Posted by Magnus Smith on September 22, 2018 at 11:56:04 user Magnus.
In Reply to: Re: What does 'rond' mean? posted by Adam Quinan on September 21, 2018 at 03:21:53:
I doubt AR ever guessed at a word. It is true he did not own his Great Oxford English Dictionary at the time that Coot Club was written, but he liked local terminology and dialect.
A quick Google for "rond norfolk" reveals plenty of reliable sources. The link below is to a book that has been scanned in, mentioning "lost ronds".
You could also look at http://norridge.me.uk/norfolk/nfkcult/part05.htm which says "Beware of the marshy borders of rivers and broads, with beds of reeds and rushes which are called ronds".
Then there are paintings that use this word - see http://www.portlandgallery.com/artists/30911/13087/edward-seago/norfolk--cattle-on-the-rond for "Cattle on the rond"
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