one and only - one's sweetheart, one's only love
unic - obs. f. unique + unicus (l) - one only
bar none - with no exceptions
Land's end - the extremity or furthest projecting point of a country. Now only as the proper name of the most westerly point of Great Britain.
corner + Saint Ives and Land's End, Cornwall.
Silver, Captain John - in Stevenson's Treasure Island
faw - a gypsy + (exclam.)
mavroo (gr) - to blind; make powerless: make dim + mo bhru (muvru) (gael) - my belly.
mavrone - anglicized form of Ir. 'mo bhrón': my grief (f. brón), used as an exclamation of sorrow + mo bhun (muvun) (gael) - my bottom.
dynamite - to shatter or wreck by the explosion of dynamite + dynamis (gr) - power, might.
that's flat - that's the absolute, undeniable truth
Tutankhamen - Egyptian whose resplendent tomb was opened in the 1920s and the king "resurrected." A curse was laid on those who moved his bones.
fut - obs. and Sc. form of foot
Peggy - altered from Meggy, Maggie = Margaret
give (a person) the bird - Of an actor: To be hissed by the audience; hence gen. to be dismissed, get the sack.
insulted - treated with contemptuous abuse, outraged + seule (fr) - alone, lonely (feminine) + Isolde.
Crampton, Sir Philip (1771-1858) - Dublin surgeon who discovered in the eye of the ostrich a muscle that bears his name. He planted a famous pear tree in Dublin.
sall = shall (obs.) + Genesis 3:19: 'in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread'.
tarry - covered, smeared, soiled, or impregnated with tar; tarred; black as if smeared with tar + Tom, Dick and Harry - any three (or more) representatives of the populace taken at random.
subsequent - following in order or succession; coming or placed after, esp. immediately after + subsequus (l) - following, succeeding + obsequious - attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.
timocracy - In the Aristotelian sense: A polity with a property qualification for the ruling class (power is proportionate to property); In the Platonic sense: A polity (like that of Sparta) in which love of honour is said to be the dominant motive with the rulers.
tip - to render unsteady, make drunk, intoxicate; to drink off, 'toss off'; to bestow a small present of money upon (an inferior), esp. upon a servant or employee of another, nominally in return for a service rendered or in order to obtain an extra service.
console - to comfort in mental distress or depression; to alleviate the sorrow of (any one)
memorable - worthy of remembrance or note, worth remembering, not to be forgotten
grass widow - a married woman whose husband is absent from her
hut - a dwelling of ruder and meaner construction and (usually) smaller size than a house, often of branches, turf, or mud, such as is inhabited in primitive societies, or constructed for temporary use by shepherds, workmen, or travellers.
HCE + echo.
ides of May - 15th of May + Isle of Man.
the five Bloods of Ireland: O'Neil of Ulster, O'Connor of Connacht, O'Brien of Thomond, O'Lochlan of Meath, McMurrough of Leinster [270.31]
STONEYBATTER - Road, North-West Dublin, a section of the main road to Navan. Its name combines English and Irish: bothar, Ir. "road." It has been conjectured that it was originally the route of Slighe Cualann, the ancient road from Tara through Dublin to South-East Ireland: hence the original "rocky road to Dublin."
hollyboy - an effigy of a boy made of holly, which (together with an ivy-girl) figured in certain village sports in East Kent on Shrove Tuesday
'Cherry ripe, who'll buy' (song).
jewelry - jewels collectively, or as a form of adornment + Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
kickshaw - something dainty or elegant, but unsubstantial or comparatively valueless; a toy, trifle
madornale (Italian) - huge + adornments.
finis - the conclusion, end, finish
foundling - a deserted infant whose parents are unknown, a child whom there is no one to claim + fondle - to handle or treat with fondness; to caress.
Elissa - a name for Dido + Elizabeth II (although she was crowned only in 1952, she became heiress presumptive in 1936) + (second Isolde, i.e. Iseult Blanchemains of Brittany, whom Tristram married).
drooping - hanging or bending down; declining from vigour, prosperity, etc. failing, decaying + All around My Hat I Wear a Tricoloured Ribbon (song).
dido - a prank, a caper; a disturbance, 'row'; ? an old story, a thrice-told tale + Joyce's note: 'dido (white print scarf)' + Dido (gr, l) - "The Wanderer": legendary foundress of Carthage; according to Vergil became paramour of Aeneas and killed herself upon his departure.
clipt - clipped (cut as with shears or scissors, cut short, spec. having the hair shorn, etc.) + clip (Archaic) - embrace + buss - a kiss; kissing.
torso - the trunk of the human body
retriever - one who retrieves or recovers + retrieve - to restore, revive; to bring back to the original state or to a flourishing condition.
