Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 18:07:58 -0600

From: Joan Houston Hall jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU

Subject: Re: A few questions from an interested student . . . -Reply



Volume III of DARE has an entry for "lower" (rhymes with sour): Of the

weather or sky: to become dark or threatening; hence ppl adj _lowering_,

adj _lowery_, also sp _loury_ Õmeaningū dark, threatening.



The entry is labelled "chiefly NEng, Upstate NY," and there's a good map to

justify the label.



With respect to terms for the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the

street, here are those collected by DARE in response to Qu. N44:





BANK 1

BANQUETTE 1

BAR DITCH 1

BEHIND THE CURB 1

BERM 7 (especially Great Lakes)

BORDER 4

BOULEVARD 42 (chiefly Upper Midwest, North Central)

BOULEVARD STRIP 3

BURN 1

CARPET STRIP 1

CENTER STRIP 1

CURB 16

CURB AND GUTTER 1

CURB AREA 1

CURB LAWN 3 (Responses with "curb" are scattered, but

CURB LINE 14 chiefly North, North Midland)

CURB SIDE 1

CURB STRIP 10

CURB WAY 1

CURBING 11

DEVIL STRIP 1 (Akron and northeastern Ohio)

DIVIDANCE 1

DIVIDER 1

DOG-WALKING AREA 1

EASEMENT 1

EDGE 1

EDGING 2

END GATES 1

FLOWER STRIP 2

FORE LAWN 1

FRONT LAWN 1

GRASS 3

GRASS CURBING 1

GRASS PLOT 14 (chiefly Atlantic States)

GRASS STRIP 5

GREEN 3

GREEN STRIP 2

GUTTER 1

HEDGE 1

HEDGE ROW 1

INTER-STRIP 1

ISLAND 7

ISLAND STRIP 1

LAWN 47

LAWN EXTENSION 1

LAWN STRIP 1

LOVERS' LANE 1

MALL 6

MEDIAN 2

MEDIUM 2

MOAT 1

NEUTRAL GROUND 6 (chiefly Louisiana, southern Mississippi)

NEUTRAL STRIP 1

NH 7

NO-MAN'S-LAND 1

NR 566

OUT BY THE CURB 1

PARK 7

PARK STRIP 1

PARKAGE 1

PARKING 55 (chiefly NW, Plains, esp Iowa; also N Cent, sCA)

PARKING AREA 5

PARKING LOT 1

PARKING STRIP 17 (chiefly NW, esp WA)

PARKING TERRACE 1

PARKWAY 55 (scattered, but esp Mississippi-Ohio Valleys, West)

PART OF THE YARD 3

PATH 1

PLANTING-STRIP 1

PLOT 4

PLOT OF GRASS 1

PRODDA 1

RIGHT-O'-WAY 1

RIGHT-OF-WAY 3

SHOULDER 3

SHOULDER GRASS 1

SIDE BOARD 1

SIDEWALK 4

SIDEWALK GRASS 1

SIDEWALK PLOT 7

SIDEWALK STRIP 1

STATE LAND 1

STREET LAWN 1

STRIP 4

STRIP OF GRASS 3

TERRACE 13 (esp N Cent)

TOWN LAND 1

TREE BANK 3 (esp w Massachusetts)

TREE BELT 3

TREE BOX 1

TREE LAWN 14 (esp Great Lakes)

TREE PLOT 1

TREE SPACE 1

TREE STRIP 2

TREE ZONE 1

UNPAVED PAVEMENT 1

WATERING PLOT 1

YARD 2





Joan Hall, DARE

jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]facstaff.wisc.edu