howsomever - although, nevertheless, yet

slouch - to move or walk with a slouch or in a loose and stooping attitude

knavish - characteristic of or appropriate to a knave; roguish, rascally, mischievous, impertinent + knave - In playing-cards: The lowest court card of each suit, bearing the representation of a soldier or servant.

diamond - a diamond-shaped figure; spec. A figure of this form printed upon a playing-card.

Mick, Nick and the Maggies → "The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies, adopted from the Ballymooney Bloodriddon Murther by Bluechin Blackdillain (authorways 'Big Storey'), featuring: GLUGG..."

pittance + penance (confession) + a penny for your thoughts - 'I would give something to know what you are thinking about' (addressed to one in a 'brown study').

turfer - one who enjoys common of turbary (land, or a piece of land, where turf or peat may be dug for fuel; a peat-bog or peat-moss)

deck - to clothe in rich or ornamental garments; to cover with what beautifies + (deck of cards).

duds - clothes; rags, ragged clothes, tatters + ace of clubs.

Tom the Tinker - blackface character in the Mummer's Play at Bamptom

howbeit - nevertheless, however

unremitting - never relaxing or slackening, continuing with the same force

retainer - a dependent or follower of some person of rank or position, a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

Genesis 27:22: 'The voice is Jacob's voice but the hands are the hands of Esau'.

Samael - important archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, a figure who is accuser, seducer and destroyer, and has been regarded as both good and evil. "In Rabbinical lore it is claimed that Samael descended with all his hosts and "sought upon the earth a companion like unto himself, but it had the appearence even as a camel". Samael is the Angel of Death, and the camel is said to signify the mystery of transmutation or death (cf. Daath). Samael is the serpent who begat Cain upon Eve before she had intercourse with Adam (i.e. humanity). Eve then communicated the alien virus to Adam. The name Samael denotes the 'venom of God.' Samael abode long with Eve who bore him many children that were not in human likeness." (Kenneth Grant: Beyond The Mauve Zone) + (Sam and Tim).

boozer - one who boozes, a tippler + Boozer's Gloom - racehorse of the 1930s, Mr Atherton says + de Booze (Dutch) - the Devil. 

silken + sulking.

Baldoyle - district of Dublin, has racecourse 

shick = shicker - drunk, intoxicated + frocks of chic people + clocks of six steeples.

shimmering - that shimmers (to shine with a weak or fitful light) + summer.

ensample - a precedent which may be followed or imitated; a pattern or model for imitation

smith - one who works in iron or other metals; esp. a blacksmith or farrier + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn: 'a chief-smith'.

semper (l) - ever, always + several candlestickmakers.

midinette (fr) - young dressmaker or milliner + middle east.

casa bianca (it) - white house + Casabianca (World War I Slang) - the last one + Casablanca - city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean.

"By the wag, how is Mr Fry?" [413.35]

inquisition - the action or process of inquiring or searching into matters, esp. for the purpose of finding out the truth or the facts concerning something (obs.) + Spanish Inquisition.

causas es quo stas (sp) - you are the cause; where do you stand?

da valorem (l) - give value + ad valorem (l) - according to value + De Valera.

Dominical = Dominican (obs.) - of or pertaining to St. Dominic or to the order of friars (and nuns) founded by him.

brayer - one who brays; esp. an ass + brothers

coif - to cover as with a coif + Moore and Burgess Minstrels used the catch-phrase 'take off that white hat!'


apprehend - to perceive the existence of, recognize, see

distinguished - marked by conspicuous excellence or eminence; remarkable, eminent

patronage - the action of a patron in giving influential support, favour, encouragement, or countenance, to a person, institution, work, art, etc. 

Juggernaut - fig. An institution, practice, or notion to which persons blindly devote themselves, or are ruthlessly sacrificed; Hindu Myth. A title of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu; spec., the uncouth idol of this deity at Pur in Orissa, annually dragged in procession on an enormous car, under the wheels of which many devotees are said to have formerly thrown themselves to be crushed + jagannatha (Sanskrit) - 'lord of the world', Vishnu or Krishna + governor-general - a governor who has under him deputy- or lieutenant-governors + distinguished patronage of the last governor-general (of Ireland, i.e. Donald Buckley, 1932). 

(onomat.) + Punjab - a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan.

gross (ger) - great + Great Jupiter, what was that?

(onomat. of sound of hoofs) + (seven, lucky number).

Guinea goose - the Chinese goose or swan-goose + guinea to a gooseberry (Slang) - long odds + The Thousand Guineas (horse race).

Liverpool + There is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip (proverb).

silver + Liverpool Summer Cup (horse race).

hold hard - (orig. a sporting phrase): To pull hard at the reins in order to stop the horse; hence gen. to 'pull up', halt, stop. Usually in imper. (colloq.)

Right Little, Tight Little Island (song) + Thomas Moore: Irish Melodiessong: Oh! Had We Some Bright Little Isle of Our Own [air: Sheela na Guira].

Persse O'Reilly + "thanks to you great little, bonny little, portey little, Winny Widger!" [039.10-.11]

fourth - the ordinal numeral belonging to the cardinal four + fort

hurdle - a frame of this kind used as a barrier to be cleared in races + Town of the Ford of the Hurdles - Dublin.

cross + Ross (ger) - steed.

