boil - fig. a state of agitation; a hard inflamed suppurating tumour, a swelling.
omnibus - relating to or serving for numerous distinct objects at once; comprising a large number of items or particulars.
dash - a small quantity (of something) thrown into or mingled as a qualifying admixture with something else, an infusion, touch, tinge. Usually fig.
stale - that has lost its freshness, hackneyed, worn out
twinge - a momentary local pain; esp. applied to that of gout and rheumatism; fig. A sharp mental pain; a pang of shame, remorse, sorrow, or the like.
claudication - the action of limping or halting; intermittent claudication, a condition of the legs in which pain is induced by walking and relieved by rest.
upwards of - (rather) more than
harefoot - Used adverbially: swiftly (poet.)
loaden - weighed down with trouble, weariness, etc.; loaded, charged, weighted; leadenfooted - with feet heavy as if made of lead; brogued - wearing, or fitted with, brogues.
buy off - to get rid of (a claim, a person's opposition or interference) by paying money to the claimant or opponent. Often fig.
hereby - by, through, or from this fact or circumstance, by this means.
admonish - to counsel against wrong practices; to give authoritative or warning advice.
topping - very fine, excellent; tip-top, first-rate
tip and run - cricket in which the batsman must run for every hit; also transf. in attrib. use, esp. to designate short, sudden attacks in war.
touch and go* - the act of touching for an instant and quitting immediately; something done quickly or instantaneously.
to turn one's face to the wall* - said of a person on his deathbed conscious of the approach of the end.
swaddled - wrapped in swaddling-clothes
misconception - the action or an act of misconceiving; a notion resulting from misconceiving.
plight - to pledge or engage (one's troth, faith, oath, promise, etc.); esp. in reference to betrothal or marriage.
smeller* - one who has or exercises the sense of smell; one who smells out, etc.
squall - to scream loudly or discordantly
squeal - to utter (or give out) a more or less prolonged loud sharp cry, esp. by reason of pain or sudden alarm.
keep in - to confine within; to hold in check; to restrain; not to utter or give vent to.
gunbarrel - the metal tube of a gun, through which the bullet or shot is discharged.
recommence - to begin again recommend
baggage - a woman of disreputable or immoral life, a strumpet; Used familiarly or playfully of any young woman.
bothering* - giving or taking trouble, worrying, perplexing
ascertain* - to find out or learn for a certainty by experiment, examination, or investigation.
to be all over (a person) - to display great warmth or affection towards (one).
straphanger - a passenger who is compelled to stand and hold on by the strap in a full omnibus, compartment of a railway carriage, etc.; also fig., one who commutes to work by public transport.
gavel - a president's mallet or hammer
cowhand* - one engaged in the tending or ranching of cattle
as cheap as dirt* - exceedingly cheap; niggard - a miser; one who grudgingly parts with or expends anything.
flavoured - having flavour; chiefly, having a specified flavour, indicated by some defining word as ill-, well-, orange-, vanilla-, etc. flavoured.
jujube - a lozenge, made of gum-arabic, gelatin, etc., flavoured with the fruit.
pigeonhouse - a building or structure in which pigeons are kept; a columbarium, dovecote.
fleeting - passing swiftly by; Chiefly of life or time
outlast* - to last longer than or beyond; to exceed or surpass in duration.
to have it in for - to have something unpleasant in store for; to have a grudge against or dislike for.
tip for tap = tit for tat
micky - an Irishman
dazzler - one who dazzles
corse - ? a corslet or corset (obs.)
squirm - a squirming or writhing movement; a wriggle seaside
Burberry - the registered trade mark (in form Burberrys) distinctive of cloth or clothing made by the firm of Burberrys Ltd.; spec. a raincoat made by this firm.
capitally* - mainly, eminently, in an important degree
chiffchaff - a bird, also called Lesser Pettychaps (Phylloscopus rufus), of the family SylviinŠ or Warblers, closely akin to the Willow Wren or Willow Warbler.
shaving - a thin slice taken off the surface of anything with a sharp tool; esp. a thin slice of wood cut off with a plane. Chiefly pl.
wos - obs. and vulgar f. was
overstand - to stand over; to stand beside
net - pure, unadulterated, unmixed (rare.)
ging - to jingle, tinkle
Rolf the Ganger* - a modern rendering of ON. Gongu-Hrˇlfr, the designation of a Norseman who has been from a very early period conjecturally identified (but erroneously) with the 'Rollo' or 'Rou' of Norman history.
date - an appointment or engagement at a particular time, freq. with a person of the opposite sex.
slicker - a smart and plausible rogue, of a kind usu. found in cities; a smartly dressed or sophisticated city-dweller.
doll - a pretty, but silly or frivolous woman
yarn - a (long) story or tale: sometimes implying one of a marvellous or incredible kind; also, a mere tale.
mark me; mark - to give attention to, take notice
Lupercus* - a Roman deity commonly identified with the Greek Pan; Lupercalia - an orgy.
palatine - In England and Ireland: An earl palatine, the lord of a county palatine.
Limerick - county in Ireland