1) Slubberdegullion (n.) – A paltry dirty wretch.
Quoth she, although thou hast deserv’d,
Base /slubberdegullion/, to be serv’d
As thou did’st vow to deal with me,
If thou had’st got the victory.
– Hudibras, I, iii 886
2) Barbel (n.) – A small piece of armour which protects part of the
bassinet. [note that in medieval English cookbooks a “barbel” was a
carp-like freshwater fish of the genus Barbus]
His /barbel/ first adoun he deth,
Withouten colour his neb he seth.
– Gij of Warwike
3) Tailde (adj.) – Carved.
The wardes of the cyte of hefen bryght
I lycken tyl wardes that stalworthly dyght,
And clenely wroght and craftyly /taylde/
Of clene sylver and golde, and enamaylde.
– Hampole, MS. Bowes
4) Guzzle (n.) – A drain or ditch. Sometimes a small stream. Called
also a guzzen
This is all one thing as if hee should goe about
to jussle her into some filthy stinking /guzzle/ or
– Whateley’s Bride Bush, 1623
5) Lorne (v./adj.) – Lost; undone; destroyed. Still in use, in the
sense of forsaken. Also, to lose anything.
The stewardys lyfe ys /lorne/,
There was fewe that rewyd ther on,
And fewe for hym wepyth.
– MS. Cantab. Ff. ii. 38