ginger - the rhizome of the tropical plant Zingiber officinale, remarkable for its hot spicy taste; used when dried and ground in cookery and as a medicinehigh spirit; pep, vigor; a strong brown color.
winter - to affect like winter
actumnus (l) - autumn + auctumno (l) - to cause autumn + auctus (l) - to increase.
waist band - a band or sash worn around the waist
give (I) a pain in the arse - to annoy (someone) very much
orgia (gr) - nocturnal festival in honor of Bacchus
colley - blackbird + chole (gr) - lame, limping + coillidhe (kuli) (gael) - destroyer.
machaira (gr) - knife, dagger, sword + machaire (mokheri) (gael) - battlefield.
leer - a side glance; a look or roll of the eye expressive of slyness, immodest desire, etc. + leer (ger) - empty.
stow - to put away, store, confine, to save for another time
sweet fanny adams - nothing at all
simper - an affected and self-conscious smile, a silly smiling look, a smirk
geezer (slang. Also geeser, geyser) - [A dial. pronunciation of guiser (a masquerader, a mummer)] a term of derision applied esp. to men, usu. but not necessarily elderly; a chap, fellow.
FDV: Notice a fellow who calls on his skirt. Note his slick hair so elegant, tableau vivant. He calls vows her to be a honeylamb, swears they will be pals, by Sam, and share good times in a happy lovenest when May moon shines but that guy is not so tipsy dippy (not on your life not in these trousers) for somewhere he has girl a girl so that is a kniky number two and he would like to canoodle her two too some of the time for he is downright fond of number one and he is fair mashed on peachy number two if he cd only canoodle the two and all three would be genuinely happy, the two numbers, namely, and their mutual chappy (for he is simply shamming dippy) if they were afloat in a dreamboat, his tippy canoe, his tippy up and down dippy hiptophippy canoe canoodle canyou! So in the present case cases which bears bear all the earmarks of a plot. [There is in fact no use putting a tooth on it a thing of that sort and the amount of that sort of thing which was going was simply stupendous.] Next morning postman handed him a letter superscribed to Humphy Pot and Gallows King. This fender coffin, mistaken for a fender, had been removed from hardware premises a noted house of the east which as an ordinary everyday transaction supply funeral requisites of all descriptions. (Here Caracciolo & Nelson). The conscientious guard in the other case swore (adding . . . , a scripture reader too to boot.) swore that Laddy Cumine, the butcher in the blouse, after having delivered some carcasses went & kicked at the door and when challenged before the functionary on his oath by the imputed, said simply: / — I am on my oath, you did, as I stressed before. / — You are deeply mistaken, sir, let me then tell you, denied McPartland (the [meat] man's name).
call on - require, oblige, make a demand upon, depend on + to call one's shot - to announce which ball one intends to shoot into which pocket (billiard).
skirt - girl, woman
sleek - Of hair: close and smooth, usually a sign of good condition or careful attention.
tableau vivant - a sustained pose, a static depiction usu. presented on a stage with a participants in appropriate costume; a picturesque actual scene.
vow - to promise or undertake solemnly + FDV: He calls vows her a to be a honeylamb, swears they will be pals, by Sam, and share good times in a happy lovenest when May moon shines but that guy is not so tipsy dippy (not on your life not in these trousers) for somewhere he has girl a girl so that is a kniky number two and he would like to canoodle her two too some of the time for he is downright fond of number one and he is fair mashed on peachy number two if he cd only canoodle the two and all three would be genuinely happy, the two numbers, and their mutual chappy (for he is simply shamming dippy) if they were afloat in a dreamboat, his tippy canoe, his tippy up and down dippy hiptophippy canoe canoodle canyou!
papa - daddy, father; lover
pal - a comrade, mate, partner, associate, 'chum'; an accomplice in crime or dishonesty.
sam - oath
love nest - a dwelling of lovers
twit - to tell tales, to blab
twinkle - to talk idly, prate
popgun - a child's toy gun
cream puff - a round shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream; something of small consequence.
dime - costing a dime (10 cents), designating a cheap and inferior article.
missy - a young girl
grum - gloomy, morose, surly
razzle - to live a life of pleasure, to enjoy oneself = to go on the razzle.
craze - to render insane, drive mad
blazing star - comet; one that is center of attraction, cynosure
compris (fr) - understood
wardrobe - a person's stock of wearing apparel, dressing room
trousseau - a bride's outfit of clothes, house linen, etc.
to cut a dash - to make a display, to have a gay or showy appearance
Charley Chance - Dubliner, original of McCoy in Ulysses + charley - night watchman.
tollloll - tolerable, pretty good, passable, 'middling' + tooraloo - 'goodbye'.
hunker - conservative, a person opposed to change + in Joyce's early plan for a short story entitled 'Ulysses', Mr Hunter corresponded to Bloom in 'Ulysses'.
dada - father; good bye
gel - a jelly-like substance used for setting or styling the hair, sold as a jelly + girls
bottom drawer - a drawer (as in the dresser) used for accumulation of young woman's clothes, the collection of articles for the home that girl gathers before she gets married + REFERENCE
hitch - to fasten by something that catches + hitch one's wagon to a star - to have noble or morally improving aims or desires.
braces - suspenders
grum - morose, sour
dippy - mildly insane, foolish; in love (with) + clean dippy (U.S. Slang) - totally crazy.
phrase between you and me
not on your life - not on any account, by no means
by a jugful - in a great degree, by a great deal
on the sly - in a secret, clandestine, or covert manner; without publicity or openness, covertly.
furphy - a false report, rumor + Furphy - Brewer says that in World War I, Australian latrine buckets bore the name of their manufacturer, Furphy. A "furphy" is, therefore, "a latrine rumor."
bravo - dapital! excellent! well done! hence, an exclamation of bravo! a cheer.
canoodle - pet, caress, fondle, to indulge in caresses and fondling endearments.
downright - to the utmost degree, very
to be mashed on - to have a sentimental admiration for, to be 'gone' on
chivy - chase, pursue
genuine - properly so called, that is such in the proper sense, real, true + (notebook 1923): 'Yes, genuinely (T)'.
mixer - a person marked by easy sociability, a sociable person
Cherrybums (Slang) - 11th Huzzars (wore red pants)
sham - to pretend falsely to be
afloat - floating
Genesis 7:9: (of the animals entering Noah's ark) 'There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female'.
toff - person who is stylishly dressed or who has a smart appearence + Toft's - hobbyhorses and whirligig at the Mirus Bazaar.
missy - a young girl
how come you so - tipsy (partly intoxicated), drunk
Farbe (ger) - color
tippy - tiptop, smart, stylish + tippy (Slang) - unstable.
up and down - completely
tiptop - first-rate, prime, superlatively good + Tippecanoe - battle site in Indiana, nickname of the American president, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841).
finny - provided with or having fins; finned + funny + finis (fr) - ended.
ack - Used for a in the oral transliteration of code messages and in telephone communications + ach (ger) - oh + ack ack ack (World War I Slang) - (signalese) fullstop + FDV: So in the present case cases which bears bear all the earmarks of a plot. [There is in fact no use putting a tooth on it a thing of that sort and the amount of that sort of thing which was going was simply stupendous.]
clap trap - cheap showy sentiment; a trick or device to catch applause, pretentious nonsense.
sentiment + soudainement (fr) - suddenly.
loaf - a mass or lump (of anything) (obs.)
in the same boat - in exactly the same position + bateau - a light river boat.
so to say + sozusagen (ger) - so to speak.