poppa - papa + FSTD: And where was hunty poppa the gun?

skyless - without visible sky; dark, cloudy + sky (Norwegian) - cloud.

sergeantmajor - strong sweet tea; tea with rum; a field officer, one in each regiment, next in rank to the lieutenant-colonel, and corresponding partly to the 'major', partly to the 'adjutant', of the modern army.

tay - tea (obs.) + (tea so strong that spoon stands upright in it).


famous couplets + O felix culpa! (Exsultet) + FSTD: which was the worst of them phaynix phaymix cupplots cupplerts?

hard of hearing - having difficulty in hearing + herd - a keeper of a herd or flock of domestic animals, a herdsman + hoarding - the action of the verb hoard; esp. the accumulation and hiding of money.

case is altered - A phrase referres to the effect of new evidence on the case he was dealing with in court + FSTD: He's herd of hoarding and her faiths is altered altared.

become - to come into being or existence

ungo - intr. To pass away, perish + coming and going.

seeming - external appearance considered as deceptive, or as distinguished from reality

limestone - a rock which consists chiefly of carbonate of lime, and yields lime when burnt + lia (Irish) - stone.

marriage ceremony: 'till death do us part'

wintry + FSTD: Becoming ungoing their seeming sames for though that liamstone deaf do his part there's a windtreetop whipples the damp off the mourning.

whipple tree - usually glossed 'cornel-tree' 

"Top o the morning to you" - first part of an Irish greeting. The correct response to this greeting is "and the rest of the day to yourself". The origin of this is, top is the highest point so "best of the morning to you", response "and the rest of the day to yourself" meaning "thank you for wishing me a good morning, I now wish you a good afternoon".

tellus (l) - earth + tell us it all as if + FSTD: But tellusit allasif wellasits end.

longer + lunger (Norwegian) - lungs.


tumble - to fall; esp. to fall in a helpless way, as from stumbling or violence; to have sexual intercourse with

too + FSTD: And the lunger it takes the swooner they tumble two.

thrilling - producing a sudden wave of excitement or emotion

squeam - to turn sick or squeamish + scream + FSTD: He know's he's just thrilling and she's sure she'd squeam.

threelegged - having three legs + The name "Man" is from Manannan, the wizard who kept the Isle of Man hidden in mist when it was threatened by marauders. He had 3 legs on which he rolled along: the origin of the 3-legged figure on the Manx arms. 

dewy - wet or moistened, as with dew; falling gently, vanishing, as the dew + two-lipped druidess + (*VYC* and *IJ*) + FSTD: The threelegged man and the tulippied dewydress.

Ludd founded London + Lord almighty!

brimming - being full to the brim, overflowing + FSTD: Lludds hillmythey we're brimming to hear.

durst - pa. tense (and dial. pa. pple.) of dare (v.) + Durst (ger) - thirst + FSTD: But The durst she he did and the frist she ever?

Peigeainin (peganin) (gael) - Little Peggy + -een (Irish) - (diminutive).


Can-Can + catch as catch can - Phrase expressing laying hold of in any way, each as he can; a difficult time when everyone must do his best.

highland - the mountainous or elevated part of any country + FSTD: Peganeen Buske Bushe this isn't the polkar, catch as you cancan when high let land fling!

fling - to move with haste or violence from or towards an object; to caper, dance + Highland Fling - one of the oldest of the Highland dances that originated in the Gaelic Highlands of Scotland. Returning from a victorious battle, male warriors would perform the dance in celebration of their success.

tommy - a simpleton + Thomas Malone Chandler is the protagonist of "A Little Cloud". In one recension of "Finnegan's Wake," Tim Malone is the mourner at whose head the bucket of whisky is thrown [Finnegan's Wake 5 (song): 'Then Tim Maloney raised his head'] + "What Thom Malone? Can't hear with bawk of bats" [215.33]

tittle - to speak in a whisper or in a low voice, to whisper; also, to tell or utter by way of tattle or gossip.

parents + bar (Norwegian) - naked + FSTD: And you Tommy Malone Moloney Melooney? I'll tell tittle your parents if you stick that pigpin upinto meh!

Balder - Norse god killed by mistletoe

sol (Norwegian) - sun

holocaust + 'In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost' (blessing).

og saa videre (Norwegian) - and so on

three six nine + tri- (l, gr) - three + sex (l) - six + nonus (l) - ninth.

ant + aand (Norwegian) - spirit + ondt (Norwegian) - hard, ill, wickedly, evil.

grosskorper (Old Norse) - big bodies + grasshopper + Ondt/Gracehoper (motif).

moke - a donkey + fox + Mookse/Gripes (motif).

whoops - an exclamation of dismay or surprise, usu. upon stumbling, or realizing an obvious mistake + what about.


aleman - ale-housekeeper + aléman (sp) - German + Allemagne (fr) - Germany.

