Can You Tell a Tansy from a Blunderbuss? 7 Old-Fashioned Words Defined

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If you love history and you love language then it can be very exciting to discover new words from antiquity. Some of these old-fashioned words sound funny today, but once upon a time they were in common usage. Do you have any idea what these old words mean?

7) Spadroon

This military sword was particularly suited for battle and was used by armies across Europe and the U.S. from the 18th century into the late 19th century.

HRM Queen Elizabeth II preparing for a knighting ceremony with her spadroon in hand. Via/ Wiki Commons

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A lover of antiques and a collector of all things vintage, discovering treasures has always been a passion for Rose. Once a seller of antiques, collecting early 20th century advertising art has become her main focus, in addition to studying and writing about history.
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