"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 24 December 2010


In former times to be gravelled meant to be perplexed. The word was still in common usage in Victorian times.

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting! I always thought is means a surface covered in gravel, like a gravelled drive leading up to a house.