Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary

clergy = the body of people ordained for religious service

congregation = a group of people gathered for religious worship

denomination = an organized group of religious congregations

merchant = one whose occupation is the buying and selling of goods for profit

mill = a building equipped with machinery for grinding, crushing, or pressing a solid substance into a pulp or small grains

parlor = a room in a private home for entertaining visitors

rural = of or relating to the country

textile = fabric, especially one that is woven or knitted


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