Try the Anglo-saxon riddles.
From: John Clark
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Help me: Old English crude language
It's not that the Victorian compilers of Old English dictionaries were
prudish, Mike - if the word doesn't appear in an original Old English
document it won't get in the dictionary. I've just checked one well-known
four-letter word in the OED. It is first recorded in Middle English in the
13th century - it's assumed to derive from Old English - there are related
words in Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, etc - but the Old English word itself is
'not securely attested'.
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