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The Golden Gloss

The medieval glossary of English (old/middle/modern) words as used in the middle ages. Of highlight are words misunderstood or unknown to the general public (or newer participants.)

UPDATED 09/01/2023

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There are currently 2 terms in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lastage or Lestage
Refers to ballasting aboard a ship.

The elongated point of a hood, sometimes made at extremely long lengths and tucked into the belt or draped around the head or shoulders like a scarf.


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