pigeon shot* - one skilled in pigeon-shooting
bowl - to cause to roll, to send with a rolling or revolving motion; Hence fig. (colloq. or slang) To bowl (a person) out, over, down; to launch or 'deliver' the ball at cricket.
umpire - Law. A third person appointed or called upon to decide a matter submitted to arbitrators who cannot agree.
batsman* - one who handles the bat at cricket
biff - a blow, whack
befool - to make a fool of; to dupe, delude
legate - an ambassador, delegate, messenger
dupe - a person who allows himself to be deceived or deluded; one who is misled by false representations or notions.
almoner* - an official distributor of the alms of another; the name of a functionary in a religious house, in the household of a bishop, prince, or other person of rank.
alternately* - one after the other by turns, by alternation
dispensation - the action of dealing out or distributing
patron - one who stands to another or others in relations analogous to those of a father; a lord or master; a protector.
providence - to act the part of Providence towards; to be a providence to
milkman* - a man who sells milk; a man who milks cows
benefice* - a good deed, kindness, favour
bona fides* - good faith, freedom from intent to deceive; Erroneously treated as pl. form of bona fide (assumed to be n. sing.): guarantees of good faith.
Sigmund Freud* (1856-1939) - Austrian specialist in neurology and founder of psychoanalysis.
zay = say (dial.)
hutch - a small confined place or compartment occupied by a human being; applied contemptuously to a hut or cabin, or humorously to a small house him
vanish - to disappear from sight, to become invisible, esp. in a rapid and mysterious manner.
prettily - gently, softly, quietly
prattle - to talk or chatter in a childish or artless fashion; to make an inarticulate sound resembling or likened to the talk of children: said of birds, running water, etc.
lude - noise, clamour
on one's own* - on one's own account, responsibility, resources, etc.
ingate - inwards (obs.)
outgate - outwards; outside, without
lovecall - a call or note used as a means of amorous communication between the sexes.
dulled - made dull (not clear, bright, vivid, or intense; obscure, dim; indistinct, muffled).
latter = laughter
mug - a stupid or incompetent person, a fool, simpleton; a person, fellow, chap; a pig in the middle - a person between two opposed people or parties who is unable to influence the course of their argument or quarrel.
billy - comrade, brother, lad, fellow
boney - skinny, lean
twee - Originally: 'sweet', dainty, chic. Now only in depreciatory use: affectedly dainty or quaint; over-nice, over-refined, precious, mawkish two
creamy* - cream-coloured: often as a qualification of white, yellow
rosen* - formed or consisting of roses; pertaining to roses; rose-coloured, rosy.
cull - to choose from a number or quantity; to select, pick call
silva (l) - a wood, forest, woodland
stotter - to stager, stumble
supposure* - a supposition, hypothesis
biggermost* - biggest; Bygmester Solness (1892) - The Master Builder.
lustily - with pleasure or delight; with vigour or energy, vigorously, energetically; lustfully, carnally (obs.)
longly - for a long while = long
lurking - a hiding or lying concealed
lobster* - a slow-witted, awkward, or gullible person; a fool, dupe; A contemptuous name for: A British soldier.
pet - to fondle; to have erotic physical contact with another person by kissing, caressing, and sexual stimulation.
pink - to pierce, prick, or stab with any pointed weapon or instrument. Also fig.
prank - a trick of a frolicsome nature, or one intended to make sport
improperly* - in an improper manner; wrongly, incorrectly, unsuitably, unbecomingly.
appreciate* - to esteem adequately or highly; to recognize as valuable or excellent; appraise - to estimate the amount, quality, or excellence of.
practical joke* - a trick or prank played upon some person usually in order to have a laugh at his expense; jokesman* - a professional joker.
peach - to inform against an accomplice; to turn informer pleased
to pick on (one) - to find fault with, gird at, nag at; to carp or cavil at
pure and simple* - taken by itself, with nothing added; ...and nothing else; nothing but..., nothing besides ..., no more than...; mere, simple; prue = preu (obs.) - brave, valiant, doughty.
spry - active, nimble, smart, brisk; full of health and spirits
heyday - the stage or period when excited feeling is at its height; the height, zenith, or acme of anything which excites the feelings; the flush or full bloom, or stage of fullest vigour, of youth, enjoyment, prosperity, or the like.
monkey nut* - a name for the pea-nut; mankey = salamanco - a woollen stuff of Flanders, glossy on the surface, and woven with a satin twill and chequered in the warp, so that the checks are seen on one side only.
hoodlum - a youthful street rowdy; 'a loafing youth of mischievous proclivities'; a dangerous rough. Also in more general use.
Teague - a nickname for an Irishman; in Northern Ireland, a Protestant term of contempt for a Roman Catholic Dick
bollocks* - the testicles; a mess, a muddle; nonsense (also as int.)
hillock - a little hill hell
budder - that which buds, or is in bud badly
bodily* - in or with the body; in the flesh; in person
shun - to keep away from (a person or his society, a place, etc.); to avoid encountering or exposing oneself to (dangers, conditions), using or having to do with (a thing).
ruck - a quarrel, a row
flavin - yellow colour
compeer - to equal, rival, be the compeer of
dun* - dark, dusky (from absence of light); murky, gloomy