, sevenpence.

Seln, self.
Sen, the say; "They see he didno."  Senno, say you.
Sennis, sinews.
Sennigroon, sinews stiffened, immoveable.
Sennit, seven night, a week.
Ses, or Sez, says: "He ses," "They sedn;" Sesto? sayest
Sestoso? savest thou so?
Sestonoso? sayest thou not so.
Setter, an issue on cattle.
Sett, a 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 o;"
        that exceeded all.
Shaffle, to shuffle, to evade; "Whot arto shaflin
Shaffledurt, a shuffling person.
Shallha, shall have; shalli, shall I: Shalto, shalt thou:
        Shaltono, shalt thou not: Sholl is frequently used.
Sitter, an old pester'd sore.

Shammock, one who is awkward, shamefaced.
Shammockin, bungling, confused, abashed.
Shan, shall; Shanno, shall not: Shannodoo, shall not
Shankle, to shuffle about, to dangle after. "Whot arto
        shanklin after hur for? "Theaw needsno ston
        shanklin theer."
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
        thou not for setting about thy work? or thy
Shap-ashes, corrupted from sheep-washes, at Oldham
Sharn, dung; Sharnyvoor, corrupted from Sharnyford,
        near Bacup.
Shawme, shame; Shawmt, shamed.
Shawmin, shaming.
Shawmtn, they shamed.
Shay, Shaw, in Crompton.

Shay-side, a place near Shaw; Shayforth, a place near
Shedd, spilled; Shedds, spills; Sheddn, they spill;
        Sheddnt, they spilled.
Shedd, or Shadd, surpassed, exceeded; "That shedds
Sheddum, exceeding: "That's sheddum."
Sheed, to spill; Sheedin, spilling; Sheedn, they spill;
        Sheednt, they spilled.
Sheer, clear, entire, through.
Shepster, a starling.
Sherrs, shears; also he shears, he reaps.
Sherrin, shearing.
Sherrd, shorn; Sherdn, they sheared; Sherrers,
Sheawt, to shout.
Sheawtin, shouting.
Sheawtnt, they shouted.
Shilder, or Shilther, shoulder; Shilders, shoulders.
Shilderin, shouldering.
Shildertn, they shoulder.
Shippn, a cow-house.
Shire, or Shoyer, fully, entirely, to the extent.

Shoave, or Sheave, or Shoove, to push against, or
        thrust aside.
Shirl, shrill.
Shitter, to purge.
Shog, to jog, to go uneasily.
Shon, or Shan, shall.
Shonno, shall not.
Shollno, shall not.
Sholtno, shalt not.
Shollto? shalt thou?
Sholltono, shalt thou not.
Shollst, shallst.
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,
        the same.
Shoon, shoes; Shuyn, the same, chiefly near
Shoother, or Shilder, shoulder; Shootherin,
Shoothertn, they shouldered.
Shough, a shoe to wear.
Shover, Sholver, a place near Oldham; Shover-moor,
        at the same place.
Shoyne, to shine.

Shoyney, shiney; Shoynin, shining; Shoyner, shiner;
        Shoynt, shone.
Shoyntn, they shone.
Shoyve, or Shive, a slice: "Cut a good shoyve."
Shover-oer, over, entirely, over bounds, over the whole
Shreawd, a shroud.
Shreawlt, withered, shrivelled.
Shu, a noise to frighten poultry or birds: "Shu sed one;
        Shu sed anothe."T. Bobbin.
Shuin, frightning, driving.
Shud, 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 way.
Shurt, a shirt; Sark, the same.
Shutter, to slip, to slide down; Shuttert, slipped.
Shutterin, slipping.
Shuttern, they slip.
Shuttertn, they slipped; rm. gutter.
Shuz, or Chez, whichever. "Shuz which theaw taks."

Sib, relating to, akin (obs.)
Side, deep, long: a curtain or garment is said beside,
        when it hangs: also the side of a thing, or the side
        of a 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."
Sidelin, shuffling, hesitating; Sidlt, shuffled, waited.
        Lord Stanley sidlt, when he stood aside with his
        forces previous to the battle of Bosworth. That was
        a remarkable specimen of sidelin.
Sigh, the sound of heavy rain, with wind: "Heaw it
        sighs an rains;" also to pour liquor through a
Sike, or Syke, a gutter.
Sillabeawk, a rich cake used at weddings.
Sillabub, a rich posset, or spiced ale, produced at
        weddings by the bride's friends before going to

Simmeh, see me.
Simlin, or Symlin, or Cymblin, or Simblin, a rich cake
        of a 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 sore.
Sivv, a sieve.
Size, a kind of paste to stiffen woollen and cotton
Skail, to stir, to potter, to let out, as "skail th' foyer," stir
        the fire.
Skam, did skim or take off.
Skeawl, or Sceawl, to scour, to frown.
Skeawlin, scouling.
Skeawlt, scoured.

Skeawln, they scoul.
Skeawltn, they scouled.
Skillit, a small pan.
Skellut, crooked, awry.
Skeawr, to scour; Skeawrin, scouring; Skeawrt,
        scoured; Skeawrn, they scour; Skeawrtn, they
Skelter, to run or ride at great speed: "Helter-skelter,"
        galloping recklessly, with only a halter to guide
        the horse.
Skenn, to squint; Skennin, squinting; Skend,
        squinted; Skend, they squint; Skednt, they
Skift, to shift, to remove.
Skiftin, shifting.
Skifted, shifted.
Skiftn, they shift.
Skiftnt, they shifted.
Skirmidge, skirmish.
Skirmidgin, skirmishing.
Skirmidgn, they skirmish.
Skirmidgnt, they skirmished.
Skode, or Scode, scald.
Skodin, scalding.
Skoded, scalded,
Skodn, they scald.
Skodnt, they scalded.
Skode, or Scode-yed, scald head.

