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Wey

A unit of dry volume equivalent to 30 bushels.
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Attention is especially focused on the "impure" graphic rhymes where words retaining the conservative spelling <ei>, as in wey, match items containing original <ai>, as in day.
Analogously, WEY represents wei(e)/wey(e), while WAY stands for wai(e)/way(e).
9) Date EY : AY WEY WAY Lincolnshire The Ormulum c.
(G&E: 861-862) Sone so it was lith of day, Grim it under-tok [thorn]e wey (H: 663-664) And at [thorn]e croiz, [thorn]at he biform lay, Si[thorn]en yede grotinde awey.
Of the two most famous poets, Chaucer and Gower, it is the author of The Canterbury Tales who demonstrates numerous impure graphic rhymes [ei : ai], as said earlier, variously interpreted in the standard grammars, suffice to mention pairs from The romaunt of the rose, such as certeyn : fayn (809-810), hakeney : ay (1137-1138), chesteynes : fayn is (1375-1376), pley : ay (1449-1450), agayn : seyn (1765-1766), but pleyn : ageyn (2269-2270), wey : bitray (2689-2670) or a peculiar rhyme involving the two spellings of WAY: 12) Al the world holdith this way; Love makith alle to goon miswey ...
14) Date EY : AY WEY WAY Staffordshire/Herefordshire Harrowing of Hell (Staff.) c.
Thus, the Harrowing of Hell, Piers Plowman (Staffordshire) and William of Palerne (Herefordshire) still retain the conservative forms of WEY, while Langland's poem contains no advanced ai-forms of the noun.
Folk fae Portsmouth, which is doon the wey, are talkin' like folk fae Norwich, which is up the wey
Awrra weans in Livi is talkin' like what Glesca dis an no' ra urra wey roon.
anybody kens what thur talkin' aboot ye'd think it was a professor who spends ays life nebbin' in oan the wey other people talk.
Naebody roond this wey's ever said "muvva" in their puff.
And another hing, Livi's no half wey between Embra and Glesgae either.