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GA, 0. To go. North
GAAM, (1) adj. Clammy. Wilts.

(2) v. To daub with dirt. Berks. GAB, s. (A. N.) Talkativeness. GABBARD, 1 adj. Ill-contrived, as GABBERN, ) rooms ; large. West. GABBE, 0. (A.-N.) To talk idly; to

jest; to lie. GABBER, (1) v. To talk nonsense.

(2) 8. A jester. GABBERIES, 8. (1) Deceits. Minsh.

(2) Prattle; jests. GABBLE-RATCHES, 8. Birds which

make a great noise in the even

ings. North. GABBO, 78. The game of three GOBBO, s card loo. GABEL, S. (A.-N.) An excise. GABERDINE, 8. (Fr.) d coarse cloak

or mantle. GABERLILTIE, S. A ballad-singer.

GABIE, s. A large-holed sieve.

GABLE, (1) s. (Fr.) A cable.

(2) adj. High. GABLE-POLES, S. Rods placed out.

side the roof to secure the thatch. GABLET, 8. A small ornamental

gable or canopy over a tabernacle

or niche. GABLICK, 8. A crow-bar. Linc. GABLOCKS, s. Spurs for fighting

cocks. GABRIEL-BELL, 8.

A local name for the saints' hell or ting-tang. GABRIEL-RATCHET, 8. The name

of a ghost or night spirit. North. GABY, 8. A simpleton. GACH, 8. Filth or dirt of children.

Glouc. Gad, (1) s. (A.-S.) A goad, or sharp

point of metal; a spear; a pole

pointed with metal. And, come, I will go get a leaf of brass, And with a gud of steel will write these

words, And lay it by.

Tit. Andr., iv, 1.

The boys (at Horncastle) annually keep up the festival of the floralia on May. day, making a procession to this hill with May gads, as they call them, in their hands: this is a white willow wand, the bark peeled off, tied round with cowslips, a thyrsus of the Bacchanals:

night they have a bonfire and other merriment, which is really a sacrifice or religious festival.

Stukeley's Itiner. Curios., 1776, i, 31. (2) s. A measuring rod of ten feet. (3) 8. A fishing-rod; any rod or stick. North. (4) 8. A tall, slender person. Craven. (5) s. The gad-fly. (6) v. To flit about as a gad-fly. (7) v.

To run madly about the field, said of cattle. (8) v. To think; to believe. Ken. nett. (9) 8. A wedge used in mining. “Pick and gad, and keep the kibble going," a very common motto in the mining districts expressive of hustle and acti.

vity. GAD-ABOUT, 8. A rambler. West. GADAMAN, adj. Roguish. Heref. GAD-BEE, s. The gad-fly. GAD-BIT, 8. A nail-passer. GAD-BREEZE, 3. The gad-fly.

A. He's a puppy-I can liken him to nothing but my bald heffer when she's got the gad-brecze in her tail.

The Country Farmer's Catechism, 1703. GADDRE, s. A sheep's or calf's

pluck. GADE, 8. A gadling. GADER, v. To gather. GADGER, 3. A gauger. North. GAD-HOOK, S. A long pole with an

iron crook. Somerset. GADING, 28. A going about; a GADDING, ) pilgrimage. GADLING, S. (A.-S.) A worthless

vagabond. GAD-NAJL, . A. sort of long stout nail.

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GADS, 8. Knobs or spikes of iron

used in armour. Gad-steel, s. Flemish steel, made

in gads, or small bars.
GAD-WHIP, s. An ox-whip. Linc.
GAERN, S. A garden. Somerset.
GAF, pret. t. Gave.
GAFF, (1) s. An iron hook. West.

Called also a gaffer.
(2) s. A gaffer. Linc.
(3) v. To toss up three pence, a

game in the North. GAFFER, S. An old man; sometimes

a grandfather; the foreman of a set of labourers. West. Formerly,

common mode of address among the lower classes, equiva. lent to friend, neighbour. Lord, master, goodman, gaffer, or knave; lady, mistress, goodwife, gammer, or whore; so they do but buy my book, and pay honestly for it, it's all one to me: a knave's money is as good as an

honest man's. Poor Robin, 1707. GAFFLE, (1) s. A part of the cross

bow used in bending it, moved

in a part called the rack. My cross-bow in my hand, my gaffle on

my rack, To bend it when I please, or when I please to slack.

Drayt. Muses' Elys. (2) v. To tease; to incommode. West. (3) v. To chirp, or chatter. (4) v. To gad about. West. (5) s. A dung-fork. Somerset. (6) v. A term applied to ducks when feeding together in the mud. Northampt. ,

8. GAFFLED, adj. Silly. Northampt. GAFFLOCK, S. A crow-bar. Derb. liares. 6. Spurs for fighting-cocks. GAFT, 8. A sort of hook for catch

ing eels. Wilts. Garty, adj. Suspicious. Chesh. Giag, v. (1) To nauseate. Suff.

(2) To gad about.

