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Archaic word meanings
01-10-2018, 06:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-10-2018, 09:23 PM by Mindy.)
Archaic word meanings
Thought I’d start a new thread because it’s getting interesting. Smile I’ll add more as I find them.

GULCH: an awkward, heavy fall

GENERAL: the public

1. Prey or game

1. Three pounds of butter
2. An upright piece of timber
3. A noise
4. A square panel

A deer was said to stand at gaze, which meant to stare at anything

1. The spot where a tennis ball falls. The spot where a ball falls in any game.
2. To pretend a laugh.
3. A wood, or forest

1. To best
2. Rich, in good circumstances

WAL — a bubble in boiling
Also means alas

1. Lard
2. Mars
3. To sell
4. Ox or cow meat dried in a chimney

MARVEL: the herb hoarhound

MARVELS: marbles

NIGH: to approach

1. The ditches used for draining away the water from the fens. The load-stone was the leading stone for these drains.

LOADY— heavy, double

ANGEL- a gold coin, or an angular opening in a building

1. Them
2. Closely, urgently

1. To wash linen in a tub
2. A guy or fashionable person
3. The body of a wagon
4. To spring with agility
5. The breast
6. To swell out
7. To fill a basket
8. To beat

1. Seat, corner
2. Side, country
3. A blue color
4. A number of anything
5. To erect, put aright
6. Pleasure, delight

EVER: Rye grass

1. Assembling
2. Seeking for a Fox
3. Taking cattle out to pasture
4. To throw, to stretch anything
5. Following a track or scent

CEASE: to die

1. Coffin, arch
2. Chaste
3. Chased

CREEK- a servant

1. Rich
2. Very

1. To tilt

1. To carry hay, to carry a load
2. To trim, cut, or slash a hedge or tree

Lege— to lie, to speak falsely

BLAZE: fire one makes on Jan 5th at night, in memory of the blazing star that guided the magic to Bethlehem. Yule logs were sometimes called blazes.

1. A small spade to clean a plough
2. To lead a child
3. To abuse anyone
4. To trample, to toddle
5. To be drunk

1. An attempt
2. To travel or go around it
3. To push or propel
4. A two wheeled cart
6. A mole hole
7. A pit or cave
7. A game at cards
8. A stinking fellow

1. House or residence
2. A Barton
3. A jakes

1. The sides of an oven. Pies are said to be quested when their sides have been crushed by each other.
2. To give tongue as hounds on a trail. “To hay or quest as a dog.”

1. Scarce, insufficient

1. To give, deliver
2. A sudden illness
3. A lease
4. To MARRY, enter a farm, to own
5. To contain
6. To LEAP
7. To blast, as by witchcraft
9. To start to grow in the ground

1. A large tub, holding from 20 - 30 gallons
2. As
3. Pregnant
4. Thereabouts
5. Saw


1. MAD, FURIOUS; famished with hunger
2. A number or quantity

1. Until
2. Of or for
3. Two, twice
4. Took
5. Compared with
6. To harass, or fatigue
7. Thou
8. Shut, put to
9. Almost

1. Twig of a WILLOW
2. Twisted, flexible rod
3. To go with
4. By

1. The stalk
2. Manner
3. Pretend
4. To show, to lead out, to let off

JUNE BUG- the green beetle

ODDMENTS: trifles, remnants

OF: in, out, from, at, on, by, off

1. near, NIGH
2. To neigh

1. Know not
2. Smooth, without horns
3. Not only
4. A game like bandy
5. Well tilled as a field.

1. To wag, to move, to work
2. A flock of snipes
3. A plantation of willows
4. Uninclosed Land
5. To depart
6. To go the round

1. Watering places

1. A river


1. Famous, great, abundant
2. A term of endearment
4. Old Bendy, Old Harry, Old Scratch—terms for the devil

2. To comb the hair

1. To rise, to get up

A coarse sweetmeat made of treacle, butter and flour

1. To weed corn
2. Behold
3. To look sharp meant to be quick


1. Ground apples
2. New wine
3. Wishing good luck
4. To turn moldy

1. To change ones residence, permit
2. To pass over for others
3. The first offer

1. Torn, plucked
2. Dressed, or food that is dressed
3. Tiered, rowed, or ranked
4. Prepared, ready, attired

WEAk: soaked in water

1. A sea gull
2. Passion, desire
3. Is
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01-10-2018, 10:28 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
Very nice Mindy. That is a lot of research. I hope you were able to glean something from it.
01-11-2018, 01:01 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 01:23 AM by Becky from WV.)
RE: Archaic word meanings
@Mindy - Thanks for the info. Very interesting. According to the word "wood", WOW ... I didn't realize I'd been there before. "If you are brave & in the wood" ... mad, furious, & famished with hunger. Yep, Mindy, I've definitely been there before ... actually more times than I care to admit.

By the definition of "tired", FF was dressed ... & "weak", FF was soaked in (with) H2O. He did it "dressed" & now he's "soaked with water." Could be, I suppose. Is the word "brown" archaically defined?
01-11-2018, 11:33 AM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
Considering Fenn makes up his own words and definitions this may be counter-productive.
More beneficial may be a list of known rhythm words. This way we may be able to reverse engineer the poem into what word Fenn wanted to use compared to what he used just to have a rhythm scheme.
01-11-2018, 02:30 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
Mindy now you're just showing off
01-11-2018, 02:41 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
The kindle version of this one is about $50 at Amazon but there are free ones on google books. They're harder to read and search.
01-11-2018, 02:47 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-11-2018, 02:30 PM)Buddy Allen Wrote: Mindy now you're just showing off I’m not, Buddy. I just thought it was a good and relevant resource and wanted to share because some people not be able to afford these books and I wanted to make that information available.... Smile
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01-11-2018, 04:33 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-10-2018, 06:51 PM)Mindy Wrote: LOADS:
1. The ditches used for draining away the water from the fens. The load-stone was the leading stone for these drains.

I particularly liked this one, since both ditches and fens are in my current favored area.
01-11-2018, 04:42 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 04:43 PM by Mindy.)
RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-11-2018, 02:41 PM)John Brown Wrote: The kindle version of this one is about $50 at Amazon but there are free ones on google books. They're harder to read and search.

Yes, if there’s any word someone wants me to look up, let me know here or by PM and I’ll be happy to give you the result...

(01-11-2018, 03:41 PM)Chris Yates Wrote: this is a heavy rainfall of archaic word connections

we need to halt, or pull up on those reins a little, you know what i mean

there are a lot of possible connections here

so many that it's hard to know which one to take aim at, unless you're a glutton for punishment

when i say a lot, i mean the opposite of not a lot of something

i think i explained that to f by private email one time

I still want to know why you used the word “pugnacious” the other day...
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01-11-2018, 06:12 PM,
RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-11-2018, 05:22 PM)Chris Yates Wrote: pug nosed boondoggle

connects to fist. first letter of sentences

with my treasures bull'd

Nah, I think you got that from some 1. Smile
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