Definition of Menseful
1. proper [adj] - See also: proper
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Menseful
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Literary usage of Menseful
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"We'll set oot the best ware for the tea ; it'll be mair menseful like." menseful-PENNY, the money spent at an inn in return for the use of the house as a ..."
2. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Harry Haldane, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"We'll set oot the best ware for the tea ; it'll be mair menseful like." menseful-PENNY, the money spent at an inn in return for the use of the house as. a ..."
3. Yorkshire Folk-talk: With Characteristics of Those who Speak it in the North by Marmaduke Charles Frederick Morris (1892)
"C. Decency, becoming conduct, good appearance. Dan. En Menneske (a human being). Ex.—Ah dool there 's neea mends for her. menseful, adj. ..."
4. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"These words' (mense, vb. and sb., menseful, &c. ... menseful, adj. 1. Of good and becoming conduct or behaviour, neat, orderly, tidy, cleanly; of persons. ..."
5. A Glossary of Yorkshire Words and Phrases: Collected in Whitby and the by Francis Kildale Robinson (1855)
"menseful, decent; a word by which many a good old-fashioned quality is implied. ... We have known the desire for " a menseful funeral" run so strong in some ..."
6. A glossary of Yorkshire words and phrases, collected in Whitby and the by Francis Kildale Robinson (1855)
"We have known the desire for " a menseful funeral" run so strong in some old-fashioned folks, that they have abridged themselves of many little comforts ..."