Skoo, or Schoo, school.
Skooin, schooling.
Skood, schooled.
Skoon, they school.
Skoodn, they schooled.
Skrike, to shriek.
Skrikin, shrieking.
Skrikt, shrieked.
Shrickn, they shriek.
Skriknt, they shrieked.
Skrike o' day, break of day; Day-skrike, daybreak.
Skriev, to froth at the mouth after death.
Skrievt, frothed.
Skryem, to scream.
Skryemin, screaming.
Shryempt, screamed.
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, affected,
        indifferent in manner; Skyoymous, squeamish,
Skyoymin, acting affectedly, squeamishly.
Skyoymt, skyoymed.
Skyoymn, they skyoyme.
Skyoymtn, they skyoymed.
Slack, a hollow place, a small valley.
Slaigh, sloes, berries of the black thorn.
Sleawgh, the same.
Slaik, to lick with the tongue, to daub with slaver, to
Slap, a 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 near Rochdale.
Slaver, slime of the mouth.
Sleawm, to slumber.
Sleawmin, slumbering.
Sleawms, slumbers.
Sleawmt, slumbered.
Sleawmn, they slumber.
Sleawmtn, they slumbered.
Sleawtch, slouch, to bend down: Sleawtchin bending;
        Sleawtcht, slouched; Sleawtchin, slouching;
        Sleawchn, they slouch; Sleawtchnt, they
Sleck, the smallest pit coal: also to slake, to quench;
        Slect, quenched; Sleckin, quenching.
Sleckn, they quench.
Slecknt, they quenched.
Sled, a carriage without wheels, a sledge.
Sleet, snow and rain.
Sleety, given to sleet.
Sleeveliss, purposeless, ineffectual.

Sleeveliss-arnt, an errand to no purpose, not likely to
Slice, a flat bit of wood used in the stirring of porridge
        or broth: a porridge slice: also a slice of bacon or
        other meat.
Slift, to slide, to shift.
Slifter, a thing to slide.
Slifterin, sliding in a groove.
Slicken, slack, pliant.
Slim, slender, light, pliable.
Slivvin, a number of hanks of yarn.
Slaunt, inscincerity, scornful praise, pretension.
Slob, slutch, mire.
Slobby, miry, splashy.
Slont, to slant, to lean.
Slontin, slanting.
Slooar, to grasp (obs.)
Sloode, the track of wheels (obs.)
Sloppery, dirty, miry.
Slot, a slit, a slide for a thing to move in.
Slotch, a gluttonous, drunken clown; Slotchin,
        gobbling, wallowing.
Slotcht, wallowed to bursting: "He slotcht it, didno

Slowtter, slaughter.
Slowtterin, slaughtering.
Slowttert, slaughtered.
Slowttern, they slaughter.
Slowttertn, they slaughtered.
Slovn, or Sloven, split, cloven; Slovent, cleft, also they
        cleft; Slovnin, cleaving.
Sloven'n, they cleave.
Sloyther, to loiter, to be idle; Sloytherin, loitering;
        Sloythert, loitered.
Sloythern, they loiter.
Sloythertn, they loitered.
Slummer, to slumber.
Slummerin, slumbering.
Slummert, slumbered.
Slummern, they slumber.
Slummertn, they slumbered.
Slurr, to slide; Slurrin, sliding; Slurn, they slide;
        Slurdn, they did slide.
Slutch, mud, sludge.
Slutchy, muddy.
Slyet, to encourage, to excite, to set a dog at a person.
        "Why didto slyet th' dhog at him?"
Slyetin, exciting, encouraging; Slyetn, they excite.

Slyetnt, they excited.
Slatt, excited, plashed.
Smash, to break to pieces. Smashin, crashing to pieces;
        Smasht, broken.
Smashn, they break.
Smashnt, they broke.
Smatch, an incipient disorder, as, "a smatch ov fever"
        means inclined to fever.
Smeawtch, a kiss.
Smeawtchin, kissing.
Smeawtchn, they kiss.
Smeawtchnt, they kissed.
Smeln, they smell.
Smeltn, they smelled.
Smit, or Smut, a spot.
Smitty flecky, spotted.
Smo, small; Smoer, smaller; Smoist, smallest.
Smock, a woman's shift.
Smock-fac't, white faced.
Smook, to smoke.
Smookin, smoking.
Smookt, smoked.
Smookn, they smoke.
Smooknt, they smoked.
Smoor, to smother.
Smoorin, smothering.
Smoort, smothered.
Smoorn, they smother.
Smoortn, they smothered.
Smoot, smooth.
Smooter, smoother.

Smootist, smoothest.
Smudge, a stink.
Smudgy, stinking.
Snape, or Sneype, to check, to reprimand: " He sneypt
        em," he reproved them.
Snaffle, to speak through the nose; Snaffln, they
        snaffle; Snaffltn, they snaffled.
Sneck, a string to pull up the latch of a door.
Sneeze, snuff: also to sneeze or neeze, from taking
        snuff; Sneeze-hurn, a horn to hold snuff.
Sniddle, long grass or stubble.
Snidge, a greedy, sordid, good-for-nothing person.
Snidgy, shabby, mean.
Snift, a moment: "It's dun in a snift;" also to sniff at the
Snig, an eel, also to snatch a thing: "He snig'd it
        fromeh," he snatcht it from me.
Snifter, to whimper, to cry; Snifterin, crying.
Sniftert, cried.
Sniftern, they cry.
Sniftertn, they cried.

Snifterin-fellow, a pitiful fellow.
Snip, to break off a small piece; Snipt, broken.
Snippin, breaking.
Sniptn, they break.
Sniptnt, they broke.
Snite, to blow the nose.
Snittn, having blown the nose; Snit, a discharge from
        the nose.
Snob, a shoemaker, or rather a cobler, a patcher, an
Snoblint, snow-blind, short sighted.
Snod, smooth, sleek, and snug.
Snoode, a fillet to tie up a woman's hair. (obs.)
Snook, to smell, to go prying about other people's
Snoor, to snore in sleep.
Snoorin, snoring.
Snoort, snored.
Snoorn, they snore.
Snoortn, they snored.
Snot, mucus of the brain.
Snotter, to discharge snot.
Snooze, a slumber, a doze.
Snoozin, dozing; Snoozt, dozed; Snoozn, they doze;
        Snooztn, they dozed.

