casual - occurring or brought about without design or premeditation, coming up or presenting itself 'as it chances'; In such phrases as casual labourer, one who does casual or occasional jobs, but has no fixed employment
variety - used as a collective to denote a number of things, qualities, etc., different or distinct in character; a varied assemblage.
to touch weekly insult (Cork phrase) - to get wages paid + (notebook 1923): 'weekly insult (wages)'.
phew - a vocal gesture expressing impatience, disgust, discomfort, or weariness + fuit (l) - it was.
fig - as a type of anything small, valueless, or contemptible + blabber - one who reveals secrets.
saith - say
stimulant - applied to alcoholic drinks (rare.)
gee (Slang) - vulva + 'g & g' - gin and ginger [(notebook 1923): 'g & g (gin and ginger)'] + J.J. and S. - John Jameson and Sons, Dublin whiskey.
stand - to bear the expense of, pay for (a treat)
stag - for man only
luncheon - Originally, a slight repast taken between two of the ordinary meal-times, esp. between breakfast and mid-day dinner.
flushed - suffused with red or ruddy colour; heated, excited
foster - to encourage, promote the development of
licensed premises - an establishment in which alcoholic beverages are consumed.
cap-in-hand - custom of uncovering the head (abridged to 'raising' or merely 'touching' the cap) in sign of reverence, respect, or courtesy.
executive - a person holding an executive position in a business organization; a person skilled in executive or administrative work.
in the rear (less freq. in rear) - in the hindmost part (of an army, etc.), behind
lips [(notebook 1924): 'wiped his lipes']
buachaillin (bukholin) (gael) - little boy; unmarried man
sinn fein - 'we ourselves' + sinn fein, sinn fein, amhain (shin fen shin fen awan) (gael) - ourselves, ourselves alone.
FDV: the world was the richer for a new halfpenny ballad first sung from the under the shadow of the monument of the dead legislator [to an audience overflow meeting [fully filling the visional area] representative of every section of the Irish people [ranging from slips of boys [with pocketed hands, ladychairs, [a few old souls obviously under the spell of liquor] & emergency men [in search of an honest crust]] to busy professional gentlemen.]]
ballader - a writer of ballads + ballader (Danish) - ballad-singer.
humanity - the human race; mankind; human beings collectively + cumann (kumun) (gael) - club, society.
lay - a short lyric or narrative poem intended to be sung (esp. by minstrels)
bogey - a bogle or goblin; a person much dreaded + bégayeur (fr) - stutterer.
avatar - the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form
correctly - exactly, accurately, without error
luibin (lubin) (gael) - looplet, curl; pretty girl
follow my leader - a game in which each player must do what the leader does or pay forfeit + Lieder (ger) - songs.
riau (Provençal) - river basin
riot - to make a disturbance, to storm
col - a high pass in a mountain range + colo (Provençal) - mountain.
hump - to make humped or hump-shaped
legislator - one who makes laws (for a people or nation), a lawgiver + "The Shade of Parnell" (L'Ombre di...)
eleuthero - - free + eleutherios (g) - free-spirited, liberal.
song Woodman, Spare That Tree
overflow - such a quantity as runs over; excess, superfluity, superabundance
fulfill - to spread through the whole extent of; to pervade (obs.)
+ Joyce's note: 'Divisional
/ area' >
>MS 47471b-1v: overflow meeting ^+fully filling the visional area+^ | Oct 1923 |
singleminded - sincere in mind or spirit; honest, straightforward; simple-minded
whet = what
cross section - a typical or representative sample, group, etc.
pour - Of persons: To run or rush in a stream or crowd
brim - to fill to the brim
broach - to give vent or publicity to, to give out, to begin conversation or discussion about + broaching - introduction, mooting, origination of opinions.
(notebook 1924): 'Liffeyside'
mainland - that continuous body of land which includes the greater part of a country or territory, in contradistinction to the portions outlying as islands or peninsulas.
wayfare - to travel
in chief - chiefly, mainly
halted - brought to a stand
cockney - a derisive appellation for a townsman, as the type of effeminacy, in contrast to the hardier inhabitants of the country (obs.) + hackney coach - a carriage kept for hire.
quota - the part or share of a total which belongs, is given, or is due, to one.
hack - the driver of a hackney carriage; a prostitute, a bawd
Northern Whig - name under which Wolf Tone published "An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland" + Northern Whig - Belfast newspaper, one of two papers to publish Joyce's letter of protest about his difficulties over the publication of 'Dubliners'.
chronicler - a writer of a chronicle, a recorder of events
Manchester Guardian (newspaper)
range - to vary within certain limits
slip - a young person (a slip of girl) [(notebook 1923): 'a slip of a boy']
cutpurse - pickpocket
videlicet - that is to say, namely, to wit
jumbo - huge + brick - a brick shaped block of any substance e.g. of ice-cream.
truant officer - a school attendance officer
three (golden) balls - the sign of a pawnbroker + woollen - woolen.
poplin - a mixed woven fabric, consisting of a silk warp and worsted weft, and having a corded surface.
croûte de pain (fr) - crust of bread
brace - a pair
palesman - an officer of a park charged with keeping the fences in repair + policeman
dundrearies - long flowing side whiskers
noon - to stop for a meal at noon + moving
O Dalaigh (o dali) (gael) - descendant of Dalach ("assemblist")
snipe - one or other of the limicoline birds of the genus Gallinago (formerly included in the Linnæan genus Scolopax), characterized by having a long straight bill, and by frequenting marshy places.
mallard - a wild drake or duck + (notebook 1922-23): 'mallard (wild duck)' → Irish Times 30 Dec 1922, 9/5: 'Bird Life in Dublin Bay': 'Of ducks that breed in Ireland, the wild duck or mallard is by far the most numerous'.
heath - bare, more or less flat, tract of land, naturally clothed with low herbage and dwarf shrubs.
sneer - a look or expression implying derision, contempt, or scorn; a disdainful or scornful remark or utterance.