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Old Dutch

n.
Old Low Franconian.

Old Dutch

n
(Languages) the Dutch language up to about 1100, derived from the Low Franconian dialect of Old Low German. Abbreviation: OD See also Franconian
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The large importance attached to the harpooneer's vocation is evinced by the fact, that originally in the old Dutch Fishery, two centuries and more ago, the command of a whale ship was not wholly lodged in the person now called the captain, but was divided between him and an officer called the Specksynder.
Two hundred years ago an old Dutch voyager likened its shape to that of a shoemaker's last.
Emporiums of splendid dresses, the materials brought from every quarter of the world; tempting stores of everything to stimulate and pamper the sated appetite and give new relish to the oft-repeated feast; vessels of burnished gold and silver, wrought into every exquisite form of vase, and dish, and goblet; guns, swords, pistols, and patent engines of destruction; screws and irons for the crooked, clothes for the newly-born, drugs for the sick, coffins for the dead, and churchyards for the buried-- all these jumbled each with the other and flocking side by side, seemed to flit by in motley dance like the fantastic groups of the old Dutch painter, and with the same stern moral for the unheeding restless crowd.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
Wolfert drew back shuddering, but was reassured on being informed by the negro that this was a family vault, belonging to one of the old Dutch families that owned this estate, an assertion corroborated by the sight of coffins of various sizes piled within.
A heavy old Dutch clock, that stood in the corner of the room, began, and slowly struck twelve.
I have often seen these among old Dutch people and Belgians.
It ends with a chapter on child consumers, advertising, and western Canadians who were contestants on Kids Bids, a game show sponsored by Old Dutch.
1861: Albert Chevalier, composer and singer of cockney songs including My Old Dutch and Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Road, was born in London.
And as with all great entrepreneurs, he turned that passion into an idea for a small business--Swansea, IL--based Old Dutch Classic Bats, which as the name suggests, sells vintage wood baseball bats.
1861: Albert Chevalier, composer and singer of cockney songs, including My Old Dutch and Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Road, was born in London.
THE Goa Police on Tuesday morning arrested an Uttar Pradesh native for allegedly raping a 25- year- old Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village.

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