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New Hampshire Glossary: Excise

ON EXCISES Excise, a Monster, worse than e’er before Frighted the Midwife, and the Mother tore; A thousands Hands she has, a thousand Eyes, Breaks into Shops and into Cellars pries; With hundred Rows of Teeth the Shark exceeds, And … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Pounce

“Wafers stain’d with motley hue, Ye low, black, white, red, and blue; Wax that holds the strongest paper, Wax to burn in rolls or taper; Folding knives to fit your hand, Rulers, pounce and shining sand…” Excerpt of advertisement poem … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Drug Mill

The term ‘drug mill’ had a very different meaning in the early years of America’s existence than it does now. A drug mill was a term used to describe both/either the actual “mill” used to process medicine OR the building … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: The Boston Post Cane

New Hampshire (like New England) has historically been home to iconic people, events and objects. Grouped together they make our home wonderfully unique, unconventional and distinctive.  Among these is the tradition of the Boston Post Cane.  If you live in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Neat Stock

Neat stock is a livestock term that may have originated in New England, and was used as early as 1674 in New Hampshire and 1782 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Neat stock was often used as payment and barter. According … Continue reading

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