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Kneeding Trough (Dough Tray) - A wooden trough or tub in which to knead bread.
Pipkin - A small cooking pot or earthenware.
Lathe - A lathe is a machine which holds a piece of wood or metal between two
centers and turns it so the work can be shaped by hand-held "turning chisels."
Linsey-Woolsey - A coarse cloth of linen and wool or cotton and wool
Mason - One who builds or works with stone or brick.
Maul - A large hammer or mallet.
Manumit - To liberate from slavery.
Nankeen - a kind of cotton cloth, originally made at Naking from a yellow
variety of cotton, but now from ordinary cotton died yellow.
Noggin - a small mug or cup.
Ordinary - A complete meal provided or a tavern or an inn
providing such a meal.
Peel - Tool resembling a long-handled spade. It is used to take loaves out of the
Perch - A measure of distance equal to 5 1/2 years.
Peruke - A wig, especially one worn by men in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also called a
Pewter - Composed of tin and small amounts of other metals - lead, copper,
bismuth or zinc. From 1725 to 1825 pewter was the most widely used metal in
Pillory - A wooden framework on a post, with holes for the head and hands, in
which offenders were formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn as
Pincers -Tool with two handles and a pair of jaws working on a
pivot used for holding objects or unfastening.
Porringer - A small dish for porridge, broth or other similar foods. Usually has one handle.
Reamer - A finishing tool with rotating cutting edge for enlarging or tapering a
Riddle - A coarse sieve used for separating chaff from corn, sand from gravel,
ashes from cinders.