Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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GLOSSARY.
409
shaw'd, showed.
sheen, bright.
shent, disgraced, injured.
shope, 39, shaped, assumed.
shot, plot of land; also, a
place where fishermen let out
their nets.              ,
shot - window, a projected, . over-hanging window. * sicker, sickerly, sure, surely. side, long.
sindry, 301, peculiar. skeely, skilful. skink, serve drink. slode, slid, split. sloe, slay; slone, slain, emit, a clashing noise. soum, swim. spare, the opening in a woman's
gown. spille, destroy, perish. sta', stall. staf, stuff. stark and stoor, 254, strong,
and big; here we may
say, rough and rude. staw, stole. steek, stitch, thread; steeking,
stitching,
step-minnie, step-mother.
sterte, started.
stickit, 139, cut Hie throat.
stock, the forepart of a bed.
stoups, flagons.
stour, stower, 171, fight, dis­turbance.
stown, stolen.
streekit, stretched, struck down.
stythe, 43, sty.
suld, should.
swaird, sword.
sweven, dream.
swith, quickly.
syne, then, afterwards; ere syne, before now.
tee, too.
tein, suffering, grief.
thae, these.
theek, theekit, thatch, thatch­ed.
think l&ng, feel weary, ennuyi.
thir, these.
thocht lang, grew weary, felt ennui.
thole, endure.
thorn, 339, (aud thorn'd, ii. 338,) refreshed with food f
steeked, fastened.
* It " meant a certain species of aperture, generally cir­cular, which used to be common in the stair-cases of old wooden houses in Scotland, and some specimens of which are yet to be seen in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was calculated to save glass in those parts of the house where light was required, but where there was no necessity for the exclusion of the air."—Chambers.
Not always certainly, since persons are sometimes said to be lying at the shot window.







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