forebar* - to hinder, prevent, prohibit
genesis - origin, mode of formation or production
harold - a species of sea duck
to dine with Duke Humphrey* - to go dinnerless
occupational - rel. to occupation (employment, vocation)
agnomen - an additional name or epithet
pre - - before
prodromatic* - of or pertaining to a prodromus, forerunning, introductory, preliminary.
chalk - to write with a chalk
pivotal - being that on which anything turns or depends; central, cardinal, vital.
offspring* - the progeny which springs or is descended from some one
wapentake - a subdivision of some english shires; (on.) - to take a weapon
hem - them
authenticate - to make authentic or autoritative
cabbaging - pilfering, purloining
Cinncinatus - Roman emperor, who was said to have laid down his plow on his tiny farm to serve as dictator in 458 BC.
save the day* - to bring success when failure seems certain
redwood - mahagony, scotch pine, etc.
sabbath - in the original use: The seventh day of the week (Saturday); since the Reformation, often applied to 'the Lord's day', i.e. the first day of the week (Sunday); transf. and fig. A time or period of rest.
to follow the plough - to plough (said of the ploughman)
rootlet* - a branch of the root of a plant; a subsidiary root; rootless - without roots.
rere - rear, the back or back part of anything
mug house* - an ale-house, beer-house. ? (obs. or arch.)
ye - the
marine - of or belonging to the sea, a sailor, mariner
royalty - a person of royal rank
runner - one that delivers messages, reports, etc.
highroad - a chief or main road, a highway.
leisure - time which one can spend as one pleases, free or unoccupied time.
dog fox - a small fox
cast - to turn in one's course, to veer
lady pack - a pack of female hounds
cocker spaniel - a small spaniel
vassal - in the feudal system, one holding lands from a superior on conditions of homage and allegiance, a tenant in fee.
fealty - the obligation of fidelity on the part of a feudal tenant or vassal to his lord.
ethnarch - a governor of a nation or people; a ruler over a province.
yoke - to attach a draft animal to something (by yoke)
sweatful - full of or abounding in sweat
bandanna - a large handkerchief
forecourt - the front court of a building
public - Short for public house. colloq. Cf. pub.
topee - a helmetlike hat with curved brim worn esp. for protection from the sun.
surcingle - a girdle or belt which confines the cassock (a kind of long loose coat or gown worn by rustics, shepherds, or sailors).
plaid - a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as a part of the scottish national costume.
putee - a covering for the leg from ankle to knee consisting of a spirally wrapped narrow cloth.
ruddle - to redden, flush, to color with red ocher.
cinnabar - a red colour like that of vermilion.