John McCullagh April 15, 2004
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Earnest sum of money given to seal a bargain
Edge ‘she gave him the sharp edge of her tongue’
 ‘her temper’s a bit on edge’
Endeavour
 attempt,
‘I’ll do my endeavour to get it’
Erran
  errand
Easy come by easily procured,
‘money’s not easy come by’
Even
  impute, suggest ‘
would you even the likes of that to me?’
Even one’s wit
 have words with,
‘I wouldn’t even my wit on ye’
Every
  each, ‘
there’s an egg in every nest’
Elsin
  awl

Face  ‘the thing has no face on it’ [unlikely story]
  ‘it seems faceable’ [probable]
Fadge
  portion, cake of bread,
‘give him a wee fadge for his pocket’
Failed 
 ill, ‘
She’s looking failed recently’
Fall to
  an invitation to eat
Fangled entangled, ‘
the goat’s all fangled in the tether’
Farl
  the fourth part [of griddle bread]
Farness distance, ‘
What farness off do you live?’
Farntickles
 freckles
Fashion habit, ‘Looking wise is a fashion he has’
Fault  blame,
‘he faulted him for spreading the story’
Favour ‘he is ill-favoured’, ‘he favours his mother’s side’ whereas his brother is ‘the dead spit of himself’
Feart
  afread
Fetch  report, story ‘
he always has some fetch in his mind’
Fickle
  unsafe, ‘
the ice is in a fickle state’, ‘a fickle fence’
Fidge
  fidget, n. a small amount, ‘
I couldn’t give a fidge’
Figary
  trick
Find  notice, ‘
do ye find the cool breeze now?’
Finished
 perfected, ‘
a finished blackguard’, ‘a finished scholar’
Fire
  throw, ‘
he fired a stone at me’
Fissling
 rustling noise
Fizz  impress, ‘too much drink never fizzes him’

Take a fizzic! calm down!
Fix  condition, ‘
in a fix’
Fell on
 stumbled, ‘
the horse fell on me’
[in his] feet 
barefooted
Feth  faith
Fettle  condition, ‘i
n fine fettle’
Flake
  beat, ‘
he flaked the oul’ mare’
Flaming
 angry, ‘
she was flaming’
Flammery
 flattery
Flatter  coax, ‘
I’ll flatter it out of him yet’
Flipe
  an untidy or careless woman
Flit  to change one’s abode
Flite  a scolding or silly person
Fly  sly,
‘he’s the fly boy’
  ‘she’d fly at ye with her tongue’
  ‘he let fly with his boot on me shin’
  ‘he let fly wi’ his fists’
Flush
  a pool of water, a drain; with loads of money
Fluster confuse, hurry
Fogg  moss
Follow  trade, occupation, ‘
what does he follow?’
Folly  
follow, ‘he’d folly me anywhere’
Foot  ‘hay on foot’ [still uncut]  ‘child on foot’ [beginning to walk]
  ‘lost his foot [slipped]
Footing
 authority, ‘
he’s no footing over me’
Footings
 small clamps of turf
Footy  small, mean
Footery awkward
Fornenst opposite
Forrad  forward
Ill-founded without foundation
Founder chill, ‘the cow has a founder on her’
Foxy  sly
Fozy  light, spongy
Framed made-up, ‘a framed story’
Freak  out of the ordinary
Free  loose-talking ,
‘she’s too free wi’ her tongue’
From  at a distance, ‘I saw him from me a bit before it began’
Full-farmer
 well-to-do farmer
Full-drunk very drunk
Furbish to dress, brighten

Gather up  assemble and arrange, harvest, ‘gather ’em up there’ ‘Gather yerself up, there, before the priest comes’

Get-up  outfit  ‘some get-up she had on!’

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