tallyho - the huntsman's cry to incite or urge on his hounds (shouted when a rider sees the fox)

Do Ye Ken John Peel? (song): 'With his hounds and his horn in the morning'

I'll be shot if - Used as a strong expression of denial or refusal + FSTD: I should shot be shot shoddied, throttle me for bringing briars to Bembracken.

throttle - to stop the breath of by compressing the throat, to strangle; to kill in this way

cowheel - the foot of a cow or ox stewed so as to form a jelly; the dish prepared from this + Finn MacCool.

usquebaugh - whisky + debauch - to corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.

erstwhile - former + arse, Wilde (i.e. homosexual).

aleconner - an examiner or inspector of ale: 'An officer appointed in every court-leet, and sworn to look to the assize and goodness of bread, ale, and beer, sold within the jurisdiction of the leet.' (Phillips 1706). 'Four of them are chosen annually by the common-hall of the city; and whatever might be their use formerly, their places are now regarded only as sinecures for decayed citizens.' (Johnson 1755). Still a titular office in some burghs + O'Connell's Ale + *S* ("inmoodmined pershoon but aleconnerman" [141.25]).

briar - a prickly, thorny bush or shrub in general

barmbrack - Irish speckled cake used at hallowe'en + Balbriggan, town, County Dublin.

rainbows + running rings.

Enniscorthy (song): 'Dimetrius O'Flanigan McCarthy'

wrinkle - to contract or draw (the skin, countenance, etc.) into creases or wrinkles + wrinkle (Slang) - to tell a lie.


bully - Of persons: Worthy, 'jolly', admirable.

bluedomer - one who does not go to church, preferring to worship beneath the 'blue dome' of heaven

suicide's + sure + Suir river.

circus + stercus (l) - dung, excrement + hircus (l) - he-goat.

histories + hester (Norwegian) - horses.

gin - to begin, commence, to have or make a beginning; to drink gin or other intoxicating liquor; to become drunk

near + gnier (Norwegian) - miser.

plenary - absolute: as "plenary indulgence" (an indulgence that remits the full temporal punishment incurred by a sinner); "Plenary," or full, indulgences cancelled all the existing obligation, while "partial" indulgences remitted only a portion of it + Pliny the Younger describes eruption of Vesuvius in which Pliny the Elder (author of Historia Naturalis and his uncle) died.

columella (l) - pillar, small column + William Shakespeare: Hamlet III.1.83: 'Thus conscience does make cowards of us all' + Pliny and Columella ["Aujourd'hui comme aux..." (Quinet)].

taler (Norwegian) - speaker; speaks + tailor.

tap - the liquor drawn from a particular tap + "Hootch is for husbandman handling his hoe." [005.09]

tiptop - very highest; almost always fig. of the highest quality or excellence; first-rate, prime, superlatively good

Matthew + Maut (ger) - excise, toll + malt (whiskey) + FSTD: It's a suirsites stircus haunting hesteries round old volcanoes, but, Time is for talerman tasting his tap. Tiptoptap, Mister Maut.

summery - resembling or pertaining to summer; characteristic of or appropriate to summer + summary - a summary account or statement + One swallow does not make a summer (proverb).

chalk, marble and limestone are all forms of calcium carbonate

three swallows - trademark of Power's whiskey + (swallowed his drink in three gulps).

muzzle - to drink to excess; to put a muzzle on (an animal or its mouth), to impose silence upon + Moselle wine.

Moslem = Muslim - one who professes Islam + (Muslims do not drink wine).

torch - to flare like a torch

faery - of or belonging to 'faerie', resembling fairyland, beautiful and unsubstantial, visionary, unreal + fiery - acting like fire; productive of a burning sensation or inflammation.

pungent - a pungent substance; an irritant, esp. of the nerves of taste


gut - sing. and pl. Put for the belly or stomach, esp. as the seat of appetite or gluttony + esophagus - the tube or canal (in man and the higher animals musculo-membranous) extending from the mouth to the stomach, and serving for the passage of food and drink; the gullet.

slake - to appease, allay, or satisfy (desire, thirst, hunger); to add water to quicklime, thereby hydrating it and forming lime putty + slaked lime - a soft white powder, produced by adding water to quicklime. It is used in making mortar and cement, and has many industrial uses.

quickline = asbestos - 'The unquenchable stone'; a fabulous stone, the heat of which, when once kindled, was alleged to be unquenchable (obs.)

tickle - a tickling sensation; a tickled or pleasantly excited feeling

tube - Anat. A hollow cylindrical vessel or organ in the body + Phil the Fluter's Ball (song): 'With the toot of the flute and the twiddle of the fiddle, O!'

fib - to tell a fib, to lie + FSTD: He made one summey of his the three swallows and torched up as the faery pangeant fluwed down his open guts the hisophenguts to the tickle of his tube and the twobble of his fable, O, fibbing once upon a spray what a queer and queasy spree it was. Plumped. / Which both did. Prompt.