Snub, to check, to reprove.
Snubbin, reprehending, huffing contemtuously.
Snubbd, huffed.
Snubbn, they huff.
Snubbnt, they huffed.
Snuddle, to lie close together, to cuddle.
Snuft, to snuff up the nose.
Snuftin, smelling, snuffing.
Sny, to indicate dislike, or indifference, by look or
        manner; to be squeamish or delicate in food. Thus
        a 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
        for ony lady or gentlemon i'th lond, an ivth, arno'
        good enoof forthee, theaw mungoo beawt, that's
Soe, to sew; Soin, sewing.
Sone, sewn; Sodn, they sewed; also to sow grain.
Sogg, heavy clumsy blow or push; Sogger, a blow or
        push that sickens, that hurts grievously.

Sokkn, soaked, saturated.
Soltch, a heavy fall.
Soltcht, fell heavily.
Soltcht, they fall.
Soltchnt, they fell.
Sond, sand; Sondy, sandy.
Sonded, sanded.
Soont, sand; Soont-hole, a place near Rochdale.
Soo, a sow, a pig.
Soo, to sigh, to moan.
Sooin, sighing, moaning of the wind: noise of distant
        waters; Sood, moaned; Soon, they moan; Soodn,
Sooly, grimy, unwashed.
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
        or cold iron; also a description of thrown silk.
Soor, sore; Soory, sorry.
Sooryer, more sorry.
Sooryist, most sorry.
Sope, a sup, a small draught.
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
Soyl, soil; also to soil, to make unclean; Soylt, soiled;
        Soylin, sailing spotting; Soyln, they soil; Soyltn,
        they soiled.
Soyne, or Sooyne, soon.
Soyner, sooner.
Soynist ,soonest.
Spade-graft, a spade-depth: to delve, a spade deep.
Spank, to provoke.
Spankin, provoking; also dashing: "He's a spankin
Spare, thin, slender: "He's very spare," he's very
Sparrow-bills, short nails used by shoemakers.
Sparth, a place near Rochdale.
Speawt, a spout, also to harangue.

Speawting, spouting.
Speawted, spouted.
Speawtn, they spout.
Speawtnt, they spouted.
Speek, he spoke.
Speekn, they spoke.
Spokkn, spoken.
Speer, or Spier, a boarded partition betwixt the door
        and the fire of a cottage, to keep the wind off.
Spelk, a splinter of wood used to keep a broken limb in
        its proper position; Spelkt, bound with spelks and
Spelkin, applying spelks.
Spelkn, they spelk.
Spelknt, they spelked.
Sperr, to enquire.
Sperrin, enquiring.
Sperrd, enquired.
Sperrn, they enquire.
Sperrdn, they enquired.
Splinter, a piece, a fragment.
Splutter, hurry, confusion.
Spinthreed, a place near Rochdale.
Spod or Spodden, a stream in Spotland, near
Spoe, a spaw, a mineral spring.

Spoke, a stave of a carriage wheel.
Spokes, staves.
Spokn, spoken.
Spon, a span; also to span.
Sponnin, spanning.
Spond, spanned.
Spondn, they spanned.
Spon-new, quite new.
Spone, spawn.
Spon't, spawned.
Sponein, spawning.
Spon'n, they spawn.
Spontn, they spawned.
Spoos, spools, bobbins for weavers.
Spote, he or she spat.

Spoyl, to spoil; Spoylin, spoiling; Spoylt, spoiled;
        Spoyln, they spoil.
Spoyltn, they spoiled.
Sprad, was spread; also did spread.
Spreawt, to sprout, to bud, also a sprout.
Spreawtin, sprouting.
Spreawted, sprouted.
Spreawtn, they sprout.
Spreawtnt, they sprouted.
Sprit, to vegetate, to sprout; Sprittin, sprouting; Spritt,
Spritn, they sprout.
Spritnt, they sprouted.
Sprod, to spread, to swagger; Sproddin, swaggering;
        Sprodd, swaggered.
Sprodn, they swagger.
Sprodnt, they swaggered.
Sprote, to brag, to amplify, to display; Sprotin,
        bragging; Sproted, bragged; Sprotn, they brag.
Sprotnt, they bragged.
Sproze, to talk big, to swagger; Sprozin, self exalting;
        Sprort, self exalted; Sproze, they sproze; Sproznt,
        they sprozed.

, a gush of water.
Sputter, to stutter, in an angry confused manner.
Sputterin, stuttering.
Sputtert, stuttered.
Sputtern, they stutter.
Sputtertn, they stuttered.
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.
Stail, or 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.
Stanniel, a hawk.
Stannicliffe, near Middleton.

Stark, utterly, entirely, as, "stark mad, stark naked;"
        also to be, stiff and sore from over exertion, as,
        "Awm stark wi wawkin."  Starkn, to stiffen;
        Starknt, stiffened.

Star't, stared; Starin, staring; Starn, they stare.
Startn, they stared:

"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;
        Stawkt, stridden.
Stawkn, they stride.
Stawknt, they strode.
Stawp, to step clumsily.
Stawmp, the same.

Stawmpin, stamping.
Stawter, to totter, to stumble; Stawtert, tottered.
Stawtern, they totter.
Stawtertn, they tottered.
Steawk, a stalk, a handle.
Steawp, to stoop.
Steawpin, stooping.
Steawpt, stooped.
Steawpn, they stoop.
Steawpnt, they stooped.
Steawp an reawp, a clearing off; a going through with
        a thing: "He's taen o' at they hadn, steawp an
Steawnd, to astound.
Steawnded, astounded.
Steawt, stout.
Steep, rennet, the juice of a calf's maw.
Steigh, a ladder, also a stile.
Stiddy, steady, 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.
Stickle-butt, to persist right or wrong; to go head first
        at a thing.
Stirk, a young beast.
Stoe, to stop, to be set fast.

