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GARRANT; }8. A gelding.

from head to feet in the great glass, GASCOINES, 8. Gally.gaskins, comb out your periwig, shake your

Gase, (1) 8. A goose. garnitures, and be gone. Sedley, Mulberry Garden, 1668. (2) pres. t. Goes.

GASE-HOUND, 8. A kind of hound Besides, the two garnitures he brought valued for its excellent sight. out of France are soil'd.

GASAFUL, adj. Ghastly. East. Was it the merit of his fashionable

GASK-HEIFER, 8. A young beast, impudence, the briskness of his noise, which has taken the bull, but is the wit of his laugh, his judgment or

not yet in calf. Norf. fancy in his garniture ? Wycherley, Plain-dealer, 1677.

GASKIN,

GASCOYN, GARN-WINDLE, 8. A reel to wind

Nay, more, in my conscience, he has a yarn upon. North.

horse that shall be nameless, the sight GARNWYN, S. A reel. Nominale. of whose gaskins does more please his GARRACK, adj. Awkward. Cumb. eyes than it he beheld the thighs of a

second Rosamond.

Howard, Man of Neromarket, 1678. GARON, GARRAY, 8. Troops; array.

(2) A gally-gaskin. GARRE, v. (1) To work; to expel. Gast, (1) 8. (A.-S.) A ghost; spirit; North. See Gare.

breath. (2) To chirp, or chatter.

(2) v. To frighten ; to be fright. GARRET, 8. The head. Var. d.

ened. GARRETTED, adj. Having small GAST-BIRD, S. A single partridge

splinters of stone inserted in the in the shooting season. Suffolk. joints of masonry.

Gast-cow, 8. A cow which does GARRON-NAILS, 8. Large spike. not produce a calf in the season. nails. North.

East. GARRY-H0, 8. Loose improper GASTER, 0. To frighten. Essex. language. Northampt.

GASTERN, adj. Frightened. Leic. GARS, 8. (A.-S.) Grass. Garsing, GASTFUL, adj. Frightful. Palsg. a pasture. North.

GASTNE, 8. An apparition. GARSH, 8. A notch.

GASTNESS, S. (A.-S.) Ghastliness. GARSING, 8. An old method of GASTOYNE, 8. (A.-N.) A solitude.

bleeding by pricking the skin Gat, 8. (1) A goat. with a lancet.

(2) An opening. East. GARSOM, s. Earnest money. North. GATCHEL,8. The mouth. Somerset. GARSON, 8. (A.-N.) A youth ; a Gate, s. (A.-S.) (1) A street, or page.

road. “Go thi gate,go thy GART, pret. t. of gare. Made.

way. GARTEN, 8. (1) A garter. North, (2) Gates, along the Kentish

(2) Corn in the sheaf. Durham. coast, are waggon-tracks where GARTH, 8. (A.-S.) (1) A yard; a the cliff, fifty or sixty feet in

small inclosure adjoining height, is cut down in a kind of house; a garden; a

trench broad enough for a wagGarthecresse, garden cress. gon, and thus forms a gradual North.

ascent from the beach to the (2) A hoop, or band. North. highland above. They are GARTLE-HEADED, adj. Thoughtless. chiefly used for drawin : sea-weed East.

to rot with other refuse as GARTLESS, adj Heedless. East. manure, and the crops of the

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Isle of Thanet owe much to this GAUBERT, 8. An iron rack for a source.

chimney. Chesh. (3) A farm-yard. South.

GAUBY, 8. A lout. Derb. (4) Manner; fashion. Other GAUCHAR, 8. Vexation. Pol. Songs,

gates, in another manner. GATE-DOOR, S. The street door. GAUCY, adj. Fat and comely. GATE-DOWN, 8. A going down. North. GATEL, S. For Catel, goods. Beves GAUD, (1) 8. A toy, or piece of of Hamtoun, p. 129.

finery. Gauded, adorned. GATE-PENNY, s. A tribute for leave

(2) s.

A jest, or trick; a jolli. to pass through gates.

fication. GATE-POST-BARGAIN,

When

(3) s.

Habit; fashion. Yorksh. the money is paid on the gate- (4) v. To sport. post before the stock sold leave GAUDEES, 8. The larger beads in a the field. North.

bead-roll. GATE-ROOM, 8. A paddock.

