Kayla. Archaic Language. “Goody” (examples: Goody Putnam, Goody Nurse, Goody Proctor) Meaning: Goodwife “Aye” Meaning: Yes “Quail” (example: For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance,…) Meaning: to Cower or shrink back in fear
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