Sto'd, stopped.
Stoin, stopping.
Sto'n, they stop.
Stodn, they stopped.
Ston, or Stond, stand.
Stonnin, or Stondin, standing.
Stone-smatch, a red-start.
Stoode, stood.
Stoodn, they stood.
Stoo, a low seat, a three legged stool.
Stoop, and Stud, a stump, a post to protect foot roads,
        and passages in fields.
Stottar, to stagger.
Stottart, staggered.
Stotterin, staggering.
Stottern, they stagger.
Stottertn, they staggered.
Stown, stolen.
Strangeways, a place near Manchester.
Stracklin, a rash, giddy person.
Stract, distracted, phrenzied.
Straunge, strange.
Street-bridge, a place near Royton.
Streng, string.
Strey, straw.
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 in the
Strinkle, to sprinkle.
Strines, handles of a barrow, sides of a ladder.
Stroddle, to straddle.
Strodlin, stradling.
Stroddln, they straddle.
Stroddltn, they straddled.
Stroke, he struck.
Strokn, they struck.
Strollop, an untidy female.
Strollops, rags, tatters, dirt: "Theaw great strollops;"
        Strollopin, gadding about all strollops.
Strowl, to stroll.
Strowlin, strolling.
Strowlt, strolled.
Strowln, they stroll.
Strowltn, they strolled.
Strung, strong; Strunk, the same.
Strushon, waste.
Strushons, wastefulness.
Stryem, stream.
Stryemin, streaming.
Stryemin, streamed.
Stryemn, they stream.
Stryemtn, they streamed.
Stub, a short stump.
Stumpy, short, dumpy.

Stunnish, to stun: also to sprain a joint.
Stunnisht, stunned.
Stuunishin, stunning.
Stunnishn, they stun.
Stunnishnt, they stunned.
Stur, stir; Sturrin, stirring; Stur, stirred.
Sturn, they stir.
Sturdn, they stirred.
Stutt, to stutter.
Stuttin, stuttering.
Stutted, stuttered.
Stuttn, they stutter.
Stuttnt, they stuttered.
Styek, a steak; also to stake a wager.
Styem, steam.
Styemin, steaming.
Styemt, steamed.
Styemn, they steam.
Styemtn, they steamed.
Sulky, sullen, ill tempered.
Sum, some.
Summut, somewhat.
Sumthin, something.
Sumdy, somebody.
Sumheaw, somehow.
Sumgate, some manner.
Sunk, a song: "Come, givus a sunk."
Sunkn, sunk, put down.
Sur, sir.
Suse, six.
Suss, come hither to a dog.
Suss-middin, a lazy woman, too idle to move from her

Swab, to swoon.
Swabbin, swooning.
Swabd, swooned.
Swabn, they swoon.
Swabnt, they swooned.
Swad, a husk.
Swaddy, husky.
Swadlins, wrappers and clothes for infants.
Swage, to assuage, to mitigate.
Swailor, a wholesale corn or provision dealer.
Swarfy, dun, dark coloured.
Swathe, or Swaith, grass put aside by the scythe of the
Swathe-bawk, to leave grass uncut, in the sweep of the
Swat, past tense of sweat.
Swatch, a patch, a fragment; Swatches, patches.
Swattle, to dabble, to waste.
Swatter, the same.
Sweel, a great blaze.
Sweelin, burning, blazing.  Sweeling th' moors;
        Sweelin th' chimly.
Swelt, to melt with heat.
Swelted, melted.
Sweltin, melting.
Sweltert, melted.
Swelterin, melting.

Sweltern, they melt.
Sweltertn, they melted.
Swet, to sweat.
Swettin, sweating.
Swetted, sweated.
Swetn, they sweat.
Swetnt, they sweated.
Swilk, to splash, to spill out of a vessel.
Swilkin, spilling.
Swilkt, spilled.
Swilkn, they spill.
Swilknt, they spilled.
Swill, to drink, to guzzle, also to rince, to wash out a
Swillin, drinking.
Swilld, drank.
Swilln, they drink.
Swilldn, they drank.
Swillins, hog's meat.
Swingin, waving to and fro suspended.
Swingin-sticks, hazle rods to beat or batt wool.
Swingle, a stretcher to a plough.
Swingein, big, heavy.  "A swingein piece of beef," (a
        term rather local.)
Swinhert, a swineherd.
Swipper, active, lithe, agile.
Swipperly, actively: "He ran swipperly."

Swither, to dry up, to wither: also to burn.
Switherin, burning.
Swithn, twisted, crooked, writhen.
Swol, to fasten cattle in their boose; Swolt, fastened;
        Swollin, fastening.
Swhop, soap.
Swort, sort, also the hyde of a pig; Swortin, sorting; Sworted, sorted.
Sworter, sorter.
Swortn, they sort.
Swortnt, they sorted.
Sydda, Siddal, near Middleton; Sydda-moor, near the
        same, now inclosed.
Sye, or Sie, to drain milk or wort, through a sieve, also
        to rain very fast: "It kept syin, and rainin.
Syel, to seal.
Syelin, sealing.
Syelt, sealed.
Syeln, they seal.
Syeltn, they sealed.
Syem, a seam; Syemster, a seamer, one who sews.
Syemin, seaming.
Syemt, seamed.
Syemn, they seam.
Syemtn, they seamed.

Syet, seat: Syeted, seated.
Syetin, seating.
Syetn, they seat.
Syetnt, they seated.
Syez, to seize; Syest, seized; Syezin, seizing.
Syesn, they seize.
Syestnt, they seized.
Syezen, season.

