'DOWSER and DOWSING (from the Cornish "dowse," M.E.
Alex didn't like highly spiced food, so she decided to bake Cornish game hens for the base of the meal.
He became vicar of Morwenstow, a village on the north Cornish coast, in 1834.
The Cornish is cylindrical with the furnace occupying about half the length of the cylinder.
The supersession of the Celtic Cornish by English, and of the Slavonic Old-Prussian by German, are but examples of a process which has for untold ages been supplanting native dialects, whose very names have mostly disappeared.
Thomas Cornish, suffragan bishop in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and provost of Oriel College, Oxford, from 1493 to 1507, appointed him chaplain of the college of St Mary Ottery, Devonshire.
Among his Cornish Ballads (1869) the most famous is on "Trelawny," the refrain of which, "And shall Trelawny die," &c., he declared to be an old Cornish saying.
Byles, with the title Cornish Ballads and other Poems, appeared in 1904.
The chloride and chlorobromide have been found in several Cornish mines, but never in very large amounts.
This high-lying tract was crossed by the Roman Watling Street from Kent, on a line approximating to that of the modern Shooter's Hill; and was a rallying ground of Wat Tyler (1381), of Jack Cade (14501, and of Audley, leader of the Cornish rebels, defeated and captured here by the troops of Henry VII.
Somewhat similar legends are those of the island of Brazil, of Lyonnesse, the sunken land off the Cornish coast, of the lost Breton city of Is, and of Mayda or Asmaide - the French Isle Verte and Portuguese Ilha Verde or "Green Island" - which appears in many folk-tales from Gibraltar to the Hebrides, and until 1853 was marked on English charts as a rock in 44° 48' N.
Very fine examples of stalactitic chalcedony, in whimsical forms, have been yielded by some of the Cornish copper-mines.
Fowey (Fawy, Vawy, Fowyk) held a leading position amongst Cornish ports from the reign of Edward I.
SALMON PORTLAND CHASE (1808-1873), American statesman and jurist, was born in Cornish township, New Hampshire, on the 13th of January 1808.
Another has Cornish lettering, which can no longer be deciphered; and there are British and Roman crosses.
But for this sudden revival of Cymric literature under the patronage of Elizabeth (for the obtaining of which Wales must ever owe a deep debt of gratitude to Bishop Richard Davies, " her second St David "), there is every reason to believe that the ancient language of the Principality must either have drifted into a number of corrupt dialects, as it then showed symptoms of doing, or else have tended to ultimate extinction, much as the Cornish tongue perished in the 17th century.
in length, and though such fish occur also on the Cornish coast it is only in small numbers and for brief periods.
Mine pumps are of two classes: (I) those in which the driving engine is on the surface and operates the pumps by a long line of rods passing down the shaft, commonly known as the Cornish system; (2) direct-acting pumps, in which the engine and pumping cylinders form a single unit, placed close to the point underground from which the water is to be raised.
During the first half of the 16th century it was twice plundered; first by the French, and later by the Cornish rebels.
In Welsh and Cornish the name is cath.
The Cornish knights (who in Arthurian romance are always represented as hopeless cowards), dare not contest his claim but Tristan challenges him to single combat, slays him and frees Cornwall from tribute.
With him will always be associated the name of Billy Bray, an illiterate but inimitable Cornish evangelist, a memoir of whom, written by Bourne, exerted a great influence in the religious life of the denomination.
The Cornish tin, according to present evidence, was worked comparatively little, and perhaps most in the later Empire.
Cornish, Chivalry (London, 1901), too little reference to the more prosaic historical documents, but candid and without intentional partiality.
Geoffrey of Monmouth, who calls her Guanhumara, makes her a Roman lady, but the general tradition is that she was of Cornish birth and daughter to King Leodegrance.
The massive mineral sometimes occurs in mammillary and botryoidal forms with a smooth brassy surface, and is then known to Cornish miners as "blistercopper-ore."
According to Cornish tradition, the divining or dowsing rod is guided to lodes by the pixies, the guardians of the treasures of the earth.
Cornish ores are almost entirely pyritic; and indeed it is from such ores that by far the largest proportion of copper is extracted throughout the world.
