Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Some Colonial American words…

Apartment (n) room in a building

Bait (v) feed an animal

Black (adj.) brunette

Clever (adj.) well trained

Fishy (adj.) drunk

Flourish (n) a quickie

Gossip (n) godparent

Punk (n) a prostitute

Secret (n) or vault (n) a privy

Whiskey (n) 2 wheeled one-horse carriage