Today’s words from days of yore :-
Habiliment – 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
At 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.
Insouciance , Impavid, Inficete and Ichthyoasanthotoxism.