There is also a very ancient local tradition, apparently independent of the story of Lyonnesse, that the Scilly Islands formed part of the Cornish mainland within historical times.
Phenomena like the Cornish revolt (which recalls Cades insurrection) and the Yorkshire rising of 1489, which began with the lflsuhac.
About this time, too (1851), his acquaintance was sought by an old Mrs Brydges Willyamsborn a Spanish Jewess and then the widow of a long-deceased Cornish squire - who in her distant home at Torquay had conceived a restless admiration for Benjamin Disraeli.
Edgecumbe was a faithful follower of Sir Robert Walpole, in whose interests he managed the elections for the Cornish boroughs, and his elevation to the peerage, which took place in 1742, was designed to prevent him from giving evidence about Walpole's expenditure of the secret service money.
Indeed, Thames whitebait which have been compared with that from the mouth of the Exe, the Cornish coast, Menai Strait, and the Firth of Forth seemed to be better fed; but, of course, the specific characteristics of the herring and sprat - into which we need not enter here - were nowise modified.
It seems probable that it is the lesser or French Brittany from which the stories were derived, though something may be due to Welsh and Cornish sources.
Cornish pumps are economical in running expenses, provided the driving engine is of proper design and the disadvantages incurred in conveying steam underground are avoided.
Earlier in the work, however, we have the adventures of Brutus; of his follower Corineus, the vanquisher of the Cornish giant Goemagol (Gogmagog); of Locrinus and his daughter Sabre (immortalized in Milton's Comus); of Bladud the builder of Bath; of Lear and his daughters; of the three pairs of brothers, Ferrex and Porrex, Brennius and Belinus, Elidure and Peridure.
A man-engine consists of two heavy wooden rods (like the rods of a Cornish pumping plant), placed parallel and close to each other in a special shaft compartment, and suspended at the surface from a pair of massive walking beams (or " bobs ").
Cornish pumps are the oldest of the machines for draining mines; in fact, one of the earliest applications of the old Woolf and Newcomen engines in the 18th century was to pumps for deep mines.
The mineral has been found in some Cornish mines and is fairly abundant in Bolivia (near Sorata, and at Tasna in Potosi).
On closely examining Layamon's version it seems probable that he had in his mind not merely a circular, but a turning table; he gives it as ground for the quarrel that all the knights wished to sit within; at the table the Cornish workman will make none shall be left without, but they shall sit "without and within, man against man."
Boilers with a single waterway are of three principal types, the Cornish, the saddle and the conical.
A Cornish, army marched straight on London, picking up some supporters in Devon and Somerset on their way, including a discontented baron, Lord Audley, whom they made their captain.
Typically they are steam pumps, the steam and water cylinders being set tandem on the same bed frame, generally without fly-wheel or other rotary parts; they may be single cylinder or duplex, simple, compound or triple expansion, and having a higher speed of stroke are smaller in all their parts than Cornish pumps.
" Sacerdos " (Sacerdotiun) in Warre Cornish's Concise Dict.
" Sacerdos " in Warre Cornish's Concise Dict.
(2) The Brythonic or Brittonic 1 group, comprising Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Beachmodern is a new company striving to offer high quality holiday accommodation on the North Cornish coast in Bude.
affords wonderful views across the peaceful Cornish countryside.
The contents would be of immediate interest to any researcher with Cornish mining ancestors who emigrated to the USA, Canada or Australia.
Our holiday homes have been carefully converted from the granite barns that once formed an old Cornish farmyard.
belay stance on a climb at a Cornish sea cliff.
A town trail, takes in interesting old buildings including the birthplace of Anthony Pane the " Cornish Giant " .
This small blenny is found on some Cornish shores.
Nine upright stones support the heaviest capstone of any Cornish quoit which shows no signs of floating away.
Try locally smoked chicken with mango and basil salsa or Cornish ham and Cheddar with scrumpy apple chutney and house salad.
Cornish pasty from the local Texaco station.
Valley View House is a charming granite house nestling in a traditional Cornish fishing cove.
creepy tale, set among the thick woods of a Cornish hillside.
The first Cornish hedges appeared, enclosing land for cereal crops.
Cornish Saffron buns are made with yeast and include currants and candied peel.
Do look out for the lovely sandwich delis, Ben's cookies and the Cornish pasty shop.
