polar bear* - the white bear of Arctic regions
turn out - to come to be, become ultimately (and so be found or known to be).
Bruin - an appellation applied, after the manner of a proper name, to the Common or Brown Bear (the name of the bear in Reynard the Fox).
barge - a small sea-going vessel with sails
battering ram* - an ancient military engine employed for battering down walls, consisting of a beam of wood, with a mass of iron at one end, sometimes in the form of a ram's head; pram - a flat-bottomed boat or lighter, used especially in the Baltic and the Netherlands for shipping cargo, etc.
wattling - an assemblage of rods or laths interlaced with branches, twigs, osiers, or the like, serving as the material of a wattled wall, partition, fence, etc.
by my fay* - by my faith (quasi oath); fairy - of or pertaining to fairies; of the nature of fairies; enchanted, illusory, fictitious.
mixer* - one who mixes (in various senses of the vb.)
ashe = ash; ask
fonder - a tempter
wiry - resembling wire in form and consistence; tough and flexible: said esp. of hair.
Andrew Miller* - Naval slang. A ship, esp. of war
shifty - fond of indirect or dishonest methods; addicted to evasion or artifice; not straightforward, not to be depended on; changing or shifting in position.
think - an act of (continued) thinking; a meditation
poles apart* - completely opposite to or different from (someone or something); widely separated or divided e. g. in opinions or characteristics.
asunder - in or into a position apart or separate; apart
tie up - to join in marriage; to tie (a person or animal) to some fixed object or in some confined space, so as to prevent from escaping; to fasten up.
luxure = luxury - lasciviousness, lust leisure
better - to make better; to improve, amend
true blue* - (fig.) faithful, staunch and unwavering (in one's faith, principles, etc.): sterling, genuine, real.
arson - the act of wilfully and maliciously setting fire to another man's house, ship, forest, or similar property person
tyler = tiler (obs.) - Freemasonry. (Usually tyler.) The doorkeeper who keeps the uninitiated from intruding upon the secrecy of the lodge or meeting; one who covers the roofs of buildings with tiles.
bach - a bachelor
roundabout* - a circuitous or indirect way, a detour
volumed - formed into a rolling, rounded, or dense mass
clonk - an abrupt, heavy sound as when something unresilient strikes a hard surface clock
stumble - a blunder, slip
warn - warning one
lay out - to display, exhibit, expose; to stretch out and prepare (a body) for burial.
counter - a banker's or money-changer's table; also, the table in a shop on which the money paid by purchasers is counted out, and across which goods are delivered.
slavocrat - a member of the slavocracy (slave-holders collectively as a dominant or powerful class).
onerable - burdensome, onerous
nanny - a child's form of address to a nurse; hence, a children's nurse.
lay - an act of sexual intercourse
herbergage* - place of lodging or entertainment; inn
buckle - a rim of metal, with a hinged tongue carrying one or more spikes, for securing a belt, strap, or ribbon, which passes through the rim and is pierced by the spike or spikes.
catch - that by which anything is caught and held; any contrivance for checking the motion of a piece of mechanism, a door, etc.
elding - old age
lif = lief - a beloved, a dear one; a friend, sweetheart, mistress; occas. a wife.
privacy* - the state or condition of being alone, undisturbed, or free from public attention.
prima* - It. fem. of primo (first)
nocturne - Painting. A night-piece, night-scene; Mus. A composition of a dreamy character.
hap = hop (obs.)
fyrst* = first (obs.)
ever so - 'in any conceivable degree'
sea chest - a seaman's chest or box for his own clothing, etc.
renumber - to number afresh
long roll - a beat of drum by which troops are assembled at any particular spot or rendezvous or parade.
emma - used orig. in telephone communications and in the oral transliteration of code messages, hence colloq., for m.
Copenhagen; coxen = coxswain (obs.) - the helmsman of a boat.
brothel* - bordel-house
ill omened* - having or attended by bad omens
to sing matins* - Chiefly of birds: to sing their morning song
bing - to go
concurrent* - going on side by side, as proceedings; occurring together, as events or circumstances; existing or arising together; conjoint, associated; conquerant - adj. Conquering, victorious.
Fuchs (d) - fox
stableboy* - a boy or man employed in or about a stable
revenger* - one who revenges; an avenger
rapt - entranced, ravished, enraptured, etc.
apt - suited, fitted, adapted (to (obs.) or for a purpose); having the requisite qualifications.
breed - the act of breeding; hence, the progeny or race in which this results.
buoy - to keep up, keep from sinking, support, sustain, (persons, courage, hope, spirits, etc.).
hoop = hope (obs.)
springing - the season of spring
embrace* - the action of folding in the arms, of pressing to the bosom
doll - to dress up finely or elaborately; to deck up
fairy queen* - the queen of the fairies; also, the player who takes the part of the fairy queen in a pantomime; fiery - ardent, eager, fierce, spirited.
stand up - to be set upright; to be or become erect
overseer* - one who oversees or superintends, a supervisor; esp. one whose business it is to superintend a piece of work, or a body of workmen.
mighty - very great in amount, extent or degree
Horus* - the name of an Egyptian deity, represented in art as having the head of a hawk.
cope - the shock of combat, encounter; a bargain