malster - a maker of malt
shuck - get rid of shot
plause* - applause house
citizen - a civilian as distinguished from a soldier
Mutt and Jeff* - a stupid pair of men; stupid dialogue; (from the names of two characters called Mutt and Jeff, one tall and the other short, in a popular cartoon series by H. C. Fisher (1884-1954), American cartoonist).
peat - a dark brown resembling the colour of peat
freer - friar (obs.)
revolution* - Astr. The action or fact, on the part of celestial bodies, of moving round in an orbit or circular course.
karma - in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one of his successive states of existence, regarded as determining his fate in the next; hence, necessary fate or destiny, following as effect from cause.
hoist - to raise aloft
hedd = head
butty - a confederate, companion, 'mate'
ever after* - throughout all the time after a specified date
middleaged* - of middle-age, neither young nor old
clerical - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the clergy or a clergyman
Pied Friars - orig. name of a small order of friars
motto - to inscribe with a motto meet
tiptop* - first-rate, prime, superlatively good
toughness* - the state or quality of being tough
disgrace* - to bring (as an incidental consequence) shame, dishonour, or discredit upon; to be a disgrace or shame to; to reflect dishonour upon.
daye - in N. India and Persia, a nurse; a wet-nurse; a midwife day
vast* - huge, immense, enormous; Sevastopol; he was a fool.
cesspool* - a well sunk to receive the soil from a water-closet, kitchen sink, etc.: properly one which retains the solid matter, and allows the liquid to escape.
Yurrup - repr. a supposed U.S. pronunc. of Europe (onomat.)
put up - to raise, to lift; to put or bring (a play, etc.) on the stage for performance; to place (a military or other decoration) on one's uniform or other clothes; to show, exhibit.
furry - resembling fur, fur-like, soft; Of animals: Covered with fur, furred
furzed - made or covered with furze
conscribe - to enlist for the army by conscription; to enlist compulsorily
unt = unct (obs.) - to anoint
jubilant* - making a joyful noise, rejoicing with songs and acclamations; expressing or manifesting joy.
sapper - a soldier employed in working at saps, the building and repairing of fortifications, the execution of field-works, and the like.
governor-general* - a governor who has under him deputy- or lieutenant-governors.
Lord-lieutenant* - the title of various high officials holding deputed authority from the sovereign; Applied to the second-in-command of an army, when a peer (obs.)
malthouse* - a building in which malt is prepared and stored
liberty hall* - a place where one may do as one likes
endue - to invest with a power or quality, a spiritual gift, etc. Often in pass. to be endued with = to be possessed of (a certain quality); to put on as a garment, to clothe or cover.
paramilitary* - of or pertaining to an organization, unit, force, etc., whose function or status is ancillary or analogous to that of military forces, but which is not a professional military force.
shelta* - a cryptic jargon used by tinkers, composed partly of Irish or Gaelic words, mostly disguised by inversion or by arbitrary alteration of initial consonants.
to call a spade a spade* - to call things by their real names, without any euphemism or mincing of matters; to use plain or blunt language.
slime - to smear or cover with slime
gunshot* - shot fired from a gun or cannon
O.K.* - to endorse by marking with the letters 'O.K.'; to approve, agree to
topside* - on the top. Also fig. Freq. with reference to the upper deck of a ship
ejaculate* - to utter suddenly (a short prayer; now in wider sense, any brief expression of emotion).
resemble* - to be like, to have likeness or similarity to
bref = brief
raze - to remove by scraping; to scrape off or out; to sweep away, efface, or destroy (a building, town, etc.) completely; to take away, remove (from a place), in a thorough manner.
lumplove* - ? cupboard love (love insincerely professed or displayed for the sake of what one can get by it).
chill - fig. To affect as with cold; to check, depress, or lower (warmth, ardour, etc.); to damp, deject, dispirit.
ravery - raging, raving, madness or delirium; an instance of this, a fit of raving.
pook - an evil, malicious, or mischievous spirit or demon of popular superstition.
upgo - to go up; to ascend, mount
bobby calf* - an unweaned calf slaughtered soon after birth
braise - braised meat, or the preparation for braising with voice
meditabund* - absorbed in meditation
switch on - the switching on of an (electrical) power supply, light, etc.
lantern* - a transparent case, e.g. of glass, horn, talc, containing and protecting a light.
neigh - to utter in neighing, or with a sound like neighing