E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Obsolete words slightly altered, and made current againas chestnut for castnut, from Castana, in Thessaly; court-cards for coat-cards; currants for corinths; frontispiece for frontispice (Latin frontispicium); Isinglass for hausen blase (the sturgeons bladder, Ger.); shame-faced for shamefast, as stead-fast, etc.; sweetheart for sweethard, as drunkard, dullard, dotard, niggard.