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Of Betty o' Yep, one of the characters remarks, "Hoo's a gradely cant owd lass an con tell some rum skits" [She's a decent chatty old lass and can tell some extraordinary tales].
Awll poo mi gronny eawt o'th nook corner An' send for Dolly Maybo', For when hoo's gradely donned, hoo'll look nicely dressed As grand as th' queen o' Shayba; Sheba An' little Nell shall doance wi' me,-- Eawr Nelly's yung an' bonny; An' when aw've had a doance wi' thee, Aw'll caper wi' my gronny.
Our Lancastrian editor stands by the Yorkshire dialect website he found the phrase Reet Gradely on.