In Essex, England, a unit of capacity, a double handful.
Yaspen, or Yeepsen, s. in Essex signifies as much as can be taken up in both hands joyn'd together. Gouldman renders it vola seu manipulus. . . . Skinner.
A Collection of English Words Not Generally used, with their Significations and Original, in two Alphabetical Catalogues, the one Of such as are proper to tbe Northern, the other to the Southern Counties…. 2nd edition.
London: Printed for Christopher Wilkinson, 1691.
from the edition edited by W. W. Skeat for the English Dialect Society.
London: Trübner, 1873-1874.
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