A short, wide-barreled musket. In the original Dutch it was donderbus, 'thunder-box', but the name was altered owing to its tendency to explode in peoples' faces. See also Old-Timey, Weapons.
I've often heard the piano-coffin cited as the mark of the truly obese deceased. See also Old-Timey.
This is what caused diseases in olden times. See also Old-Timey.
Doesn't happen anymore, but still funny to think about. See also Antique, Old-Timey.