[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 23-24

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Mar 27 13:37:49 PST 2002


The sound of liquids when shaken in a barrel.
-- James Halliwell’s Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

Palm Sunday
On the south-east side of Howley ruins [near Leeds] is Lady Anne’s Well, with the following superstition: Annually on Palm Sunday, the surrounding villagers have for ages been accustomed to resort to drink its waters on account of their supposed preternatural efficacy, for at six o’clock on that morning it was believed that they assumed different colours.  This “Lady Anne” was Lady Anne Villiers who, in her widowhood, was married to Savile, Earl of Sussex, resident at Howley Hall, where she was known to have been living in 1663.  What gave rise to the superstition is not known, but the well is said to have been a favorite haunt of hers.
-- C. Clough Robinson’s Dialect of Leeds, 1862

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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