The Anglish Moot
Old English sp English
Pock n A pustule or small hollow in the skin in an eruptive disease, as in smallpox. 2. The Pox: slang term for syphilis and some other sexually transmitted diseases
Pocked adj Scarred, pitted, or pock-marked by a pustule or pock, especially from smallpox or acne.
Pockiness n The state or condition of being
Pockmark n A pit left in the skin by a pock. 2. syphilitic.
Pock-pitted adj Scarred, pitted, or pock-marked by a pustule or pock, especially from smallpox or acne.
Pockwood n Lignum Guaiacum, Lignum vitae a medication produced from the bark of these trees and used in the treatment of syphilis.
Pocky adj Full of, or infected by, the pox. 2. marked with pustules or pock-marks.
Pole n A long thin rod of wood; a long slender piece of metal or wood commonly tapering and more or less rounded. 2. In linear and surface measure, a perch , a rod: five and a half yards in distance. 3. a fishing-rod
Pole vb To push a boat, raft, with a pole. . to propel, push or strike with a pole.
Pole phr "Up the Pole" - mad, or in trouble.
Pole-axe n An axe-head on the end of a pole or long handle.
Pole-axe vb To fall with a poleaxe.
Pole-building n A building constructed around a frame of timbers. 2. a similar building in which metal plates are used insteaed of timbers.
Poler n One who propels a barge, baot or canoe by means of a pole
Pool n OE. a variant of pond: an enclosure. A small stretch of water, naturally formed deep, quiet or still stretch of a river. 2. any small isolated body of liquid: water on a road, floor, a pool of blood etc. 3. a puddle
Pond n An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake. 2. colloquial - The Atlantic Ocean. Especially, in the expression 'across the pond'
Pond vb To hold back or dam up (a stream) into or as into a pond. 2. of water, etc: to form a pond or pool. 3. to collect by being held back.
Pond phr 'The Herring Pond" - The Atlantic Ocean.
Pond-fish n A fish usually reared in ponds, as a carp or sunfish.
Ponding n An unwanted ponding of water typically on a flat roof or roadway.
Pond-life n Animals, esp. invertebrata, that live in ponds or stagnant water.
Pondwater n The water in a pond.
Pondweed n Any of the various submersed or partally floating perrenial acquatic plants (Potamogeten) common in the Old and New World.
Pondy adj Having many, or abounding in, ponds.
Pool n A small body, usually of fresh water, as a spring. 2. a deep place in a stream. 3. any small, isolated body of liquid; a pool of blood.
Poolhouse n A structure containing equipment used for a swimming pool.
Pooling n A small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface.
Poolish adj A mixture of flour and water with a little yeast used to make some form of dough.
Poolside n The area beside the swimming pool.
Poolside adj By the side of the pool
Poolside adv By the side of a pool.
Poolwater n The water in a pool.
Pope n The Bishop of Rome and, therefore, the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Popedom n The office or dominion of a pope; the papacy.
Pope-hat n The Pope's mitre.
Pope's head n A. species of cactus
Pope holy adj Pretending to great holiness, characterized by a show or pretence of piety.
Popeless adj Without a Pope.
Popelike adj Resembling or characteristic of a Pope.
Popeling n A petty or deputy Pope.
Pope's Eye - n The tender piece of meat (lymphatic gland) surrounded by the fat in the middle of the leg of an ox or sheep.
Pope's Nose n Another name for the parson's nose, merry-bone or the wishbone.
Poppy n Any plant of the genus Papaver
Poppy-seed n The, or a, seed of poppy.
Poppywort n Papaveracae mecompis
Port n A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
Portman n A citizen of a town, a burgess or a burgher.
Port-mote n The court of a borough; a borough-mote. 2. a court of a (legal) seaport town.
Portreeve n In Saxon times and later, the chief magistrate of a town or borough; port here meaning town.
Post n Upright piece of timber or other material used as a support, a point or attachment, etc as in a building. 2. a finishing post for horseracing.
Post vb To fasten posters or placards upon walls etc, to advertise by poster. 2. to announce by a poster: to post a reward. 3. to denounce by poster: a traitor, etc. 4. to publish a name of on a list. 5. to publish the name of a ship, aircraft as overdue or missing.
Post phr "Beaten at the Post" - defeated at the last moment.
Post phr "Between You, Me and the Bedpost" - as something that no one else is to hear or know; as a secret in confidence.
