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|More “lively” inanimate objects (Letter 14)
Written by Robbin
(9/3/2005 2:59 a.m.)
“I took the liberty a few days ago of asking your Black velvet Bonnet to lend me it’s cawl, which it very readily did, & by which I have been enabled to give a considerable improvement of dignity to my Cap, which was before too nidgetty to please me.”
Cawl—Born with a veil (cawl/caul) over your face. (Ask Jeeves UK) I am guessing it is a veil or netting which hung forward on the face?
Nidget—A fool, an idiot, a coward. (Webster’s)
If only people could be as amiable as these head covers—I find this way of relating her activities extremely amusing and have not laughed as much since forever.
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