striped - marked with a stripe or stripes, having a band or bands of colour, streaked + strict confidence
nerbo (it) - whip + Nombre di Dios (sp) - Name of God.
bios (gr) - life
twos - to keep company with a person of the opposite sex
goad - to prick with a goad or other pointed instrument; to drive or urge on to something by such means + got
beat about the bush - to go indirectly and tentatively towards an object, to avoid coming to the point
see to it - to make sure that (something is done)
snip - to take (something) quickly or suddenly + (onomat. of whipping, evocation of HCE's punishment of Issy in II.1) + (notebook 1924): 'snip (tailor)' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 125 (sec. 123): 'Meredith's snipocracy (Evan Harrington, p. 174, from snip as a nickname a tailor)'.
snap - to snatch for one's own use; to take to oneself with a quick movement + (onomat.)
lampshade - a shade placed over a lamp to diffuse or direct the light
trotter - Usually pl. The feet of a quadruped, esp. those of sheep and pigs as used for food; also humorously, the feet of a human being.
garter - a band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down
Aschenbrodel (ger) - Cinderella + brothel.
reely - representing a vulgar pronunciation of really
skelp = sceilp (Irish) - to strike, beat, slap, smack + help
Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 175: (letter from Edith Thompson to Bywaters, trial exhibit 20) 'That's twice this trip, something you have said has really hurt. You will have to kiss all that hurt away - 'cos it does really hurt - it's not sham darlint'.
plenary - complete, perfect, not deficient in any element or respect
bishop (Slang) - penis, condom
partial - constituting a part only, incomplete
indulgence - 'a remission of the punishment which is still due to sin after sacramental absolution, this remission being valid in the court of conscience and before God, and being made by an application of the treasure of the Church on the part of a lawful superior'.
rodeo - a driving together of cattle in order to separate, count, inspect, or mark them
gell - to tingle, thrill with intense pain + girl
licit - allowable, permitted, lawful + illicit.
pimpernel - European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
pud - the penis + Ulysses.13.301: 'the man who lifts his hand to a woman save in the way of kindness, deserves to be branded as the lowest of the low'.
motto + bottom.
Amor Regit Heva (l) - Love guides Eve (backwards)
prancer - a horse
split - that has undergone the process of splitting; divided in this manner; riven, cleft + puck - to hit or strike; to butt.
crupper - the hind-quarters or rump of a horse; the buttocks (of a man)
poppy - the bright scarlet colour of the common field poppy or other species
peony - resembling a peony-flower, dark red + Joyce's note: 'bring the blush of shame to his -' → Freeman's Journal 21 Apr 1924, 5/2: 'The National Pastimes': 'Mr. Mason, Tipperary, then drew attention to the condition of the Croke Memorial in Thurles... It should bring the blush of shame to Irishmen and Gaels to look upon the memorial owing to the manner in which it was kept'.
hindmost - furthest behind or in the rear
yelp - to utter with a loud cry; to express by yelping or in a yelping tone
papa, pardon + (stuttering).
redden - to grow or become red, to assume a red appearance
rhodon (gr) - rose + rhoda (pl.) (gr) - roses + rhododendrons.
calor (l) - warmth, heat + rubor (l) - redness, blush + dolor (l) - pain, ache + calor, rubor, dolor (l) - heat, redness, pain (signs of inflammation).
'stamp obliterate' (Joyce's note) → Gallois: La Poste et les Moyens de Communication 192: 'To obliterate a letter, in postal language, is to mark the postal stamp with a black seal in such a way that the stamp could no longer be of use. Stamping a letter is printing on the envelope a stamp with a fixed date indicating exactly the moment the letter had passed through these offices'.
bulky - occupying much space (esp. with a notion of excess)
tan - of the colour of tan or of tanned leather; of a yellowish or reddish brown + damn + William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost III.1.169: 'Dan Cupid' (Shakespeare invokes an image of Cupid as a young lad who forces men to fall in love with the wrong women).
Cupid - in Roman Mythology, the god of love, son of Mercury and Venus, identified with the Greek Eros + stupid
bottle - to keep under restraint (anger or other feelings); Slang: To coit with (a woman), to impregnate; to bugger (a woman).
puss = pussy - the female pudendum + gradibus (l) - by degrees, by steps + gradibus [beaut]ibus (l) - by degrees to beauties (parody of old classical textbook titles) + Oedipus.
heifer - a young cow, that has not had a calf; a woman, a girl (depreciatory slang.)
peer of arrams (Irish Pronunciation) - pair of arms.
wallop - a heavy resounding blow; a whack. Also (in boxing slang) the capacity to deliver such a blow.
unbeknownst = unknown
ire - wrath, anger + I return
nuncio - a permanent official representative of the Roman See at a foreign court; one who bears a message, a messenger
there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous (phrase)
ofttime = oftentimes - many times; on many occasions, or in many cases; frequently, often + (notebook 1924): 'Times & oft'.
Francis Sylvester Mahony ('Father Prout'): Bells of Shandon (song): 'With deep affection and recollection'.
introspection - the action of looking within, or into one's own mind; examination or observation of one's own thoughts, feelings, or mental state + retrospection - the action or fact of looking back upon, or surveying, past time.
fondly - affectionately, lovingly, tenderly
empty - an empty cab or taxi; an empty house or premises; an empty bottle, container, etc. + All through the Night (song from John McCormack's Repertoire).
moider - to confuse, perplex, bewilder
doppel (ger) - double
Home Rule - government of a country, colony, province, etc., by its own citizens + Homer.
Ost (ger) - East + Linde (ger) - lime tree.
Wetherby, Fred - prolific songwriter. He did not write "I'm Sitting on the Stile, Mary" (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).
style - a post, stake; a written work or works; literary composition + 'I'm sitting on the stile, Mary, / Where we sat side by side' (song).
whereof - for what reason, wherefore; for, by reason of, because of, or on account of which
ore - respect, reverence; honour, glory + o'er.
Rumelia - a part of Bulgaria since 1885
bequem (ger) - comfortable
unadulterated - pure, unmixed + 'dear little girl in Boston You fill a big corner in my heart' (notebook 1924) → Irish Independent 10 Jan 1924, 7/2: 'Bigamists Sentenced': 'F.G. Bartlett (28), a salesman, was found guilty of committing bigamy... He was also in communication with a third lady, whom he addressed as "Dear little girl in Boston," in a letter asking for £5'.
breed - race, lineage, family; a line of descendants from a particular parentage, and distinguished by particular hereditary qualities + Earwicker's my bride → "or swooped through the blue like Airwinger's bride." [028.15]