‘Deadlock yarred through his bare teeth.’

‘Between his teeth the hound yarred…’

A word now apparently limited to dialect, but feel free to revive it more generally.  If anyone snarls or growls at you, you can tell them to ‘Stop yarring’.

Deadlock is a lead dog in a pack of otterhounds and Tarka’s nemesis.

See also ‘belve’.

Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 39 and 208


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