Bedizen

A bedazzling word meaning to dress up or decorate gaudily: bedizened with resplendent medals.  Kenneth Grahame uses a noun: bedizenment.

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Apes

‘A shrewdness of apes’ probably predates the scientific study of primate intelligence but somebody noticed they are clever.  I am...

Nesh

Came across this in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South which features a few northern words.  This dialect word means ‘weak...

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