Glossary

Glossary

Bed —mattress
Bedstead —wooden bedframe
Bolster —round pillow
Case of Drawers —bureau
Concordance —aid to finding scriptures
Coverlid —woven coverlet
Cricket —stool
Currender —collander
Curtains —curtains around a bed
Do —ditto
Drawers —underwear
Flatiron —iron
Foot wheel —spinning wheel
Great chair —chair with arms
Harrow —a cultivator that smoothes the soil
Light stand —small table
Looking glass —mirror
Milk pan —for skimming cream off milk
Piggin —small wooden pail or tub
Portmanteau —traveling bag
Potash —leached from ashes and used for soap and fertilizer
Rennet —used to curdle milk for cheese (from stomach enzymes in a cow)
Septuagint —Greek translation of the Old Testament
Small clothes —breeches
Snuffer —for snuffing candles
Sorrel —reddish brown colored horse
Spider —frying pan with legs
Steelyard —a scale (portable balance)
Trammel —hook extending from the crane in the fireplace
Underbed —under mattress
Valance —curtain at the top of a window
Warming pan —bedwarmer