Prairial - the name for the ninth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from May 20 to June 18.
royster = roister - a swaggering or blustering bully, a riotous fellow, a rude or noisy reveller.
gormandizing* - excessive eating, gluttony
gourmet - a connoisseur in the delicacies of the table
grub - to take 'grub' or food; to feed, eat
tuck - food, eatables; esp. delicacies, as sweet-stuff, pastry, jam, etc.
to do dirt (to) - to harm or injure maliciously
lecker (d) - tasteful little
Biss (d) - bite bit
welldressed - properly prepared, cultivated, trimmed, cooked, etc.
taart = tart (obs.)
net - Of amounts: Free from, or not subject to, any deduction; remaining after all necessary deductions have been made.
intrant - one that enters, entrant
weigh - to balance in the scales, to ascertain the weight of
flyblow - the egg deposited by a fly in the flesh of an animal, or the maggot proceeding therefrom.
gross - entire, total, whole
ganz (d) - whole
avoirdupois* - weight, degree of heaviness
jarvey - a hackney-coachman; Now frequently applied to the driver of an Irish car.
jaunty - easy and sprightly in manner; affecting airy self-satisfaction or unconcern.
romp - a piece of lively, boisterous play; a merry frolic
completion - accomplishment, fulfilment (of a prophecy, wish, etc.)
ramp - Of persons: To storm or rage with violent gestures, to act in a furious or threatening manner; to go about in a loose, immodest way (obs.); romp (v.)
on the mash - to fascinate or excite sentimental admiration in (one of the opposite sex).
overture - Mus. An orchestral piece, of varying form and dimensions, forming the opening or introduction to an opera, oratorio, or other extended composition.
meseems* - it seems to me
voce (it) - voice
cert - certainly
puer (l) - child
Palestrinian* - of, pertaining to, or in the style of the Italian composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c 1525-94).
chant - to sing, utter musically
pan - - all, completely, general
numerose - measured, rhythmic, harmonious, musical
ransack* - to make thorough search in or throughout (a place, receptacle, collection of things, etc.) for something.
urinal - a building, erection, or enclosure for accommodating persons when requiring to pass urine.
suspire - to utter with a sigh, to sigh forth
morepork - the note of the morepork; a name given in New Zealand to an owl, the Spiloglaux novŠ-zealandiŠ, in Tasmania to the night-jar, Podargus cuvieri, and in Australia to other birds, as the Ninox boobook.
loftly - in a lofty way or manner
Marconi - the name of the inventor, Guglielmo, Marchese Marconi (1874-1937), of a system of wireless telegraphy.
sough - to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound; to utter in this manner.
tireless - untiring, indefatigable; wireless - without a wire or wires; spec. Electr, dispensing with the use of a conducting wire.
Nova Scotia - the province in Eastern Canada
cupped - formed or hollowed out like a cup, cup-shaped
mated - fitted or fitting together
het - heated, hot hand
gest - to tell a tale, to recite a romance; to perform
ante - - before
pie - a dish composed of meat, fowl, fish, fruit, or vegetables, etc., enclosed in or covered with a layer of paste and baked.
dough - a mass consisting of flour or meal moistened and kneaded into a paste, with or without leaven, ready to be baked into bread, etc.
carrier - a bearer of a message, letter, etc.
hash - a dish consisting of meat which has been previously cooked, cut small, and warmed up with gravy and sauce or other flavouring.
ugh - an interjection expressive of disgust
hiccup; hic (l) - here; nunc (l) - now.
embellishing* - the action or process of making beautiful
alto - (strictly) the highest male voice, the counter-tenor
rag - applied contemptuously to things, e.g. a torn or scanty garment, a flag, handkerchief, theatre-curtain, newspaper, paper-money, etc.
brief - a letter of authority
houseful - as much or as many as a house will hold
deadhead - a person who contributes nothing to an enterprise, activity, etc.; a person admitted without payment to a theatrical performance, a public conveyance, etc.
petticoat* - applied humorously or contemptuously to the skirts of a scholar's or clergyman's gown; a wide outer garment, made of oilskins or rough canvas, worn by fishermen in warm weather, and reaching below the knee, often undivided.
hestern - of yesterday, yester innermost