English words by antiquated meaning

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Modern meaningWordOld meaning
Shrub growing close to the groundTavern or vintner's shop
Front of a shipValiant, brave
Leather strap fastened to a bridle for controlling horses, etc.The kidneys
Easy, uncomplicatedTo gather medicinal herbs
To castrate or neuter (an animal)Tax paid to the crown in mediaeval England
An argument against, a drawbackTo study, to memorize
Curved like a sphere or circleTo whisper, to talk privately
Full-bosomedObedient, pliant
Small segment of video footageTo hug, to embrace
Lavatory17th century velvet mask worn by women
Implement used for skinning potatoes, etc.(British) A police officer
Someone between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusiveAffliction, grief
Rapidity of movementProsperity, success
A head of cornTo plough
Modern meaningWordOld meaning
To prod or jabA bag
Very oldA flag, an ensign
Something that is trueA crime or other evil deed
(abbreviation) Pen-name used by authors who wish to remain namelessAt once, immediately
Fast, swiftPregnant
Antlered ruminant mammal whose female is a doeAny wild animal
To show conclusively and definitivelyTo experience, to suffer
Sudden and strong blast of windFlavour, taste
Short piece of writing on a particular subjectAn attempt
An identifying trademark, a 'make'A sword
Fibrous material extracted from treesCrazy, insane
Having little weightUnchaste, wanton
Unwanted pest plantClothing, apparel
Female childA child of either sex

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Created May 19, 2010SourceReportNominate
Tags:English, modern, old