Post phr "On the Right or Wrong Side of the Post" - fig. referring to posts marking the right course or direction.
Pot n A rounded earthen, glass, metal or other type of material for cooking, culinary and other purposes. 2. a metal drinking vessel. 3. the amount of stakes wagered at pool or poker. 4. a large amount of money. 6. a deep pit. 7. a circular, wicker or wire basket-like trap (a fish-pot) for catching crustaceans, crayfish, lobsters etc. 8. vessel or container for holding plants. 9. a basket, tube or pot used in pairs, a pannier, to carry sand and manure. 10. a large sum of money in a bet held in a pot. 11. an important person.
Pot vb To put in a pot, sep. a plant
Pot phr "A Little Pot is Soon Hot" - a small person is easily riled or angered.
Pot phr "All to Pot" - confused, spoiled.
Pot phr "Flesh Pots of the World" - places that provide luxurious living. 2. sumptous living.
Pot phr "Gone to Pot" - deteriorate, become very bad.
Pot phr "In the Melting Pot" - in the state of flux, transition.
Pot phr "Pot Calls the Kettle Black" - somebody criticizes another for a fault which he has himself in equal degree.
Pot phr "Pot of Gold" - an imaginary reward; an ideal; a jackpot.
Pot phr "Pot That Goes too Often to the Well; is, at last, Broken" - don't push a good thing too far.
Pot phr "Seek the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow" - to have naive expectations.
Pot phr "Stir the Pot" - set out to raise controversial issues.
Pot phr "Sweeten the Pot" - to provide a few additional inducements.
Pot phr "Take a Potshot at" - make a disparagingly remark about someone. 2. a random blow or punch.
Pot-bellied adj A protuberant belly.
Pot-belly n A paunch, a protuberant stomach, a protruding gut.
Pot-belly stove n A cast iron stove with a rotund firebox that uses as a fuel coal, coke, wood, charcoal etc.
Pot-bound adj Of a plant growing in a flower pot when its roots fill the pot and there is no more room to expand.
Pote n A stick or rod for poking, thrusting, or stirring; a poker
Pote vb To thrush, push, poke with sticks. 2. thrust or push with the feet; to kick, said esp. of the horse. 3. to crimp fine linen with a poting-stick.
Pot-ears n The handles of a cup; cup-handles
Potful n Quantity of liquid that fills a pot.
Pot-head n A fool, simpleton, drunkard. 2. marijuana smoker.
Pot-head whale n The pilot whale
Potherb n A plant whose leaves are used as a vegetable. 2. a herb used for flavoring in cooking.
Pot-hole n A deep hole of more or less cylindrical shape; esp. one formed by the wearing away or rock by the rotation of stone, or a collection of gravel, in an eddy of running water or in the bed of a stream. 2. A pond formed a natural hollow in the ground in which water collects; a slough, a slew. 3. a depression or hollow forming a defect in the surface of a road or pathway.
Pot-hook n The hook or hanger over a hearth or an open fire on which pots are hung. 2. a curved stroke in handwriting, esp. made in learning to write.
Pot-house n A pottery, a building where pottery is made. 2. a low ale house; saloon.
Pot-house adj Of oor pertaining to a pot-house; vulgar, as pothouse politics.
Pot-hunter n An opprobrious appellation: a sycophant, a parasite. 2. one who enters any contest simply for the sake of winning. 3. one who obtains archeological and historical objects through illicit measures purely for profit and private collection.
Pot-hunting n The act of one who enters any contest simply for the sake of winning. 3. one who obtains archeological and historical objects through illicit measures purely for profit and private ccollection.
Pot-licker n A dog, a dishlicker
Pot-lid n The lid pf a pot.
Pot-mate n A drinking companion.
Pot plant n A plant growing in a pot.
Potsherd n A broken earthenware pot, esp. a broken piece of earthenware found at an archeological site.
Pot-shot n A random blow or punch. 2. a shot at random, or one not demanding any special skill. 3. a criticism, or verbal attack, often opportunistic or random
Pot-shotten adj Drunk, intoxicated, inebriated, shickered.
Pot-sick adj Drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, hung-over
Pot-stick n Stirring stick. 2. a crimping stick.
Pot still n A primitive still, used in the making of Scotch or Irish whisky
Pot-stirrer n One who causes unrest; one who stirs the pot.
