Adam Jacot de Boinod was a researcher for the television series QI and is the author of The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World, published by Penguin Books. Having researched the rural dialect of Hertfordshire, collected so lovingly by Victorian lexicographers, he sets us each month a Call My Blufftype quiz. Can you guess the correct definitions of the following archaic county words?
A) to understand B) to snore
C) to roll around
A) the second swarm of bees in the same season
B) a second crop of hay
C) a lean deer not fit to hunt
A) a scarecrow B) to squash, subdue C) to walk with a heavy step, especially through weariness