Definition of Paigles
1. paigle [n] - See also: paigle
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Literary usage of Paigles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary of the Essex Dialect by Richard Stephen Charnock (1880)
"Cowslips are so called by children in N. Essex. A corruption of paigles, ... In some of the Eastern counties paigles is also used for flowers in general. ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Probably a corruption of paigles, the East Anglian name for cowslips, which see. Buck Mast. Skinner. ' The nuts or mast of the beech, which was formerly ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"Is this a classical name of the flower ? WJD [The word is paigles or pagla. "Primula veris: common cowslip ..."
4. The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an by Richard Hooker (1874)
"... of ' controversy by conscience, is ' clearly dammed up, and may go 'pick paigles" (ie cowslips). ' And are any other civil courts in ' better case ? ..."
5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"Gerard particularly applies the name to the double cowslip, and marks the figure of it, " double paigles." He describes it, "Double /migle, called of Pena, ..."