Kerl (ger) - guy + boys and girls.


delude - to bring by deceit into a false opinion or belief + Deluge (Mt Ararat).

high place - in Scripture, a place of worship or sacrifice (usually idolatrous) on a hill or high ground; the altar and other appointments for such worship; also, in pl., the upper echelon of any organization.

har, harim (Hebrew) - mountain, mountains + Haram - enclosed area of Jerusalem including site of Temple.

owldeed (notebook 1924) Crawford: Thinking Black 337: (of a dirge uttered by African cannibals) 'a dirge of exhumation, a curiously perverse song like the perversity of their "owl-deed" (sic)'.

munden (Norwegian) - the mouth + mountain.

Viken (Norwegian) - old name for the Oslo Fjord (literally 'the creek')

tarn - a small mountain lake, having no significant tributaries

thwaite - a piece of ground; esp. a piece of ground cleared from forest or reclaimed from waste + Thwaits - Dublin makers of mineral water, Mr Senn says. 

thorp - a hamlet, village, or small town

withe - a band, tie, or shackle consisting of a tough flexible twig or branch, or of several twisted together; such a twig or branch, as of willow or osier, used for binding or tying, and sometimes for plaiting.

toft - originally, a homestead, the site of a house and its out-buildings

fosse - a ditch or dike formed to serve as a barrier against an advancing foe, a moat surrounding a fortified place + fos (Norwegian) - waterfall.

fell - a hill, mountain; a wild, elevated stretch of waste or pasture land + fjell (Norwegian) - mountains.

haugh - a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, forming part of the floor of the river valley; the original sense was perh. 'corner or nook (of land) in the bend or angle of the river' + haug (Norwegian) - hill, knoll.

shaw - a thicket, a small wood, copse or grove; a strip of wood or underwood forming the border of a field

lund (Norwegian) - grove

garth - a small piece of enclosed ground, usually beside a house or other building, used as a yard, garden, or paddock

dale - a valley. In the northern counties, the usual name of a river-valley between its enclosing ranges of hills or high land + (*O*). 

mensuro (l) - to measure

megnominatus (l) - great-named

survival of the fittest + (*E* and *A*) [.22-.28]

murehearted - tender-hearted + Ulysses.9.768: 'myriadminded' (of Shakespeare; from Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 'Biographia Literaria') + Herzian waves - a class of ether waves.

toroidal - resembling or pertaining to a torus + toroeides (gr) - drill-shaped + toroidal coil - electrical transformer.

Eira - part of central Helsinki + Eire.

Vantaanjoki river (flows through Helsinki)

ducky - sweet, pretty; fine, splendid + (shark after diving).

divvy - extremely pleasant, 'divine', 'heavenly' + Daffydowndilly (song).

trader - one whose business is trade or commerce

Fomhor (fowor) (gael) - Fomorian, giant, pirate + farmor (Norwegian) - paternal grandmother.

velikan (Russian) - giant

Nana - the Sumerian Aphrodite (wore a 'beauty belt')

karlik (Russian) - dwarf + -evna (Russian) - daughter of + Anna Karenina.

Somerlad (d. 1164) - descendant of Irish high kings, ousted Norsemen from the Western Islands + sommer (Norwegian) = Sommer (German) - summer.

Val-tívar (Old Norse) - gods of the slain

viv (Norwegian) - wife (poetical) 

bil (Norwegian) - car, automobile

barometer + Brian Boru.

gage - a pledge (usually a glove thrown on the ground) of a person's appearance to do battle in support of his assertions

lil - little

lolly - a sweetmeat; money 

lavender - a washerwoman, laundress + lavvande (Norwegian) - low water + lavender water.

water + vaade (Norwegian) - danger + the wading girl in Joyce's Portrait IV.

capriole - a leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard, ch. 86: 'the capriole-legged old mahogany table' + cabriolet.

covet - to desire; esp. to desire eagerly, long for + covers.

crane - a large grallatorial bird of the family Gruidæ, characterized by very long legs, neck, and bill


YARE - River, Norfolk, England; flows into North Sea at Yarmouth, a major herring fishing port + mouth of the Yare (river) + month of the year. 

feint - an assumed appearance

semen + seamen.

assalt - assault (obs.)

magazine wall

laetification - rejoicing; also, a making joyful + FSTD:  So whoop whousabout a plumpaside, poison kerls, for the laetification of disgeneration and by euhumourisation neuhumourisation of (not completed).

euhemerism - method of interpretation which derives myths from real events

Christianization - making Christian; conversion to Christianity + Kristiania - Oslo (name used in Ibsen's time).

first liar - the devil

beguile - attract, cause to be enamored; influence by slyness + waylay - wait in hiding to attack.

first lady - the most important lady

sauf (fr) - except for + tout est perdu fors l'honneur (fr) - all is lost save honor (erroneously cited as François I after being captured in 1525).

fleet - a place where water flows; an arm of the sea; a creek, inlet, run of water + dew, floor, fleece [Judges 6:37 (Gideon)].

main - the high sea, the open ocean + wild man - a man of an uncivilized race or tribe; a savage.

Borneo - the name of a large island in the Indian Archipelago + BORNHOLM - Island, in Baltic Sea West of Denmark and South of Sweden. It was anciently a haven for pirates, Vikings, and "wild Danes."   

jest = just

town + The Wild Man from Borneo (song): 'The flea on the hair of the tail of the dog of the nurse of the child of the wife of the wild man from Borneo has just come to town'.