randy - a noisy merry-making or revel

Siamese* - twin; closely connected or similar. Also, pertaining to or characteristic of Siamese twins.

jodhpurs* - riding-breeches reaching to the ankle, combining breeches and gaiters.

small - a child, a little one; (pl.) small clothes; formerly, breeches; now, underclothes. 

tailorless - without a tailor

copener - a paramour (love; esp. sexual love)

crib - a small rectangular bed for a child, with barred or latticed sides


puss - applied to a girl or woman; in current use, playfully, as a familiar term of endearment, often connoting slyness.

comrade* - an associate in friendship, occupation, fortunes, etc., a close companion, mate, fellow; a tent-fellow, fellow-soldier.

brigadier-general* - a military officer in command of a brigade

lifeboat* - a boat specially constructed for saving lives in cases of loss of a vessel at sea.

grene = green (obs.)

Oslo* - the name of the capital of Norway

homespun* - fig. Of domestic origin or quality; simple, unsophisticated                                                                           husband

fuss - a bustle or commotion out of proportion to the occasion; a needless or excessive display of concern about anything.

north-north-east* - in the direction lying midway between north and north-east;                        Norse - a Norwegian.

muss - a disturbance, row (obs.); a state of untidiness; a muddle, mess

gluepot - a patch of wet or muddy ground in which one 'sticks'; a pot in which glue is melted by the heat of water in an outer vessel.

groovy - of or pertaining to a groove; resembling a groove; marvelous, wonderful.

anker - a measure of wine and spirits, used in Holland, North Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia; a cask or keg holding the above quantity.  

a hundred per cent* - used adjectivally or adverbially with the meaning 'entire(ly), complete(ly)'.

manhood* - the qualities eminently becoming a man; manliness, courage, valour. 

day time* - the time of daylight

doze - a fit of dozing; a short slumber


bluffy - rather bluff, inclining to bluffness (good-naturedly blunt, frank, or plain-spoken; rough and hearty; usually giving the notion of personal power or energy exhibiting itself in an abrupt but good-natured way).

blubber - one who blubs (to weep effusively; to weep and sob unrestrainedly and noisily).

caw - a representation of the cry of a rook or crow

coo - to make the soft murmuring sound or note characteristic of doves and pigeons.

shouter - one who shouts or cries out loudly

surly - churlishly ill-humoured; rude and cross; 'gloomily morose'

drear - full of sadness or melancholy; sad, doleful, melancholy

ole = old

lease - a contract between parties, by which the one conveys lands or tenements to the other for life, for years, or at will, usually in consideration of rent or other periodical compensation; fig. with reference to the permanence of occupation guaranteed by a lease.

honeysuckle* - honey 'sucked' or gathered by bees

boom - a loud, deep sound with much resonance or humming effect, as of a distant cannon, a large bell, etc.

bobby - a slang nickname for a policeman

mob - to abuse, scold, rail at

biddy* - a woman, usu. with derogatory implication  


doss - a place for sleeping in, a bed; esp. a bed in a common lodging-house; an ornamental cloth used to cover the back of a seat, esp. of a throne or chair of state, or as a hanging for the wall of a hall or room of state, or of the chancel of a church.

dunnage - light material, as brushwood, mats, and the like, stowed among and beneath the cargo of a vessel to keep it from injury by chafing or wet.

doornail* - a large-headed nail, with which doors were formerly studded for strength, protection, or ornamentation.

clog - a shoe with a thick wooden sole protected by a rim of metal, worn in the north.

leg - to use the legs, to walk fast or run

ghost town - (orig. U.S.) a town partially or completely devoid of its inhabitants.

Pompeii* - Italian town buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 a.d.

up to date - right up to the present time, or the time of writing; presenting or inclusive of the latest facts, details, etc.

sprig - a small projecting part or point; a small slender nail, either wedge-shaped and headless, or square-bodied with a slight head on one side.  

whiteboy - Irish Hist. A member of a secret agrarian association formed in 1761.

heirloom - any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations; fig. Anything inherited from a line of ancestors, or handed down from generation to generation.

dummy - a deaf-mute; a tramp or beggar who pretends to be deaf and dumb. 

to troop the colour - Mil. To perform that portion of the ceremonial known as Mounting of the Guard in which the colour is received.


posh - elegant, fashionable

halfcrown - a coin (latterly silver) of Great Britain, of the value of two shillings and sixpence; sometimes used for the equivalent sum.

Peter I the Great (Russian Pyotr I Veliky, in full Pyotr Alekseyevich)* - tsar of Russia from 1682 and emperor from 1721.


All Saints' Day* - (first of November), instituted early in the 7th century, when the Pantheon was transformed into a Christian church.

Free Stater* - a native or inhabitant of a free state as the Orange Free State or Irish Free State.

publican* - one who keeps a public house, a licensed victualler; any collector of toll, tribute, customs, or the like. Also fig.

haft - a handle; esp. that of a cutting or piercing instrument, as a dagger, knife, sickle, etc.

glaive - a sword; a weapon consisting of a blade fastened to a long handle; a kind of halbert (obs.); a lance or spear (obs.) 

to swear truth* - to take an oath as to the fact or truth of; to confirm (a statement) by oath;                threat - a denunciation to a person of ill to befall him; esp. a declaration of hostile determination or of loss, pain, punishment, or damage to be inflicted in retribution for or conditionally upon some course.


to give it out - to profess, give it to be believed that

Fatihah* - the short first sura of the Koran, used by Muslims as a prayer

loudmouth* - loud-mouthed, noisy


mealy - resembling meal, having the qualities of meal, powdery                                                                                             Mary

emphasis* - stress of voice laid on a word or phrase to indicate that it implies something more than, or different from, what it normally expresses, or simply to mark its importance.

bring down - to cause to fall to the ground

Tartar - the infernal regions, hell; a native inhabitant of the region of Central Asia extending eastward from the Caspian Sea.

bethel* - a hallowed spot; a place where God is worshipped                                                                                               battle

scapegoat* - in the Mosaic ritual of the Day of Atonement (Lev. xvi), that one of two goats that was chosen by lot to be sent alive into the wilderness, the sins of the people having been symbolically laid upon it, while the other was appointed to be sacrificed; one who is blamed or punished for the sins of others;                scape - an act of escaping; an inadvertent mistake.