If them as is left, should know waat's coom tiv'un, there'll be sike a revolution and rebel!
A very brief exercise of Mr. sike's art, sufficed to overcome the fastening of the lattice; and it soon stood wide open also.
Tarn (a mountain pool), grain and sike (mountain streams) are also Scandinavian terms.
Page 50, changed "even raughed" to "even laughed" and "sike's case" to "sikes case."
As to the name Well-syke, “sike” is an old term for a “beck,” or small running stream.
also syke, "small stream," a Scottish and Northern word, from Old English sic or cognate Old Norse sik "a ditch, trench."