from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Prostitution.


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  • That's a crazy quote. If anyone understood it, people would be banning Chaucer.

    October 21, 2007

  • Do you think this equates roughly to the modern pimp? Or to john? Or... what?

    Interesting word and usage, hesychius!

    October 20, 2007

  • What say we also of putours, that liue by the horrible sinne of puterie, and constreine women to yelde him a certain rent of hir bodily puterie, ye sometime his owen wif or his childe. — Chaucer, Parsones Tale.

    October 20, 2007