Teufel (ger) - devil + Eiffel Tower + FSTD: rubbing the son of a pookal, leather be light, how the camel [and] where the deiffel or when the finicking or why the funicking or who caused the scaffolding to be first removed you give orders babeling

finick - 'to execute work in a fastidious manner, wasting time over unnecessary details'

scaffolding - the temporary framework of platforms and poles constructed to provide accommodation for workmen and their materials during the erection, repairing, or decoration of a building.

babbling + Tower of Babel.

readymade + Magna Carta signed at Runnymede + "Meade-Reid".

on the QT - in secrecy, not openly

draw a blank - to fail to discover or find out about something after searching hard and asking many questions + "and, when challenged about the pretended hick (it was kickup and down with him) on his solemn by the imputant imputed, said simply: I appop pie oath, Phillyps Captain."

in the devil's date = 'in the devil's name' + Dyflinaskidi - the area around Dublin.

kiddy - a little child

boob - a foolish mistake or blunder + FSTD: were their reidey meadey meade answer when on the cutey (the corespondent) in conflict of evidence drew a kick at witness but (missed) and for whom in the dyfflun's kiddy removed the planks they were wanted boob. / Bump!

bump - a blow somewhat heavy, but rather dull in sound; a sudden collision, more or less violent

ganz um (ger) - all round

strum (Slang) - fuck + thrum (Slang) - fuck.

Waterloo + Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme): 'wall'.

loodheramaun (Irish) - lazy idler. 

Ulysses.16.694: "- Neat bit of work, longshoreman one said. / - And what's the number for? loafer number two queried. / - Eaten alive? a third asked the sailor." + FSTD: He did do dive, aped one.

ape - to imitate, mimic + asked

propello (l) - to drive, push, urge, impel, incite + palombaro (it) - diver + FSTD: ó Propellopalombarouter, based two.

Rutsch (ger) - slide, fall + A was an Archer (nursery rhyme) + FSTD: ó Rutsch is for rutterman ramping his roe, seed three.

rutter (Slang) - swindler

ramp - Of persons: To storm or rage with violent gestures; to act in a furious or threatening manner; Of beasts: To rear or stand on the hind legs, as if in the act of climbing; to raise the fore-paws in the air; to rob with violence (Slang).

roe - a small species of deer inhabiting various parts of Europe and Asia + roe (Slang) - semen.

muddy - turbid or foul with mud; covered or bespattered with mud + mudi (Russian) - testes + FSTD: Where the mugggers scrum ball. Bim bim bim bim. And the maidies scream all. Him him.

scramble - to raise oneself to an erect posture, to get through or into a place or position, by the struggling use of the hands and feet + "By the Magazine Wall, zinzin, zinzin" (motif).

maidy - a little maid + "where our maggy seen all, with her sisterin shawl." [007.32]

forther- - further

galore - abundance or plenty (of something) + go leor (gu lyor) (gael) - plenty, enough.

mortar - building, masonry + mortal sin

humpty dumpty - short and fat. Also allusively referring to the Humpty-Dumpty of the nursery rime + cwymp (Welsh) - a fall.

dusty - full of, abounding with, or strewn with dust + Burial of the Dead: 'dust to dust'.

raised a dust (Slang) - created a disturbance

aboriginally - from the very beginning + arbor (l) - tree.

Osiris, 'god at the top of the ladder'

sartor - a tailor

retorted + If we are to appreciate properly the role of the tailor in II.3 we must refer in the first place to Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus (tailor retailored). It is probable that Carlyle developed the 'philosophy of clothes' from Swift's Tale of a Tub, also a major FW sourcebook. The tailor, he contends, 'is not only a man, but something of a Creator or Divinity. ... how a Man is by the Tailor new-created into a Nobleman and clothed not only with Wool but with Dignity and a Mystic Dominion. ... What too are all Poets and moral Teachers but a species of Metaphorical Tailors. ... And this is he whom ... the world treats with contumely, as the ninth part of a man.' (McHugh, Roland / The sigla of Finnegans wake).

badder - obs. comparative of bad + 'Deliver the letter, the sooner the better' (written on letters by Irish children) + FSTD: And forthemore let legend go lore of it. That mortar scene what a dust dustydust it razed [aboriginally] but so sartor's risorted why the sinner the better!

hoch (ger) - high; hail + (onomat.).

lach- (ger) - laugh

keep Hilary term - to maintain hilarity, be cheerful or merry

rill - a small stream; a brook, runnel, rivulet + FSTD: [Ho ho ho hoch! La la la lach. Hillary rillary gibbous grist to your our millery!]

gibbous - hunch-backed; having a hump + give us

bring grist to the (one's) mill - to bring business to one's hands; to be a source of profit or advantage + Ulysses.16.704: 'The face of a streetwalker... peered askew round the door... with the object of bringing more grist to her mill'.

pushpull - characterized by, caused by, or being a forced reciprocating motion; responding to or exerting both pushes and pulls; type of electronic circuit + (copulation). 

quiescence - quiet and inactive restfulness

intervolve - to roll up (things) within each other; to wind or involve (something) within the coils of something else + inter vulvam (l) - in the middle of the vulva, in the middle of the womb.

coupling - joining in couples, pairing; sexual union

Lauf (ger) - movement, course, run, race + laugh.

paradoximost + paradoxos (gr) - contrary to expectation + mutus (l) - dumb, mute.

booth - a temporary structure covered with canvas, or the like; a tent + (tavern).