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 impatience.
Tarry, to stay, to remain at a place.
Tarryin, remaining.
Tarrid, remained.
Tarryn, they remain.
Tarridn, they remained.
Tat, that; Ta't, take it.
Ta'tthe, take it thee.
Tatchin, the end of a cobbler's thread; Tatchins, ends
        of threads.
Tata, or Tat-ha, a child's word for going out "Gooin a

Taw, a game at marbles: also a favourite marble used
        to knuckle with.
Tawk, talk; Tawkin, talking; Tawkt, talked.
Tawkn, they talk
Tawknt, they talked.
Tawm, to tame.
Tawmin, taming.
Tawmt, tamed.
Tawmn, they tame.
Tawmtn, they tamed.
Tawm, Tome, or Toom, to swoon; also a belching of
        water from the mouth.
Taylior, a tailor; also a family name.
Teadn, they had.
Tearn, they were.
Teastril , a person of slight character: also a small keg.
T'eat, to eat: "Nowt t'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.
Teawzin, teasing.
Teawzt, teased.
Teawzn, they tease.
Teawznt, they teased.
Teawzle, to tussle, to pull about; Teawzlt, tussled.
Teawzlin, tussling.
Teawzln, they tussle.
Teawzltn, they tussled.
Tebb, Edmund; Tebby, and Lebby, the same.
Tedd, to turn hay in the field; Teddin, turning hay;
        Tedded, turned hay; Tedds, turns hay; Teddn,
        they turn hay.
Teddnt, they turned hay.
Tee, thee, as, "whot tee?" spoken contemtuously, or in
        surprise: "Is tat tee?" rm. with, see.
Tee, to tie; rm. with e'e.
Teein, tying; Teed, tied.
Teen, they tie; Teedn, they tied, also a rope, a band; "A
        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.
Teemtn, they poured.
Teeny, tiny, little, pettish, fretful.
Tems, a sieve; Temd, poured out; Temdn, they
Tennil, a large basket.
Tent, to watch, to guard.
Tenter, a watcher.
Tentin, watchin; Tents, watches; Tented, watched;
        Tentn, they watch; Tentnt, they watched.
Tenters, wooden frames formed of strong posts and
        movable rails, which being fixed in a field, and
        studded with tenterhooks, are used to stretch and
        dry flannel pieces upon.
Tenter-hook, a kind of nail with a hook at the driving
        end, whereby to hook flannels whilst they dry.
Tenter-croft, a piece of land in which tenter frames are
Teytch, teach.
Teytchin, teaching.
Teytcht, taught.

Teytchn, they teach.
Teytchnt, they taught.
Th', abbreviation of thou or the.
Th' Wilderniss, a place in Hopwood.
Th' Yettns, the Great and Little Heatons, near
Th' Gallows, name of a place near Milnrow.
Tharcake, a cake made from meal, treacle, and butter,
        and used on the night of the fifth of November.
That'll, that will: "Tha'll doo."
That'n, that way; Athatns, in that way.
Thearn, they were.
Theaw, thou; Theaws, thou has; Theawst, thou shalt;
        Theawrt, thou art.
Theawll, thou wilt.
Theawm, thumb.
Theawmin, thumbing.
Theawm-screw, thumb-screw.
Theawsun, thousand.
Thed, theaw had: "Thed better not."
Thefnicute, or Fefnicute, a sneaking, hypocritical

Theegh, thigh.
Thee er: there; "Thee-er, that'll doo."
Theese, these; Tees, the same; Teesn, or Theesn, these
        han, these have.
Theydn, they had.
Theym, them.
Theyn, they have, or they will.
Theyrn, they wurn, they were.
Thible, or Thibble, a bit of flat wood, about a foot in
        length, to stir porridge or furmetry with.
Thin, than: rm. w. in.
Think, 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 shafts.
Thilld, drawn in shafts.
Thilln, they draw in shafts.
Thilldn, they drew in shafts.
Thisn, in this way: "Sithe, he dus't a thisn."
Thoddn, sadden, doughy.
Thoddn bread, doughy bread.
Thoe, to thaw.
Thoin, thawing.
Thoad, thawed.

Thoan, thawn.
Thooal, or Thoal, to afford, to put up with.
Thooan, or Thoan, thawn, wet, damp.
Thooant, thawed.
Thong, a leathern tie, or band; Thonk, the same.
Thooze, or Thoose, those.
Thoosn, those will.
Thoosr, those are.
Thorpe, a fold of houses near Royton.
Thrang, Thrung, 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.
Thrave, twenty-four sheaves of corn.
Thraw, to argue, to dispute.
Threed, thread.
Threedy, thready.
Threedneeld, thread-needle.
Threed-mill, inCrompton.
Thrift, a pain in the hips or joints of the limbs,
        incidental to young persons.

Thrimble, to trifle, to hesitate, to crumble bread: "Whot
        dusto ston thrimblin theer for?"
Thrimmo, ill spun yarn.
Throddy, short, dumpy.
Throe, a forked stick, which is used by laying it across
        a mug or tub, to support a sieve, whilst milk or
        other liquid is drained through it.
Throo, through.
Throssle, throstle, a singing bird.
Throtteen, thirteen, (not generally used.)
Throttle, to gripe the throat, to choak with griping.
Throttlin, choaking.
Throttlt, choaked.
Throttln, they choak.
Throttltn, they choaked.
Throyt, throat; Throoat, in some localities.
Thrum, the end of a warp.
Thrums, ends.
Thrut, thrown.
Thrutn, they threw.
Thrutch, to push, to shove, to press; Thrutchin,
        pushing, pressing.
Thrutcht, pushed.
Thrutchn, they push.

Thrutchnt, they pushed.
Thrutchins, the last pressed whey, when cheese is
Thunner, thunder.
Thunner-bowt, thunderbolt; Thunnerin, thundering;
        Thunnert, thundered; Thunners, it thunders.
Thurn, a thorn.
Thurston, or Thorston-fowd, in Unsworth.
Thwack, a hard blow, a sudden fall: "He fell thwack
        o'th' floor."
Thwang, a heavy fall, a blow, or a large piece of meat:
       "He took a thwangin lump."
Thwite, to cut with a knife.
Thwittle, a wooden-hafted knife.
Thwol, to thole, to afford, allow, provide.
Tickle-butt, headlong, impetuous: "He ran tickle-butt."
Tift, a state of good or bad condition for the
        performance of an undertaking: "He's sure to win;
        he's i'very good tiff."

Tike, an overgrown man or beast; a remarkable human
        or brute: "He's a fine tike."
Tilli, till I: "Tarry tilli come." Tillhoo, till she.
Timmersum, some-what timid.
Tin, or Toyn, rm. with in: to shut, to close: "Tin th' dur,"
        shut 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 gallop.
Titter, to laugh; also a ring worm.
Titty-meawse, titmouse, a bird.
Tizeday, Tuesda (nearly obs.)
To, thou; as Wilto, wilt thou? Munto, must thou?
        Hasto, hast thou?
Tone, the one, as, "Th' tone on us mun dooit," the one
        of us must do it.
Tono, thou not; as, Ar tono? art thou not? Dartono?
        darest thou not? Hastono? hast thou not?

