whistle - to utter a clear, more or less shrill sound or note by forcing the breath through the narrow opening formed by contracting the lips (the tone being produced merely by the resonance of the mouth-cavity, without vibration of the vocal cords): esp. as an expression of derision, contempt, etc.; to call, summon, bring, or get by or as by whistling, to entice; to send or dismiss by whistling.

doom - final fate, destruction, ruin, death

oh fie - an exclamation of disapprobation + ei fu (it) - 'it was'; 'he was' (i.e. He's Dead) + REFERENCE + Joyce's note: 'they have lived / = sono crepati' Note: It. colloquialism. Sono crepati. They are dead. (MS 47472-227, 228, ILA: Ei fu. [...] Booil. [...] He was. [...] Han var. [...] Bhi she. [...] Fuitfuit. | JJA 44:0223-4 | Mar-Apr 1927 | ) + (notebook 1924): 'qui fuit' Sullivan: The Book of Kells 20: 'Five pages are then occupied with the Genealogy of Christ, each line beginning with "Qui fuit"... The initials are all through interlaced with birds, dragons, beasts and snakes'.

crestfallen - cast down in confidence, spirits, or courage; humbled, disheartened, dispirited + FDV: O'Donnell somewhat depressed by things, is said to have enlisted at the time of the Crimen war under the name of Buckley. 

down at the heels - having the heels of one's boots or shoes quite worn down (taken as a symptom of destitution).

squeak - to emit a short or slight sound of a thin high-pitched character; slang. To confess; to turn informer + speak

Sasanachs (Ir.) - English people + das noch! (ger) - that too! + zas noc (Czech ) - night again.

ardri - the high king in ancient Ireland

to take the (king's) shilling - to enlist as a soldier by accepting a shilling from a recruiting officer.

wild goose - an expatriate Irishman + phrase sown his wild oats (had a youthful fling at reckless and indiscreet behavior, esp. being promiscuous before marriage).

"Shule Aroon," - air to which T. Moore's "Alone in Crowds to Wander On" is sung + Suil a run (shul arun) (gael) - Go, my dear.

enlisted - enrolled for military service

Tyrone - county in Northern Ireland (Ulster province). Tir-Eoghain, Ir "land of Eoghan (Owen)" (ancestor of the O'Neills).

Joyce's note: 'soldiered' + Joyce's note: 'soldiered a while'

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph, Viscount (1833-1913) - British field marshal, born in Co. Dublin, fought in the Indian Mutiny, Crimea, etc. 

assumed - taken to or upon oneself, pretended, appropriated, usurped

(notebook 1923): 'Blanco Buckley is the wild goose'

spurious - not true or genuine, false, sham, counterfeit

tower + (notebook 1924): 'cawer'.

columbarium - a structure of vaults lined with recesses for cinerary urns + columbarium (l) - dovecote; sepulchral chamber + columba (l) - dove.

sea king - a Norse pirate chief

quit - to give up, let go, renounce

haven - a place of shelter, safety, or retreat; a refuge, an asylum

evermore - for all future time + Joyce's note: 'saw him no more'

transpire - to become known, esp. by obscure channels, or in spite of secrecy being intended.

cornix (l) - rook, crow

inauspiciously - in an inauspicious (unlucky) manner

perish - to come to a violent, sudden, or untimely end; to suffer destruction; to lose its life.

papal - of or pertaining to a pope, or to the pope, his dignity or office

leafless - without a leaf; destitute of leaves or foliage + leaflet - a small-sized leaf of paper or a sheet folded into two or more leaves but not stitched, and containing printed matter, chiefly for gratuitous distribution.

old chap - a person's father esp. when old

mouther - a declamatory speaker + mother in law

Louth - county in Ireland + loath - something hateful or harmful; evil.

buail (buil) (gael) - beat, defeat

aspiration -  steadfast desire or longing for something above one + FDV: Peter Cloran, at the suggestion of the Master in Lunacy, became an inmate of an aslym.

throw out - to give utterance or expression to; now esp. to put forward tentatively, give (a hint or suggestion).

doomster - one invested with authority as a judge, a judge

loquacity - talkativeness

lunacy - intermittent insanity such as was formerly supposed to be brought about by the changes of the moon; now applied gen. to any form of insanity.

intelligence - the agency for obtaining secret information; the staff of persons so employed, secret service.

