- From noon + shench. (Wiktionary)
“nuncheon' -- which in themselves make a tolerable load, he has brought a billhook, and a 'navigator,' or draining-tool.”
“Luncheon, or "nuncheon" as some very ancient friends of mine always called it, was the merest mouthful.”
“That was after the brief nuncheon break on the second day, when Hugh had inquired for what must have been the dozenth time of Beth, as she was mounting again into the carriage, if she was sure she would not like either him or Nick to ride inside with the pair of them.”
“And serve a nuncheon in the yellow room in half an hour.”
“So she had a very pleasant morning and left her brother with a fond kiss to have her nuncheon in her own chambers in good enough spirits to eat bread and jam and slices of fruit.”
“Teasingly, because of her frown, he asked if she did not like her nuncheon.”
“And when she came to eat her nuncheon, Kat Champernowne told her that a messenger had come from Lord Denno to ask if Elizabeth could ride with him in the deer park that very afternoon.”
“The place where Harry might be alone was after nuncheon when the children were free for some hours of play.”
“Actually he came soon about the time FitzRoy ate his nuncheon and remained concealed about the palace for most of the day.”
“And since he was so kind as to bring me a present, would you like to invite Lord Denno to have a nuncheon with you?”
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Words from the book by Jane Austen.
Another of my Random Palavery lists, still an eclectic listing of terms that catch my eye and ear. It can't be helped. I am, (as a former partner phrased it) a word-bird.
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