Anglo-Saxon* - English Saxon,
Saxon of England; Used rhetorically for English in its wider or ethnological
Ungluck (d) - misfortune.
git = get (v.)
soldery* - soldiers collectively; the military; a military class or body
pique - ill-feeling, animosity, enmity; a feeling of anger, resentment, or ill-will, resulting from some slight or injury, esp. such as wounds one's pride or vanity; offence taken.
cue - a long roll or plait of hair worn hanging down behind like a tail, from the head or from a wig.
croak - the deep hoarse sound made by a frog or raven
harm - to do harm (to); to injure (physically or otherwise); to hurt, damage
partidge - Mil. A kind of charge for cannons consisting of a number of missiles fired together, similar to langrage or case-shot.
Siamese twins* - two male natives of Siam, Chang and Eng (1811-1874), who were united by a tubular band in the region of the waist. Hence gen., any pair of twins physically united by their tissues; twinge - a sharp pinching or wringing pain; often, a momentary local pain.
strafe - a fierce assault
firetrench - Mil. A deep and narrow trench from which firing takes place
ouch - An exclamation expressing pain or annoyance
to let the cat out of the bag - to disclose the secret
suite - a train of followers, attendants, or servants; a retinue
cultic - of or pertaining to a religious cult
toilet* - manner or style of dressing; dress, costume, 'get-up'
oneship - the condition of being one or alone; oneness
fetch - the apparition, double, or wraith of a living person; a contrivance, dodge, stratagem, trick; to make or perform (a movement); to take (a walk, run, leap, etc.).
within hail - within call, near enough to be hailed
attempting - endeavouring, enterprising, venturous
bandylegged* - having legs curved laterally with the concavity inward
catharize* - to purify (by some ceremony) catholic
lug - to move about, along, heavily and slowly; to pull along with violent effort; to drag, tug (something heavy).
let down* - to lower
pelt - a skin of an animal worn as a garment
crushingly* - in a crushing manner
expouse = espouse (obs.) - to marry exposing
skinful - a full allowance; as much as one wants or cares for
maneuvre* - Mil. and Naval. The planned or regulated movement or evolution of troops or vessels of war; a strategic movement or change of position; manure - to enrich (land) with manure.
open air* - the unconfined space outside buildings, exposed to the weather; ordure - excrement, dung.
pleasantry - an instance of pleasantness or enjoyment; a pleasurable circumstance.
headquarters* - the residence, permanent or temporary, of the commander-in-chief of an army; the place whence a commander's orders are issued.
carcass - Mil. A spherical iron shell, filled with an inflammable composition, and having three holes through which the flame blazes; fired from a mortar or gun to set fire to buildings, wooden defences, etc.
alimony* - nourishment; supply of the means of living, maintenance
inoccupation - want of occupation; unoccupied condition
pagne - a cloth; the piece of cloth
forming originally the single article of clothing variously worn by natives of hot
countries; spec. a loin-cloth, or a short petticoat, worn by primitive peoples, or
retained by the westernized as part of their costume;
ping pong - fig. A series of (usu. verbal) exchanges between two parties.
varied* - vari-coloured, variegated
stormtroop - to behave in an aggressive manner like storm-troops (forces of selected and specially armed men trained for deployment in assault operations, especially against strong positions or large numbers = shock troops)
sheen - bright, shining, resplendent; flare - dazzling but irregular light, like that of torches; a sudden outburst of flame. Also fig.
battleaxe - a kind of axe used as a weapon of war in the Middle Ages; a halberd or bill carried by guards.
seraphim* - In Biblical use: The living creatures with six wings, hands and feet, and a (presumably) human voice, seen in Isaiah's vision as hovering above the throne of God.
satrap* - a subordinate ruler; often suggesting an imputation of tyranny or ostentatious splendour.
Peter the Great
allegiance - the relation or duties of a liege-man to his liege-lord; the tie or obligation of a subject to his sovereign, or government.
clemency* - mildness or gentleness of temper, as shown in the exercise of authority or power; mercy, leniency.
misuse - to use or employ wrongly or improperly; to apply to a wrong purpose.
mea culpa* - A phrase from the prayer of confession in the Latin liturgy of the Church; used lit. and transf. as an exclamation of repentance, and as the name of such an exclamation.
deer = dear (obs.)
prejudice* - a previous judgement; esp. a judgement formed before due examination or consideration; a premature or hasty judgement; preconceived opinion.
sir* - a person of rank or importance; a lord, a gentleman; one who might be addressed as 'sir'.
travailing - labouring, toiling; labour of child-bearing; distress, fatigue, etc.
stomach; too much.
boozer* - one who boozes, a tippler