according ppl [phonetics unavailable]. Cp EDD ~ adv 'in proportion to'
Wo Gl So.
Phr as according as, according as: when; at the
same time as; while; in proportion to.
1858 [LOWELL] ii, 202 The
wind's like to come up here out o' Nothe-east, bum-bye, accord'n as the moon rises. T
43-64 You'd get it rough there sometimes. The fish'd wash off of the deck as 'cardin' as
you throw it in. T 46-64 Nippers was that thick that they come and they used to drive
their thorns down through the bark pot. 'Cardin' as they drove 'em down, he used to
clench 'em [with a hammer]. T 56-64 I got that [arthritis] half a lifetime now and as
'ca'in' as I get older I'm gettin' worse. T 61-64 But as 'cordin' as the years rolled by,
it still got worse. Instead of being a weekly occurrence, 'twas every night occurrence.
according to: in equal measure, in the same proportion.
1957 Evening Telegram 22 Aug, p. 4 And, as the Newfoundland
saying goes, 'Everything else according to.' T 55-64 You have a storeful of food, nine or
ten barrels of flour if you had a big family, and everything else accardin'
tonothing to worry about. 1970 JANES 78 Yes, yes. Don't be fussin'. He gives me
whatever he can, accardin' to.