sane - sensible, rational
hippic - rel. to horses or horse racing + LDV: during a priestly flutter for safe and sane bets at the racecourse of Baldoyle
breezy - windy; fig. Characterized by brisk vigour or activity, lively, jovial.
BALDOYLE - Village, North of Sutton and Howth; site of race course.
go through the card - to consider or try all the possibilities offered; Of a jockey: to win every race on the programme (Slang).
picker up - one who picks up or gathers + LDV: on a date easily capable of remembrance by good turfites when the Portmarnock plate was captured by two lengths from Bold Boy Cromwell after a clever getaway by Captain Blount's fresh colt Drummer Coxon at short odds.
Dublin Details - a newspaper column about Dublin race horses
perkin - a pretender to the trone, or to any exalted position + Peter/Paul.
peer - a member of one of the degrees of nobility in the United Kingdom
prole - a member of the proletariat
Classics - five chief English horse races
encourage - encouragement; inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
Hackney (Horse) - a recognized breed that was developed in Great Britain. A studbook has been maintained for this breed since 1833 by the Hackney Horse Society, which has its headquarters in Norwich. The breed takes its name from the Hackney area of London, England (the uncapitalized term, "hackney" is a more general designation for horses used for ordinary driving or riding). The Hackney Horse derives from two earlier breeds that have now disappeared, the Norfolk Roadster and the Yorkshire Roadster. Like those two breeds, the breeding of the Hackney has been directed toward producing horses that are ideal for drawing carriages. They are known for their great stamina, trotting at high speed for extended periods of time.
plate - in Horse-racing, a prize consisting of a silver or gold cup or the like given to the winner of a race
photo finish - the finish of a race in which competitors are so close that the result has to be determined by reference to a photograph of the situation + tablecloth - a covering for a table, particularly that spread on it when it is 'laid' for a meal.
each (akh) (gael) - horse, steed + ek (Volapük) - some.
neach (nakh) (gael) - anyone + nek (Volapük) - none + neck and neck.
evelo nevelo (Volapük) - ever never
cream - yellowish white color
colt - the young of the horse (to the age of 4, or in the case of a thoroughbred, 5 years)
getaway - act of starting + (notebook 1923): 'a clean getaway'.
roe - a name given to the regular appearance of dark figures and spots in figured mahogany, which give a mottled effect, like a fish roe
hinny - the offspring of a she-ass by a stalion + Raheny - a district of Dublin.
Saint Doolagh - a village near Baldoyle and Raheny
drummer - one who beats a drum for public or military purposes + drummer (Slang) - a horse with an irregular foreleg action.
coxon = coxswain - the steersman of a ship's boat, lifeboat, racing boat, or other boat.
nondescript - not easily described or classified; of no particular class, kind, or form + depict = depicted.
breakneck - inviting danger, very rapid, very steep
odds - the ratio between the amount to be won and the amount wagered on a bet, difference
bonny - pleasing to the sight, comely, beautiful + Bonaparte.
winny - whinny; wienie
widger - a gardening tool + widge (obs. dial.) - a steed + jolly roger - the pirate's flag + (notebook 1922-23): 'Widger' → J.W. Widger, the most famous rider of a Waterford racing-associated family (won the 1895 Grand National race riding a horse called 'Wild Man from Borneo') [610.36]
daddy of them all - the best or finest example of som. pleasant or unpleasant + nappy - liquor, ale; napkin + Ulysses.14.1415: 'Thou art all their daddies, Theodore'.
