Luft (d) - air
wobble* - to move unsteadily from side to side or backwards and forwards (without progression).
coold - cold (obs.)
perish - to bring to destruction, destroy; to put to death, kill (a person, etc.)
the chapter of accidents - the unforeseen course of events
atramental - of or pertaining to ink; ink-
cackling - that cackles
leest - least (obs.)
apple sauce - nonsense, absurdity
siss = sis - sister
tennis flannels* - garments of flannel for tennis
correspondence* - the letters that pass between correspondents; also, letters contributed to a newspaper or journal.
tripos - a seat, table, or other similar structure with three legs; esp. a three-legged stool.
peek - to peer, peep, pry, look in, or out. Also, to glance at
focus - fig. A centre or 'hotbed' (of intrigue, sedition, etc.); a centre of activity or energy; In Lat. sense: A fireplace or furnace.
peck - to strike with the beak, as a bird; to eat, to feed (colloq.)
thumbnail - a drawing or sketch of the size of the thumb-nail; hence fig. a brief word-picture.
reverie - a fantastic, fanciful, unpractical, or purely theoretical idea or notion.
to prick up one's ears - to become attentive or alert to listen
phono - phonograph (an instrument, invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1877, by which sounds are automatically recorded and reproduced).
pick up - to catch sight of (a light, signal, etc.); succeed in seeing, hearing, detecting, receiving, etc., by means of an appropriate instrument or apparatus, to pick up a wind.
frank - free from restraint or impediment; unrestricted, unchecked (obs.)
hoppy - characterized by, or predisposed to, hopping; lively, full of movement.
plow - the front part of a plough cow
Benedictine - of or belonging to St. Benedict or the religious order founded by him.
errand - a mission, embassy, an expedition for a specific purpose
term - to give a particular or specified name to; to name, call, denominate, designate.
beatific* - making blessed; imparting supreme happiness or blessedness
Pharaoh* - the generic appellation of the ancient Egyptian kings
Ramses (19th dynasty of Egypt)
Giovanni Battista Vico (1668-1744) - Neapolitan philosopher (historical development of culture and its cyclical or repetitive character).
round and round - with a circular course, so as to return again to the point of departure.
term - utmost or extreme limit, end; esp. end of duration or existence, final cessation, close, conclusion, termination.
appal - to make pale with fear, to dismay
recourse - to run back, return (to a place); to recur to the mind; to go back to an earlier point.
all serene - a slang phr. for 'all's well', 'all right'
fret - to distress oneself with constant thoughts of regret or discontent; to vex oneself, worry.
as regards - 'so far as it concerns,' 'in the degree, manner, or case in which it concerns.'
dutiful* - relating to duty or obligation
breeze - to blow gently, as a breeze
overking - a superior king; a king who is the superior of other rulers having the title of king.
hither and thither* - to this place and that, in this direction and in that (alternately); to and fro; in various directions.
pardee = pardie - A form of oath: = 'By God!'; hence as an asseveration: Verily, certainly, assuredly, indeed.
patch - a domestic fool; a fool or foolish person generally; a clown, dolt, booby.
watery - consisting of water; resembling water in consistence; thin, fluid.
newlywed* - a person newly married
lay - to put down or deposit as a wager
guinea - an English gold coin, not coined since 1813, first struck in 1663 with the nominal value of 20s., but from 1717 until its disappearance circulating as legal tender at the rate of 21s.
hayseed - the grass seed shaken out of hay
Joshua* - Old Testament leader of the Israelites; in allusion to the branching shape of the tree, compared with that of Joshua brandishing a spear.
temperate - neither too hot nor too cold; of mild and equable temperature.