Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Words in History

Then & Now Definition of Words Used in History

  • hospital
    • then: large house on road that was used to entertain travelers
    • now: institution providing medical and surgical treatment
  • last
    • then:  highest, utmost
    • now:  coming after all others
  • investment
    • then:  putting clothes on
    • now:  the action of investing money
  • manage
    • then:  the age of which one became a man
    • now:  be in charge of
  • basement
    • then:  toilet
    • now:  floor of building partly or entirely below ground level

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