GAUDERY, s. Finery. GATEROW, s. A street, or lane. GAUDY, (1) adj. Gay; festive ; I saw erewhile here in our gaterov a

flattering. Gaudy-day, a feast poore maid lamenting for her mother day. that was dead. Terence in English, 1641.

I have good cause to set the cocke on A certain woman ...... came from the hope, and make gaudye chere. Andros, now three yeares since, to dwell

Palsgrade's Acolastus, 1540. here in our neighbourhood or gate-row.

Ib. And, Phedria, thinkest thou mee to be

so undiscreet and foolish, that thou GATE-SCHADYLLE, 8. The division canst deceive me with gawdie tearms, of a road. Pr. P.

and so lead mine away for nothing. GATE-SHORD, A gate-way.

Terence in English, 1641. Somerset.

(2) s. Gaiety. GATE-WARD, 8. (A.-S.) A porter.

GAUDY-DAY, 8.

A showery day GATHER, (1) s. An animal's pluck. with gleams of sunshine. NorthSee Gaddre.

ampt. (2) v. To glean. Somerset. GAUDY-FAT, adj. Excessively fat, GATHERER, S. The money-taker at a term applied solely to butcher's a theatre. Alleyn Papers.

meat. North. GATHERERS, s. The teeth of a GAUDY-GREEN, 8. Light green.

horse by which he draws in his GAUF, v. To go off. Somerset. food.

GAUGHLING, adj. Tall and slender. GATHERING, 8. Raking mown hay Warw. or corn into cocks or rows.

Gauk, v. To stare vacantly. North. GATHERING-TUB, 8. A tub used in GAUK-HANDED, adj. Left-handed. brewing.

Craven. GATLESS, adj. Heedless. East. Gauky, adj. Clownish; awkward. GATTARDS, adv. Gatewards. Leic. GAUL, 8. A large wooden lever. GATTERAM, S. A green lane. Linc. Lanc. GATTER-BUSH, s. Thewild gelder- GAULDRING. Drawling. Somerset. GATTRIDGE,

GAULS, 8. Void spaces in coppices. GATTLEHEADED, adj. Forgetful. Essex. Cumb.

GAULT, 8. Blue clay. Var. d. GAT-TOTHED, adj. Having teeth GAUM, 0. (1) To understand; to projecting out.

distinguish; to consider.

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stale, and gavel, and bargayn with (3) To handle improperly. North.

othren vor his ozen to habbe. (4) To smear, or maul.

Ayenbite of Inwyt, p. 6. GAUMED, adj. Soiled, grimed, or Gavelok, s. (1) (4.-S.) A spear

made filthy. “His hands were or javelin.

gaumed all over." Warw. GAUMLESS, adj. (1) Half silly.

Donax, come thou hither into the midst North.

of the host with thy gavelocke.

Terence in English, 1641. (2) Frozen, as the fingers. Gaumy, adj. Sticky. Northampt. (2) A crow-bar. North. GAUN, (1) s. A gallon measure. GAVER, The sea cray-fish. Var. d.

Cornw. (2) Going; given. North. GAVER-HALE, 8. The jack-snipe.

(3) Star:ng vacantly. Northampt. Devon. GAUNCE, (1)". To prance a horse. Gavy, s. A silly person, or bal! (2) adj. Gaunt.

idiot. Warw. GAUNSEL, 8. A sort of sauce Gaw, 8. (1) A boat-pole.

formerly eaten with geese, made (2) A stripe. South. of flour and milk, and coloured GawcUM, 8. A simpleton. Sowith saffron,

merset. GAUNT, adj. Reduced in strength. | GAWFIN, S. A clownish fellow Leic.

Chesh. GAUNTRY, 8. A wooden frame for Gawish, adj. Gay. casks.

Gawk, (1) s. A cuckoo. GAUNTY, adj. Luxuriant. North- (2) adj. Awkward. Var. d. ampt.

(3) 8. A fool. North. GAUP, (1) o. To gape, or stare. (4) 8. A cuckold. Var. d.

(5) 0. To hawk and spit. Devon. (2) 8. Noisy talk. Derby. GAWK-A-MOUTH, S. A gaping fool. (3) o. To stretch the limbs Deoon. nervously.

