rhino - money, cash
rhine - a large open ditch or drain
rhyme* - a piece of poetry or metrical composition in which the consonance of terminal sounds.
to hand over* - i.e. to another's possession, keeping, etc.
spontaneously* - by natural impulse; of a free and unconstrained will; of one's own accord.
bad end* - misfortune esp. an unpleasant death; bundle - fig. A collection, 'lot' (of things material or immaterial).
illwisher - one who wishes evil to another; an ill-willer
wraith - an apparition or spectre of a dead person; a phantom or ghost.
timberman* - one who makes things of timber; a carpenter
nabob - a person of (high rank or) great wealth; spec. one who returned from India with a large fortune acquired there.
subscription - a signature, signed name description
bois = boss (obs.) boys
evicted - Of a holding: From which the tenant has been evicted
ghuest - obs. form of guest
innate* - to imbue or endow by nature (with something); usually in pass: To be naturally endowed with.
pottage - a dish composed of vegetables alone, or along with meat, boiled to softness in water, and appropriately seasoned; soup, esp. a thick soup.
quoniam (l) - whereas
portable - that which is portable
parably - in parables, parable-wise; parable - any saying or narration in which something is expressed in terms of something else.
Guinness* - the proprietary name of a brand of stout manufactured by the firm of Guinness; a bottle or glass of this.
um - var. of 'em
whiff - to imbibe, drink (liquor)
so be it
hold forth - to continue one's course, to go on, proceed (obs.)
Spinoza, Benedict de* - Dutch-Jewish philosopher, the foremost exponent of 17th-century Rationalism.
Grimm brothers - German brothers famous for their classic collections of folk songs and folktales, especially for Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812-22; generally known as Grimm's Fairy Tales), which led to the birth of the science of folklore.
gest - a story or romance in verse: also simply (in later use), a story, tale.
Aesop* - the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables, almost certainly a legendary figure.
feeble - weakness, feebleness (obs.)
casus (l) - fall, falling
jig - to dance (a jig or other lively dance); to move up and down or to and fro with a rapid jerky motion.
ajog - on the jog, jogging along
hoppy - characterized by, or predisposed to, hopping; lively, full of movement.
joyeusity* - the quality or state of being joyous
spindle* - a slender cylindrical rod (esp. of metal) or other object of this shape.
supplant - to dispossess and take the place of (another), esp. by treacherous or dishonourable means support
overture - an opening of negotiations with another person or party with a view to some proceeding or settlement; a formal proposal, proposition, or offer.
Floh (d) - flea
luse = louse
Biene (d) - bee
Vespa (d) - wasp
pupa - an insect in the third and usually quiescent state (of complete metamorphosis), preceding that of the imago or perfect insect.
commence - to begin to do anything
mouthparts - Ent., the organs surrounding the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, specially adapted to the particular method of feeding of the animal concerned.
orifice* - an opening or aperture, which serves as, or has the form of a mouth, as of a tube, of the stomach, bladder or other bodily organ, of a wound, etc.
gambol* - a leap or spring in dancing or sporting, a caper, frisk; pl. Frolicsome movements or proceedings.
airy - flimsy, superficial, flippant
process - a natural protuberance or process, arising from, and forming a continuous part of, a bone; a natural protuberance or process, arising from, and forming a continuous part of, a bone.
everlasting* = everlasting flower - a name given to some species of cudweed (Gnaphalium), but more commonly to various species of Helichrysum.
watering pot* - a portable vessel for watering plants; now usually of tinned iron, and furnished with a long tubular spout, often ending with a rose for scattering the water.
maliciously* - in a spirit of malice or ill-will
feeler* - Biol. One of the organs with which certain animals are furnished, for trying by the touch objects with which they come in contact, or for searching for food.
flexor - a muscle whose function it is to produce flexion in any part of the body.
contractor - one who or that which contracts, narrows, or shortens; used esp. of muscles which contract or draw in some part of the body.
depressor - a muscle which depresses or pulls down the part to which it is attached.
extensor - a muscle which serves to extend or straighten out any part of the body; Opposed to flexor.
lamely - in a lame manner; with halting steps or limbs; haltingly; imperfectly, defectively, inefficiently.
harry - to harass (persons) by hostile attacks, forced exactions, or rapacity; to ravish, violate.
marry - to join in wedlock or matrimony
bind - to tie fast, to put a bandage on (any part of the body); to make (a person or estate) liable for the payment of a debt, or fulfilment of an obligation.
puce - purple brown, or brownish purple; puce (f) - flea.
furnish* - to provide or supply with (something necessary, useful, or desirable, either material or immaterial).
spinner - one who spins cotton, wool, yarn, etc.; esp. one whose occupation it is to do this.
hosiery* - hose collectively; extended to other frame-knitted articles of apparel, and hence to the whole class of goods in which a hosier deals.
Schopenhauer* - the name of the German philosopher (1788-1860), used allusively, esp. for the pessimism and concept of will for which his philosophy is noted shopping hour
summery - resembling or pertaining to summer soon
cottage - a small or humble dwelling-place; the cell of a bee, etc.
grope - to attempt to find something by feeling about as in the dark or as a blind person; to crop up* - to come up or turn up unexpectedly or incidentally, in the field of action, conversation, or thought.
strike up - to begin to play or sing (a piece of music, a song)
Zeus* - Myth. Name of the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks
aged - having lived or existed long; of advanced age; old
corolla - Bot. The whorl of leaves (petals) either separate or grown together, forming the inner envelope of the flower, and generally its most conspicuous part.
albedo* - whiteness