The Days of Yore


Days of Yore
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(Long time past)

Go back in time: How did they use to say it?

Glossary of terms

Divan: Couch or sofa

Commode: Toilet or bathroom

Berth: Passenger seat that converted into a bed
Topcoat: Jacket worn under uniform
Dead head: Riding the train as a passenger to another work location
Redcaps: Men who handled the passenger’s luggage
Hit the ground: Term used when train stopped and a step stool was put on ground
Old Coot: A foolish or grumpy person
Picture show: Movie theater
Ice box: Refrigerator
Joker: Person lacking of character
Window jack: Metal object used to keep windows up