from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of skin or hide used in making glue: as. size made from, buffalo -spetches.
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Shoo put him 'prentice to a cobbler, but his maister sent him hooam when he'd been thear a month, for he sed he'd been tryin to spetch a pair o 'child's clogs ivver sin he went, an'
Nah, aw like a chap o 'that sooart, if he doesn't carry things too far: but when he begins to say' at he con build a haase as weel as a mason, an 'mak a kist o' drawers as weel as a joiner, or praich a sarmon as weel as th 'parson -- or playa bazzoon, or spetch a pair o' clogs better nor ony man breathin -- then, aw say, tak care an 'ha' nowt to do wi 'him.