RIDLEY'S - A popular name for a mental institution (eg, the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Grangegorman) [(notebook 1924): 'shoved him into asylum'] + Ridley, Nicholas (1500-55) - English bishop, burned as a heretic under Bloody Mary. According to Brendan Behan's Island, Riddleys is "the mad part of Grangegorman." 

inmate - one who is the mate or associate of another or others in the same dwelling; sometimes simply = Indweller, inhabitant, occupier.

utility man - a man available for service in various positions; an actor who performs minor parts and does odd jobs in a theater [Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 211: 'Casaboni, the most useful of "utility men"'].

troupe - a company, band, troop; esp. a company of players, dancers, or the like.

sustain - to support (a part or character); to play the part of

at short notice - with little time for action or preparation [Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 219: 'the young soprano, at a short notice, sustained the part of "Lucia"'].

sordid - inclined to what is low, mean, or ignoble; esp. moved by selfish or mercenary motives; dirty or sluttish in habits or appearance (obs.) + FDV: Treacle Tom passed away painlessly in a state of nature propelled into a great beyond by footblows of his last bedfellows, 3 Norwegian sailors of the seafaring class.

dour - hard, severe, bold, stern, fierce, hardy + dear


unwashed - not washed; the 'lower orders' (those who are not usually in a clean state).

haunted - frequented or much visited by spirits, imaginary beings, apparitions, spectres, etc.

unwished - not wished, undesired

Israfel - Mohammedan angel of music who will sound the trumpet on the Day of Judgment.  

summoner - one who summons another to a place. Often fig. of immaterial or inanimate agents.

Hallowe'en - the eve of All Hallows' or All Saints'; the last night of October.

ebbro (it) - drunk

propel - to drive forward or onward + (notebook 1923): 'passed away to the Beyond by means of poison' ('to' not clear).

Spenser, Edmund (1552-99) - English poet who, for services to his government, was given 3,000 acres in Munster and Kilcolman Castle in Cork. A friend of Raleigh's, he wrote not only "Colin Clout" and The Faerie Queene, but also View of the State of Ireland (1596), in which he advocates hunting the Irish like wild beasts in winter: "if they be well followed one winter, ye shall have little work to do with them the next summer," for famine will complete the sword's work. Thus Spenser appears in FW as aggressor - kicking, piercing + Thomas Moore: song Tho' the Last Glimpse of Erin with Sorrow I See: 'I will fly with my Coulin' [air: Coulin].

the world is my oyster - the world offers opportunities for profit, etc.

atlas - a chief supporter, mainstay

behang - to hang (a thing) about with (bells, hangings, drapery, etc.) + on behalf of -  in the name of, as the agent or representative of, on account of, for, instead of. (with the notion of official agency).

behoove - to have need of, require, to be fitting or proper for

flash and blood - corporeal nature with its infirmities and proclivities; near kindred.

straw - made of straw; of little or no value + star glint - a meteorite + phrase the last straw.

glimt (Danish) - gleam; glimpse + Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies: song Tho' the Last Glimpse of Erin with Sorrow I See.

baring - the action of laying bare or uncovering; the removal of something so as to leave a bare place.

thunk = think

pitfall - pit bridged by a cover of flimsy material, a hidden danger; to entrap, ensnare.

gag - to introduce 'gag' into a piece (theatr.) + gag - expressions, remarks etc. not occuring in the written piece but interpolated by the actor.

prompt box - a low box projecting above the floor of a stage with its openings toward the actors + Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 83: 'principal second violin, Mr. Robert Barton... held for years the post of repetiteur or deputy-leader at the Theatre Royal... In addition to music he cultivated what was then entitled the "noble art of self-defence"... He therefore obtained the sobriquet of "Boxing Bob," by which title he was frequently greeted when he made his appearance in the orchestra'.

thot - thought

bass - Bass's ale or beer (manufactured by messers Bass&Co. of Burton-on-Trent), a bottle of Bass.

dropt - arhaic past of drop

fust - first

till - to

bung - dead, out of commission + dung

crate - a large case, basket, or hamper of wicker-work, for carrying crockery, glass, or other goods.

cogged - fraudulently palmed off; feigned in order to cheat; pretended

me - my

drame (fr) - drama, play + dreams

O Lochlainn (o'lokhlin) (gael) - descendant of Lochlainn ("Scandinavian") + Lochlann (Anglo-Irish) - Scandinavian.

to come through - to succeed, attain an end

centuple - a hundred-fold

selves - pl. of self + cells

egoourgos (gr) - worker for the self 

Nicolaus Cusanus (1401-1464) - cardinal, mathematician, scholar, experimental scientist, and philosopher + REFERENCE + Cusack, Michael (1847-1907) - founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, the "Citizen" of Ulysses.

hereinafter - after this, in the following part of this writing or document

recourse - a periodical recurrence of something, repeated visiting

demission - the act of resigning or giving up, dismissal, abasement

amalgamate - to unite together (classes, races, societies, ideas, etc.) so as to form a homogeneous or harmonious whole.