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Piece of cloth used to dry oneself after washing or bathing. Old French “toaille” < Old High German “twahan”=to wash.

Laminated metamorphic rock. German “gneiss” < Old High German “gneisto”=spark (from the shine of the rock).

Cured meat from back/sides of a pig. Old French “bacon” < Latin “baconem” < Old High German “bacho” < Germanic “*bakon”=buttock, ham.

Official messenger bringing news. Middle English “heraud” < Old French “herault” < ?Old High German “heren”=to call, cry.

A red deer native to N. Europe and N. America. Middle English “elke” < Middle High German “elch” < Old High German “elaho.”

Move your feet and body in a way to matche the style and speed of music. Old French “danser” < ?Old High German “damson”=to stretch.

Scruffy, untidy in dress. Middle English “betouse”=to handle roughly, drag around < Old High German “zirzuson”=pull to pieces.

Killer or murderer. Old English “drepan”=to strike or kill. Compare with Old Norse “drepa” and Old High German “trefan”=to kill.

Male name meaning “protector.” Old High German “Willahelm” < “wil”=will or desire + “helm”=helmet or protection.

An episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting. Old French “eskirmiss” < Old High German “scirmen”=to defend or fight.

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