Historical Word Wednesday: Byste

Wednesday'sByste

Verb

1. To lie down in the day time.

“I was quite took to (ashamed) to think you should have come in the other day and found me bysted, but I was quite entirely eat up with the rheumatics, and couldn’t get about no how’s.”

From A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex by W.D. Parish.

I byste every single day. Or I would like to anyway…

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