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- verb Scotland To lower oneself from a height and
dropthe remaining distance.
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This is our promise and on the occasion of your gracious visit to our native land, we make it with a fervor that is especially dreep and a gratitude that is especially heartfelt.
Mr. Moxon (deceased), formerly rector of Hethersett, in Norfolk, told me that he had once preached for a friend in a Norfolk village church with the woman clerk holding an umbrella over his head in the pulpit throughout the sermon, because of the "dreep."
Farm labourers kept a sharp eye out for the new moon which gave rise to strange expressions, "Saturday new, Sunday full, never was good and never wool," while a crescent moon in a certain position meant "ta mune lays waterchutin" threatening rain, and once past the full the moon in Suffolk was said to dreep.
"Ye'se juist gang into the study, an 'I'll lay doon a bass for ye to stand an' dreep on.