malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
scragglings: Undersized apples left on the tree as worthless. The little apples are often very sweet and palatable, however. From this term comes the adjective "scriggly, small and shrivelled, as a "scriggly bit o' meat," that small portion of a joint where it is dried up or over-roasted. It is likely that the word is connected with shrivel. Gloucestershire (scriggles), Upton-on-Severn (scriggling), and West Worcestershire (scrogglings). [g. F. Northall's Warwickshire Word-Book, 1896]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
jeopard: To put in danger; to expose to injury or loss. Jeoparded, exposed to danger. [Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
flutter the dovecots: To cause a mild excitement in society. Shakespeare's Coriolanus. [Albert Hyamson's Dictionary of English Phrases, 1922]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
gamp: As an adjective, bulging; after Sarah Gamp, a nurse in Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit, represented as always carrying a large umbrella. [Edward Lloyd's Encyclopædic Dictionary, 1895]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
muckin' ducks: Engaged in a very menial occupation, or on odd jobs. "He's muckin' ducks." [Francis Taylor's Folk-Speak of South Lancashire, 1901]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
flag-fallen: Out of employment, from flags being exhibited on the roofs of playhouses when there were performances at them. [Edward Lloyd's Ecyclopædic Dictionary, 1895]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
faitour: An evil-doer, scoundrel; synonymous with vagabond, from Old French. [William Toone's Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete Words, 1832]

Foiterers, vagabonds. [Elisha Coles's English Dictionary, 1713]

Faytors, vagabonds, gipsies. [Francis Robinson's Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Whitby, 1876]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
quell: To murder, or destroy. Murderers were anciently called manquellers. "His spungy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell." Macbeth. [William Toone's Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, 1832]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
bleflummery: Vain imaginings; [from] bleflum, a sham, an illusion. [Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
heterarchy: The government of an alien; [from] Greek heteros, foreign, and arche, rule. [Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
vizzy-hole: A peep-hole or small wicket in the door or gate of a castle for spying. Vizzing-port, the door or gate of a castle or fort having a vizzy-hole. [Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
victress: A heroine. [Hezekiah Burhans's Nomenclature and Expositor, 1833
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
vexillation: A company of men of arms under one standard. [Thomas Blount's Glossographia, 1656]

The calendar's author also defines "standard," but I think you guys can figure that one out on your own, being, you know, eddycated and all.
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
obequitation: The act of riding about; [from] obequitate, to ride about; Latin equito, to ride. [Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexison of the English Language, c. 1850]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
whilk: To mutter to oneself, as a person does when offended. To howl like a dog. [William Cope's Glossary of Hampshire Words and Phrases, 1883]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
wightly: Bravely; boldly; valiantly; forcibly; powerfully; energetically. Formed on wight, strong and courageous, especially in warfare. [Sire James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
in the blue: Failure. An attack that broke down would be said to be "in the blue." [Edward Fraser's Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases, 1925]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
excurse: To make an excursion through; to pass or journey through; Hallamshire. [Edward Lloyd's Encyclopædic Dictionary, 1895]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
peffle: In a nervous state; in a condition of hurry and confusion. [Maj. Barzillai Lowsley's Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases, 1888]
malinaldarose: (delenn_word)
nyctobasis: A walking in sleep; somnambulism; [from] Greek nux, night, and baino, to walk. [Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850]

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