GAWKSHAW, 8. A left-handed man. GAUPEN, 8. Two handfuls; an im- Yorksh.

moderate quantity. North. GAWL, 8. Gold. Somerset. GAUPS, 8. A simpleton. South. GAWLE, 0. To cry out. See Gale. GAURE, v. (1) To stare.

GAWLEY, S.

A blockhead. Warw. (2) To cry out.

and Leic. Garry, adj. Healthy; exuberant. Gawm, v. To look idly about. Northampt.

Essex. GAUSTER, O. To laugh loudly; to GAWMIN, adj. Stupid. North. swagger. Craden.

Gawne, pret. t. Gave. Essex. GAUVE, 0. To stare rudely. North. GAWNEY, S. A simpleton. Wilts. GAUVISON, 8. A simpleton. North. GAWN-PAIL, s. A pail with the GAUVY, S. A dunce.

handle on one side. Glouc. GAVEG, 8. A gage, or pledge. Gawt, 8. The channel to convey GAVEL, (1) 8. A sheaf of corn be. water from a water-wheel. Lanc. fore it is tied up. East.

GAY, (1) s. A print, or picture. (2) s. The gable.

Still used in Essex. (3) 0. To stare vacantly. Cumb. (4) 8. Usury. Gaveler, a usurer. Look upon precepts in emblems, as

they do upon gays and pictures. In thise heste is vorbode roberie,thiefthe,

L'Estrange

Is here to get some three or four gazets, Some three-pence in the whole, for that 'twill come to.

B. Jons., Fox, i, 2

I must needs own Jacob Tonson's ingenuity to be greater than the translators, who in the inscription to the fine gay, in the front of the book, calls it very honestly, Dryden's

Virgil. Milbourne's Notes on Dryd. (2) 8. A

gay person. Gawayne. (3) adj. Quick ; fast. Var. d. (4) adj. Tolerable; considerable. North. (5) 8. The noon or morning. North. (6) A small rut in a path. Linc. (7) A gay bit, a tolerable piece,

a good while. Westmorel. GAY-CARDS, 8. Court cards. Suffolk. GAY-FLOOR, S. In the coal-pits at

Wednesbury in Staffordshire, the third parting or laming in the body of the coal is called the

gay-floor, two foot thick. Kennett. GAYLE, 8. A gaol. GAYLY, adj. Tolerable ; quite well.

Westmorel.
GAYNE, v. (1) To gainsay.

(2) To avail. GAYNESSE, 8. Gaiety. GAYNESTE, adj. Readiest; nearest.

At the gayneste, at random. Palsy. GAYNPAYNE, S. The sword used

at tournaments. GAYN-STIE, S. The highway. GAY-POLE, 8. A beam placed across

the interior of a chimney to hold the hangers for the kettles.

Shropsh. GAYSHEN, 8. A simplet:n. Cumb. GAYSPAND, pret. a. Gasping ?

Grisely gayspand

With grucchande lotes. Morte Arthure. GAYSTYN, 0. To lodge. Gawayne. GAZEL, 8. The black currant. Kent.

Also, the wild plum. GAZET, S. A small Venetian coin

of the value of three farthings ; it was the original price of a newspaper, whence the now cur.

rent name of Gazette. What moustrous and most painful cir.

cumstance

GE, 0. To go, addressed to horses.

In Derbyshire, the following is the Hounhym dialect : Gee, straight forward-Height, to the right-Hau, to the left-Come ither, to the driver-Woep, halt. Sometimes all the terms are used in a breath; an emphasis being laid on that command which re

quired obedience." GEAL, 8. The hole through which

the metal, &c., is poured into a

mould. GEALE, v. (Fr.) To freeze, or

become jelly.
It forms little grains or seeds within it,
which cleave to its sides, then grow
hard, and geal, as it were.

Parthenia Sacra. GRALL, 0. To grieve. Northumb. GEAN, 8. The wild cherry. Var.d. GEANCE, 8. A jaunt, or errand. GEAND,

-8. (A.-N.) A giant.
GEAUNT,
GEANT, 8. A jay.
GEANY, adj. Profitable. Tusser.
Gear, (1) 8. Any kind of moveable

property; business in general ;
subject, or matter.
Ile tell her such a tale for this geare,
that she shall not be well pleased with
some of you. Terence in English, 1641.
(2) 0. To dress.
(3) 8. A worthless thing or
person. Gearment, rubbish.

