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gjirctefltfljgia €nminnht FIFTH SERIES.—VOL. II, NO. VII. JULY 1885. THE CELTIC ELEMENT IN THE DIALECTIC WORDS OF THE COUNTIES OF NORTH¬ AMPTON AND LEICESTER (Continued from p. 96.) ANGLO-CELTIC. Sizzle, to dry and shrivel up by the fire; formed from the sound pro¬ duced by the action of heat on greasy substances (N.). Properly it means to crackle1 Skeg, the wild damson (N.), S. Skelp&r, a tall, lanky youth (L.) Skerry, sk&trig, the thin, grey bands (of stone) found in the red brick- earth near Bosworth (L.) Skid, an iron slide applied to a wheel on going down hill (L.); A.-S. scid, a billet of wood Skilly, a drink made of oatmeal and water (L.) Slats, the sleepers or rails for the bed of a cart (N.) Slim, thin, slender, slight (N.); 0. Du. slim, awry, bias-wise (Skeat) Slommacks (slommack-cs*), a drab, a CELTIC. W. sis, a low sound; sisialu, to mur¬ mur Ir. Gael. sgeach=skega, the haw oi berry of the whitethorn ; Manx skaig=skaga, id. Gael. sgealj)=skalpi,a, tall man ; Ir. Gael, sgealb, a long stake, a splin¬ ter Ir. Gael. sgreag=skragi, W. careg, rock, stone ; Manx, karrig, sker, id.; Ir. W. craig, rock W. csgid=skid, Corn, escid, a shoe ; Sans, sku, to cover W. isgell, Corn, iskell, broth, pot¬ tage Ir. Gael, slat ; Manx, slatt, branch, bough; W. llath, rod, lath ; Sans. lata, branch Ir.Gael.sZim,lank,lean, thin; Manx, sliman, a loose garment; W. llym, sharp in edge or point; Arm. lemm, id. Ir. slab (for slam); Gael, slaib, mud, 1 "Sizzle, the half hiss, half sigh of an animal; of an owl, for instance" (Hall). Ray says that yeast is called in the North sizzing, from the sound of the working beer. 2 -8 or -es is a Celtic feminine suffix. 5th ser., vol. ii. 11