Looking out of the window, I decided to adopt the following:
Rain is said to fall IN PLANETS when it falls partially and violently. (Rev John Watson's inimitable work 'Uncommon Words Used in Halifax, 1775)
You're probably right, Noddy, but when I was a kid in Boston, the phrase was applied almost exclusively to Nova Scotians. That might be because at least three-quarters of the people I knew were Herring Chokers in your sense of the word.
Pert-nigh, but not plum.
Means....almost, but not quite.
nice one, Adele
kissing-signal - a signal given on the fiddle (by drawing the bow quickly across the strings below the bridge, causing a shrill squeak) at a country dance for each man to try to kiss his partner
That's a new one on me, Clary.
Without checking a dictionary,
what does the word "penultimate" mean, or
what do you think it means.
the one before the last!
1. Characterized by unscrupulous control of a situation or person