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The boys [at IIorncastle] aunually keep G.

up the festival of the floralia on May

day, making a procession to this hull GA, v. To go. North.

with Jay gads, as they call them, in

their hands: this is a white willow wand, GAAM, (1) adj. Clammy. Wills. the bark peeled off, tied round with

(2) v. To daub with dirt. Berks. cowslips, a thyrsus of the Bacchanals: GAB, s. (A. N.) Talkativeness.

at night they have a bontire and other

merriment, which is rcally a sacrifice or GABBARD, 2 adj. Ill-contrived, as religious festival.

GABBERN, s rooms; large. West. Stukeley's Itiner. Curios., 1776, i, 31.
CABBE, v. (A.-N.) To talk idly; to
jest; to lie.

(2) s. A measuring rod of ten

GABBER, (1) v. To talk nonsense.
(2) s. A jester.

(3) s. A fishing-rod; any rod or

stick. North.
GABBERIES, S. (1) Deceits. Minsh.
(2) Prattle ; jests.

(4) s. A tall, slender person.

GABBLE-RATCHES, S. Birds which
make a great noise in the eveni-

(5) s. The gad-fly.
ings. North.

(6) v. To ilit about as a gad-fly. GABBO, Zs.

(7) v. The game of thrce

To run madly about the

field, said of cattle.
GOBBO, card loo.
GABEL, S. (A.-N.) An excise.

(8) v. To think; to believe. Ken

GABERDINE, S. (Fr.) A coarse cloak
or mantle.

(9) s. A wedge used in mining. GABERLILTIE, S. A ballad-singer.

Pick and gad, and keep the North.

kibble going," a very common GABIE, s. A large-holed sieve.

motto in the mining districts Norih.

expressive of bustle and acti. GABLE, (1) s. (Fr.) A calle.

vity. (2) adj. High.

GAD-ABOUT, . A rambler. J'est. GABLE-POLES, S. Rods placed out.

GADAMAN, adj. Roguish. Heref. side the roof to secure the thatch.

GAD-BEE, s. The gad-fly.
GABLET, s. A small ornamental

GAD-BIT, s. A nail-passer.
gable or canopy over a tabernacle

GAD-BREEZE, S. The gad-fiy. or niche.

4. He's a puppy-I can liken liim to GABLICK, S. A crow-bar. Linc.

nothing but my bald heffer when she's GABLOCKS, S. Spurs for fighting- got the gad-breeze in her tail. cocks.

The Country Farmer's Catechism, 1703. GABRIEL-BELL, S.

A local name

GADDRE, s. for the saints' hell or ting-tang.

A sheep's or calf's

pluck. GABRIEL-RATCHET, s. The name

GADE, S. A gadling.
of a ghost or night spirit. North.

Gader, v. To gather.
GABY, S. A simpleton.

GADGER, S. A gauger. North.
GACH, s. Filth or dirt of children.

GAD-HOOK, S. A long pole with an

iron crook. Somerset. GAD, (1) s. (A.-S.) A goad, or sharp GADING, 28. A going about; a point of metal; a spear; a pole

GADDING, S pilgrimage. pointed with metal.

GaDLING, S. (A.-S.) A worthless
And, come, I will go get a leaf of brass,

And with a gad of steel will write these

GAD-NAIL, S. A sort of long stout
And lay it by.

Tit. Andr., iv, 1. nail.

6. TRASER MAR 23 1943

GADS, S. 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. IVest.

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,

mode of address among the lower classes, equivalent 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.

(3) To hinder motion by tight

ness. Northampt. GAGATE, S. (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) s. A measure of slate, a yard

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

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

mutton. See Gigget. GAGGLE, v. To cackle. GAGGLES, s. The game of nine

pins. North. GAGS, s. Children's pictures. Suff. GAG-TEETH, s. Teeth projecting

out. Nomencl. Gagy, adj. Showery. Suss. GAHUSEY, 8. 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 Noriæ 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; respectable; accommodating; goad

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

the nearest way; to meet witli.
Sone indeed there have been, of a moro

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 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. GAFFET, 2

s. A cock's spur. GAFFLET, GAFFLED, adj. Silly. Northampt. GAFFLOCK, S. A crow-bar. Derb. Garrs, s. Spurs for fighting-cocks. GAFT, $. A sort of hook for catch

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

(2) To gad about.

my rack,

GALAGE, ? 8. (Fr. galloche.) A GALLAGE, } clog or patten, fastened with latchets; any coarse shoe.


