1) Hithe (n.) – A small port; a wharf.
For now is Culham /hithe/ i-com to an ende,
An al the contre the better, and no man the worse.
– Lelandi Itinerarium
2) Stum (n.) – Strong new wine, used for strengthening weak liquor.
According to Howell, stooming wine was effected by putting herbs and
infusions into it.
There strength of fancy, to it sweetness joynes,
Unmixt with water, nor /stum’d/ with strong lines.
– Brome’s Songs, 1661
Then to the Queen, let the next advance,
With all loyal lads of true English race;
That scorn the /stum’d/ notion of Spain and France.
– Songs of the London Prentices
3) Dwale (n.) – The night-shade. It is highly narcotic, and hence used
to express a lethargic disease.
Whenne Joseph had tolde this tale,
Thei fel as thei had dronken /dwale/,
Grovelynge doun on erthe plat.
– Cursor Mundi, MS. Coll. Trin. Cantab.
4) Lingel (n.) – A shoemaker’s thread.
The cobler of Caunterburie, armed with his aul,
his /lingel/, and his last, presents himselfe a judiciall
censor of other mens writinges.
– The Cobler of Caunterburie, 1590
5) Brigantayle (n.) – Bringandine, an extremely pliable kind of armour,
consisting of small plates of iron sewn upon quilted linen or leather.
Of armis or of /brigantayle/,
Stood nothynge thanne upon batayle.
– Gower, MS. Soc. Antiq. 134