Shibboleth

MW Shibboleth – from the Bible, via Milton (“Without Reprieve adjudg’d to death, For want of well pronouncing Shibboleth.“) and Byron (“Nay, it is their brotherhood, Their Shibboleth–their Koran–Talmud–theirCabala–their best brick-work, wherewithal They build more—“, “Juan, who did not understand…

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Mulct

MW Frequencies of Mulct: The Anatomy of Melancholy Burton, Robert 1621 – 448833 words; 9 occurence(s) Leviathan Hobbes, Thomas 1651 – 211574 words; 7 occurence(s) The Ring and the Book Browning, Robert 1869 -165978 words; 6 occurence(s) Other authors hardly…

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Hale

MW Coole violets, and orpine growing still,/Embathed balme, and chearfull galingale,/Fresh costmarie, and breathfull camomill, /Dull poppie, and drink-quickning setuale*,/Veyne-healing verven, and hed-purging dill,/Sound savorie, and bazil hartie-hale,/Fat colworts, and comfórting perseline**,/Colde lettuce, and refreshing rosmarine. [* Setuale, valerian.][** Perseline,…

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