hitch - to become fastened or caught, esp. by hooking on; to be caught or stopped by some obstruction + Emerson: Civilisation: 'hitch your wagon to a star'.
stern - star; the steering gear of a ship + Stern (ger) - star.
ordained - invested with ministerial or priestly functions
mester - variant of mister (obs.)
booten - rare var. of boten (v.) Obs. to amend + Puccini: Madame Butterfly.
twinkling - the action of shining with tremulous or faint radiance; scintillation; glimmering
forgetness - forgetfulness
dustcover - a cover to protect something from dust; spec. a detachable paper cover or jacket in which a new book is normally issued and which often contains information about the book or its author + discovered
nom de Dieu - a mild oath + lieu (fr) - place.
lapse - a 'slip' of the memory, the tongue, the pen, or the understanding; a slight error, a mistake
rectory - a benefice held by a rector; an educational establishment under the control of a rector (obs.)
vicarage - the benefice or living of a vicar; the house or residence of a vicar + Vico Road, Dalkey.
folly - a popular name for any costly structure considered to have shown folly in the builder
Papst (ger) - pope + thorp - village, hamlet.
picket - a pointed stake, post, or peg, driven into the ground; Used in the construction of a stockade or fence (fence picket = pale).
stonewall - a wall built of stones; now esp. of rough stones without mortar, as a fence between fields, etc.
out and in - out of a place and in again; in and out
oxer - an ox-fence
falsehood - an uttered untruth, a lie + valse (fr) - waltz.
manny = many (obs.)
yearling - U.S. colloq. A student in his first year or beginning his second year at college.
preferment - advancement or promotion in condition, status, or position in life; in early use, also, that which is done or given towards the advancement of the children of a family or the promotion of the marriage of a daughter + The Vicar of Bray (song): 'and so I got preferment'.
ambo - special name of the pulpit or reading-desk in early Christian churches; 'an oblong enclosure with steps usually at the two ends' + ambo (l) - both + *IJ*.
awkward + athwart.
amare (l) - to love + umarm (ger) - to embrace.
freeman - one who is personally free; one who is not a slave or serf; In later use often, one who is politically free + Freeman's Journal - Dublin newspaper.
caricatura = caricature - In Art. Grotesque or ludicrous representation of persons or things by exaggeration of their most characteristic and striking features + cuticura (l) - skin-care.
miching = mitching - pilfering, skulking, truant-playing, pretending poverty
micher - one who goes 'sneaking about' for dishonest or improper purposes (obs.); one who pretends poverty (obs.) + mishe/tauf (motif) [.24]
bearded - Of man and animals: Having a beard
insensible - emotionless, callous
virility - masculine vigour; capacity for sexual intercourse; manly strength and vigour of action or thought; energy or force of a virile character
Gaulish - of or pertaining to the ancient Gauls. Also used (chiefly poet. or humorous) for: French.
Diarmaid (Dermot) and Gráinne (Grania) are equivalents of Tristan and Isolde in Fenian myth + REFERENCE
que tu es (adjective)! (fr) - how (adjective) you are! + pitre (fr) - clown, buffoon + Matthew 16:18: tu es Petrus (l) - thou art Peter (Rock).
pitre (French) - clown, buffoon
towelling - linen cloth to be made into towels; rubbing with, or application of, a towel; a beating, drubbing, thrashing (slang.)
booty - plunder, spoil, gain + beauty spot - a spot or patch placed upon the face by ladies in the method of adornment formerly fashionable: originally intended to heighten by contrast the charm of some neighbouring feature + beauty spot (Slang) - vulva.
Sussex - the name of a maritime county in the south-east of England
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA - Resort town, North shore of Thamesmouth, Essex, England.
oily - containing, full of, or impregnated with oil; smeared or covered with oil; fig. 'Smooth' in behaviour or (esp.) in speech.
sloper - an inhabitant of the Pacific slope of the United States + Ally Sloper - character in Victorian comics.
prickle - to rise or stand up like prickles (a prickle is a smaller or finer kind of thorn) + (earwig).
as though - as if; as would or might be the case if; so as to suggest the supposition that
notoriety - a well-known or celebrated person
foist - fig. That has lost its freshness and interest; bearing marks of age or neglect; a cheat, a trick (obs.) + first
writher - one who writhes or twists; one who perverts + A Right Down Regular Royal Queen (song).
novene = novena - a devotion consisting of special prayers or services on nine successive days + neo- (gr) - new- + novenus (l) - nine each; nine + (newborn).
Diarmaid + dear me.
Charles III ('the Simple') of France
inferiority complex - generalized and unrealistic feelings of inadequacy caused by a person's reactions to actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes compensated for by aggressive self-assertion; colloq., exaggerated feelings of personal inadequacy.