spray - a spree or drinking-bout; frolic

queasy - Of the times or state of affairs: Unsettled, troublous, ticklish + free and easy - not formal.

spree - a more or less prolonged bout or spell of drinking + James Joyce: A Portrait I: 'Once upon a time and a very good time it was'.

plump - to fall or sink with abruptly checked movement, as when a solid body drops; fig. esp. in reference to speech: To utter abruptly, to blurt out + plumpe ut (Norwegian) - to blurt out.

prompt - Of action, speech, etc.: Characterized by readiness or quickness; done, performed, etc. at once, at the moment, or on the spot.

crystal set - early radio receiver

ster (Dutch) - star + Amsterdam.

damp (Dutch) - vapour, steam + damper (Norwegian) - steamship + Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme).

reminiscence - a mental impression retained and recalled from the past + rheumatism.

Netherlands - Holland + lumbago + nether limbs "The reason Kammamorian bodywork begins with the head and moves downward to the feet is because with each movement, it enters more and more deeply into the psyche. Finally, it reaches the feet, which correspond to the deepest levels of the soul. For this reason, the ancients attributed the astrological correspondenceship of the feet to the Pisces." (Michael Bertiaux: Voudon Gnostic Workbook)

groin - the fold or depression on either side of the body between the abdomen and the upper thigh; fig. Regarded as the seat of lust (obs.)  

Ali Baba + Joyce's note: 'Ali, nephew' → Holland: The Story of Mohammed 47: 'Ali, the son of Abu Talib, Mohammed's kind protector' (and his uncle) + Ally Sloper - the name of a character in a series of humorous publications, having a prominent nose and receding forehead and noted for his dishonest or bungling practices; hence used allusively.

captain + capon - castrated male chicken + cappone (Italian Slang) - sexually impotent.

plumb - to sound (the sea, etc.) with a plummet; to measure (the depth) by sounding; fig. To sound the depths of.

liner - a boat engaged in sea-fishing with lines

heretofore - before this time; in time past; formerly + FSTD: — By the drope in his groin, thinks the capon, we were heretofore. /

coop - a small heap, as of manure; a kind of basket placed over fowls when sitting or being fattened; a prison

gobbo (it) - hunchback + cut of one's jib - one's general appearance and demeanour.

Richard III (1452-85) - English king of the House of York, crookbacked like HCE, called The Boar or The Hog, from the device on his crest. In Shakespeare's Richard III, he is a villain, brother-slayer + Richard the Third (Cockney Rhyming Slang) - turd (shit) + Joyce's note: 'Mt Thaur' Holland 81: [Mohammed and his companions escaped and] arrived at the foot of Mount Thaur, a high mountain about an hour and a half's journey from Meccah.  

girth - to gird, encompass; to draw (a string) close round a surface which is being measured + godfather

fatter - one who makes fat + Vater (ger) - father + fatter (Norwegian) - 'governor', 'old man'.

apropos - with regard to, in respect of + Popo (ger) - buttocks + Apophis - the Greek name of the Ancient Egyptian enemy of Ra: Apep, the Uncreator, a serpent that dwells in the eternal darkness of the Duat and tries to swallow Ra during His nightly passage. Apep is held at bay by Set, the Ancient Egyptian god of Chaos. Apep formed part of the more complex cosmic system resulting from the identification of Ra as Atum, i.e. the creation of Atum-Ra, and the subsequent merging of the Ogdoad and Ennead systems. Consequently, since Atum-Ra, who was later referred to simply as Ra, was the solar deity, bringer of light, and thus the upholder of Ma'at, Apep was viewed as the greatest enemy of Ra, and thus was given the title Enemy of Ra.

Buchse (ger) - box, trousers + Seiler (ger) - ropemaker + buckshee (Slang) - free + buxe (Norwegian) - trousers + seiler (Norwegian) - sailor + Buckley.

Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as hr.w and is reconstructed to have been pronounced *Haru, meaning "Falcon". As a description it has also typically been thought of as having the meaning "the distant one" or "one who is above, over".

courtin = curtain + courting - the paying of courteous attention, in order to win favour or love + courting troopers + coat and trousers + Joyce's note: 'How Buckley <made a coat <out> of a breeches>'.

trousers + FSTD: — And be the coop of his gubbous gobbos, thinks your girth fatter but where's Horace's courtin drhawers? 

hem (Archaic) - them

oasthouse - a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process; a building containing a furnace for drying grain, hops, etc. or for making malt + "Every morning, therefore, uncle Charles repaired to his outhouse but not before he had greased and brushed scrupulously his back hair and brushed and put on his tall hat. While he smoked the brim of his tall hat and the bowl of his pipe were just visible beyond the jambs of the outhouse door. His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR or THE GROVES OF BLARNEY while the grey and blue coils of smoke rose slowly from his pipe and vanished in the pure air." (A Portrait).

