English words by antiquated meaning

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

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