Word of the day

23/10/2021

Kelter  – to move restlessly; property of any kind; rubbish, trash; a hand of cards containing little of any real value; in fine order, well rigged.


Word of the day

22/10/2021

Dell – a small valley, usually among trees; a secluded hollow or small valley usually covered with trees or turf;  small secluded wooded valley; a vale.


Word of the day

21/10/2021

Thegn – thane; servant, attendant, retainer; one who serves;  a lord who held his land directly from the king in return for military service in time of war.


Word of the day

20/10/2021

Tenter – a framework on which fabric can be held taut for drying or other treatment during manufacture; a frame or endless track with hooks or clips along two sides that is used for drying and stretching cloth; a person who stretches cloth on a tenter; to stretch cloth on a tenter; a tenterhook; a person in charge of something, especially factory machinery; one who lives in or occupies a tent.


Word of the day

19/10/2021

Doggery-baw – pish, twaddle;  stuff and nonsense.


Word of the day

18/10/2021

Eschatology – the part of theology concerned with death, judgement, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind; a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind; belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment; the doctrine of the last thing.


Word of the day

17/10/2021

Unch  – a unit of measurement, roughly 0.5 of an inch, approximately the length of 3 barleycorns.


Word of the day

16/10/2021

Stoup – a basin or font for holy water, especially on the wall near the door of a Roman Catholic church for worshippers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves; a pail or bucket; a flagon or beaker for drink.


Word of the day

15/10/2021

Scantling – a timber beam of small cross section; a timber of relatively slight width and thickness, as a stud or rafter in a house frame; a set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding; a specimen, sample, or small amount.


Word of the day

14/10/2021

Steading – a farm and its buildings such as such as barns, stables and cattle-sheds; a farmstead.


Word of the day

13/10/2021

Pessundate – to cast down; to destroy, ruin.


Word of the day

12/10/2021

Toozle – to pull about – especially applied to any rough dalliance with a female.


Word of the day

11/10/2021

Gainbite –  remorse; repentance.


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11/10/2021


Word of the day

10/10/2021

Condiddle – to convey away secretly; to steal.


Word of the day

09/10/2021

Panshard – passion, rage.


Word of the day

08/10/2021

Reactance – the non-resistive component of impedance in an AC circuit, arising from the effect of inductance or capacitance or both and causing the current to be out of phase with the electromotive force causing it;  a property that opposes a change in current and is found in both inductors and capacitors;  the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating current, expressed in ohms: equal to the product of the sine of the angular phase difference between current and voltage and the ratio of the effective voltage to the effective current; the opposition to the flow of an acoustic or mechanical vibration, usually due to inertia or stiffness.


Word of the day

07/10/2021

Cozenage – the practice of deception; fraud; trickery; the art or practice of cozening;  an act or example of cozening.


Word of the day

06/10/2021

Totalise – treat something as having one character, principle, or application; to make total; combine into a total; add up; total.


Word of the day

05/10/2021

Sap – make a building or other structure insecure by removing its foundations; the fluid which circulates in the vascular system of a plant, consisting chiefly of water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts; the juice or vital circulating fluid of a plant, especially of a woody plant; any vital body fluid; energy; vitality; to drain the sap from; gradually weaken or destroy (a person’s strength or power); to make someone weaker or take away strength or an important quality from someone, especially over a long period of time; a deep, narrow trench constructed so as to form an approach to a besieged place or an enemy’s position; a fool; dupe.


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