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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.
(2) s. A measuring rod of ten
(3) s. A fishing-rod; any rod or
(4) s. A tall, slender person.
(5) s. The gad-fly.
(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.
(8) v. To think; to believe. Ken
(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.
GAD-BIT, s. A nail-passer.
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.
Gader, v. To gather.
GADGER, S. A gauger. North.
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
GAD-NAIL, S. A sort of long stout
Tit. Andr., iv, 1. nail.
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GADS, S. Knobs or spikes of iron
used in armour. GAD-STEEL, S. Flemish steel, made
in gads, or small bars.
Called also a gaffer.
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.
(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.
the nearest way; to meet witli.
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.
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.
(2) s. Summer pasturage for
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.
Large and awkward. West.
My heart-blood is nigh well frorn I feel,
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.
(2) s. Song; noise.
Litul Johne and Moch for sothe
Cambridge Dis., 15th cenit. GALE-HEADED, s. Stupid. Devon. GALENTINE, S. (Fr.) A sort of sauce.
We haye in the old cookery re-
niesse it forth. Forme of Cury, p. 25.
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;
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-NOSE, S. The figure-head
of a ship. GALLIAN, adj. French. Shakesp. GALLIARD, (Fr.) (1) adj. Gay;
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
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.
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.
(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