poppa - papa
skyless - without visible sky; dark, cloudy
sergeantmajor - strong sweet tea; tea with rum; a field officer, one in each regiment, next in rank to the lieutenant-colonel, and corresponding partly to the 'major', partly to the 'adjutant', of the modern army.
tay - tea (obs.)
hard of hearing* - having difficulty in hearing
seeming - external appearance considered as deceptive, or as distinguished from reality.
limestone* - a rock which consists chiefly of carbonate of lime, and yields lime when burnt.
whipple tree* - usually glossed 'cornel-tree'
tumble - to fall; esp. to fall in a helpless way, as from stumbling or violence; to have sexual intercourse with.
thrilling - producing a sudden wave of excitement or emotion; piercing the feelings.
squeam - to turn sick or squeamish scream
threelegged - having three legs
dewy - wet or moistened, as with dew; falling gently, vanishing, as the dew
brimming - being full to the brim, overflowing
durst - pa. tense (and dial. pa. pple.) of dare (v.)
catch as catch can* - Phrase expressing laying hold of in any way, each as he can; a difficult time when everyone must do his best.
highland - the mountainous or elevated part of any country
fling - to move with haste or violence from or towards an object; to caper, dance; to throw down, throw on the ground; spec. in wrestling.
tommy - a simpleton
tittle - to speak in a whisper or in a low voice, to whisper; also, to tell or utter by way of tattle or gossip.
three six nine
moke - a donkey fox
whoops - an exclamation of dismay or surprise, usu. upon stumbling, or realizing an obvious mistake.
aleman* - ale-housekeeper
delude - to befool the mind or judgement of, so as to cause what is false to be accepted as true; to bring by deceit into a false opinion or belief; to cheat, deceive, beguile.
high place - in Scripture, a place of worship or sacrifice (usually idolatrous) on a hill or high ground; the altar and other appointments for such worship; also, in pl., the upper echelon of any organization.
tarn - a small mountain lake, having no significant tributaries
thwaite - a piece of ground; esp. a piece of ground cleared from forest or reclaimed from waste.
thorp - a hamlet, village, or small town
withe - a band, tie, or shackle consisting of a tough flexible twig or branch, or of several twisted together; such a twig or branch, as of willow or osier, used for binding or tying, and sometimes for plaiting.
toft - originally, a homestead, the site of a house and its out-buildings
fosse - a ditch or dike formed to serve as a barrier against an advancing foe, a moat surrounding a fortified place.
fell - a hill, mountain; a wild, elevated stretch of waste or pasture land
haugh - a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, forming part of the floor of the river valley; the original sense was perh. 'corner or nook (of land) in the bend or angle of the river'.
shaw - a thicket, a small wood, copse or grove; a strip of wood or underwood forming the border of a field.
garth - a small piece of enclosed ground, usually beside a house or other building, used as a yard, garden, or paddock.
dale - a valley. In the northern counties, the usual name of a river-valley between its enclosing ranges of hills or high land.
murehearted* - tender-hearted
toroidal - resembling or pertaining to a torus
ducky - sweet, pretty; fine, splendid.
divvy - extremely pleasant, 'divine', 'heavenly'
trader - one whose business is trade or commerce
gage - a pledge (usually a glove thrown on the ground) of a person's appearance to do battle in support of his assertions.
lil - little
lolly - a sweetmeat; money
lavender* - a washerwoman, laundress
capriole - a leap or caper, as in dancing
covet - to desire; esp. to desire eagerly, to wish for, long for
crane - a large grallatorial bird of the family Gruidę, characterized by very long legs, neck, and bill.
feint - an assumed appearance
assalt - assault (obs.)
laetification - rejoicing; also, a making joyful
Christianization* - making Christian; conversion to Christianity
first lady - the most important lady
fleet - a place where water flows; an arm of the sea; a creek, inlet, run of water.
wild man* - a man of an uncivilized race or tribe; a savage: main - the high sea, the open ocean.
Borneo* - the name of a large island in the Indian Archipelago
jest = just