Aspersion
Attack on sombody's reputation or character
Baboo
Hindu gentleman
Begum
High ranking woman in Hindustan
Caul
Caul comes from the Latin for helmeted head. Caul can refer to the part of the amniotic sac which sometimes covers the head of a newborn.
Chid
Reproach
Civilities
Polite acts of behavior which conform to social convention
Cocked-hat Note
A note folded in the form of a cocked-hat, folded three times and unsealed
Consistory
An ecclesiastical court in Doctor’s Commons
Cuirasses
Close-fitting sleeveless bodices for women, often trimmed or embroidered
Dabs
Small flatfish resembling flounder
Dutch-oven
Portable oven for putting in front of a fire
Egg-hot
Warmed ale with spirit, sugar, spice, and beaten egg
Gridirons
Cooking utensils used for broiling food over a fire
Lares
Roman household gods, guardians of the home
Last Quarter
Lunar phase half way between the full moon and the new moon
Life-preserver
Truncheon weighted with lead
Mizzle
Slang for disappear, go away, be off
Nankeen
Yellow or pale buff cotton fabric, originally made in Nanking, China
Navigator
Navigational engineer, who would dig passages such as canals
Oakum
Loose fibre obtained by untwisting old rope, used in caulking ship's seams
Oration
Formal ceremonial speech
Parlour-boarder
Pupil who may live with the family of the headmaster or enjoy other privileges not shared by ordinary boarders
Perspicuous
Clearly expressed, easy to understand
Phaeton
Lightly sprung, four-wheeled carriage pulled by only one or two horses
Pothooks
Curved or hooked stroke made in writing, often written by children when learning to write
Prerogative Cases
Cases concerned with the probate of wills
Presentiment
Premonition; a feeling that something is going to happen
Prog
Slang word for food
Rufus
Red-haired person
Sarah Jane lugger
Small boat with four-cornered cut sails which might have two or three masts
Sherry Negus
Flavored mixture of sherry, hot water, and sugar
Spencer
Close fitting jacket or bodice
Tiffin
Anglo-Indian term for luncheon
Vicissitude
Change or alteration
Wafers
Disks of dried paste used for sealing letters or attached papers
Yarmouth Bloater
Slightly salted and smoked herrings
Yarmouth Grog
Drink of spirits and water