Glossary

Union

Union—Poor Law Union, a workhouse for the poor; a poorhouse.

Velocipede

Velocipede—foot powered transportation similar to a bicycle or tricycle.

Virago

Virago—a strong, bold woman.

Voluable

Voluble—talkative, fluent speech.

Ward

Ward—a metal piece in a lock.

Whit

Whit—the smallest bit imaginable.

Wicket-Gate

Wicket-gate—the journey's beginning in Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.