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  • Brittle. Smopple wood, smopple piecrust, i.e. short and crisp. --A Provincial Glossary, 1787. An old provincial term from the north of England.

    May 5, 2011

  • I'm a little piecrust, short and crisp.

    May 6, 2011

  • This sounds like another good nickname for John. Good thing I have a list for it!

    May 6, 2011

  • Hm. Seems like it should be related to a hoople.

    May 6, 2011

  • Smop the hoople?

    May 6, 2011

  • I get it!

    By the way, in Grose's definition piecrust is spelled pyecrust.

    May 6, 2011

  • Somehow, pyecrust sounds tastier than piecrust.

    May 6, 2011