bellibone

bellibone

(ˈbɛlɪˌbəʊn)
n
a beautiful and good woman
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In a foreword to Susan Sperling's "Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words," wordsmith Willard Espy writes that it's best to consider "dead" words merely missing or presumed dead.
"Poplollies and Bellibones" lists many of the "presumed dead." Thrip, brangle, or murfle once led perfectly respectable lives, for example, and it would be nice if they were resurrected.