Hristos (Serbian) - Christ + 'X' Cyrilic = 'H' Latinic.

holo- - 'whole, entire' + holophulos (gr) - entire + all the populace + Heliopolis (On/Anu/Iunu from the transliteration ỉwnw, probably pronounced Āwanu, which means "(Place of) Pillars") - ancient city in Egypt. The Egyptian god Atum, was the chief deity of the city Iunu (Heliopolis), who was worshipped in the primary temple, known as Per-Aat ('Great House') and Per-Atum ('Temple [lit. 'House'] of Atum'). Iunu was also the original source of the worship of the Ennead pantheon. Egyptian mythology, and later Greco-Roman mythology, said that the phoenix (Bennu), after rising from the ashes of its predecessor, would bring the ashes to the altar of the sun god in Heliopolis.

shote - a rush or rapid motion; the action or an act of shooting with a bow, gun, etc. + shite.

excrement + shout of exclamation.


emancipator - someone who frees others from bondage + Emancipator - race horse, born 1927 + E...CH.

sire - forefather, lord, master; a stallion having at least one colt who has won the race

Proverbs 30:19: 'The way of an eagle in the air... and the way of a man with a maid' + Eagle's Way - race horse, born 1919.

"Mr Whatehayte's [the mayors, White, Hoyte] three buy [Boyce, the mayor] geldings" + "Whoyteboyce of Hoodie Head" + White hat (Finn MacCool).

gelding - a castrated male horse

(ink made by Shem) [185.26]

BAILEY LIGHTHOUSE - Lighthouse, South-East tip (Duncriffan promontory) of Howth.  

ratatouille (fr) - a type of vegetable stew + *VYC* and *IJ*.

Furstin (ger) - princess + Faustin - race horse + first and second.



dabble - the act of dabbling; that which dabbles + Spring Double - the Lincolnshire Handicap and the Grand National Steeplechase.

hides + kids + show a clean pair of heels - to escape by superior speed.

Emancipator + immense + immensipater (l) - immeasurable father.

open air + such a thing to happen here!

tuft - a clump of small herbs growing closely together

Garden of Eden

thought of such a thing

Lord Mayor - a title formerly limited to the mayors of London, York, and Dublin, but subsequently extended to the mayors of some other large towns, e.g. Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, etc.

profoundly + pro forma (l) - as a matter of form.

annoyed - disturbed by what one dislikes; troubled, vexed, offended + ennui (fr) - boredom; nuisance + amused.

chains + Lord-Mayor of Dublin's golden chain of office [.29]

that will be all for today

aerodrome + eerie drama/dream + dromos (gr) - race-course.

effer - to bring forth, to give off

bett - obs. pa. tense and pple. of beat (v.) + Bett (ger) - bed + bet

tip - a piece of useful private or special information communicated by an expert; a friendly hint; spec. 'an advice concerning betting or a Stock-Exchange speculation intended to benefit the recipient' + Butt/Taff.

slapstick - two flat pieces of wood joined together at one end, used to produce a loud slapping noise; spec. such a device used in pantomime and low comedy to make a great noise with the pretence of dealing a heavy blow + sweepstake - a prize won in a race or contest in which the whole of the stakes contributed by the competitors are taken by the winner or by a certain limited number of them; hence (now usually), the race or contest itself. 

quickchange - attrib. as epithet of an actor or other performer who quickly changes costume or appearance in order to play a different part; to change (clothes) quickly

tophole - first-rate, 'tip-top', superb + from top to bottom hole → "The essential difference between the mystical and the magical Paths is nowhere made plainer than in the processes of Kundalini Yoga. The Mystic takes the Fire Snake straight up to the Sahasrara Chakra, the 'lotus in the brain'; the Magician, on the other hand, brings it down again to its base in the Muladhara or to the Svadisthana Chakra, its 'own abode'. The former process leads to moksha or liberation from future births and deaths. If he does not relinquish his physical body, it becomes, except in special cases, inert to all outward appearances. Such mystics remain almost continuously entranced for the remainder of their bodily lives. Thus, he becomes jivanmukta or videhamukta, not according to his karma - for he is no longer bound by it - but by his free choice. This is the crown of the Mystical Path. The Magical Path, on the other hand, and at its apogee, leads to the attainment of siddhis and to their ultimate concentration in the Stone of the Wise, which is 'prepared' at the Muladhara Chakra." (Kenneth Grant: Beyond The Mauve Zone).

aware + {the Crimean battle is raging - Butt describes his sighting of the General}

Among other services of the BBC was the "London Regional Service."  

afterthought - reflection after the act; a thought which did not occur at the time when the matter to which it refers was under consideration: hence a later expedient, explanation, or device.

corroberate - to strengthen (an opinion, statement, argument, etc.) by concurrent or agreeing statements or evidence; to make more sure or certain; to support, confirm + collaborated.

second sports flash

different + dipper - the popular name in the United States for the configuration of seven bright stars in Ursa Major (called in Britain 'the Plough', or 'Charles's Wain'). 'Little Dipper': the similar configuration of seven stars in Ursa Minor.

tasing (Irish Pronunciation) - teasing + tasting + taking the time of day.

TIMOR - Island, Malaysia ('timor' is a Malay word meaning "east"). 'Orangutang' is a Malay word meaning "man of the woods"; its habitat is Borneo and Sumatra, not Timor + timor (l) - fear + tiomar (Irish) - bequest + tigar