I thought it was time to share with you some more lovely 17th and 18th century words. You can use these to dazzle your friends.
ROUT- A clamorous party. In 1772 Anna Winslow: "went directly from it to Miss Caty's rout.
POT VALIANT- Brave only when stimulated by drink. In 1696 Gordon Saltonstall wrote, "Foolish if not pot-valiant firing and shooting off guns."
PORTMANTEAU- A bag for carrying apparel on a journey, especially on horseback.