[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, April 2

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Apr 3 12:34:31 PST 2002


Bribery money at elections.
-- James Halliwell’s Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

A kind of banquet, at which a large quantity of radishes is consumed.
-- Joseph Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary, 1896-1905

A curious annual custom, dating from time immemorial, was celebrated at Levens Hall near Kendal, known as the Radish-feast … and is attended by the mayor and corporation of Kendal and most of the gentry … who partake of radishes and oatbread and butter…. Two kinds of malt liquor are provided.  After the repast … drinking and … athletic competitions [take place].  The feast of entertainment was usually held on the day of the election of officers, and the person who supplied it was chosen by ballot.
-- Notes and Queries, 1877

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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