a) a young woman with the manners of an old one
b) a thick, muscular leg
c) a pregnant horse
d) a small, furry dog
Today's Featured Word
wavering, vacillating, irresolute ...c1645 obs.
a wavering; an instance of irresolution or vacillation ...1646 obs. rare
from branle (vb.) to agitate, toss about, bandy + -ing
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1645 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Whosoever was found pendulous, or branling in his Religion..."
From: Epistolae Ho-Elianae: Familiar Letters, Domestick and Foreign
By: James Howell, c1645
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) a young woman with the manners of an old one ...1824 Sc.