Yorkshire Dialect
The Last Sheaf Of The Harvest

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • mell supper —     Mell was the dialect word for the last sheaf cut in the *harvest field across the northern counties of England, and the Mell Supper was the Harvest Home gathering to celebrate. In addition to the general feasting and dancing, there was a… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • harvest customs —    Numerous customs and traditions clustered around harvest time, the vital climax of the agricultural year in arable areas. Many were extremely localized, and much could depend on the character of the farmer, the type of crop, and other… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • harvest doll — noun or harvest mother or harvest queen : a doll decorated with grain and flowers or an image made from the last sheaf cut in the harvest and used in European celebrations of the harvest home called also kirn baby, mell doll …   Useful english dictionary

  • kirn — I. ˈkirn, ˈkərn noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) kirne, from Old Norse kirna; akin to Old Norse kjarni churn more at churn chiefly Scotland : churn II …   Useful english dictionary

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