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NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. xii. OCT. 2, im


which sick folk were cared for. Are there any buildings still standing, and attached to priories or abbeys, called Jesus House ? Information would be acceptable.

THOS. RATCLIFFE. Worksop.

GOMARA'S ' CONQUEST OF THE WE AST INDIA.' Southey in his notes to ' Madoc in Wales,' vi. and vii., quotes the above more than once. If the original was in Spanish, when was the translation made, and by whom ? H. P. L.


WORDS AND PHRASES IN OLD AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS.

(10 S. xii. J07.)

Franklin. " Frankline " is, according to Halliwell in his ' Archaic Words,' the bird godwit. The godwit is a bird of the marshes resembling the curlew, which was formerly in much request, when fattened, for the table. Percivall, ' Sp. Diet.,' has francolin, a godwit ; and in 1682 Sir T. Browne, ' Norfolk Birds ' (Works, 1835, iv., 319), has: " Godwyts .... accounted the daintiest dish in England" ('H.E.D.,' s.v. 'Godwit'). This dainty dish was shivered or garnished with the well-known " faded green " of the true-grown English asparagus (vide ' Shive,' Hares' s ' Glos.').

Frickle=a worrying, tiresome person; or one who " potters about " in the garden or at odd jobs : "I bain't up to a day's work now ; I can't do nothing but frickle about in my game" (Wiltshire dialect, 1 E.D.D.'). See also s.v. ' Friggle.'

Grammet. " Crammet " occurs from Hampshire in a list of words in the ' E.D.D.,' " for the present kept back from the want of further information."

"Hide-coop" and "Hide-hoop" are in South Pembrokeshire the game of " hiders- catch- winkers," or " hide-and-seek." Coop = catch ; cf. " cop."

Hog. Any mound or hilly ground sug-

Cbive of the formation archwise of a hog's k.

Hogo. Apparently a liquor of a highly navoursome kind, and a popular corruption of " haut gout." In the ' Dictionary of tha Canting Crew' B.E. has "Hogo, for Haut Goust, a strong Scent ; also a high Taste or Relish in Sauce." " To give the sawce a hogoe, let the dish (into which you let the Pike fall) ba rubed with it [i.e. garlick] " {' Compleat Angler,' chap, vii., 1653).


Horrors = the delirium tremens or ap- proaching symptoms of it : " He do take a drop too much at times, and then he has the horrors " (Trollope, ' Dr. Thorne,' xl.).

Horse of another (or different) colour. Cf. " Coat of another colour."

Huffed = off ended, or in a bad temper : " He called at Whitehaven, a town that had once huffed him" (Mactaggart, 'Encycl.'). See also * Diet, of Canting Crew,' Skeat' s ' Concise,' and 10 S. v. 448.

Ironweed. As the echium (Echium vul* gare) and viper's bugloss, this plant's medi- cinal qualities are given in Salmon's ' London Dispensatory,' 1676.

Joke, or jouk=a Northern dialect allusion to the deceiving character of the throw- games common at fairs. To joke or jouk is to cheat, swindle, or evade by artful means : " The lad saw that I wasna to be jookit " (Gait, ' Provost,' 1822, 74). In Galloway, " Young birkies like you, that come in graund coats to play ' Jook my jo ' wi' his lasses " (Crockett, ' Raiders,' 1894, xviii., quoted in 'E.D.D.').

Jubator=?a loquacious bird. A juba- tion, or jobation, is more generally a jaw- bation, as if bating another with a scolding, or " good talking to." In Ray's time in the University of Cambridge " the young scholars are wont to call chiding, jobing."

Knuck. In Yorkshire, Devonshire, and Cornwall the game of knuckle-bones is called " knuck."

Lurky. A crease or fold in one's clothes, or a wrinkle in the face, is a " lurk," or more generally a " lirk." Apparently descriptive of either the wrinkles of old age, or the lirks in a fat child: "The child's that fat I can't get dryin' all his lirks " ; and " The baby is so fat it's all lirks " (' E.D.D.').

J. HOLDEN MACMlCHAEL.

Hide-and-coop. I well remember that when a boy at Pembroke some sixty years ago I used to play what we called " hidy- hoop " and sometimes " hidy-come-seek " ; that is, " Hide-and-hoop," or " whoop," and " hide-and-come-seek."

It was played thus : One boy would hide in the most Secret place he could find. He would then shout, short and sharp, " Hoop ! " when the search would begin ; and if the boy could get home without being found, or caught, it was considered a point. There is no doubt that " hoop " is " whoop," and the proper name of the game " hide-and- whoop." May not this be a variant of " hide-and-coop " ? or rather, is not " hide-