flasher - something which emits flashes of light; a person of brilliant appearance or accomplishment + flashman - one who is 'flash' or knowing.

Nipponese - the Japanese language

language + wedge (Slang) - penis.

wamble - to totter, waver; to move unsteadily, stagger, reel + rambles.

Uladh abu! (ule abu) (geal) - Ulster to victory!

sayonara - good-bye

poke-hole (Slang) - vulva + Pukkelsen [316.01]

san - a Japanese honorific title, equivalent to Mr., Mrs., etc., suffixed to personal or family names as a mark of politeness.

manhead - the state of being human; human nature

ano (Japanese) - that + yato (Japanese) - burglar + annoiato (it) - bored.

daddy + 'Old Daddy Dacon, bought a bit of bacon' (nursery rhyme).

iggs (Irish Pronunciation) - eggs

bacon + bicon (fr. slang) - large vulva.

gotovit (Russian) - he cooks, prepare

Olga - Slavic feminine name

chelovek (Russian) - man, human being + 'I got a shoe, you got a shoe, All God's chillun got shoes' (song).

fudden (Slang) - semen + (eating the god).

poor + povar (Russian) - a cook.

pishcha (Russian) - meal + obed (Russian) - dinner + poor old pissabed!

molodets (Russian) - youngster, 'good lad'; bravo!

metchennacht (Bog Latin) - a curse + Mitternacht (ger) - midnight.

belabour - to thrash or buffet with all one's might; fig. To assail with words + laburt (Shelta) - a curse; to curse.

myaso (Russian) - meat

bog (Serbian, Russian) - god + god's curse.

Czar + FSTD: (4) Butt — Bog carse ond dam neat, sar!

Gam Cant - one of the names of Shelta + because, and damn it, sir, he can't.

limber - Mil. (In early use pl.) The detachable fore part of a gun-carriage, consisting of two wheels and an axle, a pole for the horses, and a frame which holds one or two ammunition-chests. 

affront - hostile encounter, attack, assault (obs.) + Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade iii: 'Cannon in front of them'.

lumber - timber sawn into rough planks or otherwise roughly prepared for the market + *VYC*

Hund (ger) - dog + FSTD: [Limbers affront of him, lumbers behund.]

dos (fr) - back + doe - mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck'.

ros (ros) (geal) - wood, grove; horse + ros (l) - dew (believed by alchemists to be a powerful solvent) + *IJ*.

bay - a small ball, a globule (obs. rare.); the sound of a hound on the scent + Do Ye Ken John Peel? (song): 'With his hounds and his horn in the morning'.

bellen (ger) - to bark

sobaka (Russian) - dog + (so far so good) + (his bark is worse than his bite).

envelop - Of a body of men: To surround + FSTD: He was omnivollupped emnivollupped.

Crimean - rel. to Crimea (chief seat of a war 1854-6) + chrôma (gr) - colour.

fashion + bastion.

cannonball - a ball, usually of iron, to be thrown from a cannon + cannibal.

weapons + Wappen (ger) - coat of arms, insignia, crest.

raglan - an overcoat without shoulder seams, the sleeve going right up to the neck (after the name of Lord Raglan, the British commander in the Crimean war) + Rock (ger) - jacket, skirt + Ragnarøkr (Old Norse) - destruction of the Norse gods.

Malakoff - fortification erected by the Russians at Sevastopol, and captured by the French, 8 Sept., 1855. + mal coiffé (fr) - with poorly-dressed hair.

busby - a tall fur cap, with or without a plume, having a bag (generally of cloth, and of the colour of the facings of the regiment) hanging out of the top, on the right side; worn by hussars, artillerymen, and engineers.

varnished - presenting a shining or glossy appearance as if coated with varnish

Roscian - characteristic of Roscius ("Dewy": a famous Roman actor, whose name came to mean "supreme actor"; Cicero defended him in a private lawsuit) as an actor; famous or eminent in respect of acting + buskin - a boot reaching halfway up to the knee + Russians.

cardigan - a knitted woollen over-waistcoat with or without sleeves (named from the Earl of Cardigan, leader of the Light Brigade) 

blouse - a light loose upper garment of linen or cotton, resembling a shirt or smock-frock + jacket - an outer garment with sleeves, reaching no lower than the waist.

Scarlett, Sir James Yorke (1799-1871) - British general in the Crimea. 

macho - ostentatiously or notably manly and virile + Menshikov, Prince Alexander Sergeivich (1787-1869) - commander in chief of the Russian forces in the Crimean War + manchaku (Japanese) - deception, camouflage + mancheta (Russian) = manchette (French) = Manschette (ger) - cuff.

threecolour - utilizing or involving three distinct colours or wavelengths of light

camouflage - disguising of any objects used in war in such a way as to conceal it from the enemy; also, the disguise used in this way

periculosus (l) - dangerous + Perekop - isthmus, Crimea + perikopê (gr) - a section + pendulus (l) - hanging down (i.e. medals) + FSTD: In his raglanrock and his malakoiffed bulbsbyg and his varnashed roscians and his cardigan's blousejagged and his scarlett manchokuffs and his treecoloured trunksers camiflags and his perikopendulous...

Gaelstorm - Irish raincoat, 1920s

Earwicker + earwigs.

pulcher (l) - beautiful, fair, handsome + purchase.

Brian Boru + ubranie (Polish) - suit of clothes + berømtst (Danish) - most famous + (tailor's advertisement).

