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 + (notebook 1922-23): 'mistle thrush' Irish Times 23 Jan 1923, 9/2: 'The Thrush and His Tribe': 'The Mistle Thrush'.

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

Rugby + socair (suker) (gael) - calm, steady + Soccer (derived from associational) + suck (oral sex) + ass, anal.

Joyce's note: '& sighing & sobbing to one another' + Who Killed Cock Robin? (nursery rhyme): '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."

MMLJ: So And there they were too listening in as hard as they could to the solans [& the sycamores and the mistlethrushes] and all the birds all four of them listening they were the big four the four master waves of Erin all listening four there was old Tom Matt Gregory REFERENCE

"An elder sister Julia Clare, born about 1829 married a man named Martin Lyons, then a commercial traveller, who later set up as a paper and hide merchant and stationer, with a printing works largely for legal materials at 6 Ormond Quay and a yard for the hides at 16 Usher court." REFERENCE + lion is Saint Mark's heraldic beast + MMLJ: and then besides old Tom Matt there was old Phelius Marcus O'Hogan Lyons

oftentimes - many times; on many occasions, or in many cases

grace - a short prayer either asking a blessing before, or rendering thanks after, a meal. Frequent in phrase to say grace + Grace: Tom Kernan, Martin Cunningham, Jack Power, Charlie P. M'Coy + MMLJ: the four waves and oftentimes they used to be saying grace together right [enough]

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 + Merrion Square, Dublin (Oscar Wilde's home address). 

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 + MMLJ: here now we are the four of us old Tom Matt Gregory and old Phelius Marcus Lyons and old Jeremy Luke Tarpey 

MMLJ: the four of us and sure thank God there are no more of us and sure now you won't go & leave out old Jeff O'Gorman Johnny MacDougall

grace - a short prayer recited before or after a meal to invoke a blessing upon the food or give thanks for it + (fish is ancient symbol of Christ) + MMLJ: the four of us and no more of us and so now pass the fish for the Lord's Christ' sake amen

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.

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 + MMLJ: the way they used to be saying grace before fish for auld lang syne there they were spraining their ears listening and listening to all the kissening with their eyes glistening

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 + FDV: The handsome sixfoottwo rugger and soccer champion and the belle of Chapelizod in her quite charming oceanbbue brocade with iris petal sleeves [[& an overdress of net darned with gold] well in advance of the fashion.] bunnyhugged scrumptiously in the dark

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).

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 + chief-steward's cabin → A Chief Steward is the senior unlicensed crew member working in the Steward's Department of a ship.

stewardess - a female attendant on a ship whose duty it is to wait on the women passengers + Charles Stewart Parnell ('the Chief').

cabin - a room or compartment in a vessel for sleeping or eating in + FDV: where [they] dissimulated [themself] behind the chief steward's stewardess's cabin

man of her choice (notebook 1922-23)

blue-eyed + beau ideal.

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 + Rugby and Associational (footballs) + (buttocks and breasts).

et (l) - and

etiam (l) - and also + FDV: while with sinister dexterity he alternately rightandlefthandled on & offside fore and aft the her palpable rugby and association bulbs.

fore and aft - from stem to stern, lengthwise

browbent - with bent brows, frowning + sun-burnt + FDV: The handsome sixfoottwo rugger and soccer champion

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

probably + bulbs (i.e. breasts) + bulbul - a type of song-bird.

improper - not in accordance with good manners, modesty, or decorum; unsuitable, 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 + Madonna blue - a shade of deep-blue.

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 + FDV: and the belle of Chapelizod in her quite charming oceanbbue brocade with iris petal sleeves [[& an overdress of net darned with gold] well in advance of the fashion.]

isola (it) - island

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

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

'Tea for Two, and two for tea, me for you, and you for me' (song) + in Boucicault's Arrah-na-Pogue, Shaun the Post carries a whip.

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

pogue (Anglo-Irish) - kiss + MMLJ: all the four when he was kiddling & cuddling his colleen not the collen no the colleen bawn cuddling her and kissing her with his pogue like arrah na pogue Pogue

Arrah-na-Pogue or The Wicklow Wedding (1864) - a popular Irish play by Dion Boucicault. Arrah Meelish (Josephine Orton), a simple peasant girl, offers to shelter the fugitive Beamish McCoul (W. E. Sheridan), when he appears at her cottage. McCoul's presence is discovered by the treacherous informer, Michael Feeney (W. Scallan) who divulges the secret on the eve of Arrah's wedding to Shaun the Post (T. H. Glenney), hinting that more than anti-British sentiments prompted Arrah's actions. Shaun is not deceived, so to save Arrah's life and reputation, Shaun claims that he had urged Arrah to hide the man. In the end Arrah, Shaun, and McCoul all manage to escape official wrath, and Arrah and Shaun are wed.

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