I call myself a word hoarder, so when I ran across the post on the BBC on 26 Words We Don’t Want to Lose I was intrigued.
I needed the word for “shadow cast by a tree” (did it really come from Old English?), mogshade, just a few days ago.
Finding out there was a word for “a hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbour coming and the time she knocks on the door” from Maine Lingo made me laugh. The word is scurryfunge.