Pukkelsen (Norwegian) - "Humpson"

tune - to adjust for functioning; to adapt (the voice, song, etc.) to a particular tone, or to the expression of a particular feeling or subject

word + turning round.

teller - one who relates or announces; one who counts or keeps tally; now esp. one who counts money + Teller (ger) - plate + tailor.

appeased - pacified, quieted, satisfied

cue - a hint of what is coming, a premonition

diode - a thermionic valve of the simplest kind with just two electrodes + doubledyed - dyed twice; fig. deeply imbued or stained (with guilt, etc.) + double diode valve (radio) + Dear Dirty Dublin.

tailor + Congreve: The Double Dealer.

wallow - to move about heavily or clumsily; to be immersed or engrossed in (some occupation, activity, etc.); Of a ship: To roll from side to side; to sail with a rolling motion; to roll helplessly in the trough of the waves.

awash - washing about, at the mercy of the waves

swill - a washing-tub (obs.); a liquid or partly liquid mess, a slop + still + FSTD: — I put hem behind the oasthouse, sagd Pukkelsen, wound on the teller, appeased to the cue, and he he's wallowing awash swill of the Tarra water.

Tara - ancient capital of Ireland + Tar-water - a Medieval medicine consisting of pine tar (a sticky material produced by the high temperature carbonization of pine wood) and water.

marine - to transport over sea (obs.)

gigantic + Gargantua - Rabelais's giant hero + garganta (Portuguese) - throat.

transatlantic - passing or extending across the Atlantic Ocean + tromba (it) - trumpet, elephant's trunk.

maroso (it) - wave

Gulf Stream - a great oceanic current of warm water, that issues from the Gulf of Mexico and runs parallel to the American coast as far as Newfoundland, and thence in the direction of Europe + Golfstroom (Dutch) - Gulf Stream + gulp (Dutch) - trouser fly.

kersse = cress (plant) + curse of Olaf

shitter - one who, or that which, shits + shitateya (Japanese) - tailor.

in the vernacular - in the native speech or language of a particular country or district + fornacula (l) - little furnace, oven + fornix (l) - brothel.

weare = war (obs.) + at väre (Danish) - to be (William Shakespeare: Hamlet).

siegen (ger) - to win + sige (Norwegian) - say.

stretcher - an exaggerated story or yarn; chiefly euphemistically or jocularly, a lie + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 26: 'stretchers' (lies).

carse - the stretch of low alluvial land along the banks of some Scottish rivers + cursed

motherson - of or pertaining to a mother and her son + murer (Norwegian) - mason + McPherson's Goat (song).

goddaughter - a female considered in relation to her sponsors + coat and trousers.

Nebuchadnezzar - king (ca. 600 B.C.) who made Babylon a wonder and marched against Jerusalem + buckle (Slang) - to marry + noose (Slang) - to marry + new buckles and nooses.

hops (ger) - hola! + FSTD: The Kersse of Wolafs on him, he sagd in the fornicular, for I carsed his goat in trotthers behigh in the fire behame in the oasthouse. Hops! sagd he. 

laughed + lauft (ger) - runs + FSTD: Smoking Smoke and cook coke choke!

trickle - Originally said of tears: To flow or fall in successive drops.

loafer - one who spends his time in idleness

ship's husband - an agent appointed by the owners to attend to the business of a ship while in port, esp. to attend to her stores, equipment, and repairs, and see that the ship is in all respects well found.

swish - to move with a swish; to make the sound expressed by 'swish' + wished

starer - a person who stares

fieri (l) - to be made, come into being + fornax (l) - furnace, oven, kiln + Joyce's note: 'fieryfurnax' Holland 85: It was the hottest time of the year, when the desert is like a fiery furnace, and the glare intolerable.

metaphysically - in a metaphysical manner or sense

Khayyam, Omar (d. 1123) - Persian astronomer, poet. Some of his quatrains were "translated" as The Rubaiyat by Edward Fitzgerald + Joyce's note: 'Omar (giant)' Holland 55: Mohammed's enemy, Abu Jahl, had a nephew called Omar… He was of gigantic height… Like Abu Bakr, Omar became one of the Prophet's chief advisers; in after years they both succeeded him as head of Islam, or Khalif, a word which means successor

situation + William Shakespeare: Hamlet: 'To be, or not to be: that is the question: / Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, / Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, / And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; / No more; and by a sleep to say we end / The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks / That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation / Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; / To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; / For in that sleep of death what dreams may come / When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, / Must give us pause: there's the respect / That makes calamity of so long life;'

debauch - to seduce from virtue or morality; to pervert, deprave, or corrupt morally

down to the ground - thoroughly + FSTD: lauffed till the tear trickle trickled drown a thigh the loafers all but a sheep's whosepants which that swished to the lord he hadn't and the starer his little story was tabled to who felt that such a satuation would empty dempty him down to the ground.