'Neverrip brand as supplied to the aristocracy' (Ulysses.15.3256)
purple + popular.
bantam-weight - a weight class in boxing (about 51-54 kilograms) + (jockey).
top - to get or leap over the top of, to surmount + topped
timber - wooden, dull + timber topper (Slang) - a horse good at jumping.
maggie - a girl + naggy - a small nag, a pony.
cove (Slang) - fellow + FDV: It was 2 coves of the name of Treacle Tom & Frisky Shorty off the hulks what was on the bum for a [an oofbird with good for a] jimmygogblin jimmygoblin as heard this reverend gent make use of the language which he was having a gurgle [on his own] along of the bloke in the specs.
wetter - one who wets; water + Wetter (ger) - weather.
renn- (ger) - race + Ren, or name of power (Egyptian mythology)
overt - open to view + Song of Solomon 2:11-12: 'For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone... and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land'.
vox (l) - voice
future + the turf (horse-racing).
lande - an infertile moor, sandy barren bordering the sea
treacle - something sweet or clogging; to flow as treacle, to trickle (humorous nonce-use.) + Treacle Town (Slang) - Bristol + Treacle Tom = Magrath Bros. (Joyce's list of characters in I.2).
in pop - in pawn or pledge + out of pawn (Slang) - out of prison [(notebook 1923): 'out of pawn (prison)'].
KEHOE, DONNELLY AND PAKENHAM - Ham and bacon curers, 12-14 Brabazon Street.
theft of a leg of pork (Joyce's note, Eumeus) + Phoenix Park.
frisky - lively, playful + Frisky Shorty = ∆ (Joyce's list of characters in I.2).
shorty - a person of short stature; a short drink + (notebook 1922-23): 'frisky shorty (tramp)' → Irish Times 18 Nov 1922, 9/6: 'Literary Vagabonds': 'stealing free rides on freight trains with kindred knights of the road known as "Boston Slim" and "Frisky Shorty"'.
punctilious - marked by precise exact accordance with the details of codes or conventions
tipster - a man who makes a business of furnishing 'tips' or confidential information as to the probable chances of an event on which betting depends, esp. in horse-racing
come off - to come away from a place in which one has been e.g. a ship + Joyce's note: 'come off (naut)'.
hulk - the body of a dismantled ship (worn out and unfit for sea service) retained in use as a store-vessel, for the temporary housing of crews, for quarantine or other purposes; a vessel of this kind formerly used as a prison. Usually pl. + (Joyce's note): 'convict ship (hulks)' → hulks (Slang) - prison ships.
bum - to go around in the manner of a bum, to wander
oofbird - a source or supplier of money, rich person, ''the goose that lays the golden eggs'' (from Slang oof: money) + (notebook 1923): 'oofbird (booky) Wilde + Moore'.
jimmy o'goblin - Rhyming slang for 'sovereign' (twenty shillings)
un - one + thick 'un (Slang) - a sovereign or crown piece.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS - This famous British regiment is named for the last Earl of Seaforth (d 1781), who raised the original regiment, later the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths. The band of the 2nd played in College Park, TCD on 16 June 1904, and the viceroy hears "My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl" as his contage passes.
colleen - a girl + colleen bawn = white or fair girl + Dion Boucicault, The Colleen Bawn.
person + parson + LDV: It was two coves of the name of Treacle Tom and his own blood and milk brother Frisky Shorty come off the hulks what was out on the bum around for an oofbird game for a jimmyogoblin or a small thick as heard the reverend parson make use of the language which he was having a gurgle off his own along of the bloke in the specs.
clobber - to hit; to thrash or 'beat up'; clothes (Slang) + motor car - an automobile.
low + law language - language pertaining to law.
edzo (Esperanto) - husband + and so on - used as an abbreviating phrase to avoid further description or the enumeration of further details.
sunday - a sunday newspapers
rub noses (with) - to touch noses in greeting (in token of friendship)
gurgle - a drink or draught of liquor
along of - together (with)
butty - a sandwich (from buttered bread); a fellow workman; a drinking companion (Dublin Slang)
bloke - man, fellow + bootblack - a person who blacks boots, a shoe-black.
