The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the Twin Sister Counties, Norfolk and Suffolk, as it Existed in the Last Twenty Years of the Eighteenth Century, and Still Exists; with Proof of Its Antiquity from Etymology and Authority ...

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J.B. Nichols and Son, 1830
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