As promised, Monday's Forgotten English:
Equivalent to the breeches of a Highlander, of the dress of a naked Pict; upon the presumption that Welchmen wear no hose.
- Thomas Fielding's Select Proverbs of All Nations, 1824.
In phrases like "to make a Welshman's hose of" [and] "to make like a Welshman's hose," to stretch or west the meaning of a word, sentence, etc.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928
Yesterday was profoundly boring. I hate staying in bed all day, so I didn't. I cleaned house a little bit, then, terribly sick of being house-bound, I went to training. I took it very lightly and din't overexert myself at all. I didn't, however, do any writing or Beta Reading of any kind, and so am terribly behind.
I'm making a sad face, though you can't see it.
I don't know how much I'm going to be able to write today. I might fall asleep on the keyboard randomly. Who knows? I'll give it a shot, though.
So, before I sign off to start writing, here's today's Forgotten English:
Unlucky ... Perhaps corrupted from hazard.
- William Holloway's Dictionary of Provincialisms, 1838