buck - a dollar

solan - the gannet (Sula bassana), a large sea-fowl resembling a goose, which frequents a few rocks and small islands of Britain, the Faeroes, Iceland, and Canada.

sycamore - a species of fig-tree, Ficus Sycomorus, common in Egypt, Syria, and other countries, and having leaves somewhat resembling those of the mulberry.

gannet - the Solan goose (Sula bassana)

migratory - a migratory bird (rare.) 

misselthrush - a species of thrush, Turdus viscivorus, which feeds on the berries of the mistletoe + Irish Times 23 Jan 1923, 9/2: 'The Thrush and His Tribe': 'The Mistle Thrush' [(notebook 1922-23): 'mistle thrush'].

auspice - an observation of birds for the purpose of obtaining omens; a sign or token given by birds.

socair (suker) (gael) - calm, steady

Joyce's note: '& sighing & sobbing to one another' + nursery rhyme Who Killed Cock Robin?: 'All the birds of the air were a-sighing and a-sobbing'.

Sea of Moyle (sea between Ireland and Scotland), where Lir's children sang as swans until "the man from the north marries the woman from the south." 

kling- (ger) - sound + Thomas Moore, song: The Wine-Cup Is Circling [air: Michael Hoy].

"A master wave, as it is termed, from being of larger dimensions than its predecessors."

oftentimes - many times; on many occasions, or in many cases; frequently, often.

grace - a short prayer either asking a blessing before, or rendering thanks after, a meal. Frequent in phrase to say grace.

bas na beathadh (bas nu bahe) (gael) - the death of life + bas na beatha (bas na bahe) (gael) - death nor life.

Squeers, Mr - educator in Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby 

Tarpey, Luke - 3d of the Four, province of and places in Leinster; he is east, the element earth, the copper age, and death in the ages of birth, marriage, death, rebirth. As St Luke, his symbol is the ox or calf; St Luke was a physician, and he is sometimes called Dr Tarpey. 

interim - an intervening time, interval of time; something done in an interval.

AUGSBURG - City in Swabia, Bavaria. The "Augsburg Interim" was a confession of faith drawn up in 1548 at the command of Charles V as a temporary compromise between Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrines + AYLESBURY - Town, and Vale of Aylesbury (known in archaeology for Viking relics), England. It was ravaged by (among others) the Viking King of Den, Sweyn Forkbeard (d 1014) + Auge (ger) - eye + Burg (ger) - fortress. 

auld lang syne - good old times

palm - a 'branch' or leaf of the palm-tree, esp. as anciently carried or worn as a symbol of victory or triumph, and on festal occasions (as still in the Roman and Greek Churches), or in medięval times by pilgrims + FSD: REFERENCE

pulchrum (l) - beautiful + procul (l) - far, afar off + pulchrum procul (l) - beauty far off.

sprain - to wrench or twist (a part of the body) so as to cause pain + straining

luisteren (Dutch) - to listen

kiddle = cuddle

cuddle - to hug or embrace affectionately, to fondle

bunny hug - a dance in ragtime rhythm, esp. popular in the early part of the 20th century. 

scrumptious - stylish, handsome; Used as a vague epithet of enthusiastic praise: First rate, 'glorious'. 

The Colleen Bawn (1860) - (Irish: the fair-haired girl) a popular Irish play by Dion Boucicault + cailin ban (kolin ban) (gael) - "white" (pretty) girl.

dinkum - honest, genuine, real

belle - a handsome woman, esp. one who dresses so as to set off her personal charms; the reigning 'beauty' of a place.

Oscar (usker) (gael) - Champion; son of Oisin, grandson of Fionn + Joyce's note: 'Oscar's sister Isola' (reference to Wilde's sister Isola, who died as a child).

inch - 2.54 cm

loveseat - a special form of arm-chair (also, of sofa) designed for two occupants + (notebook 1922-23): 'love seat (1 ½)' + Irish Times 26 Jan 1923, 6/1: '"Faked" Love Seat': 'The Official Referee - Why a love seat? Witness - The term is used for a seat too large for one and not quite large enough for two. (Laughter)'.

chieftess - a female chief or chieftain

stewardess - a female attendant on a ship whose duty it is to wait on the women passengers.

cabin - a room or compartment in a vessel for sleeping or eating in.

man of her choice (notebook 1922-23)

sinister - dishonest, unfair, not straightforward, underhand, dark; relating to the use of the left hand (rare.)

dexterity - manual or manipulative skill, adroitness, neat-handedness; lit. Right-handedness; the using of the right hand in preference to the left (rare.) + sinister, dexter (l) - left, right .


vice versa - contrariwise, conversely + vicem versam (l) - turned around reciprocally.

ragbag - a heterogeneous collection of trivial or useless objects, a motley collection.

et (l) - and

etiam (l) - and also

fore and aft - from stem to stern, lengthwise

browbent - with bent brows, frowning

sixfooter + Futt (ger, vulg.) - vagina + futter (Slang) - to fuck.

handson - Of a person: having practical experience; experienced or prepared to become involved in the practical aspects of an activity (esp. a job).

palpably - clearly, obviously, manifestly

improper - not in accordance with good manners, modesty, or decorum; unsuitable, unfit, inappropriate.

tout-ą-fait charmante (fr) - quite delightful, quite charming (female)

ensemble - a woman's dress, hat, etc., as a complete whole

maiden - of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidenhood; virgin

overdress - an outer dress, a dress worn over another; the outer part of a gown made to appear as if one dress were worn over another, showing in parts the underdress; the two parts being of different material or colour + (notebook 1922-23): 'overdress of net darned with gold'.

tickle - to improve or decorate with light touches

isola (it) - island

whisping - Used of a slight blast or a low rustling sound

lisp - to utter with childlike, imperfect, or faltering articulation

song 'Tea for Two, and two for tea, me for you, and you for me'

dissimulate - to conceal or disguise under a feigned appearance; to dissemble + (notebook 1923): 'they dissimulated themself (T & I)'.

Arrah-na-Pogue (1864) - a popular Irish play by Dion Boucicault

vulgar era - the ordinary Christian era [(notebook 1924): 'vulgar era']