Lots of obsolete words today!



Today’s words from days of yore :-

hhhhhhHabiliment – clothing

Houppelande – cloak

Horse-coper – a person who deals in horses

Huggermugger . One who acts in an underhand manner.

Husbandman – farmer

Hornswoggles – deceives

Hereat – as a result of this

Halt – lame

Heretofore – until this time

Howbeit nevertheless

Hereat – as a result of




zzzzzzzzzzAt first acquaintance, he appears every bit the respectable businessman.  Clad in a fine habiliment, a woolen houppelande, twill breeches, leather riding boots and top hat, who would doubt his credibility?

However, this seemingly upright horse-coper is nothing more than a huggermugger of the first degree who preys on unsuspecting husbandmen.  He offers for sale what he claims to be fine shire horses ready to work their land.

Alas, he hornswoggles his victims and provides instead halt beasts unable to provide service, then disappears with his ill-gotten gains never to be seen again.

Heretofore he has evaded those who would seek to capture and prosecute him.  Howbeit, it is but a matter of time before he is found and hereat brought to justice.




Tomorrow’s words

InsoucianceImpavid,  Inficete and Ichthyoasanthotoxism.

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52 thoughts on “Lots of obsolete words today!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 9, 2020 / 04:53

    I didn’t know heretofore and howbeit were obsolete. I’d better update my vocab. He does look a right proper gent for being so blameworthy.

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  2. Srivalli Apr 9, 2020 / 05:48

    Wow! So many words. Hornswoggles is my favorite from the post.
    Husbandman for a farmer came from someone who manages husbandry? Would be interesting to know the history and origin of each word. 😀 For another thin though. For now, I’m enjoying your tiny tales.

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  3. Sally Apr 9, 2020 / 06:23

    I really like your A – Z theme this year and love learning in these new words.

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  4. Anagha Yatin Apr 9, 2020 / 09:34

    Husbandman is one word that caught my attention and probably stay with me for long. Only for one reason…my husband wishes to be a farmer someday… one day! I know, I know, it has nothing to do with the story but couldn’t resist sharing it.
    The words this time definitely are not easy to use. Kudos to you for making them your own and weaving a nice story.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 9, 2020 / 09:40

      Really! Farming usually involves the whole family so I hope you are OK with it! I’m pleased you are enjoying my stories Anagha.


  5. Shweta Suresh Apr 9, 2020 / 09:45

    I’m extremely pleased to inform you that I got 8 of them correct. I hope he’s brought to justice soon. 😀

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  6. Arti Apr 9, 2020 / 11:54

    A list of H words to sum up my reactions to the post : Huh? Hard words! How do I say that? Head hurts…
    I had to read this one twice to get it. And even then, I was hard pressed:)

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  7. Unishta Apr 9, 2020 / 12:01

    Hope the huggermugger is given a hiding and more for his skulduggery

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  8. CRD Apr 9, 2020 / 19:28

    Hereafter I shalt be more careful.

    Hark! Here comes yet another huggermugger… politician you say?

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  9. Kathe W. Apr 9, 2020 / 20:30

    Most of the words were new to me…..and you certainly used them well! I think you might be having too much fun horsing around with your dictionary!
    Hmmmmm are these words still in a current dictionary? Or did you have find an old out dated one?

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  10. Suzy Apr 9, 2020 / 23:00

    Huggermugger and Hornswoggles made me laugh. This was a fun story.

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  11. Stu Apr 9, 2020 / 23:46

    I love all these “obsolete” words, and especially how you pull them together. We all need a to boot the huggermuggery that surrounds the globe.

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  12. Kathy Waller Apr 10, 2020 / 17:00

    It is unthinkable that a man clad in twill breeches and a woolen houppelande would even consider hornswoggling unsuspecting husbandmen. To such an one, I say, Fie, yes, fie!

    Thanks for all the wonderful words. I look forward to I.

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