Chief Inspector Cornish decided to back a hunch and had the duster from the trunk washed.
My national flag is a somewhat rarer example of a popular theme - Watford FC proudly emblazoned across the Cornish flag of St Piran.
In recent years, these crosses have also become an emblem of Cornish identity.
large-scale emigration of Cornish miners to new mining fields overseas begins 1876.
If it is given planning consent, the Cornish Food Hall could prove the forerunner of similar projects all over the country.
fuchsia cottage is a cozy traditional Cornish cottage built of local honeyed granite.
Documents covering the whole gambit of Cornish and general Maritime History.
There is much genealogical information provided by the Cornish Genealogical Database which is of use to those researching their ancestry.
Menu S: brochette of scallops & Cornish smoked halibut with julienne of sweet & sour cucumber.
Aunt Bessie's Cottage is a classic rural Cornish cottage built over 200 years ago and provides the perfect holiday hideaway.
holiday accommodation on the North Cornish coast in Bude.
Seefar, Porthleven Seefar is a traditional Cornish Victorian house built in the 1860's from which you can see a long way.
Our journey moves quickly on to St Ives, that bastion of all things Cornish: tall latte in a glass.
Top K Knocker A Cornish mine spirit, which was said to knock at the richest lodes.
St Michael's Mount The rocky outcrop, crowned with a large castellated mansion, is an unmistakable landmark of the Cornish coastline.
The traditional 16 ounce Cornish Pasty filled with locally produced Chuck Steak, potato, swede and onion was the diner's midday meal.
This in conjunction with the emerging foreign opencast mining, reduced the price of tin put the Cornish mining industry under dire financial pressure.
monoglot speaker of old Cornish?
Valley View house is a charming granite house nestling in a traditional Cornish fishing cove.
obverse of a tin medallion bearing the image of a typical Cornish engine house.
Also, ordered a beef pie and a Cornish pastie at half time.
pastyl is cheerful, noisy, a good laugh and is passionate about cornish pasties!
This is partly because of the presence of Cornish hedges and hedge bottoms which provide a habitat for natural aphid predators such as ladybirds.
In recent years, the Cornish language has undergone a revival.
Trace Goldsmith joins our growing roster of Cornish artists.
sad little tale about a Cornish fisherman.
sailed a small open dinghy with only her son as crew along the Cornish coast to where the family were camping.
sheep graze, and the characteristic Cornish cliffs.
shoals of pilchards were to be seen around the Cornish coast.
Sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish is spotted off the Cornwall coast.
Now let me tell you a sad little tale about a Cornish fisherman.
Menu S: Cornish crab cake; goat's cheese tartlet.
Work out the width of your car, its tonnage and then calculate the equivalent tonnage in the cornish ' hedge ' .
Recent analyses prove the presence of a small but variable amount of potassium (K 2 O, 2.68-4.13Ã‚°/x) in the Cornish crystals, though in those from Hungary there is only a trace; this constituent appears to take the place of basic hydrogen in the above formula.
Watson further brought out the striking fact that the west and east of Britain each had species peculiar to it; the former he characterized as Atlantic, the latter as Germanic. The Cornish heath (Erica vagans) and the maiden-hair fern (Adiantum CapillusVeneris) may serve as instances of the one, the man-orchis (Aceras anthropophora) and Reseda lutea of the other.
gubia or gulbia, in Ducange gulbium, an implement ad hortum excolendum, and also instrumentum ferreum in usu fabrorum; according to the New English Dictionary the word is probably of Celtic origin, gylf, a beak, appearing in Welsh, and gilb, a boring tool, in Cornish), a tool of the chisel type with a curved blade, used for scooping a groove or channel in wood, stone, &c. (see TooL).
They persuade Mark that he should marry, and Tristan, who has sung the praises of the princess Iseult, is despatched to Ireland to demand her hand, a most dangerous errand, as Gormond, incensed at the death of More)lt, has sworn to slay any Cornish knight who sets foot in Ireland.
Somewhat similar legends are those of the island of Brazil, of Lyonnesse, the sunken land off the Cornish coast, of the lost Breton city of Is, and of Mayda or Asmaide - the French Isle Verte and Portuguese Ilha Verde or "Green Island" - which appears in many folk-tales from Gibraltar to the Hebrides, and until 1853 was marked on English charts as a rock in 44Ã‚° 48' N.
