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.)

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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. 

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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.



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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