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  1. Apr 2019
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    1. equipage

      "A carriage and horses, with the attendant servants; in later use sometimes applied to a carriage alone" www.oed.com

    2. sentimental novels

      The sentimental novel was a popular genre, emerging in 18th century Europe. They aimed to emphasize the value of emotions and "raised the analysis of emotion to a fine art." https://www.britannica.com/art/sentimental-novel

    3. Timbuctoo

      As commonly used today, Timbuctoo is used to refer to "the most distant place imaginable." http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/202099?redirectedFrom=timbuctoo#eid

    4. Chichester

      a city of of West Sussex in South-East England, approximately six miles from the nearest coast

    5. lottery

      Austen here uses the term to refer to an "enterprise regarded as governed by chance." www.oed.com

    6. nursery grounds

      an area of land used for raising young plants www.oed.com

    7. Weald

      the name of the tract of country, formerly wooded, included portions of Sussex, Kent, and Surrey www.oed.com

    8. hamlet

      a small village in the country www.oed.com

    9. baronet

      A baronet was ranked as the lowest of those with hereditary titles but above all forms of knighthood. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/15666?rskey=Z33XhD&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid

    10. seminary

      Austen is referring to a boarding school attended by young women from wealthy families who, for some reason, were not educated at home by a governess. https://judeknightauthor.com/tag/girls-education-in-regency-england/

    11. dinner

      Dinner was the primary meal of the day in Regency England and typically took place around mid-day.

    12. real property, landed or funded

      Approximately 25,000 families made up the landed gentry in late 18th century England. https://www.historytoday.com/archive/marriage-and-property-jane-austen%E2%80%99s-novels

    13. watch

      Austen would be referring to a pocket watch. Wristwatches were not worn, especially by men, until around the turn of the 20th century. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/fashion/wrist-watches-from-battlefield-to-fashion-accessory.html

    14. drawing room

      a room reserved for the reception of company, and to which the ladies withdraw from the dining-room after dinner; a private room that is attached to public areas of the house http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/57558

    15. simple gig

      According to Merriam Webster a gig is a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage. See the link below for a picture. http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/272898.1