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.
to draw a blank* - to fail to discover or find out about something after searching hard and asking many questions.
in the devil's date = 'in the devil's name'
kiddy - a little child
boob - a foolish mistake or blunder
bump - a blow somewhat heavy, but rather dull in sound; a sudden collision, more or less violent.
how do you do
ape - to imitate, mimic asked
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.
roe - a small species of deer inhabiting various parts of Europe and Asia
muddy - turbid or foul with mud; covered or bespattered with mud
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.
maidy - a little maid
forther* - - further
galore* - abundance or plenty (of something)
mortar - building, masonry mortal
humpty dumpty* - short and fat. Also allusively referring to the Humpty-Dumpty of the nursery rime.
dusty - full of, abounding with, or strewn with dust
aboriginally* - from the very beginning
sartor - a tailor
sooner the better; badder - obs. comparative of bad.
to keep Hilary term* - to maintain hilarity, be cheerful or merry
rill* - a small stream; a brook, runnel, rivulet
gibbous - hunch-backed; having a hump give us
to bring grist to the (one's) mill* - to bring business to one's hands; to be a source of profit or advantage.
pushpull - characterized by, caused by, or being a forced reciprocating motion; responding to or exerting both pushes and pulls.
quiescence - the state of being quiescent; quietness; an instance of this
intervolve* - to roll up (things) within each other; to wind or involve (something) within the coils of something else interval
coupling - joining in couples, pairing; linking; sexual union
booth - a temporary structure covered with canvas, or the like; a tent
Bartholomew* - name of one of the twelve apostles, the festival in whose honour is held on the 24th of August.
a Dutch uncle* - a person who talks to someone severely and openly as if he were the persons uncle.
mine host* - a man who keeps a public place of lodging and entertainment; the landlord of an inn.
dram - sad, melancholy damn
salve - fig. To heal, remedy, mend, make good
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.
Sohn (d) - son
Blitz (d) - lightning
to call the tune* - to hold the initiative, to have control of events
thonder = thunder (obs.)
thurd - obs. form of third thud
whad = what
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.
twilled - woven with a twill; having diagonal lines or ridges on the surface
alongside - in a position parallel to; side by side with
wetting - the action of moistening the throat with liquid
the apple of someones eye* - a person who is most dear to the person specified; lappel = lapel - that part of the front of a coat which is folded over towards either shoulder.
holy terror* - a child or a young person who causes a lot of trouble
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
tumble - to fall; esp. to fall in a helpless way, as from stumbling or violence; to have sexual intercourse with (slang.)