Facts in The Old Nurse's Story

Facts Examples in The Old Nurse's Story:

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"Applethwaite..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

Applethwaite is the name of a small village in North West England. Presumably, this is where Hester is from.

"Crosthwaite..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

Crostwaithe is a village in North West England, today located in Cumbria.

"hob..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

The noun “hob” refers to a metal shelf-like surface attached to a fireplace. Pans, kettles, and other kitchen utensils were placed on the hob to warm them with the fire’s heat.

"stomacher..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

The noun “stomacher” refers to a piece of triangular decorative fabric stitched on the front of a dress that went in and out of fashion in Victorian England. Often stomachers would be accented with pearls or embroidery.

"trumpet..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

The “trumpet” referred to in this sentence is not a musical instrument but an ear trumpet, a rudimentary type of hearing aid typically crafted from metal, wood, or animal products. Its name derives from its funnel-like shape.

"Northumberland..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

Northumberland is a county in North East England and to the north and east of Westmorland.

"Westmoreland..."   (The Old Nurse's Story)

Westmoreland is a former county in North West England that became part of the county of Cumbria in April of 1974.