from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An image of corn, dressed like a doll, carried in triumph amid much rejoicing on the last day of reaping; a kern-baby.


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  • And efter we'd had wer suppers, we got agate o 'dancin' i 't' leet o 't' harvist-moon; and reet i 't' middle o 't' dancers was t 'mell-doll. "

    Tales of the Ridings

  • A bonnie seet was t 'mell-doll, an' if I could nobbut set een on yan agean, I'd be happy for a twelmonth. "

    Tales of the Ridings


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