- What does limbeck mean?
- What is a Zounderkite?
- What is a Fustilarian?
- What does Skainsmate mean?
- What does Hugger Mugger mean?
- What does happily mean?
- What does dank mean?
- What does Pantaloon mean in Shakespeare?
- What does Malefaction mean?
- What does Elf skinned mean?
- What does puttock mean?
- What does Gorbellied mean?
- What does fitchew mean?
- What does Pumpion mean?
What does limbeck mean?
A distilling apparatus, now obsolete, consisting of a rounded, necked flask and a cap with a long beak for condensing and conveying the products to a receiver.
‘The ‘limbeck’ is an alembic, a piece of distilling apparatus known also to alchemists..
What is a Zounderkite?
Zounderkite. Definition: A complete idiot who constantly makes clumsy and awkward mistakes.
What is a Fustilarian?
Noun. fustilarian (plural fustilarians) (obsolete, nonce word) A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel.
What does Skainsmate mean?
Noun. skainsmate (plural skainsmates) (obsolete, derogatory, nonce word) A messmate; a companion. (obsolete, derogatory, nonce word) A prostitute.
What does Hugger Mugger mean?
adjective. Definition of hugger-mugger (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : secret. 2 : of a confused or disorderly nature : jumbled.
What does happily mean?
adverb. in a happy manner; with pleasure. by good fortune; luckily; providentially. felicitously; aptly; appropriately: a happily turned phrase.
What does dank mean?
unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly: a dank cellar. Slang. (of marijuana) excellent; high quality: There was plenty of booze and dank weed at the party. Slang. (of an internet meme) passé or clichéd; out of touch; having missed the cultural Zeitgeist.
What does Pantaloon mean in Shakespeare?
1a or pantalone \ ˌpan-tə-ˈlō-nē \ capitalized : a character in the commedia dell’arte that is usually a skinny old dotard who wears spectacles, slippers, and a tight-fitting combination of trousers and stockings. b : a buffoon in pantomimes.
What does Malefaction mean?
an evil deed: an evil deed : crime.
What does Elf skinned mean?
An elf-skin is “a man of shrivelled and shrunken form,” says the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
What does puttock mean?
: any of several birds of prey: a : a kite (Milvus milvus) b : buzzard.
What does Gorbellied mean?
Pronounced /ˈɡɔːbɛlid/ A person who is gorbellied is corpulent, with a protruding belly. It seems probable that it derives from Old English gor or gore, meaning at first dung or dirt; in the sixteenth century it shifted sense to our modern one of blood that has been shed as a result of violence.
What does fitchew mean?
noun. Archaic. The European polecat Mustela putorius or its fur. Origin of fitchew. Middle English ficheux possibly from Walloon ficheau diminutive of Middle Dutch vitsche, visse.
What does Pumpion mean?
Noun. pumpion (plural pumpions) (archaic) Pumpkin.