Carr, Henry L - confectioner, 44 Upper Dorset Street, around the turn of the century + Siege of Kars, Crimea + Kersse [311.05-.09]

Polikoff - Dublin tailor + Castor and Pollux.

confessioner - an advocate of auricular confession; a confessor + confectionneur (fr) - outfitter, clothing shop.

siomar (shimer) (geal) - trefoil, shamrock + several shiners (coins).

mademoiselle - the title applied to an unmarried Frenchwoman + musume (Japanese) - daughter, girl. 


tenter - a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying cloth; one who lives or lodges in a tent; to be on (the) tenter(s, i.e. in a position of strain, difficulty, or uneasiness + thunder and lightning - fig. threatening, terrifying, or strongly impressive utterance; awful denunciation, menace, or invective + tento (Japanese) - lightning.

terziya (Bulgarian) - a tailor + aster (gr) - star.

shumat na natta (Bulgarian) - the noise of the struggle + narrator.

waggon - a strong four-wheeled vehicle designed for the transport of heavy goods + URSA MAJOR - The most prominent constellation of the North hemisphere has been known as the Bear. Other names: Plough, the Dipper, the Wagon, and Charles's Wain.   

bulge - a bulging, an irregularly rounded protuberance + Bulgarian.

stargazer - one who gazes at the stars + gape - to stare in wonder or admiration. 

razzledazzle - A word, app. of U.S. coinage, used to express the ideas of bewilderment or confusion, rapid stir and bustle, riotous jollity or intoxication, etc.; of, pertaining to, or characterized by, razzle-dazzle; dazzling, spectactular.

full of beans, full of hops, full of prunes (U.S. Slang) - lively, actively foolish + Revelation 4:6: 'and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind'.

Blick (ger) - shining, sheen; eye

grossartig (ger) - magnificent + groza (Russian) - thunderstorm + arktos (gr) - bear.

Tod (ger) - death + Leben (ger) - life + Todleben, Frants Eduard Ivanovich, Count (1818-84) - Russian officer in charge of fortifications at Sevastopol in the Crimean War + FSTD: (5) Taff — Toadlebens!

sex appeal

Auld Lang Syne (song)

por (Portuguese) - by + FSTD: (5) That is Say mangraphique, yet is it not may say nay par daguerre.

Daguerre - French inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype + Bosquet's comment on the charge of the Light Brigade: 'C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre' (French): 'It's magnificent, but it's not war'.

nate = nait (obs.) - use, profit, advantage + night

glozer - one who writes glosses; a commentator; a flatterer, sycophant + has forgotten his night of glory passed amid.

Flowers of the Forest (song)

spent - deprived of force or strength; tired or worn out by labour, exertion, hardship, etc.

Alexander + all and sundry.

bum (Slang) - arse

doped - under the influence of narcotics + dupe (Serbian) - arse + give (an accused person) the benefit of the doubt - to give a verdict of Not Guilty where the evidence is conflicting; to assume his innocence rather than guilt; hence in wider use, to incline to the more favourable or kindly decision, estimate, or the like.

jupe - a woman's skirt + zhopa (Russian) - arse.

Wellington - a waterproof boot usu. reaching the knee, worn in wet or muddy conditions (named after Arthur, first duke of Wellington, 1769-1852)

graze - to touch (a surface) lightly in passing; esp. to roughen or abrade (the skin or a part of the body) in rubbing or brushing past + grace.

calf - the muscular back part of the shank + Calf of Man - a little rocky island off the coast of the Isle of Man.

raign = reign (obs.) - Of persons: To exercise authority of any kind, to hold sway, to rule + FSTD: (6) A bear to reign in his heaven spawn [consumation robes.]  







violet + (7 colours of rainbow & seven-coloured suit).

cape - a cloak with a hood; a cloak or mantle generally

Princess Erminia was a character in the epic poem La Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso. In this tale she falls in love with the Christian knight Tancred ("We call on Tancred Artaxerxes Flavin" [FW 337.35]), and betrays her people to aid him. Once she discovers that Tancred is in love with Clorinde, however, she returns to join the Muslims. She subsequently steals Clorinde's armor then joins a group of shepherds.

hoodoo - one who practises voodoo + hodmandod (Slang) - deformed person + dood (Dutch) - dead; death.

Steppe (Russia) + steps.


Strick (ger) - rope, halter


leal - loyal + Dear Dirty Dublin

lusky - lazy, sluggish + russkii (Russian) - Russian + Lusk - village, County Dublin + Lutsk - town, once Polish.

Lublin, town, eastern Poland


circle + sickle + sign of the cross.


Atahuallpa - (1502 - 1533), 13th and last emperor of the Inca, who was victorious in a devastating civil war with his half brother, only to be captured, held for ransom, and then executed by Francisco Pizarro. When Atahuallpa was at the stake, de Valverde offered him the choice of being burned alive or dying by the more merciful garrote if he became a Christian. Atahuallpa, who had resisted proselytization throughout his captivity, agreed to the conversion and so died that day by strangulation. The execution of Atahuallpa, the last free reigning emperor, marked the end of the Inca civilization.

empoison - to kill by poison; to render virulent, envenom (feelings); to 'poison', embitter (a person's mind) against + Macaulay: Essay on Clive: 'Every schoolboy knows who imprisoned Montezuma and who strangled Atahualpa'.

Zuma - name of pyramid field + Montezuma II - ninth Aztec emperor of Mexico, famous for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.


willynilly - that is such, or that takes place, whether one will or no + Wilnius, city, Polish 1920-39 (capital of Lithuania).


midst + Minsk, city, Polish 1919-20 (capital of White Russia).

Kremlin + Crumlin - district of Dublin.

before + født (Danish) - born.


Vatican + water-can + Vater (ger) - father.

ant + Amt (ger) - office.

grasshopper + (makes the sign of the cross)

lettera (it) - letter + etcetera.