- a helmet
topped with a figure of a boar, thought to have be something of an amulet of protection
model of the Viking ship from Oseberg (Norway), ca.
late 9th century
(pictured: replica of ship, christened as Edda, sailing in Heroy fjord in 1988)
- The lowest longitudinal timber
of a ship or boat, on which the framework of the whole is built up;
in boats and small vessels forming a prominent central ridge on the
under surface; in iron vessels, a combination of iron plates taking the
place and serving the purpose of the keel of a wooden vessel (OED).
- The fore-part of a boat or
ship; the part immediately about the stem ['stem'=the timber at an extermity
of a vessel] (OED).
- A comparatively narrow
water-way or passage connecting two large bodies of water (OED).
- A relatively narrow channel
or stretch of water, esp. one between the mainland and an island, or
connecting two large bodies of water; a strait. Also, an inlet of the
- A point of land
projecting into the sea or other expanse of water; a cape or promontory:
now usually, a bold or lofty promontory (OED).
- Low land covered wholly
or partially with shallow water, or subject to frequent inundations;
a tract of such land, a marsh (OED).
- A sheet of standing
water; a lake, pond; an arm of the ocean (OED).
- A tract of unenclosed
waste ground; now usually, uncultivated ground covered with heather; a
- Open uncultivated
ground; an extensive tract of waste land; a wilderness; now chiefly
applied to a bare, more or less flat, tract of land, naturally clothed
with low herbage and dwarf shrubs, esp. with the shrubby plants known
as heath, heather or ling (OED).
- A mound of earth or stones
erected in early times over a grave; a grave-mound, a tumulus (OED).