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A coarse apron a contemptuous term for a troublesome In Borrowdale they have child. a saying that when it rains on Maudlin (Magdalen) day, Jenny Maudlin is bleaching her brat' This is the 2nd August. Brattle, G. the loud rattling noise Brat, ; ' G. broke. , ' B ranks, Brass, G. copper Barryham, N. , 'An' Kursty brong brought. Anderson. ' Brashy, Brackins, Brak, Brang, Bran new, bcmt with a plough is G. twice the length of the field, or once about. Bout, supporting the baking-plate or girdle at a proper distance above the fire ; a trivet.
Callas't, loused. Cannel stick, c. rushes used for Carl cat, cat. E. a male cat, a master 15 CUMBERLAND GLOSSARY. Carl hemp, hemp. G. W. grey pease softened in water and fried in butter, and eaten on the Sunday next Seldom before Palm Sunday. practised now. Carr, c. a rather extensive hollow place where water stands in winter as Brayton Carr, Eller Carr, Kirkland Carr,' &c. Cat collop, Cat gallas, the spleen. c. two sticks set upright with one across in the form of a gallows; used for boys to G.
Crooked, zigzag. c. ' Cro, were sore. W. , ' Crag starlin', Crammel, c. feet crush or break into fragments. ' Cracker, Crap, Creupp, Jreean' Orchis mascula. , N. crept. W. crow. Croab't, c. drunk. Crammelly, c. tottery, unsteady. , Crunch, N. to crush with the teeth. Coarse sand cranches under the feet. vik, N. a disease in the stomach of cattle occasioned by want of Granky, E. crotchety; sickly and complaining. , Shots, Shot lambs, N. and E. , soldier in N. 1745 and, like his neighbours, wore a check linen shirt with white frills on the breast then called a cranky ' sark but the ancient garmen of that name was made of home; ' : grown and home-spun hemp.