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Thread #162422 Message #3866019
Posted By: Mr Red
14-Jul-17 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
a sagger is merely a box to put pots in when firing. In coal fired kilns the ash contaminated the glaze so pots needed protection. Made from fireclay. Woodfired kilns same, but without a sagger often the contamination was desired and beneficial.
Yorkshire term for being amazed/excited (no direct synonym) was thralled presumably from "enthralled" or a legacy that enthralled left behind. And nesh meant soft.