Came across this in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South which features a few northern words.  This dialect word means ‘weak...


'Robins ticked at him, wrens stittered.'

Perhaps another sound imitation coined by Williamson?  His slim account of an otter's joyous...


I learned some fine landscape words from reading Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams.  Orographic means ‘relating to mountains, especially as regards...

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