according to Cocker - by or in accordance with strict rule or calculation; exactly; strictly + Cocker, Edward (1631-75) - taught arithmetic and writing in London, wrote (perhaps) an Arithmetic, gave "according to Cocker" to the language.

Angels and Devils [219.01] + "able; earthlost that we thought him" [596.10] 

able + æble (Danish) - apple + not Abel (i.e. Cain) [.15] [.21] [.32].

speel - to mount or ascend, to climb or clamber up (a hill, tree, etc.) + speel (Dutch) - to play + spell

heliotrope - a name given to plants of which the flowers turn so as to follow the sun

devil cult + terribly difficult.

pose - to lay down, put forth (an assertion, allegation, claim, instance, etc.) + FDV: [Hold the pen, man way I do. And this, look, is Lordbyronazigazaggy Lordbyrinazigazaggy.] Ay.

Yellowtooth - Queen Victoria + Ulysses, 44: 'Drumont, know what he called queen Victoria? Old hag with the yellow teeth'. 

fust - dial. and U.S. dial. var. of first + fust (obs) - fustic, a kind of wood used as a yellow dye.

more power to one's elbow - may you (he, etc.) succeed (in a laudable enterprise) + pogue (Anglo-Irish) - kiss + (mathematical power).

sacral - sacral vertebra

fontanelle = fontanella (it) - (OF., little fountain) one of several membranous spaces in the head of an infant which lie at the adjacent angles of the parietal bones.

temporal - of, belonging to, or situated in the temples

bould (Irish Pronunciation) - bold + Mrs Centlivre: Bold Stroke for a Wife (a play, 1717).

Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729) - English writer, born in Dublin

Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) - Irish writer

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) - Irish-born English novelist best-known for his novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) - Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal + schwips (ger) - stroke with a twig.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) - Irish playwright, novelistpoet, and short story writer primarily known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) - Irish dramatist, literary critic, and socialist. He is best remembered for his play Pygmalion

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) - Irish poetdramatist, and mystic who signed his works W B Yeats (always run together without stops after initial letters) + Dublin Bay.

dander - ruffled or angry temper + gander - the male of the goose; a dull or stupid person, a fool, simpleton + thunder

rattle - to scold, rate, or rail at, volubly

peacock - the male bird of any species of the genus Pavo or peafowl, especially of the common species P. cristatus, a native of India, now everywhere domesticated, and well known as the most imposing and magnificent of birds; from this and its strutting gait it is treated as a type of ostentatious display and vainglory.

prance - to move or walk in a manner suggestive of a prancing horse, or (more generally) in an elated or arrogant manner, to swagger; to dance, gambol, caper. 

Daniel O'Connell - byname THE LIBERATOR (1775 - 1847), first of the great 19th-century Irish leaders in the British House of Commons

reading + "This is hiena hinnessy laughing alout at the Willingdone. This is lipsyg dooley krieging the funk from the hinnessy. This is the hinndoo Shimar Shin between the dooley boy and the hinnessy. Tip" [010.04-.07]

spache (Irish Pronunciation) - speech + dispatch [009.03]

poper - (?) (Hazlitt suggests 'a papist') + papers

Connolly, James - one of leaders of Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916


skewer - to fasten (meat, etc.) with a skewer (a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted)

Charles Stewart Parnell - (b. June 27, 1846, Avondale, County Wicklow, Ire.--d. Oct. 6, 1891, Brighton, Sussex, Eng.), Irish nationalist, member of the British Parliament (1875-91), and the leader of the struggle for Irish Home Rule in the late 19th century + par (l) - equal + para (gr) - beside, along.

Londonderry Air (song): 'Danny boy'

Upanishad - any of the speculative texts that contain elaborations in prose and verse of the Vedas, the most ancient Hindu sacred literature + Upanishad (Sanskrit) - confidential information + "Up, guards, and at them!" (motif).

