Name That List, #38

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • Scratch face
  • Dead Spaniard
  • Ape's laugh
  • Goose-Turd
  • Lustie-Gallant
  • Smoked Ox
  • Fading Flowing
  • Merry Widow
  • Kiss-Me-Darling
  • Chimney-Sweep
  • Dying Monkey
  • Mortal Sin
  • Love Longing
  • Horseflesh
  • Flybert
  • Soppes-in Wine
  • Maide's Blush


They're all names of colors of cloth used by dressmakers in Elizabethan England. The info comes from Penny Ladnier's page about cloth colors used throughout the 16th and early 17th century.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 20, 2017
     Category: Name That List

I thought for sure they were wines. I've tasted a few of those. Goose-Turd and Smoked Ox were a little too fruity for my palate.
Posted by greg on 02/20/17 at 09:36 AM
I thought wines, too, or maybe beers. I think I definitely remember having Kiss-Me-Darling -- or was it Dead Spaniard?
Posted by Virtual on 02/20/17 at 10:39 AM
I was hoping it was a list of ice cream flavors rejected by Ben & Jerry's.
Posted by Fritz G on 02/20/17 at 11:37 AM
I thought it was a list of the groups playing at an Indie music festival.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/20/17 at 07:44 PM
I thought it might names of boats at a marina.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 02/20/17 at 08:44 PM
I was hoping for Names of Pirates myself.
Posted by fivecats on 02/21/17 at 05:16 AM
I guessed names on nose art on allied WWII bombers.
Posted by Huntceet on 02/21/17 at 10:50 AM
My guess was English country dances, or maybe local names for plants.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/22/17 at 10:01 AM
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