farthing* - the quarter of a penny; the coin representing this value
vestment - a garment or article of clothing, esp. one of the nature of a robe or gown; Also collect., clothing, dress, vesture.
poteen - whisky distilled in Ireland in small quantities, privately, i.e. the produce of an illicit still.
ounce - a unit of weight; originally, as still in Troy weight, the twelfth of a pound.
backboard - a board placed at, or forming, the back of anything, e.g. of a picture, a cart, a boat.
mesdames* - the plural of madame
strafe - to punish; to do damage to; to attack fiercely save
gogetter - an active, enterprising, pushing person
cash register - a till for recording and adding the amounts put into it
poisson - Used with reference to a discrete frequency distribution defined by e-mmx/x!, which gives the probability of x events occurring, m being its only parameter poison
mead - an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water.
lashings - a great plenty, abundance
hydromel - a liquor consisting of a mixture of honey and water, which when fermented is called vinous hydromel or mead.
bragget - a drink made from ale and fermented honey
fluke - a lucky stroke, an unexpected success flute
frolicky - full of frolic, frolicsome
zoom - Of a camera, lens, etc.: to close up on a subject (esp. rapidly) without losing focus; to travel or move (as if) with a 'zooming' sound; to move at speed, to hurry.
tophole - the highest point attainable; also attrib. first-rate, 'tip-top'
ye - Used as objective (accusative or dative) instead of you (in plural or singular sense).
mony - obs. form of many money
fusee - one who is armed with a fusee (a light musket or firelock); a fusilier.
ranger - pl. A body of mounted troops, or other armed men, employed in ranging over a tract of country.
ensemble - to bring together, assemble
Shannon* - a river in Ireland
black water - a stream stained brown by the peat of the mosses from which it flows.
rann - a stanza of a song, a verse run
yip - colloq. pronunc. of yes
scat - treasure, money; dung, (pl.) droppings
Schatz - In Germany: a term of endearment for a woman
lovebird - a lover
funk - to fear, be afraid of
preternatural* - that is out of the ordinary course of nature; beyond, surpassing, or differing from what is natural; unnatural.
daring - Of persons or their attributes: Bold, adventurous; hardy, audacious.
feer - obs. form of fear
belay* - to lay (a thing) about with other objects (i.e. by putting them about or around it).
stake - to put at hazard (a sum of money, an article of value, etc.) upon the cast of dice, the result of a competition or game, the event of a contingency, etc.; to wager.
divy - colloq. abbreviation of dividend
catch as catch can* - phr. expressing laying hold of in any way, each as he can.
stagger - to bewilder, perplex; to render helpless by a shock of amazement (or occas. horror).
humanity - the human race; mankind; human beings collectively
loyally - in a loyal manner, with loyalty; faithfully
snowwhite* - white as snow, pure white
spouse* - a wife
to live (or be) in clover* - to live luxuriously; red clover - trifolium pratense.
nighty night* - good night (a customary phrase used at parting at night or going to sleep).
metronome - an instrument used in music for marking the time by means of a graduated inverted pendulum with a sliding weight which can be regulated to make the required number of beats in a minute.
fly high* - to obtain a high or powerful position in society, at work, etc.
petter - one who pets or indulges Peter
sumptuous - Of persons, etc.: Spending largely; (hence) magnificent in equipment or way of living (obs.)
sheila - a girl or young woman; a girl-friend
Mumm - the proprietary name of the champagne produced by the firm of Mumm in Rheims.
fizz - to make a hissing or sputtering sound
pop - to make a small quick explosive sound; to burst or explode with a pop.
pale - [ad. L. pala spade] a baker's shovel
sparkling - reflecting or emitting rays of light; flashing, glittering, brilliant, resplendent.
swirl - Of water or of objects borne on water: To move in or upon eddies or little whirlpools.
stand - to confront, face, oppose, encounter; to resist, withstand, bear the brunt of.
let fly - to fire, shoot
seventh heaven* - the highest, called also 'heaven of heavens,' being the abode of God and the most exalted angels.
plant - to put or fix in position; to post, station
ottoman - a cushioned seat like a sofa, but without back or arms, for sitting or reclining on.
lechery - habitual indulgence of lust, lewdness of living; luxurious or inordinate pleasure.
stitchless - unclothed speechless
uxorious* - marked or characterized by excessive affection for one's wife luxuriously
compartment - one of the divisions of a railway-carriage
sybarite* - a person devoted to luxury and pleasure separate
chamber - a room
shoestring - a small or inadequate amount of money, a very little capital.
anxious - troubled or uneasy in mind about some uncertain event; being in painful or disturbing suspense; concerned, solicitous.
Jupiter Pluvius* - Jupiter as the dispenser of rain; hence used trivially in reference to a fall or storm of rain.