Mohammed ben Musa al-Khwarizmi - (780-?850) - Arabian mathematician who wrote a treatise. The part dealing with arithmetic begins: ''Spoken has Algoritmi," the name Khwarizmi having passed into Algoritmi. Letters of "L'arty Magory" are the same as "Algoritmi," if i = y (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake)

Erin go bragh (Anglo-Irish) = Éire go bráth (Irish) - Ireland until Judgement Day, Ireland for ever (slogan) + erege - heretic.

frothblower - joc., a beer-drinker + "Frothblowers of Humphreystown Associations." [270.13]

Caomgh (kiv) (gael) - Comely + {Kev is furious - Kev strikes Dolph}

wreathed - covered, decked, or encompassed by a wreath or wreaths; garlanded + Genesis 4:5: 'and Cain was very wroth'.

pother - a choking smoke or atmosphere of dust; mental perturbation or tumult; trouble, fuss; display of sorrow or grief + brother

thistle - the common name of the prickly herbaceous plants of the genus Carduus + Matthew 7:16: 'gather... figs of thistles'.

plot - to form a plan, device, or plot (in modern use, always for some evil, reprehensible, or hostile end); to scheme, lay plans, contrive, conspire.

pigs and whistles - fragments; trivialities + PIG AND WHISTLE - A common pub name in England. 

jacoby - Purple Ragwort (S. elegans), also called Purple Jacobæa, from the Cape of Good Hope + Jacob's biscuit factory, Dublin + REFERENCE

forebitten - bitten in front; only in forebitten more = forebit + forbidden fruit - fruit forbidden to Adam (Gen. ii. 17), also fig.

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 13: 'My George!'

Caoimhghin (kivgin) (gael) - Comely-birth; anlic. Kevin

puppa (l) - girl, lass + pappadam - Indian savory biscuit (a very thin flatbread made with lentil flour, often crisped by deep-frying or grilling).

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 26: 'I judge'

autocratic - of the nature of, or pertaining to, an autocrat; absolute in authority, despotic + Automatic writing of Yeats' wife led to A Vision.

parabole - a comparison, a metaphor (in the widest sense); spec. a simile drawn from the present; Geom. = parabola (obs. rare.)

famelicus (l) - suffering from hunger + 'families of curves' (math).

meddle - to mix, mingle; to combine, blend, intersperse

Hof (ger) - court + of

culture + FDV: And But efter all of his medley of muddlingisms fruits thee faroots of culture cullchaw [ate setaraw citraw,]

citron wood - the wood of the citron-tree + etcetera, wouldn't one Abel.

rap + rep (Serbian) - tail + FDV: wouldn't a clean one wan able stab of the ruler do it for him quicker smarter,


Wyndham Lewis's publication Blast frequently said BLESS and BLAST to different people [.24]

pergamena (l) - parchment, orig. from Pergamon (City-State in Asia Minor, fl. 3rd-2nd cent. B.C.) + Pergama (l) - Troy.

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 33: 'it was a grand adventure, and mysterious, and so it hit him where he lived'.

blessed Saint Charles

manny - many (obs.) + FDV: as has like it did done for many manny another [of the hairy hang dary] firstling firstlings,

quare - queer; quire; to square + quare (l) - by what means? how? why? + Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (nursery rhyme).

quandary - state of extreme perplexity or uncertainty; a dilemma causing (great) mental agitation or distress

firsting = firstling - the first of its kind to be produced, come into being, or appear; the first product or result of anything + (Abel tactfully slitting the throats of the firstlings).

bragger - one who brags, a boaster or blusterer + bloody bugger [081.26]

coup de grâce (French) - a finishing stroke, a blow to put one out of his misery (literally 'stroke of grace')

measure one’s length - to fall down flat, to fall prostrate + geometry (literally 'measuring earth').

recken - reckon (obs.)

adder - small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia + ABC.

Franky [282.08] + "She was about to explore another life with Frank. Frank was very kind, manly, open-hearted. She was to go away with him by the night-boat to be his wife and to live with him in Buenos Ayres where he had a home waiting for her. How well she remembered the first time she had seen him; he was lodging in a house on the main road where she used to visit. It seemed a few weeks ago. He was standing at the gate, his peaked cap pushed back on his head and his hair tumbled forward over a face of bronze. Then they had come to know each other." (James Joyce: Dubliners: Eveline) + FDV: anon would think Frankey who, to be plain, was misocain.

longa - Mus. A long note; spec. in the early notation, a note equivalent to two or to three breves, according to the rhythm employed + longa (Beche-la-Mar) - to.

blong (Beche-la-Mar) - of + [he fought them to destroy your bloody face (at least partially in Beche-la-Mar)]

miso- (gr) - hating + misokainos (gr) - hating the new (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

once one's one (111) + FDV: Once one is one's won.