Glossary Of Northamptonshire Words And Phrases Volume 2

Paperback | May 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...to go off in a shabby manner. B.N.C. C.C. P.D. H.A.D. SHACK. To shake, of which it is only another form. A.-Sax. sceacan. Shack off all pruyde. Piers Ploughman. C.C. e.l. 2. To shed, as over-ripe corn. 3. Inferior refuse corn; what is termed offal-corn; the refuse of the Tailings, or the shaken grain that remains on the ground after harvest and gleaning; also in the woodlands, the acorns or mast under the trees. M.s. F.e.A. H.A.D. 4. To send pigs or poultry to shack, is to turn them into the stubble-fields to eat up the loose or shaken corn. Phillips says, "Shack, in Norfolk and Suffolk, is the liberty of winter pasturage, the lords of manors having the privilege to feed their flocks of sheep at pleasure upon their tenants' land during the six winter months. Also a custom in Norfolk to have common for hogs from the end of harvest till seed-time in all men's grounds. Whence, to go at shack in that country signifies as much as to go at large." In allusion to this custom, Tusser says,--Yoke never thy swine while y" shack time doth last. M.S. F.E.A. H.A.D. H.P. VOL. II. l 5. An idle, low fellow. "A worthless shack." "He's always on the shack." Provincial in America. See a long note on the origin of this term in Evans's Leicestershire Glossary. F.e.A. H.s. e.l. H.P. H.A.D. (5. A peculiar loose way of walking or riding: also a gentle trot. "He always goes of a shack." 7. To rove, or lounge about idly. "He's a good-fornothing chap, he's always shacking about." F.e.A. e.l. H.A.D. SHACK-BAG. A shabby fellow, lurking and prowling about; a ragamuffin. Forby says, " Properly, one who carries a bag, shaking it to induce others to put something in, and holding it ready to receive what he can pilfer." We als...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...to go off in a shabby manner. B.N.C. C.C. P.D. H.A.D. SHACK. To shake, of which it is only another form. A.-Sax. sceacan. Shack ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217961797

ISBN - 13:9780217961790

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