from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leaky.
  • To become leaky from shrinkage, owing to want of moisture, as a tub or barrel.
  • To fade; wither.


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  • (verb) - (1) To grin audibly.

    --C. Clough Robinson's Dialect of Mid-Yorkshire, 1876

    (2) Gizzum, the mouth.

    --Thomas Darlington's Folk-Speech of South Cheshire, 1887

    January 16, 2018

  • Gizzen

    Definition: To grin audibly.

    -C.Clough Robinson's Glossary of Words Pertaining to the Dialect of Mid-Yorkshire, 1876

    July 13, 2017

  • To become dried, to become leaky through drought.

    To gang gizzen: to break out into chinks from want of moisture; a term applied to casks. Also figuratively applied to toppers, when drink is withheld ;)

    John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1801

    May 17, 2008