siphonapterous* - rel. to fleas
Spuk (d) - ghost speak
Grausen (d) - horror
leetle - a jocular imitation of a hesitating or deliberately emphatic pronunciation of little.
smattering* - a slight or superficial knowledge in or of something
entomology* - that branch of natural history which deals with the physiology, distribution, and classification of insects.
lous - obs. or dial. form of loose (v.)
Giovanni Battista Vico - (1668-1744), Neapolitan philosopher
buzzer - an insect that buzzes
teasily* - in teasing or irritating manner
wheer = where
alight - to descend and settle, to land on one's feet anywhere (and so contrasted with falling); hence, to land on a spot by floating, flying, or falling lightly, as a bird from the wing, a snow-flake, etc.
boss - to miss or bungle (a shot); gen. to bungle, make a mess of.
appease - an appeasing, allaying; appeasement; apiece - for each piece, article, thing, or (colloq.) person.
summable - capable of being summed
Babylonian* - of or belonging to Babylon; huge, gigantic
babushka* - a head covering folded diagonally and tied under the chin; a head-scarf.
spatial - having extension in space; occupying or taking up space special
brunt - a bud, a 'spur' on a fruit tree brand
hosanna* - an exclamation, meaning 'Save now!' or 'Save, pray!'; a shout of praise or adoration; Havana - a cigar of a kind made at Havana or in Cuba.
unthinkable - too great, numerous, etc., to be conceived or apprehended by thought; unimaginable.
sate - to fill or satisfy to the full (with food); to indulge or gratify to the full by the satisfaction of any appetite or desire seated
confucion - obs. form of confusion; Confucius - (551 - 479 BC) one of the two greatest moral philosophers of ancient China (other is Lao-tzu)
conformed - similar to another thing it is associated with or compared to confirmed
honeysucker* - an animal that feeds on honey; spec. applied to numerous small birds that feed on honey and the nectar of flowers.
basker - one who basks
libido - psychic drive or energy, particularly that associated with the sexual instinct, but also that inherent in other instinctive mental desires and drives.
lug - to pull, give a pull to, to pull by (the ear, hair, etc.)
luff = love (Sc.) left
buss - to kiss
cosy - comfortable from being warm and sheltered; snug
tutty - a flower, a small bunch of flowers
smalls - small clothes; formerly, breeches; now, underclothes
pinchable* - that may be pinched; that invites pinching possibly
emmet - ant
Jesus* - used as (or as part of) an oath or as a strong exclamation of surprise, disbelief, dismay, or the like; also in various phrases, as by Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus wept.
agape* - on the gape; with open mouth of expectation or wonder
at ones wits ends* - utterly perplexed; at a loss what to think or what to do; wittol - a man who is aware of and complaisant about the infidelity of his wife.
lacewing* - a fly with delicate lace-like wings, esp. one of the genus Chrysopa.
blissful* - full of bliss, joyful; happy or joyous in the highest degree
houri - a nymph of the Muslim Paradise. Hence applied allusively to a voluptuously beautiful woman.
hugely - very greatly, extremely; immensely, vastly, enormously
tackle - to grip, lay hold of, deal with
juck - to make a sound or call imitated by this word, as a partridge.
devilry - humorously. Reckless indulgence in mischief, hilarity, or daring.
imago - Entom. The final and perfect
stage or form of an insect after it has undergone all its metamorphoses;
imago (l) - picture, image.
thrice - three times (in succession); on three successive occasions.
ephemeral - Of insects, flowers, etc.: Existing for one day only, or for a very few days; In more extended application: That is in existence, power, favour, popularity, etc. for a short time only; short-lived; transitory.
sans - without
mantis - an orthopterous insect of the genus Mantis; esp. the Praying Mantis, M. religiosa, which holds its forelegs in a position suggesting hands folded in prayer; mantica (l) - travelling bag.
ne - nor
featherweight* - that which has the weight of a feather; hence, a very small thing.
presumably* - as one may presume or reasonably suppose; by presumption or supposition; probably; presumption - a ground or reason for presuming or believing.
signifying* - that signifies or denotes
chronic* - lasting a long time, long-continued; continuous, constant.