Potstone n A granular variety of steatite or soapstone
Potted adj Of meat and fish etc. preserved in a closed pot or other vessel. 2. canned, contained in a can. 3. of literature or historical account, put in a short, condensed, easily assimilated form, abridged, summarized. 4. drunk, intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, esp. marijuana.
Potter n A maker of pottery or earthenware vessels. 2. a vendor or hawker of earthenware.
Potter vb To make pottery and ceramic objects. 2. to poke again and again, to make a succession of slight thrusts. 3. to occupy oneself in a trifling ineffectual way; esp. when one has no business to tamper. 3. to trifle away ineffectually, walk slowly, idly, dawdle, loiter, saunter, dawdle.
Potter phr "Potter About" - move in a leisurely, unorganized way from a little job to another.
Potter's clay n Potter's eart, any plastic clay free from iron.
Potter's field n A name applied to a burial ground formerly reserved for strangers (a fellow Jew,) the unknown and the friendless poor; a pauper's graveyard. It is an allusion to a field bought by the chief priests with the thirty pieces of silver returned to them by the repentant Judas.
Potter's flint n Finely pulverized quartz mixed with porcelain to impart strength and rigidity and to reduced shrinkage: used also in enamel mixtures.
Potter's rot n A form of the disease 'silicosis' which can affect the lungs of potters, caused by breathing in lots of fine dust.
Potter's wheel n A horizontal rotating disk used by potters for holding ad manipulating prepared clay.
Potting n The making of pottery or earthenware.
Potting-shed n A shed in which delicate plants are reared in pots for planting out later.
Potty adj Intoxicated, silly, stupid, feeble, insignificant.
Potty-mouth n The characteristic of regularly using vulgar language; esp. strong profanities . 2. a person having the characteristics of a potty-mouth.
Pot-waller n Before the Reform act of 1832, those who possessed a vote as householders because they had boiled their own pot at their own firestead in the constituency for at least six months. The term derived from O.E, 'weallian, to boil. The term has morhed into Pot-walloper.
Potwort n Plants, esp. those of the herb family grown in pots.
Pough n A bag. 2. a swelling of the skin. 3. of a garment: to hang loose, hang out, not tucked in; The pough something hanging out, esp. a garment.
Pound n Enclosure for stray animals, especially cattle or dogs.+++
Pound n A measure of weight: 16 ounces avoirdupois. 2. basic unit of currency in Great Britian and Northern Ireland. 3. the act of pounding: delivering heavy blows. 4. a drumming noise. 5. a public enclosure for unlicensed dogs and wandering livestock. 6. a level stretch in a canal between locks.
Pound vb To hit hard with the hand, fist or some heavy instrument. 2. to strike or drive against with a heavy impact. 3. to move heavily or clumsily. 4. move rythmically or thump along. 5. to shut up or confine in any enclosure or any bounds of limits; impound; imprison. 6. to crush and brek down to pieces or powder by beating or pulverizing. 7. to make a jarring noise.
Pound phr "Get/Have One's Pound of Flesh" - be determined to obtain one's total entitlement.
Pound phr "In for a penny, in for a Pound" - having made a decision, commit to it wholeheartedly.
Pound phr "Pound Away" - (military) bombard heavily and continously.
Pound phr "Pound On" - strike heavily and repeatingly at a door, table, drum etc.
Pound phr "Pound the Beat" - patrol an allotted district on foot (often used in implied contrast with higher or more prestigious grades of police duty)
Pound phr "Pound the Table" - slam one's hand with extreme force and anger upon a table.
Pounder n (Preceded by a number indicating the weight in pounds) as a gun which fires a shell weighing so many pounds eg an 18-pounder; similarly a fish weighing so many pounds.
Pound fee n Fee paid for the release of cattle or goods from a pound.
Pound-house n A building in which pounding or crushing of material is done, eg. a cider mill.
Pound-keeper n One who has charge of a public pound. 2. a pinder.
Pound-lock n A lock on a river for damming the water.
Pound-net n An enclosure formed by fish-nets in the sea near the shore.
Pound-shop n A shop selling household groceries, toys, gimmick, that are typically priced at a pound each.
Pout n Name applied to several kinds of fish, such as the eel-pout, horn-pout.
Pout n The protrusion of the lips, expressive of annoyance or pique.
Pox n A disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks. 2.syphilis. 3. fig. a curse.
Pox vb To infect with pocks or syphilis.
Pox phr "The Pox on You" - be damned, cursed.
Pox-like adj Resembling or characteristic of the pox.