Greybeard

“Greybeards and gammers” mean old men and women.  In another context, “gaffers and gammers” mean grandfathers and grandmothers.  Greybeards here are tellers of old tales, but the word does not seem to carry the connotation beyond this passage of gossips as “gammers” does.

  • 10.018 and laughed at the greybeards

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