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 lody. ing.

B. S. 1l. Pilgrim, iv, 1. GAINGIVING, S. A misgiving. GAINLY, (1) adj. Suitable.

(2) adv. Rearlily; easily. GAINSHIRE, S. The barb of a hook.

Derb. GAIN-SPUR, v. 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

it: And saving that our gain-spurr'd pilots

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

Du Bartas.
GAINSTAND, v. To withstand.
GAINSTRIVE, v. To strive against.
GAIRISH. See Garish.
GAIRN, 8. Yarı. Yorksh.
Gait, (1) s. A path, or street.

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

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

(2) s. A single sheaf of corn set

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

the dog-wood tree.
GAKIN, S. A simpleton. Glouc.
GAL, S. A girl. Var. d.

Large and awkward. West.

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

Spens. Shep. Kal. Feb., 213. 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, s. 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-

(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. Il'est.
(9) A taunt, or gibe.
(10) Gaol, or prison.

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

Cambridge Dis., 15th cenit. GALE-HEADED, s. Stupid. Devon. GALENTINE, S. (Fr.) A sort of sauce.

We haye in the old cookery re-
ceipts for such dishes as “lam-
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 rynegar, and!
drawe it up thrugh a straynor, and

niesse it forth. Forme of Cury, p. 25.
GALES, S. Wales.
GALEY, adj. Varshy. Devon.
GALIAR), adj. Gay. See Gaillard

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


These were commonly called gallie men, as men that came up in the gallies, who brought up wines and other merchandizes, which they landed in Thamesstrete, at a place called galley-key: they had a certaine coyne of silver amongst themselves, which were lialf-pence of Genoa, and were called galley-half pence. These half-pence were forbidden in the thirteenth year of Henry IV, and again by parliament in the third of Henry V, by the nanie of half-pence of Genoa, forbidden to passe as unlawfull payment amongst the English subjects. Notwithstanding, in my youth, I have secn them passe currant.

Stowe's Survey of London, 1599.

GALING, S. A bruise. Somerset. GALINGALE, 1 s. (A.-N.) The GALANGALE, ) aromatic root of the rush cyperus, used as a drug,

or as a seasoning for dishes. GALINIC, 8. A guinea-fowl. Cornw. GALICT, s. (Fr.) A small vessel. GALKABAW, S.

A girl who looks after cows. Sujf. GALL, (Fr.) (1) 3. A sarcasm, or

severe joke; a galling stroke;
vexation, or trouble.
(2) v. To say galling, sarcastic
I have seen you gleeking and galling at
this gentleman twice or thrice.

Hen. V, v, 1. (3) s. A sore place; a fault. Stronglie they stop up al goon-hole galls.

Heywood's Spider Flie, 1556. (4) v. To frighten. Somerset. (5) s. The oak-apple.

(6) s. A defect in a tree. Suss. GALLACES, S. Braces. Yorksh. GALLANT, (1) adj. Finely dressed.

(2) s. A person in gay apparel. GALLANTED, adj. Gallant, well dressed. Enter Bubble gallanted.

Grecne's Tu Quoque. GALLAS, S. The gallows. GALLEY-BAUK, s.

A beam in a chimney to hang pot.hooks.

GALLEY-BIRD, s. A woodpecker.


A scarecrow.
GALLEY-FOIST, 8. A long barge

GALLEY-NOSE, S. The figure-head

of a ship. GALLIAN, adj. French. Shakesp. GALLIARD, (Fr.) (1) adj. Gay;

(2) s. A quick lively dance, in-
troduced into England about

1541. GALLIARDISE, S. (Fr.) Exuberant

gaiety. GALLIASS (Fr.) A large kind of

galley. GALLIBEGGAR, s.

A scarecrow. South. GALLIC, adj. Bitter as gall. GALLIC-HANDED, adj. Left-handed.

North. GALLIER, s. (1) One who keeps

teams for hire. Heref.

