from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A temporary mark, as a twig or branchlet, used to divide swaths to be mown in commons, etc. Also called wicker.
  • noun A Middle English form of week, wick, wick.
  • noun Office; service.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. A temporary mark or boundary, as a bough of a tree set up in marking out or dividing anything, as tithes, swaths to be mowed in common ground, etc.; -- called also wicker.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. A home; a dwelling.

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  • noun obsolete, UK, dialect A home; a dwelling.


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Anglo-Saxon wic. See wick a village.



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  • sb. the corner of the mouth or eye. PROVINCIALISMS OF EAST YORKSHIRE;BY MR. MARSHALL; 1788.

    January 12, 2018