Post subject: About ep 36 "Dr Henry Tripshaw's disease"
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:51 am
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:09 am Posts: 46 Location: Bordeaux - France
Hello everybody ! I'm back !
"Vittlers needed at the court of Philip of Spain"
what is "vittlers" ? not found on any dictionnary.....
old english, old job in the 16th century ?
thanks for your help...
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:33 am
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:34 pm Posts: 907 Location: A dungeon on Viltvodle VI (UK)
"Vittlers" (actually spelt as "Victuallers") are people who supply victuals i.e. food and drink. In England this normally refers to an innkeeper or publican, however it can also mean a ship supplying and servicing a fleet.