(2) A fight; romping. West. GALLIGANT. See Gallivanting, GALLIGANTUS, S. An animal above

the usual size. Glouc. GALLIMATION, s. (Fr.) Nonsense. GALLIMAWFREY, s. (1) A dish

made of several sorts of meat minced, or of remnants and scraps. A gallimaufrey, une fricassée." The French School. master, 1636. “ O Lord, he hath supped up all the broth of this gallimaufry, Seigneur Dieu, il a humé tout le brouïd de ce pasté en pot.16. The word is

with vars.


Because the sands were bare, and water

low, We rested there till it two hours did flow : And theu to travell our galley-foyst, Our ancker quickly weigh’d, our sayle up

hoyst, Where thirty miles we past, a mile from

shore, The water two foot deepe, or little more.

Taylor's IForks, 1630.

applied in printing offices to any GALOCHE, s. See Galage.
eatables or drinkables.

GALORE, s. Plenty (from the Irish). (2) Metaphorically, any confused GALPE, v. (A.-S.) To yawn; to medley of things.

belch. GALLIMENT, s. Anything frightful. Galt, (1) s. A boar pig. Devon.

(2) s. Clay. Suffolk. GALLIOON, s. (Span.) A small ship. (3) v. To rul), or gall. Hyppias the Troyan the broad lyter framed,

GALVER, v. To throb, or move The Cyrenens the hoy, which some more quickly. East.

fine, The gallioon call: with barks the Cyprians

GALWES, s. (A.-S.) The gallows. tamed

GAM, v. To mock. North. The rude sea-rovers, cockboates (some GAMASHES,

s. A sort of loose divine). Great Britaines Troye, 1609.

GAMBADOES, drawers or stockGALLIVANTING, s. Rustic gallant- GAMOGINS, ings worn outside ing.

the legs over the other clothing; GALLOC, s. The plant comfrey, cases of leather to protect the GALLOCK-HAND, S. The left hand. shoes and stockings from the dirt Yorksh.

when on horseback; gaiters. GALLOPED-BEEF, S.

Poor beer for

Daccus is all bedawb’d with golden lace, immediate use. East.

Hose, doublet, jerkin; and gamashes too. GALLOPIN, S. A scullion or under

Davies, Scourge of Folly, 1611. cook. GALLOW, v. (A.-S.) To frighten.

GAMAWDLED, adj. Half tipsy. Linc. GALLOWAY, S. A horse under fifteen

GAMBA, S. hands high; a hackney. North. Some likewise there affect the gamba with GALLOW-CLAPPER, S. A very wild

the voice, youth.

To shew tliat England could varietie afford.

Drayton's Polyolbion, song 4. GALLOWGLASS, s. (1) A sort of Irish foot-soldier.

GAMBAUDE, S. (A.-N.) A gambol. (2) A heavy are used by the GAMBESON, S. (A.-N.) A stiff coat, gallowglasses.

worn under the armour, and GALLOWS, adv. Very. Var.d. descending to the middle of the GALLOW-TREE, S. The gallows. thighs; a similar though less GALLS, 3. Springs or wet places

substantial habit worn by women a field; bare places in a crop. to improve their figure. GALLY, (1) v. To frighten; to GAMBLE, S. (1) A leg. Somerset. taunt; to hurry. West.

(2) A butcher's staff. (2) adj. Wet; moist; applied to GAMBONE, S. A gammon. Skelton. land.

GAMBREL, (Ital.) (1) s. A piece of GALLY-BIRD, s. The woodpecker. wood used by butchers for exSussex.

panding a slaughtered animal. GALLY-GASKINS,

s. Wide loose

(2) s. The leg of a horse. GALLY-BREECHES,

(3) v. To tie by the leg.

trousers. GALLY-SLOPS,

(4) s. A cart with rails. Heref. GALLY-GUN, S. A sort of culverin. GAME, s. (1) (4.-S.) Pleasure ; GALLY-TEAM, S. A team kept for sport. Gameliche, joyfully, playhire. West.

fully. GALLY-TILES, S. Small square tiles. (2) A rabbit-warren. GALLY-TRAPS, S. Any unbecoming

Parkes of fallow deere, and games of ornaments. Glouc.

graic conies, it maintaineth many, the

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