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Compound Rhyming Words

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In the south they luwe a very expressive phrase for one indiffereutly well - "frobly-moWy" - and tobe ia "mubblefubble" sigui'fies low spirits. Iu Leeds, wheu a persou is oveipovvered witb astoinshmebt, be is said to be "much Struok," a phrase forciblo but scare.ely polite. "Hui'k-muck" is au Gspressioa of like churacter, meauius fonl, miiy, id iu Devotishire a bedraggled, besmirehed peruou ia sajd tobe "mucksou up to the hnokíou. Iu Gloucestei-ïihire a wavering, uustable or -worthless man is called a "mecklu-keclde follow, " and it is wortiiy of remark that in Derbyshire poor ore is called "keckle-uieokle. " An a-wkward simpletoii is callod "uauveygauvey" in tüe ueighborhood of Leeds. In Warwiokshire they style snoh a oue as "hobgobliu," or elsa it is frora "nob," a lout, aud "bog," a lump. "Gobbinshire" is the abode- "that uover was ■writ in the traveler's chart" - of uncoutli i'olk. Tluiy say of a slovenly loafer in sontli Cheshire: Gobbin.shire, Gobbiiwhire of Gobbiushire Thü ronkest owd boggor as over was seon.


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