from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hanging; suspension.
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Ha 'long they might have sat aw connot tell, hadn't th' door oppened, an 'Betty come runnin' in wi 'a pot to beg a sup o' hot watter, for shoo said "Her chap had coom hooam, an 'shoo'd been rayther longer nor shoo expected, an' he wor playin 'th' varry hangment for his drinkin '."
But 'twas his grandsire was talked o ', not him; and 'twould play the hangment wi' me doun here, if 'twas thought there was stories like that passin 'in the George and Dragon.'