Too, to, on the spot, in contact with; as, "He went too
        em;" "Put that dur too," shut that door.
Tooart, toward.
Tookn, pl. of took. Aw took; we tookn.
Toose, or Thoose, those.
Toot, to pry; Tootin, prying; Toots, pries.
Tooted, pryed.
Tootn, they pry.
Tootnt, they pryed.
Tomorn, tomorrow.
Tord, toward; Tort, the same.
Tother, the other.
Tore, to endeavour strenuously; Torin, labouring
        assiduously and faring hardly; Torin on, to
        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
        very hard torin on."
Tory-rory, hey-go-mad.
Tow, toll; Towd, tolled.
Towin, tolling; Town, they toll; Towdn, they tolled;
        also Tow, to toll bells.

Towd, told, informed.
Towdn, they informed.
Towf, tough.
Towffy, toffy.
Toynt, shut, fastened.
Toynin, shutting. "Toyne th' dur," shut the door.
Toyar, to tire; Toyerin, tiring; Toyers, tires.
Toyert, tired.
Toyern, they tire.
Toyertn, they tired.
Toyersum, tiresome.
Traips, to go on a useless errand; Traipsin, going
        about uselessly, tiresomely.
Tramp, a foot traveller.
Tramps, travels on foot.
Trampin, travelling on foot; Trampt, travelled on foot;
        Trampn, they travel on foot.
Trampnt, they travelled on foot.
Trashes, worn out shoes.
Traunce, or Treawnce, a tedious walk, a roundabout
Treawnce, to prosecute, to bring to punishment: "Awll
        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 block.
Trewil, a trowel.
Trig, to run at a measured pace; "He trig'd it nicely;
        He's trig'd an gon off."
Trindle, a wheel of a barrow; also to bowl a hoop;
        Trindlin, bowling; Trindlt, bowled.
Trindln, they bowl.
Trindltn, they bowled; also Trindle, a fringe, a ruff: as
        a 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;
        Trottin, joking.
Trotted, joked; Trottn, they joke; Trottnt, they trotted.
        In 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 Castleton, near
Trub-smithy, on the road betwixt Middleton and
        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;
        vide Tummus and Meary.
Tum, Tom; Red Tum-nook, at Oldham.
Tumd, slightly carded; tumd wool.
Tunchil, (Celtic, a circle) a place in Butterworth, near
Tung, tongue.
Tungs, fire irons, tongs.
Tung, or Tonge, a township near Middleton.
Tuppence, two pence.
Turmit, a turnip.
Turney, an attorney:

"Then he, being dresst, all in his best,
    "An fittin for a jurney,
"Every body at he met?
    "Took him to be a turney."

Tussle, or Teawzle, to struggle in play: to pull, to
        romp; also to have a bout at wrestling or fighting:
        "Theydn a sharp tussle for it."
Tuttle, an awkward person in shape and manner.
Twaddle, gossip, silly prate; Twadlin, prating.
Twaddlt, prated.
Twaddles, prates.
Twaddln, they prate.
Twaddltn, they prated.
Twain, two.
Twattle, tattle.
Twattlt, tattled.
Twattln, they tattle.
Twattltn, they tattled.
Twindles, twins.
Twindlin, a twin.
Twindlt, twin-born.
Twinge, a shooting pain, a pang.
Twinter, a year old heifer.
Twirl-poo, a whirlpool.
Twitch, to pinch, to nip.
Twitch-clock, the black beetle; Twitchin, nipping;
        Twitcht, nipped.
Twitcher, a nipper.
Twitchn, they nip.
Twitchnt, they nipped.
Twitter, to titter, to laugh.
Twitterin, tittering.
Twitters, titters.
Twittern, they titter.
Twittertn, they tittered.

Twod, a toad.
Twod-stump, the toadstool, a fungus; Twod-rudd, the
        spawn of toads.
Twos, or Tooas, the toes.
Twund, twined.
Twundn, they twined.
Twur, it was.
Twurno, it was not.
Twy, twice.
Tyke, see Tike.
Tyem, a team; Tyemster, driver of a team.
Tyemin, team-driving.
Tyert, excrement.
Tyesty, or Tyestyment, the New Testament.
Tyez, to tease, to importune, to annoy.
Tyezin, teasing; Tyest, teased; Tyezer, teaser.
Tyezn, they tease.
Tyezin, they teased.

Ullert, owlert, a young owl: "Come heer theaw yung
Um, and; 'Em, them.
Un, one: "He's a great un;" also, Un, and; "Un aw
," 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 hog.
Ust, used; Usn, they use.
Ustn, they used.
Uz, us.
Uzzit, the letter Z.

Varment, vermin.
Verra, very (used in some places only.)
Varsal, universal; "Varsal ward," universal world.
View tree, yew tree.
Voyce, the voice.
Vyel, veal.

Waesme! woe is me.
Waeny, tending to wane, to diminish.
Wake, a yearly feast; Rushbearing.

Wakes o'th' meawth, the extremities of the lips,
        the corners of the mouth.
Waint, clever, stout.
Waintly, cleverly, thoroughly.
Wakker, to tremble, to shiver.
Wakkert, trembled.
Wakkers, trembles.
Wakkerin, trembling.
Wakkern, they tremble.
Wakkertn, they trembled.
Wallit, a wallet, a poke.
Wam, a place near Rochdale.
Wamble, to stagger.
Wambly, faintly, weakly.
Wap, to move quickly: "He wapt past;" "Ave just
        geet a wap on him;" also a process at law out
        of the Wapentake Court.
Warch, to ache; My heart warches, my heart aches.
Wharchin, aching.
Warcht, ached.
Warchin, aching.
Warchn, they ache.
Warchnt, they ached.
Wardle, a hamlet near Rochdale.
Ward o' God, world of God, all the world.
Warr, worse.