The tower is without bells, and the tradition that a ship bearing a peal hither was wrecked within sight of the harbour, and that the lost bells may still be heard to toll beneath the waves, has been made famous by a ballad of the Cornish poet Robert Stephen Hawker, vicar of Moorwinstow.
In 1762, during war between England and Spain, an English force under Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Cornish (d.
In 1762, however, as an incident of the war between Spain and England, a British fleet of thirteen ships, under the command of Admiral Samuel Cornish (d.
She sailed a small open dinghy with only her son as crew along the Cornish coast to where the family were camping.
A Cornish Pasty Supper comprising a hot Cornish Pasty with a salad garnish is served to your table at about 7.30pm.
Try Tim 's Cornish seafood chowder, or the ' supreme of John Dory provenÃ§ale '.
The granite forms high treeless moors on which sheep graze, and the characteristic Cornish cliffs.
Back in the last century, huge shoals of pilchards were to be seen around the Cornish coast.
The Cornish Cottage Hotel - Situated close to Polzeath Beach a small family run hotel.
From the Cheesewring the views across the Cornish countryside and into Devon are nothing less than stunning on a clear day.
Sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish is spotted off the Cornwall coast.
Menu S: Cornish crab cake; goat 's cheese tartlet.
Work out the width of your car, its tonnage and then calculate the equivalent tonnage in the cornish ' hedge '.
Burleigh ware pottery made from Cornish China clay is a welcome addition to our ever expanding collection.
The Devon Rex, the Cornish Rex and the LaPerm Rex have fewer coat hairs, providing less area for the Fel D 1 proteins to become trapped.
Cornish Rex cats are one of the most unique breeds available.
The most unusual thing about the Cornish Rex is the short, wavy fur.
There is nothing else that feels quite like the coat of Cornish Rex Cats.
You should not buy a Cornish Rex because you think you won't be allergic to it.
The Cornish Rex also has a unique head and body.
The Cornish Rex retains its playful characteristics long after it is an adult cat.
The easiest way to find a breeder locally is to do an Internet search for a Cornish Rex breeder near you.
You may also be interested in Cornish Rex rescue organizations.
These organizations work together to rescue abandoned, mistreated and unwanted Cornish Rex cats from around the country.
The Cornish Rex is an intriguing breed, and it's one that you may want to investigate a little more if you're looking for a new feline companion.
Huon Pine (Dacrydium) - A tree of the Pine order of exquisite grace, but not hardy in Britain except in the Cornish and Devon gardens, and others of the south of England and Ireland.
Rhododendron Falconeri - A noble kind thriving in Cornish gardens, with oblong leaves about 10 inches long, coated beneath with reddish down, dark green, slightly downy and curiously wrinkled above.
It is hardy in both the Welsh and Cornish gardens.
In Cornish and South Devon gardens various kinds thrive in the open air.
Battling a dementor, boggart, Cornish pixie, Death Eater, and other unsavory characters - perhaps even Voldemort himself.
The Epicurious.com website includes some delightful corn bread recipes for stuffing such as their Cornbread-Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Corn Maque Choux and Herb and Bacon Corn-Bread Stuffing.
Alternately, you may want to replace turkey with another main dish, such as roast chicken, Cornish game hens, ham, or even a small prime rib roast.
ware pottery made from Cornish China clay is a welcome addition to our ever expanding collection.
The Cornish type is a rather slow and steady boiler, and is much used for providing heat for large areas.
It also plays an important part in purely Cornish tradition and folklore.
This work made the "Cornish metaphysician," as he was called, widely known, and for some time it held a high place in the judgment of the religious world as a conclusive argument on its subject.
The alluvial extracted, which in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago carries from 5 to 60 lb of tinstone (or "black tin," as it is termed by Cornish miners) to the cubic yard of gravel, is washed in various simple sluicing appliances, by which the lighter clay, sand and stones are removed and tinstone is left behind comparatively pure, containing usually 65 to 75% of metallic tin (chemically pure tinstone contains 78.7%).
Cornish: " Chivalry taught the world the duty of noble service willingly rendered.
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