Category Archives: New Hampshire Glossary

New Hampshire Glossary: Tableaux

Also called “Tableau” and “Tableau vivant“, these words describe a custom posed scene consisting of actors (either amateur or professional), often in costume with backdrops, created for  entertainment purposes. One of the most popular stage entertainments of the nineteenth century … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Skylarking and Watermelon Frolics

“Clowning around, acting up, horsing around, showing off, showboating” — all of these are terms that probably bring energetic pranks to mind.  While researching the “Squog” section of Manchester, New Hampshire, I came across a sad newspaper notice about one … Continue reading

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New Hampshire and the Birth of the Cocktail

New Hampshire is thought of as the birth place of many innovations, from tupperware to the motorcycle. But was it … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Twenty-Five Words for Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart… Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Chirugeon

Chirugeon, also written “chirurgeon,” was the name for a colonial surgeon. In addition to performing surgical operations they were able … Continue reading

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