Cornish Slang

3 terms

Click

to snatch, to pull away something that belongs to another.
To click: To snatch. To click a nab; to snatch a hat.
A blow. A click in the muns; a blow or knock in the face.
a knock or blow. Click-handed , left-handed.—Cornish. A term in Cumberland and Westmoreland wrestling for a peculiar kind of throw, as “an inside click ,” or “an outside click.”

Dowsers

men who profess to tell fortunes, and who, by the use of the divining rod, pretend to be able to discover treasure-trove.—Cornish.

Shalley-gonahey

a smock-frock.—Cornish.