lexical pursuit

  • a Baltimore wrench is the use of a chisel and hammer to do something
  • a smell-feaste is one who appears uninvited to share in a feast
  • primiparous means 'bearing a first offspring' or 'having borne only one previous offspring' and it is used of animals as well as humans
  • rollick may be a blend of romp and frolic
  • your lower lip is your fipple
  • tooth-music is the sound of chewing
  • gallon in ten-gallon hat is from Spanish galon 'ribbon' - and the larger the hat, the more galones (ribbons) it could have around it