- Tabouret – either a cabinet or a stool that is portable
- Roseate – resembling a rose; overly optimistic
- Pulchitrude – physical beauty
- Tumbrel – cart carrying prisoners to be executed (usually by guillotine)
- Septuagesima Sunday (1870) – a 17-day preparation for the season of Lent which is a preparation for Easter. Some countries, it is the start of the Carnival season culminating in Shrove Tuesday.
- Hoydenism – unladylike or tomboyish behavior
- Eternal white horses (re: possessions) — ? No idea about this one…
- Sybarite – person devoted to luxury and pleasure
- Conge – act of taking leave, farewell
- Lares and Penates (myths) – gods who protected the household (Roman); another name for the actual valuables within a household
- Espiegle (French) – word for prankster, rogue
- Desuetude – condition of not being used
- Old Christmas Day (1802) – not sure. The story referenced “New Christmas Day” which implies, perhaps, a change in calendar dates or something?
- Sibyl – prophetess or woman who divines. Greek.
So, presumably, it sounds like one could say “There is a pulchitrudious hodynistic Sibyl sitting on the tabouret waiting for the tumbrel”? 🙂
“Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap…” George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).