I’d have thought that trammeled was one of the family of misfits that also includes that happy couple, feck and gorm. I’m not sure about grammelot, but it might have less to do with Camelot-ish gibberish than with a kind of mad-dog parody of mediaeval Latin and the clerics who used it, a kind of false diminutive of the Greek gramma, letter. A similar word is gramalla, used in 13th century Catalan to refer, inter alia, to the dress used by magistrates and administrators down our Mediterranean coastline.

(Happy news: I believe that a university for which I periodically mutter in a confused fashion will shortly grant me space and a very fast connection.)

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Kaleboel (4307):

Mediterranean Sea (73): The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.


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