148 page book, supplied as a PDF document on CD-ROM.
EXTRACT FROM THE FOREWORD
"In almost every establishment in the country there is to be found some old groom or gardener, bailiff or factotum, whose odd expressions and quaint sayings and apparently outlandish words afford a never-failing source of amusement to the older as well as the younger members of the household, who are not aware that many of the words and expressions which raise the laugh are purer specimens of the English language than the words which are used to tell the story in which they are inroduced.
Every schoolboy home for the holidays at Christmas knows that the London cabman that drives him to the Theatre accentuates the word much more classically than the young gentleman who sits inside, who, if he had the audacity to pronounce the word Theatron with a short a in his next construe at school, would send a shudder through the Form amid which he would soon find himself in a lower place. So it is with our Sussex words; they sound strange to ears that are not accustomed to them, and by some persons they may be supposed to be mere slang expressions, not worthy of attention; but when they are examined, many of them will be found to be derived from the purest sources of our language, and to contain in themselves a clear reflection of the history of the county in which they are used."
The dictionary contains explanations and definitions for hundreds of words used by Sussex folk on the Victorian era and some still in use today. Some examples from the bottom of page 19:
BLY, BOBBINGNEEDLE, BOCO, BODGER, BOFFLE, BOKE and BONDLAND. If you want to know what they mean, you'll have to buy the book!
At the end of the book is included the script of a Mummers Play, a list of Anglo-Saxon names found in Sussex, and a list of Sussex surnames derived from place names in the county.