Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, August 7, 2015

Words in History

Then and Now:  Word Definitions
  • harlot
    • then: a rascal or beggar
    • now:  a prostitute
  • empty
    • then:  at leisure or unoccupied
    • now:  containing nothing
  • grin
    • then:  show the teeth as a sign of anger
    • now:  smile broadly

  • lady
    • then:  one who kneads the bread
    • now:  a woman of noble birth
  • lord
    • then:  guardian of the loaf
    • now:  someone having power

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