infantine* = infantile - existing in its infancy or earliest stage of development.
Isabel* = Isabella - greyish yellow
to take the veil - to become a nun, to enter a convent or nunnery
presentation - Eccl. The action, or the right, of presenting a clergyman to a benefice, or to the bishop for institution.
peach - someone or something particularly suitable or desirable, esp. an attractive young woman.
Samaritan - a kind and helpful person
starched - stiffened with or as with starch
cuff - an ornamental part at the bottom of a sleeve, consisting of a fold of the sleeve itself turned back, a band of linen, lace, etc. sewed on, or the like.
veuve - a widow
blossoming - that blossoms or puts forth flowers; flowering, blooming.
weeper - one who weeps or sheds tears, esp. one who is constantly weeping; spec. A hired mourner at a death-bed or funeral.
queenly - belonging to, appropriate to, a queen; resembling a queen
methinks - it seems to me
cot - a small bed for a child; properly, one suspended so as to swing between uprights; a swing-cot; also frequently applied to a 'crib' or four-legged bed-stead with sides to prevent the child from falling out.
chamer = chamber (obs.)
greengage - a variety of plum of roundish shape, green colour, and fine flavour.
duett - to perform a duet
crazy quilt - a patchwork quilt made of pieces of stuff of all kinds in fantastic patterns or without any order.
wildwood - a forest of natural growth, or allowed to grow naturally; an uncultivated or unfrequented wood. (In later use chiefly poet.)
primrose* - Elliptical for primrose colour: A pale greenish yellow or lemon colour.
mauve - a bright but delicate purple dye obtained from coal-tar aniline.
daphne - the laurel; in Mythol. a nymph fabled to have been metamorphosed into a laurel.
neath - beneath
whitethorn - the common hawthorn, Cratægus Oxyacantha: so called from the lighter colour of its bark as compared with that of the blackthorn.
stilled - made quiet, quietened, silent
anon - straightway, at once, forthwith, instantly
nowth = nought - nothing night
nacht = nought - nothing night
tumbril - a cart so constructed that the body tilts backwards to empty out the load; esp. a dung-cart tumbler
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yonside - the farther side; the other side
choppy - Of the sea: = chopping (breaking in short, abrupt waves, the result of a strong wind blowing against a tide or current, or of a change of wind, etc.)
long - aphetic f. along
stow - to place in a receptacle to be stored or kept in reserve.
to wet (erron. whet) one's whistle* - to take a drink
sequester - Law. To remove (property, etc.) from the possession of the owner temporarily; to seize and hold the effects of a debtor until the claims of creditors be satisfied.
propertied - possessed of, owning, or holding property; furnished with theatrical properties.
Walpurgis night* - in German folklore and esp. Goethe's Faust a feast of the powers of darkness or witches' sabbath celebrated on the Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains, on 30 April. Also transf., an orgiastic celebration or party.
gneiss - a metamorphic rock, composed, like granite, of quartz, feldspar or orthoclase, and mica, but distinguished from it by its foliated or laminated structure nice
Brille (d) - spectacles
knapper - a hammer used for shaping flints; also, Sc. a stone-breaker's hammer.
etiquette* - In the primary Fr. sense: A label; ...The smugglers, or, as they are styled from the manner of conveying the whisky, Flaskers They entered a house and deposited their laden flasks; flasket - a small flask.
cushy - Of a post, job, etc.: easy, comfortable, 'soft'.
simmering - the state of being near boiling-point; the gentle murmuring of a liquid under the influence of heat; simmer - Of feelings, tendencies, etc.: To be in a state of gentle activity; to be on the verge of becoming active or breaking out.
astore - in great number; in a heap; together; asthore* - my treasure, (my) darling.
Basque* - a native of Biscay; bask - to expose oneself to, or disport oneself in, an ambient flood of genial warmth, as in the sunshine, the rays of a fire; fig. of the 'sunshine' of love, favour, prosperity.
howr = hour
yare - an inclosure extending into a tide-way in a river or on the sea-shore, for catching fish.
Schritt (d) - step
mineral* = mineral water (Usu. in pl.)
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