List of Words and Phrases not in General Use
BARROW—Mound, rounded hill, funeral-mound.
BRACTEATE—A round ornament on a necklace.
EARL—Nobleman, any brave man.
ERST-WORTHY—Worthy for a long time past.
FOIN—To lunge (Shaks.).
GLORY OF KINGS—God.
HEFT—Handle, hilt; used by synecdoche for ‘sword.’
HIGHT—Am (was) named.
HOLM—Ocean, curved surface of the sea.
HIMSEEMED—(It) seemed to him.
MERE—Sea; in compounds, ‘mere-ways,’ ‘mere-currents,’ etc.
SKINKER—One who pours.
WAR-SPEED—Success in war.
WEB—Tapestry (that which is ‘woven’).
WEEDED—Clad (cf. widow’s weeds).
WHILOM—At times, formerly, often.
WIELDER—Ruler. Often used of God; also in compounds, as ‘Wielder of Glory,’ ‘Wielder of Worship.’
WOLD—Plane, extended surface.