(3) To hinder motion by tight

ness. Northampt. GAGATE, 8. (Lat.) An agate. Gage, (1) s. (A.-N.) A pledge; a

defiance for battle.
(2) v. To pledge; to lay as a
(3) s. A bowl. Pr. Parv. Still
used in the Eastern Counties.
(4) 8. A measure of slate, a yard

(5) v. To harness a horse. Bedf. GAGEMENT, s. An engagement.

Wight. GAGGER, S. A nonconformist. East. GAGGET, 8. (Fr. gigot.) A leg of

mutton. See Gigget. Gaggle, v. To cackle. GAGGLES, s.

The game of ninepins. North. GAGS, S. Children's pictures. Suff. GAG-TEETH, S. Teeth projecting

out. Nomencl. Gagy, adj. Showery. Suss. GAHUSEY, S. A worsted short shirt

with sleeves. East. GAIBESEEN, adj. Gay-looking. Now lykewyse what saie you to courtiers ? These minion gaibeseen gentilmen.

Sir Tho. Chaloner's Moriæ Enc., Q 2, b. GAIGNAGE, S. (4.-N.) Profit; gain. Gail, s. A tub used in brewing.

Gail-clear, a tub for wort. Gaildish, a vessel used to pour liquor

into a bottle. North. GAILLARD,adj. (A.-N.) Gay; frisky. Gaily, adj. Pretty well in health.

North. Gain, adj. Near; convenient; pro

fitable ; easy; tolerable; tractable; dexterous; expert; active; re. spectable; accommodating ; good

tempered. Var. d.
GAINAGE, 8. (A.N.) Profit.
GAINCOME, S. (A.-S.) Return.
GAINCOPE, v. To go across a field

the nearest way; to meet with.
Some indeed there have been, of a moro


, }s. A cock's spur.

| heroical strain, who striving to gaincope these ambages, by venturing on a new discovery, have made their voyage in half the time.

Comenius's Janua Ling, ed. 1659. GAINFUL, adj. Tractable. Yorksh. You'll find him gainful, but be sure you

curb him, And get him fairly, if you can, this lodg. ing.

B. & Fl. Pilgrim, iv, 4. GAINGIVING, S. A misgiving. GAINLY, (1) adj. Suitable.

(2) ado. Readily; easily. GAINSHIRE, S. The barb of a hook.

Derb. GAIN-SPUR, O. To excite by the

prospect of gain. Sure, in the legend of absurdest fables I should enroule most of these admirables; Save for the reverence of th' unstained

credit Of many a witnes where I yerst have read


And saving that our gain-spurr'd pilots

finde, In our dayes, waters of more wondrous kinde.

Du Bartas.
GAINSTAND, 0. To withstand.
GAINSTRIVE, v. To strive against.
GAIRISH. See Garish.
GAIRN, S. Yarn. Yorksh.
Gait, (1) s. A path, or street.

(2) 8. Summer pasturage for
cattle in a common field. North.
(3) s. A gait of water is two
buckets carried with a yoke.
(4) s. A goat.
(5) 8.

A single sheaf of corn.
(6) v. To set up sheaves of corn

in wet weather to dry. GAIT-BERDE, 8. Goat's beard. GAITING,(1) adj. Frolicsome. Dors.

(2) 8. A single sheaf of corn set

on end to dry. North. See Gait. GAITRE-BERRIE, S.

The berry of the dog-wood tree. GAKIN, 8. A simpleton. Glouc. GAL, 8. A girl. Var. d. GALAGANTING, adj.

Large and awkward. West.

GALAGE, 18. (Fr. galloche.) A GALLAGE, s clog or patten, fastened with latchets; any coarse

shoe. My heart-blood is nigh well frorn I feel, And my galage grown fast to my ieel.

Spens. Shep. Kal. Feb., 2443. GALANTNESSE, s. Fashion in dress. GALAOTHE, s. A chaplet. Maun

devile, p. 244. GALASH, v. To cover the upper

part of the shoe with leather.

GALCAR, 8. An ale-tub. Yorksh.
GALDER, S. Vulgar talk. East.
GALDIMENT, s. A great fright.

GALE, (1) v. To cry; to scream.

(2) s. Song; noise.
(3) s. A castrated bull. West.
(4) v. (A.-S. galan.) To sing.
(5) s. Wild myrtle. Cumb.
(6) s. (Fr.) Any sort of excres-
cence. Linc.
(7) v. To ache with cold; to fly
open with heat. North.
(8) v. To gale a mine, to acquire
the right of working it. West.
(9) A taunt, or gibe.
(10) Gaol, or prison.

Litul Johne and Moch for sothe
Toke the way unto the gale.

Cambridge Mř's., 15th cent. GALE-HEADED, S. Stupid. Devon. GALENTINE, 8. (Fr.) A sortof sauce.

We have in the old cookery re-
ceipts for such dishes as lain.
preys in galyntyne."
Galyntyne. Take crustes of brede, and
grynde hem smalle. Do thereto powdor
of galyngale, of canel, gyngyves, and
salt it. Tempre it with vynegar, and
drawe it up thrugh a straynor, and
niesse it forth.

Forme of Cury, p. 25.
GALES, 8. Wales.
Galey, adj. Marshy. Devon.
GALIARD, adj. Gay. See Gaillard,

Galiardise, gaiety. GALILEE, 8. A church porch.


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