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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 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Simultaneously the practice of bringing pigs to the wood to forage for mast, the right or privilege to do so, and a term for the payment made to the owner of the woodland in exchange for this privilege (or to the owner\'s right to collect payment, or to the income accruing from the privilege.)

A storage area for dry goods, such as bread or spices.

Refers to the wall along the edge of a roof, balcony, allure, etc. Often doing both the work of a guardrail and as part of the defense of the structure they are often crenellated in heavily fortified applications.

Perch (measurement)
Defined as 5.5 yards, also called a pole or rod. Equivalent to 16.5 feet or 5.03 meters.

Pole (measurement)
Defined as 5.5 yards, also called a perch or rod. Equivalent to 16.5 feet or 5.03 meters.


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