smuggler* - a vessel employed in smuggling
behave - to handle, manage, wield, conduct, regulate (in some specified way) (obs.)
duty free* - a duty-free article; freq. used in pl., esp. of cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, etc., bought and imported free of duty by those returning from or travelling abroad; also, a duty-free shop.
pratie - potato
godsend* - some desirable thing received unexpectedly and as it were from the hand of God, esp. something of which the recipient is greatly in want.
filius (l) - son
spouse - a wife
pert - a pert person or thing; lively; brisk, sprightly; in good spirits, cheerful, 'jolly'; (in early use) Beautiful.
needlewoman* - a woman who works with the needle; a sempstress; nittle - a string or cord for tying or fastening.
fob - a small pocket formerly made in the waistband of the breeches and used for carrying a watch, money, or other valuables.
astore - in great number; in a heap
surge - a high rolling swell of water, esp. on the sea; a large, heavy, or violent wave; a billow.
child - to bear a child; to bring forth, give birth to (a child)
foster - to bring up (a child) with parental care
totty - a girl or woman, esp. a 'good-time' girl
new school - an advanced or liberal faction of a party or organization, spec. applied to the section of the Presbyterian Church of the United States which was separated from the rest of that Church between 1838 and 1869.
titty - Formerly, a dial. and nursery dim. of teat, the breast, esp. the mother's breast. Now colloq. or slang and also as dim. of tit (chiefly pl.): applied both to a nipple (sometimes of a boy) and to a woman's breast including the nipple.
grit - firmness or solidity of character; indomitable spirit or pluck; stamina
trent = trend
thime = thyme times
saft = soft
dee - name of the letter D tea
lightness - Of form or outline: Freedom from heaviness or clumsiness, graceful slenderness.
look before you leap* - consider carefully before you act
in vain* - to no effect or purpose; ineffectually, uselessly, vainly
ester - a derivative of an acid in which one or more acidic hydrogen atoms are replaced by an alkyl, aryl, or similar group yesterdays
pled = plead (v.)
pierglass* - a large tall mirror; orig. one fitted to fill up the pier or space between two windows, or over a chimney-piece.
truckle bed* - a low bed
running on truckles or castors, usually pushed beneath a high or 'standing' bed when not
trickle - tricky, treacherous; ticklish.
Staffel (d) - step, stair
malaria; malheur - misfortune
primrose* - the first or best; the finest, or a fine, example; the 'flower', 'pearl' (cf. pink of perfection); also, a person in the flower of youth.
dress parade - a display of clothes by mannequins
tuba - (pl. tubas.) A brass wind-instrument in the bass range of the sax-horn family.
dinny - resounding with or filled with din
dingle - to ring as a bell, or glass; to tinkle, jingle
awhile - (for) a short time, (for) a little
blunderbuss* - a blustering noisy talker (obs.)
forte - a musical direction indicating a strong, loud tone in performance
Ladin - the Rhæto-Romanic dialect spoken in the Engadine in Switzerland, closely related to Romansh.
tuner* - one who tunes a musical instrument; spec. whose occupation is to tune pianos or organs.
beyondness* - the condition or quality of being beyond
sleepy - inclined to sleep; having a difficulty in keeping awake; drowsy, somnolent.
tit - to strike or tap lightly, pat, tip; peep - to look through a narrow aperture, as through the half-shut eyelids or through a crevice, chink, or small opening into a larger space.
dormer window* - a projecting vertical window in the sloping roof of a house
watchman* - a man employed to guard private property, a building, etc. while the owner, tenant, or workpeople are away, esp. during the night.
vista* - a long narrow opening (esp. one made on purpose) in a wood, etc., through which a view may be obtained, or which in itself affords a pleasant prospect; a view or prospect, especially one seen through an avenue of trees or other long and narrow opening.
strand - the land bordering a sea, lake, or river; the Strand - the name of a street in London; originally so called as occupying, with the gardens belonging to the houses, the 'strand' or shore of the Thames between the cities of London and Westminster.
ping - to make an abrupt ringing sound
fortunation* - the action of making fortunate, the being favoured by fortune
Mr. Right* - a man who would make the ideal husband; a 'Prince Charming'; wright - one who works in wood; a carpenter, a joiner.
winsome* - pleasing or attractive in appearance, handsome, comely
loe = lo; low love
Earwicker; wrecker - one who wrecks or ruins a structure, institution, concern, etc.
rover - a sea-robber, pirate lover
dower - the money or property which the wife brings to the husband
lagoon* - the lake-like stretch of water enclosed in an atoll. Also, the stretch of water inside a barrier reef.
bleak - fig. Cheerless, dreary black
to work a miracle* - to make an act (e.g. of healing) exhibiting control over the laws of nature, and serving as evidence that the agent is either divine or is specially favoured by God.
airish - cool, fresh Irish
racy - lively, spirited, full of 'go'
kindle - to inflame, excite, rouse, inspire (a passion or feeling)
flu - short for influenza
roary* - given to roaring; boreal - of or pertaining to the north wind.
to set on fire - to become ignited; to set (thames, world, house) on fire* - to cause great interest, have a great success.
let alone* - 'not to mention'
to have (anything) on ones brain - to think hard about something esp. to try and work out the answer to a difficult problem.
A, B, C, D
coocoo - to utter the call of the cuckoo, or an imitation of it
hugger mugger* - concealment, secrecy