[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 23-24
lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Mar 27 13:37:49 PST 2002
The sound of liquids when shaken in a barrel.
-- James Halliwells Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855
On the south-east side of Howley ruins [near Leeds] is Lady Annes 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 oclock 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 Robinsons Dialect of Leeds, 1862
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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