noun. ‘Light-heeled’ pranks. If your wiues play legerdeheele, though you bee a hundred miles off, yet you shall be sure instantly to find it in your forheads. All Fools, George … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. Being half in jest, half serious. Our own poet has lately characterized himself as a jocoserious genius; and in fact this jocoseriosity seems of much the same quality with the … Continue Reading ⇒


verb. To live in a remote, rural, or provincial place. Bankrupt scholars, whose parents had been mofussilising in an inordinate degree. Qualk The Circumnavigator, George Augustus Sala (1863) Here’s a word … Continue Reading ⇒