Warr an wary, worse and worse.
Warry, to curse.
Warrid, cursed.
Warrin, they curse.
Warridn, they cursed.
Warrittn, Warrington; doubtless so named from
        its being the centre or rallying point of many
        bloody contests betwixt the Mercians and
        Northumbrians during the Heptarchy, on the
        very out-post of which latter kingdom, and on
        the banks of the Mercy [Ed. Mersey?], it was,
        and is situated.
Wark, work.
Warkin, working.
Warkt, worked.
Warkmon, workman.
Warlock, a wizard.
Warlockin, wild, gamesome play; pranking, noisy
        uproar.  Thus a mother would call home her
       children, at nightfall: "Come intoth heawse;
        whot aryo rompin an warlookin theer for, at
        this time oneet."
Warlockt, ruffled, entangled, involved; as a coil of
        rope, a skein of thread: "Heaw's this rope gettn
        warlockt athisn?" 
Warlock knot, a hard knot in timber.

Warst, worst.
Wastril, a good-for-nothing person: "He's a
        greadly wastril."
Waughish, weary, sickly, faintly.
Wawk, to walk.
Wawkin, walking,
Wawker, walker.
Wawks, walks.
Wawkn, they walk.
Wawknt, they walked.
Wawk-mill, a fulling mill.
Wawt, to 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."
Waybroad, the herb plantain.
Weal, to choose (obs.)
Wear, to expend, to part with, to lay out money:
        "Mind heave theaw wears the brass."

Weas-me, woe-is me: an interjection of sorrow.
Weawghin, barking: "Th' dhog coom weawghin at
        meh heels."
Wean, or Whean, a strumpet, a quean.
Weantly, or Waintly, hearty, pretty well: "Heaw 
        arto this mornin?"  "Well, awm weantly, thank
Weatur, water; Weatursheedins, a place at Oldham.
Weatur-tawm, or tome, an efflux of watery fluid from
        the stomach, causing sickness and sometimes
        fainting; Weatur-shaken, having an incontinence
        of urine.
Weawnd, to wound, also a wound; Weawnded,
Weawnds, wounds.
Weawnder, wounder.
Weawndin, wounding.
Weawndn, they wound.
Weawndnt, they wounded.
Webster, a weaver (nearly obs.)
Week, to kick; Weekin, the kicking of a horse.
Weeker, a kicker.

Weel, well; Pratty-weel, pretty well.
Weem, handy, convenient, ready: "It's a very weem
        tool;"  "It's quite weem at hond."
Ween, we han, we have; also We win, we will.
Weedn, we hadn, we had.
Weer, we are.
Weet, wet; also Wee't, with it: "Awst want summut
        wee't," with it.
Weetish, wettish.
Weetn, they wet.
Weetnt, they wetted.
Weld, boiled; Weld-milk, boiled milk (rarely used.)
Welkin, the firmament.
Welley, or Wellne, well nigh, nearly.
Wem, or Weme, the belly.
Wench, a lass, a young girl; Wenchish, girlish.
Wenchin, seeking the company of a wench.
Wentn, we, or they went.
Whake, or Wake, to wakker, to tremble.
Whaw, why.
Whean, wheasand, the gullet.
Wheawt, to whistle.
Wheawtin, whistling.
Wheawted, whistled.

Wheawtn, we whistle.
Wheawtnt, we whistled.
Wheer, where.
Wheeze, to make a noise in breathing.
Wherken, to retch and choke from an effort to get
        up something from the gullet.
Wherknt, having a momentary stoppage in the
Wherr, sour; "As seawer as wherr."
Wherrit, a box on the ear: "A good wherrit o'th yer."
Wherry, to laugh, to giggle; Wherryin, laughing;
        Wherrid, laughed.
Wherrin, they laugh.
Wherridn, they laughed.
Whiff-wall, trifling words or deeds; Whiffo-whaffo,
        the same.
Whimper, to cry, to whine.
Whinney, to neigh.
Whinneyin, the neighing of a horse.
Whinnid, neighed.
Whirlers, extra stocking legs, turned down about
        the 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
        the term; "Look at his great clumsy whirl-bwons."
Whisky, frisky, immodest.
Whiskit, a basket; "Conyo lyend meh mother yore
        Yorshur whiskit?"
Whisk-tail, a wanton female.
Whitster, a bleacher.
Whitfeelt, a place in Crompton.
Whit-brook, or Wood-brook, a stream in Thornham.
Whom, home.
Whomly, homely.
Whomsted, homestead.
Whon, a hone, a wetstone.
Whor, what; whot being chiefly used.
Whooa, who; Whooas tat? who's that? Whooad,
        who had? Whooall? who will?
Whoo-op, all over, finished, done for.
Whots, or Whuts, oats.
Whot, what.
Whots, what is.
Whottn, Whot-win, that is, what will: "Whottn they

Whottle, what will.
Whotted, what would.
Whottleto, whot wilt thou. "Whottleto doo?" what
        wilt thou do?
Wi', abbreviation of with.
Wichurt, wet-shod.
Wick, quick, alive.
Wickin, the mountain ash; the rowan.
Wilcat, a wild cat, the pole-cat.
Wimeh, with me.
Win, (rm. with in) will.
Winno, will not.
Winnodoo, will not do.
Winnotto, will not thou?
Winrows, rows, or coils of hay in meadows.
Witheawt, without.
Wither, swift, forcible.
Witherin, large, powerful: "He's a great witherin
Wizzn, to pine, to waste.
Wizznt, pined, decayed; also to whine like a whelp:
        "Whot's this dhog wizznin for?"
Whod cake, or Whot-cake, oaten cake.
Wofo, woeful.
Woisty, spacious, empty murky: as, "A great woisty

Wolfstone, in Nadinwater, a boundary mark
        betwixt the parishes of Rochdale, Middleton,
        and Bury.
Wonn, or Woan, to reside; Woans, lives, or dwells:
        "He woans at CheIburn;" "He woant at yon
Wonst, once.
Woo, wool.
Wooans, or Woans, lives at a certain place.
Wooant, lived.
Wooann, they live.
Wooantn, they lived.
Woode, mad; Stark woode, stark mad.
Worr, or Whor, what; also Worr, worse.
Worr an worr, worse and worse.
Worch, to work.
Worchin, working.
Worcher, a worker.
Worcht, worked.
Worchn, they work.
Worchnt, they worked.
Word, to hoard.
Wordin, hoarding.
Worder, a hoarder.
Worded, hoarded.
Wordn, they hoard.
Wordnt, they hoarded.

