dowsabel

dowsabel

(ˈduːsəˌbɛl; ˈdaʊs-)
n
an obsolete word for sweetheart
[C16: from Latin Dulcibella feminine given name, from dulcis sweet + bellus beautiful]
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Quacksalver bogus medic; Ambodexter someone who takes bribes from both sides; Slug-a-bed couch potato; Awhape amazing; Dowsabel sweetheart; Rouzy-bouzy lager lout; Hugge to shudder or shake with fear or with cold; Swerk gloomy, troubled, or sad; Wasteheart to show grief, regret or disappointment; Momist a harsh critic; Stomaching full of resentment; Merry-go-sorry a mixture of joy and sorrow; Sillytonian gullible; Hugger-mugger someone who works in secret; Snout-fair good looking; Man-millinery male vanity; Tremblable dreadful; Coney to trick
to get bail money says, "To Adriana--that is where we dined, / Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband.
NEW ADDITION: Joe Moore with Dowsabel and her bull calf, one of the first organic animals born at the farm.