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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9 th s. XL JAN. 10, iocs.

found in the Gentleman's Magazine for Feb- ruary, 1754 (vol. xxiv. pp. 74, 174-5, and 525). There is also an illustration of the instrument.


"POPPLE" (9 th S. x. 208, 294, 370, 495). This word is often used by boat-sailers at all events on the Kent and Sussex coasts to describe a short, quick sea. Mr. Angier, in his ' Dictionary of Sea Terms ' (1898), dalls it "slang," by which I suppose him to mean that it is a modern importation or invention of the " Corinthian " yachtsman. It seems at home, however, in the mouth of the native coaster. Another good old word, with a somewhat similar meaning, and also common in shoal waters, is "brabble." This is gene- rally applied to the quarrelling of two tide streams, "popple" to a somewhat greater disturbance due to wind.


ST. KATHERINE'S HOSPITAL, REGENT'S PAKK (9 th S. x. 428, 491). The first stone of St. Katharine's Docks was laid on 28 May, 1826. They were opened on 25 October, 1828, after the demolition of 1,250 houses and the Hospital of St. Katharine, founded by Matilda, wife of King Stephen, in 1148. The total cost was l,700,OpQf.

The following pamphlets were published during the year 1824, all of which may be consulted in the Guildhall Library :

A reply to the authorized defence of the St. Katherine's Dock project.

Considerations on the project of forming a dock at St. Katherine's.

Letter from an inhabitant of St. Katharine's, addressed to Mr. John Hall, secretary to the pro- posed St. Katherine's Dock : with observations on a pamphlet, intituled, A plain statement of facts.

Letter to the Earls of Liverpool and Eldon against the proposed docks in St. Katherine's precinct.

The inexpediency and impolicy of granting legis- lative sanction to the St. Catherine's Dock Bill: respectfully submitted to the consideration of mem- bers of both houses of Parliament.


71, Brecknock Road.

Although perhaps not quite what your correspondent requires, I would inform him that I have a copy of a book entitled 'The Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of St. Katharine, near the Tower, in its Relation to the East of London,' by Frederic Simcox Lea, M.A., rector of Tedstone Delamere, late Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, with

B-eface by the Lord Bishop of London, the uke of Westminster, and others ; published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1878. Of course, it is probable that MR. ABRAHAMS knows of this work ; but if not, and he would like to see it, it is at his service.^ I would add that

there are many matters of much usefulness in it. W. E. HARLAND-OXLEY.

C2, The Almshouses, Rochester Row, S. W.

See 'Account of the Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of St. Katherine,' by J. G. Nichols, F.S.A., 1824, 4to ; and Gent. Mag., February, 1826.


"To THE NINES" (9 th S. x. 387, 456). At the latter reference PROF. SKEAT says this phrase was admirably explained by Mr. C. P. G. Scott as " up to the eyne " ten years ago. I put it forward twenty years ago in my 'Folk-Etymology/ p. 257, as a conjecture, "dressed up to the neyen" (eyes), with the quotation from Burns, and another from Charles Reade, " polished to the nine." But I am not so sure as PROF. SKEAT that it is right. A. SMYTHE PALMER.

S. Woodford.

OGLANDER FAMILY (9 th S. x. 447). The earliest seal I have with arms shows a stork on a shield without other charges. This seal is attached to a deed without date, but from the names of the witnesses it must have been about the time of King John or Henry III. On a gold ring of the time of Queen Elizabeth three cross-crosslets fitchee are added to the stork ; and on the original exemplification I have at Nun well, by Camden, temp. James I., the arms are Az., a stork between three cross- crosslets fitchee or. These arms were con- firmed to me in 1894 without any difference. I have no record here, that I am aware of, showing any connexion of the Oglanders of Nun well with East Dulwich.


Nunwell, Brading, Isle of Wight.

It was surely unnecessary to ask this question in *N. <fe Q.' Reference to Burke's 'Armory' would have answered it at once. The Oglander baronetcy became extinct com- paratively lately. The last baronet bore for his arms Azure, a stork between three cross- crosslets fitchee or ; crest, a bear's head couped or, the mouth embrued gu.


CROOKED USAGE, CHELSEA (9 th S. x. 147, 253, 417, 474). There is, strange to say, a "Crooked Billet " in Wimbledon, at the south- west corner of the common, close to the King's College School ground.


LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES (9 th S. x. 245, 397, 456). In Scheffel's 'Ekkehard,' chap, vi., is an interesting mixture of Latin and German : " Heu ! quod anseres fugasti antvogelosque et horotumbluin I " Scheffel translates it into