This weeks words:


abreption, n.
[‘ The action of snatching something away; sudden seizure; complete separation or removal; an instance of this.’]

“Every man is ready to be affected & affrighted with things of this nature, change of state, loss of goods, abreption of life, these things are naturally terrible to us.”


oxter, v.
[‘ trans. To support by the arm, walk arm in arm with; to take or carry under the arm; to embrace, put one’s arm around.’]

“They became so helpless they slid off their seats on to the floor and a few of us had to oxter them out to the vestibule to recover.”


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