Baile Atha Cliath

Bartholomew - name of one of the twelve apostles, the festival in whose honour is held on the 24th of August + Vanhomrigh, Bartholomew - Vanessa's father, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1697. According to the Dublin Annals, he "obtained from William III a royal donative, a collar of SS in lieu of that lost in 1688." The SS collar is (was?) the mayor of Dublin's chain of office. 

Dutch uncle - person who talks to someone severely and openly as if he were the personís uncle + (King Mark was Tristan's uncle) + FSTD: Paradoxmutose caring, but here in a present booth of Ballaclay, Barthalamou, where their dutchuncle dutchuncler mynhosts and serves them dram well right for a boors' interior (homereek van hohmryk)

mine host - a man who keeps a public place of lodging and entertainment; the landlord of an inn + mijn (Dutch) - my, mine.

dram - sad, melancholy + damn

rijk (Dutch) - rich; realm

salve - anything that remedies or heals or soothes

selv (Norwegian) - self + silver screen + FSTD: the schott that salve that selver is to screen its aunt auntey

aunt (Slang) - bawd, procuress + antenna (of radio) + (Isolde was Tristan's aunt).

lit. ringsum (ger) - all around + run rings round (someone) - to be obviously superior to; to surpass, outdo.

worldwise - wise in the things of the world, worldly-wise

pip - a short, high-pitched sound, esp. one produced electronically

footlose - free to move the feet; free to act as one pleases, not hampered by any ties; Nautic. If the foot of a sail is not secured properly, it is footloose, blowing around in the wind.

cast (of characters)

subtitles + FSTD: and has ringround as worldwise eve her sins will feature futurefeature a footloose cast pastcast with spareshins end flash subtittles of noirse-made-earsy from a nephew mind the narrator so long as those sohns of a blitzh call the tuone tuone and thonder alout makes the thurd. Let there be.

Norse made easy

never mind + (Tristan was King Mark's and Isolde's nephew).

give the devil his due (phrase)

Sohn (ger) - son + sons of a bitch.

Blitz (ger) - lightning + Mark 3:17: 'Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder'.

tuono (it) - thunder + tuoni (Finnish) - figure of death + call the tune - to hold the initiative, to have control of events.

thonder = thunder (obs.)


thurd - obs. form of third + thud

due (Norwegian) - dove + Judges 6:39: 'let there be dew' (Gideon). 

Murtagh of Tirconnell - in 941 conducted the first midwinter campaign in Ireland and won the name "... of the Leather Cloaks." The campaign was called "The hosting of the frost."

whad = what + FSTD: That's all murtagh purtagh but Whod Whad ababs his dopter?

dÝpe (Norwegian) - baptise + that's all mighty pretty but what about his daughter?

sis - an ejaculation expressing disgust or disappointment

onetime - that was so at one time or formerly, 'sometime'

younker - a young man generally, in early use esp. a gay or fashionable young man + ungkerl (Danish) - bachelor + Kerl (ger) - guy + young girls

bottle + bouchal (Anglo-Irish) = buachaill (bukhel) (gael) - boy + John Peel (song): 'the sound of his horn called me from my bed'.

twilled - woven with a twill; having diagonal lines or ridges on the surface + tvilling (Danish) - twin.

alongside - in a position parallel to; side by side with + FSTD: sissed they, twilled alongside in wiping the rice assatiated with their wetting. The lappel of his size?

wetting - the action of moistening the throat with liquid + eyes associated with their wedding.

lappel = lapel - that part of the front of a coat which is folded over towards either shoulder + the apple of someoneís eye - a person who is most dear to the person specified.

ros in solo vulnere (l) - dew in the only wound + Vulgate Judges 6:37: 'si ros in solo vellere fuerit, et in omni terra siccitas': 'if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside it' (Gideon).

holy terror - a child or a young person who causes a lot of trouble + hominis (l) - man's + omnis (l) - all + terra (l) - land + Saint Augustine: 'Securus iudicat orbis terrarum': 'the verdict of the world is secure'.

scoula (Rhaeto-Romanic) - school

slipper - a light and usually heelless covering for the foot, capable of being easily slipped on, and chiefly employed for indoor wear

peanut - a small or unimportant person

family + famalgia (l+gr) - fame-sickness; hunger-sickness + famaglia (Rhaeto-Romanic) - servants + famiglia (Rhaeto-Romanic) - a family.


tumble - to fall; esp. to fall in a helpless way, as from stumbling or violence; to have sexual intercourse with (slang.)

famous + fama (Rhaeto-Romanic) - fame.