- Carcel lamp – lamp designed in 1800’s by French watchmaker Bernard Guillarme Carcel
- Exanimate – spiritless; lacking animation or life
- Peristyle (re: church architecture) – an open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden
- Cloud-flocks – not 100% sure, but might be a ref to a book chapter by John Ruskin (artist and author, 1819-1900)
- Turnip-watch – a large pocket watch
- Chudder (material) – large shawl or veil worn by Muslim or Hindu women that covers them from head to foot
- Godlings – a minor god (This was said in reference to how powerful the children were in that particular family…)
- Kerseymore (cloth? From sheep) – Kersey is a type of woolen cloth that was an important component of the textile trade in Medieval England. (Orig: town of Kersey, Suffolk.)
- Harvey’s sauce – (Victorian). A disgusting sounding sauce made up of six anchovies in vinegar, soy sauce, mushroom ketchup, garlic and cayenne.
- Blades of pounded mace – “mace” is a spice similar to nutmeg
- Spaddle (re: making ice cream) – a little spade
- Cellaret (re: making ice cream) – a wooden piece of cabinet-work (similar to a sideboard) except oval in shape, bound with broad bands of brass and lined with zinc partitions to hold ice for cooling wine etc.
From Ethan Frome/Wharton and The Campaign for Domestic Happiness/Beeton).