from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete variant of parlance.
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His plot this time is for the town to band together and make an adult film; or porno “to use the parliance of our times.”
It rounds out to a labdanum/patchouli combination that I could see being labeled "leather" in broad perfumista parliance, but this is no leather fragrance to me!
Item if you shall be inuited into any Lords or Rulers house, to dinner, or other parliance, goe in such order of strength, that you may be stronger then they, and be warie of woods and ambushes, and that your weapons be not out of your possessions.