Words I didn't know until now: qinghaosu - a terpene-based anti-malarial substance used in Chinese medicine. The drug is obtained from Artemisia annua, family Compositae.
high muck-a-muck - a person in a position of authority, esp. one who is overbearing or conceited
guipure - a heavy lace consisting of embroidered motifs held together by large connecting stitches.
suint - the natural grease in sheep's wool, from which lanolin is obtained.
frogmarching - to force (someone) to walk forward by holding and pinning their arms from behind
pogonophoran - a small phylum of long deep-sea worms that live in upright tubes of protein and chitin. They lack mouths and guts, subsisting mainly on the products ofsymbiotic bacteria.
uillean pipes - Irish bagpipes played resting on the knee using bellows worked by the elbow, and having three extra pipes on which chords can be played.
illuviation - the introduction of salts or colloids into one soil horizon from another by percolating water.
misfeasance - a transgression, esp. the wrongful exercise of lawful authority.