Worse, hoarse.
Worsniss, hoarseness.
Wort, a word: "Let's have a wort withe?" also new
        liquor drained from malt.
Wott, hot; Wot-ter, hotter; Wot-ist, hottest.
Wotony, a dilemma; a surprise, an urgency: "Well,
        takthe time, an dunno be isitch a wotony. "
Wotyel, a spindle made red-hot to burn holes in wood or other hard substance.
Waugh, a wall; Waw, the same.
Wrack, wreck; Wrack-an-rend, to wreck and tear, to
Wrang, and Wrank, wrong; Reet-wrank, quite wrong.
Wrakin, a 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.
        A pot-hook is a wrakin-hook.

Wratch, a wretch.
Wrawl, a brawl, a noisy contention.
Wreet, a wright, a wheelwright.
Wrossle, or Wrostle, to wrestle.
Wrosslin, wrestling.
Wrossler, a wrestler.
Wrosslt, wrestled.
Wrossln, they wrestle.
Wrossltn, they wrestled.
Wrynot, a bye-word: "He shad (surpassed) Wrynot,
        an Wrynot shad the devil."
Wrythn, twisted, gnarled, cross-tempered: "He's very
        wrythn to day."
Wudd, or Woode, mad.
Wud, would.
Wudto? wouldest thou?
Wudno, would not.
Wudtono? wouldst thou not?
Wuerdle, a hamlet near Rochdale.
Wuns, or Woans, or Wooans, lives at a place: "He
        Wuns at yon biggins." Also an abbreviation of
        the word wounds, an old Papist oath, "Odds
        Wuns," God's wounds.

Wur, was; Warn, we were; Wurno, was not.
Wurnno, were not.
Wurto, avast thou?
Wurtono, vast thou not?
Wurnnoyo, were you not?
Wurther, was there?
Wurtherno, was there not.
Wycawe, a she calf.
Wynd, to wind with a wheel.
Wynder, a winder of spools or bobbins for

"An when hoo toucht a threed o' silk,
"Like magic it wur folded.
      *             *              *             *    
"An when the worsted honk hoo wund,
"Hur skill wur further proved;

"No threed uneven theer wur fund,
"Hur bobbins never roved."

Wynt, the wind; Wynt-pipe, the wind-pipe.
Wythins, grey willows, osiers.
Wyzles, stalks, haulm of potatoes.

Yallo, yellow.
Yammer, to yearn, to desire intensely.
Yammerin, yearning.
Yammers, yearns.
Yammert, yearned.
Yammern, they yearn.
Yammertn, they yearned.

Yarb, a herb; Yarbs, herbs.
Yarbin, herbing, gathering herbs; Yarber, a gatherer
        of herbs; Yarbn, they gather herbs.
Yarbnt, they gathered herbs.
Yark, to strike hard, and suddenly.
Yarley, early; Yarleyer, earlier; Yarleyist, earliest.
Yarrey, a 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.
Yawk, or Yolk, an egg.
Yean, to bring forth.
Yeanlin, a lamb just yeaned.
Yealth, health.
Yealthy, healthy.
Yeandurth the forenoon.
Year, hear: also a year in time; Yeard, heard.
Yerrin, hearing; Yerd,  heard; Years, hears.
Yearn, they hear.
Yerdn, they heard.
Yearsto, hearest thou?
Yearstomi, hearest thou me? Yearsto, heardest thou?
        Yerdtono, heardest thou not? Yeardtomi,
        heardest thou me?

Yernyo, hear you?
Yearnyono, hearyou not?
Yearnyomi, hear you me?
Yearth, the earth.
Yebb, Edmund; Yebby, the same.
Yebbors, Ebors, at Middleton.
Yed, head.
Yed-mon, head man.
Yed-furst, head first.
Yed-strung, head-strong.
Yeddy, heady.
Yeddy-hill, Heady-hill, near Heywood.
Yed-warch, head ache.
Yegger, eager.
Yeggerly, eagerly.
Yel, to heal; Yellin, healing; Yelt, healed; also Yel,
        an awl; Wot-yel, an hot awl.
Yelley, Healey, a surname.
Yelley-hoe, Healey-hall, near Rochdale.
Yellin, howling, screaming.
Yells, healds of a weaver's looms; Yells-Green, at
Yem, Edmund,

, Heap, a township.
Yep fowd, Heap-fold.
Yepsintle, two handfulls.
Yearnst, earnest.
Yearnist, the same.
Yearnstful, full of earnest.
Yestmus, Christmas.
Yet, heat; Yetted, heated.
Yeth, heath, heather; also a common, a heath.
Yethurt, Edward.
Yewood, Heywood, in Heap.
Yez, ease; Yezzy, easy.
Yezzist, easiest.
Yezzily, easily.
Yezins, easeings, the eaves of a house.
Yigh, yes.
Yo, you; Yoan, you have, or you will; Yoadn, you
        would; Yoarn, you were.
Yoar, you are; Yohanno, you have not; Yoconno, you
        cannot; Yodidno, you did not; Yoshudno, you
        should not.

Yomunno, you must not.
Yodarno, you dare not.
Yometno, you might not.
Yocudno, you could not.
Yoarno, you are not.
Yowurnno, you were not.
Yomenno, you may not.
Yowinno, you will not.
Yorshur, Yorkshire.
Yorn, yarn; Yorn-croft, a croft wherein yarn is dried.
Yort, a fold, a yard.
Yoy, yes.
Yule, Christmas (nearly obs.)
Yuletide, Christmas time.
Yugams, Cristmas games.
Yugoads, or gauds, Christmas ornaments, playthings.
Yure, hair; Yury, hairy.
Yusterday, yesterday.
Yusterneet, yesternight.
Yunk, and Yung, young.
Yunger, younger.
Yungster, a youngster.


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