English words by antiquated meaning

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

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