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Thread #53303 Message #3904629
Posted By: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
09-Feb-18 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
More on the use of the word gansey in English. It's not a word I remember hearing in my childhood on Teesside, but it is listed (in Collins eg) as dialectical, but with no date and may have been used in other parts of the country (more associated with fishing perhaps).
An online Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL - gansey) gives an entry from 1886 : He rubbit aff da shute wi' da sleeve o' his gansey.