linkman - a man employed to carry a torch
leisurely* - Of persons: Having leisure or unoccupied time, proceeding without haste.
lampman - one who has charge of or tends lamps.
loungy* - suggestive of lounges or lounging; lounge - to pass time indolently or without definite occupation.
lape = lap - Of water: To move with a rippling sound like that made in lapping.
fall - the falling of a stream of water down a declivity; hence, a cascade, cataract, waterfall.
stave - stick of wood; each of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood which, when placed together side by side and hooped, collectively form the side of a cask, tub or similar vessel.
more power to his elbow* - good luck to him; keel - the lowest longitudinal timber of a ship or boat, on which the framework of the whole is built up.
free and easy* - friendly and free from anxiety; fairish - somewhat fair, moderately good, passable.
crucet house - a chest used in medieval torture to hold the body of one who was to be pressed with stones; house of torment.
upright - to raise to an upright or vertical position, to erect
dip - a hollow or depression to which the surrounding high ground dips or sinks.
the Downs - the part of the sea within the Goodwin Sands, off the east coast of Kent, a famous rendezvous for ships. (It lies opposite to the eastern termination of the North Downs.)
spoor - the trace, track, or trail of a person or animal
vanished; vanessid - nelonging to the family of butterflies of which Vanessa is the type.
circulation* - movement in a circle, circular motion or course
stella (l) - star
strew - to scatter, spread loosely
aromatize* - to render aromatic or fragrant
pibroch* - in the Scotch Highlands, a series of variations for the bagpipe, founded on a theme called the urlar. They are generally of a martial character, but include dirges.
crept* - past of creep
mong - among
reek - vapour or steam arising from, or given off by, something in a moist or heated state, as wet or marshy ground (hence also Sc., fog or mist), wet clothes, boiling water, etc.
waft - to send (a sound, fragrance, etc.) through the air; to float upon, come or go with the wind or breeze left
fragrance - sweetness of smell; sweet or pleasing scent
dulcid - dulcet, sweet; dulcet - sweet to the eye, ear, or feelings.
languid* - weak, wanting in force; slow of movement
sharm = chirm - to cry out, vociferate, roar; charming - fascinating, highly pleasing or delightful to the mind or senses.
yep - repr. a dial. (esp. U.S.) or vulgar pronunc. of yes
dull* - not clear, bright, vivid, or intense; obscure, dim
bedowe* - ? to sadden
bruder - obs. form of brother
able - having or showing general mental power or skill; talented, clever.
whisk* - to move with a light rapid sweeping motion; to make a single sudden movement of this kind, to rush or dart nimbly.
throe - a violent spasm or pang, such as convulses the body, limbs, or face. Also, a spasm of feeling; a paroxysm; agony of mind; anguish.
cats cradle* - a children's game in which two players alternately take from each other's fingers an intertwined cord so as always to produce a symmetrical figure.
carnal - sexual
Ind - an earlier name of the country now called India ends
oliphant - obsolete form of elephant
scrum - to jostle, crowd
oust - to eject or expel from any place or position out
tall story* - a hackneyed tale, a piece of boasting or exaggeration
more's the pity - and that is something to be sorry about
humbler - one who or that which humbles (to render oneself humble, to assume a humble attitude).
humility - the quality of being humble or having a lowly opinion of oneself; meekness, lowliness, humbleness; humble or low condition, rank, or estate.
tootoo - to make an instrumental or vocal sound resembling these syllables.
stayer - one who stays or remains; one who stays or supports.
graced - endowed with grace; favoured; having a grace or graces; embellished, etc.
god - pl. The occupants of the gallery
pittite - one who occupies a seat in the pit of a theatre
salus - a salutation
countenance - the face, visage
disparition - disappearance
afflictedly - in an afflicted manner, distressfully
gaming - the action or habit of playing at games of chance for stakes; gambling.
pro - - 'before in time'
story book* -a book containing stories, esp. children's stories; also occas. a novel or romance.
picturesque* - possessing pleasing and interesting qualities of form and colour (but not implying the highest beauty or sublimity).
silentious* - given to silence
musha - an exclamation of surprise used by Irish speakers
the Cockpit - name of a theatre in London, in 17th c., on the site of a cock-pit.
scholar - one who is taught in a school; esp. a boy or girl attending an elementary school.
anywhen - at any time, ever
wisha - an exclamation indicating dismay, emphasis, or surprise
biddy - a chicken, a fowl; a woman, usu. with derogatory implication; red biddy.