phototype* - a plate or block for printing from, produced by a photographic process, or by a combination of photography with etching or some mechanical process.

very likely* - probably, in all probability;                    vary - particoloured, variegated.

fully - complete, perfect, thorough, without defect. Also, of a full or rounded form.

bellied - having a belly; big-bellied, corpulent; fig. inflated

sit - the manner in which an article of dress, or some part of one, is disposed or fits the person.

atlas - a silk-satin manufactured in the East

onder = under (obs.)

oxter* - the armpit

ern - to run. Of water, a river: To flow                                                                                                                         earning


swelt - to die, perish;                        the sweat of (one's) brow - phr. expressing toil.

tail - sexual member, penis 

toiled - exhausted with toil; worn-out, weary

spume - foam, froth, frothy matter

spawn - a brood; a numerous offspring. Chiefly fig.

bulk - a mass; the collective mass of any object. Often esp. a large mass

hulk - a bulky or unwieldy mass (of anything)

reddle - to paint or wash over with reddle (red ochre, ruddle)

rede - a plan, design, or scheme devised or adopted; tale, narrative, story

Phoenix;                 Sphinx - a hybrid monster, usually described as having the head of a woman and the (winged) body of a lion, which infested Thebes until the riddle it propounded was solved by Oedipus.


ere - sooner, rather, in preference; before (in time)

side issue - an issue apart from the main point, a subsidiary issue

cheeringly - in a cheering manner; so as to cheer one

mariner* - one who navigates or assists in navigating a ship; a sailor, seaman

walrus* - the sea-horse, or morse

ye - Used as objective (accusative or dative) instead of you

thalassa (gr) - sea

heave - an act of heaving, in various senses; a lift; an effort to lift or move something, a push, shove, pressure                       here

cove - a fellow, 'chap', 'customer'                                                                                                                                      comes

line - (U.S.) To angle with a hook and line (rare.)

suit - to fall in with the views or wishes of

saucy* - impertinent, rude

skin - an avaricious, penurious, mean or niggardly person; a miser; Without contemptuous implications: a person (of a specified kind). 

lumpen - boorish, stupid, unenlightened, used derisively to describe persons, attitudes, etc., supposed to be characteristic of the lumpenproletariat.

pack - a company or set of persons; generally implying low character, or association for some evil purpose, but often merely expressing contempt or depreciation, and formerly sometimes without such implication.

rascal* - to call (one) rascal

sot - A foolish or stupid person (obs.); one who commonly or habitually drinks to excess.


...'In my young days I had to opsit for weeks.' He referred to the Boer custom of two young people sitting up by the light of a candle after the elders had gone to bed. When the candle burned out it was time for the young man to go, and if the girl did not favour him she would produce a candle-end instead of a long one as a hint she preferred his going to his company.

goblet* - a drinking-cup of metal or glass, properly bowl-shaped and without handles. In later use, a general term for a wine-cup.

shet - a U.S. dial. and colloq. pronunc. of shut (v.);          shut up - to shut one's mouth, to stop talking. (Cf. j.) Often in imperative.



pour - to cause (a liquid) to flow out of a vessel or receptacle; to discharge or shed copiously.

em - them




missage = message (obs.)

bereaved - deprived or robbed

passent = passant - passing, going on, journeying; proceeding                                                                                         present

bring back - to cause to return (to a place or state); to restore, recover, recall.


hoved = hoven - swollen, bloated, puffed out

policemaster* - a superintendent or chief of police in Russia

eller = elder (n.) (obs.)

glossary - a collection of glosses                                                                                                                                          glory


A.M.D.G. - (L. ad maiorem Dei gloriam), to the greater glory of God (esp. as a motto of the Jesuits).

welter - The rolling, tossing, or tumbling (of the sea or waves)                                                                                           weather


muffinbell - the bell rung by a seller of muffins

lull - a brief period of intermission or quiescence in a storm. Also fig.




sermon - a discourse, usually delivered from a pulpit and based upon a text of Scripture, for the purpose of giving religious instruction or exhortation.


muster - the action, or an act, of showing; manifestation; exhibition, display. 

varying* - that varies, tending to vary or change

precipitation - Physics and Meteorol. Condensation and deposition of moisture from the state of vapour, as by cooling; esp. in the formation of dew, rain, snow, etc.

faugh - an exclamation of abhorrence or disgust                                                                                                                  few




gorger - a person or animal that gorges or eats to repletion; a glutton

kennel - the surface drain of a street                                                                                                                                  channel



incursion - the action of running in or of running against; a hostile inroad or invasion; esp. one  of sudden and hasty character.


retch = reach - range; scope; extent of application, effect, influence, etc.


drizzle - small, fine, spray-like rain

outlook - the prospect for the future


beam - to shed light upon, irradiate, illumine                                                                                                                        been





aden - a gland;                         Eden - the abode of Adam and Eve at their creation, Paradise.


nuptial* - marriage, wedding. (Usually in pl.)