Yorksh.
GEARING-RAJLS, s. The ladder-

like rails at the side of a cart.

Northampt. GEARS, 8. Horse trappings. GEARUM, adv. Out of order. Lanc. GFASON, adj. Scarce; rare. See

Geson.

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Fayre is thy face, and lovely are thy lookes, Rich be thy robes, and geason to be had.

Turberville's Epit. f Sonnettes, 1569.

GEAST,(1) 8. A joist, or cross-beam.

Ye the geastes and dorechekes moved at their cryinge.

Tindalls & Cranmer's Bibles, 6 Isaiah. (2) part. p. Guessed. GEAT, 8. (1) Jet.

(2) The hole through which melted metal is poured into a mould. MS. Lansd., 1033.

(3) Pace. Northumb. GEAY, (1)

s. A jay. (2) o. To go. GEB, v. To turn up the eyes ; to

sneer. North.
Geck, (1) 8. A dupe ; a fool.

(2) 0. To dupe.
(3) 8. Scorn; derision. North.
(4) v. To toss the head scorn.

fully.
GECKDOR, 8. Goose-grass.
Ged, (1) adj. Dead. Derbysh.

(2) 8. A pike. Northumb. GEDDEDE, adj. (A.-S.) Dead. GEDDIS, 8. Goods. GEDE, pret. t. Went. GEDELYNGE, 8. A vagabond. See

Gadling.
GEDER, O. To gather.
GED-WAND, 8. A goad. North.
GEE, (1) o. To give; to thaw.

Var. d. Geed, gave ; geen, given.
North,
(2) 0. To agree; to suit. Var. d.
(3) s. An affront; obstinacy.

North.
GEEAL, adj. Clear. Yorksh.
GEE-BRID, 8. The jay. Leic.
GEED, pret. t. Went. Norf.
GEEME, v. To give suck. "zeeme

or zeve soke, lacto.Huloet. GEERING, S. The ladders and side

rails of a waggon. Midland C. GEES, 8. A hawk's jesses. GEESE, S. A horse's girth. Devon. GEET, 8. (1) Jet.

(2) Goats. GEETEN, v. To say ye, or you, in.

stead of thou, to a person.

"geetyne or sey zee, voso.Huloet. GEFF, adj. Deaf. Var. d.

Geg, o. To walk carelessly. North Geggin, 8. A small tub. North. GEHEZIE-CHEESE, 8. Very poor

cheese, made of half-skimmed

milk. East. GEITLESSE, adj. Without booty.

Morte Arthure.
GEKE, 8. A cuckoo. See Gork.
GELD, (1) v. (A.-S.) To castrate ;

but anciently used also for the
operation by which females are
rendered barren. Antigonus, in
the Winter's Tale, act ii, threatens
to geld his three daughters.
(2) o. To cut off the tops of ant.
hills, and throw the inside over
the land. Herefordsh.
(3) 0. To cleanse wheat.

(4) 8. (A.-S.) A tax. North.
GELDING, 8. A eunuch.
GELE, 18. (A.-N.) Jelly. Ge.
GELIFFES, lide, made into a jelly.
Gell, (1) v. To split. North.

(2) 8. A large quantity. Warw. GELMYD, pret. t. Glittered. Reliq.

Ant., i, 77. GELOFER. See Gillofers. GELP, 8. Thin insipid liquor. Yorksh. GELPE, v. To boast. Nominale, MS. Gelt, (1) 8. (A.-S.) Money.

(2) adj. Barren, or impotent.

Yorksh. From geld.
Geltir, adj. Guilty.
GEMEAN, adj. Common; vulgar.

Yorksh.
GEME-FEDERS, 8.

The feathers covering a hawk's tail. GEMEL, 8. (A.-N.) A twin, or pair.

Gemels, a pair of hinges. GEMETRY, 8. Geometry. GEMMAN, 8. A gentleman. GEMMERY, 8. A jewel-house. Gen, (1) prep. Against.

(2) pret. t. of give. Var. d. GENDE, adj. Neat; pretty. GENDER, v. To ring, or resound; to chatter with the teeth. Craoen.

-0. To engender. GENERE, Gene, (1) part. p. Given.

GENDER, }o.

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