specs - specifications; spectacles (Colloquial)
FDV: Now it was the habit This Treacle Tom to whom reference has been made had been absent from his usual wild and woolly haunts for some time previously (he was in the habit of frequenting common lodging-houses where he slept in a nude state in strange beds shakedowns) but returning on Baldoyle night to [his house of call at] Block Z, Pump Square, the Liberties [he sought his [warm] bed] he repeated the tale more than once during uneasy slumber and in the hearing of a ballad monger and a discharged drapery executive O'Donnell out of work for the moment Peter Cloran O'Donnell a secretary of no fixed abode who had passed several nights in a doorway and Hosty an illstarred streetsinger busker who, feeling suicidal, had been tossing on his doss in the hope of soon finding ways & means for getting a loan of some chaps' parabellum to go & find some quiet dive somewhere off the main tram line blowing & blow the napper off himself in peace & quietness. He having been trying for over a year to get into Jervis street hospital without having been able to wangle it anyway. + REFERENCE
wild and woolly - marked by boisterous and untamed ways of living and by lack of refinement. During the frontier days, many areas of the American Far West were crude, violent, and lawless. As early as the 1840s, people commonly referred to the Far West as the Wild West. By the 1890s a related term had developed to described the rude, uncivilized character of much of the Far West-the adjective wild and woolly. The author Adrian Welcker popularized the expression by using it in the title of his publication Tales of the "Wild and Woolly West" (1891). The publisher of the work explained the term wild and woolly in a note to the readers: "Woolly...seems to refer to the uncivilized-untamed-hair outside-wool still in the sheepskin coat-condition of the Western Pioneers" (1891, Oxford English Dictionary).
counties - pl. of county + The Countess Cathleen - heroine of Yeats's play (1892, produced by the Irish National Theatre 1899) who sells her soul to the devil to feed the starving Irish + capaillin (kopilin) (gael) - little horse.
lodginghouse - a house, other than an inn or hotel, in which lodgings are let + Joyce's note, Cyclops: 'frequenting (crime)'.
hailfellow - pal, a boon companion + to be hail fellow well met - to be on such terms, or using such freedom with another, as to accost him with 'hail, fellow!'; on a most intimate footing.
meth (Slang) - methylated spirit [(notebook 1924): 'meth (ylate)'] + methe (gr) - strong drink; drunkeness.
cot - a portable bed, or one adapted for transport + FDV: in strange beds shakedowns + LDV: (he was, in fact, in the habit of frequenting common lodginghouses where he slept in a nude state in strange men's bunks)
blotto - completely drunk, confused, disordered
divers - various, several; more than one, some number of
tot - a minute quantity of anything, esp. of drink
hell fire - the fire of hell + Hell Fire (cocktail) ingredients: 1/3 shot tequila, dash tabasco sauce, 1/3 shot chilli vodka, 1/3 shot red aftershock.
red biddy - a drink consisting of methylated spirits and cheap red wine; also, inferior red wine
Bulldog Cocktail recipe: 1 1/2 oz cherry brandy, 3/4 oz gin, juice of 1/2 limes
blue ruin - gin (usually of bad quality)
jenny - a female
bird + Creeping Jenny - a plant also known as moneywort + Jenny Cocktail recipe:
Vodka - 2/3 oz., Grapefruit Juice - 1/3 oz., Ice - _, Triple Sec - 2/3 oz.,
Cherry Brandy - 1/3 oz.
Rhaeto-Romanic is spoken in the Swiss valley of Engadine
herbage - herbs collectively; herbaceous growth or vegetation + Herberge (ger) - hostelry.
doggies - pl. of doggy (a small dog) + deoch an dorais (Irish) - parting drink (literally 'drink of the door') + Duck and Dog Tavern - an 18th century Dublin pub.
galop - a lively dance
primrose - a well-known plant, bearing pale yellowish flowers in early spring, growing wild in woods and hedges and on banks
Brighid (brid) (gael) - "strength"; fem. n.; goddess of poetry
The Cock - an 18th century Dublin pub