Sunday, June 15, 2008

Word of the Week (June 15 -21): pea

June 15 -21 Word of the Week

pea n

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

pea n OED ~ sb1 4; EDD sb1 3 D Co; Fisheries of U S (1887), pp. 167-8 for sense 1; for comb in sense 2: cp DAE 3 b ~ blower (1821). 1 Freq pl, fish spawn; roe (P 152-58).

[1812] 1956 FAY 20 The roes should be broken to pieces into a tub of water and stirred round with a stick till every particle or pea be separated from each other.
1971 NOSEWORTHY 229 Peas. The eggs of a codfish.

2 Comb pea blower: hollow-stemmed weed improvised as a pea-shooter (P 148-60). pea top: herbaceous plant, skullcap (Scuttelaria epilobiifolia) (1898 J A Folklore xi, 277).


pea n 1 See FISH'S PEA(S). 1989 Sunday Express 19 Mar, p. 7 Our winter's pocket money [was] earned door to door [by] the sale of napes by those who arrived at Battiste's Wharf too late for tongues or peas.

Now, we invite u to RELiVE, REMEMBER and REFRESH iT and/or even REDEFiNE iT!

The main thing is to RELiSH iT.
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