sole - punning allusion to soul
hereupon - immediately following upon this (in time or consequence)
wringle - to move sinuously, to writhe
doth - do (arch.)
trost - trust (obs.)
alms - charitable relief of the poor; charity arms
inflexibly - rigidly, firmly, obstinately; unalterably
huck - to chaffer, bargain (onomat.)
split - denoting excessive laughter
minstrel - used poet. or rhetorically for a musician, singer, or poet
hearty - cordial, genial, cheery
sonorous* - Of sounds: Having a loud, deep, or resonant character
drudge - one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work
to lie doggo - to lie quiet, to remain hid
to make the feathers fly* - to cause a disturbance, to 'stir up' someone.
woolly - having a wool-like texture, surface, or covering
deep field - Cricket, that part of the field which is near the boundary, esp. behind the bowler.
troll - to sing (something) in the manner of a round or catch; to roll one's hoop* - to mind one's own business.
whoop - a cry of 'whoop!', or a shout or call resembling this; spec. as used in hunting, esp. at the death of the game, or by N. American Indians, etc. as a signal or war-cry.
true to - consistent with, exactly agreeing with, 'faithful to'. Also true to type.
splatter* - to splash continuously or noisily
salutary - conducive to well-being; calculated to bring about a more satisfactory condition, or to remedy some evil.
sustain - to uphold, back up, give support to (a person's conduct, a cause, a course of action).
sue - to follow (a person) as an attendant, companion, or adherent
beauty parlour* - orig. U.S., an establishment in which the trade of a beauty specialist is carried on; parlous - perilous, dangerous; hazardous.
Mercury - a Roman divinity, identified from an early period with the Greek Hermes (son of Jupiter and Maia), the god of eloquence and feats of skill, the protector of traders and thieves, the presider over roads, the conductor of departed souls to the Lower World, and the messenger of the gods; represented in art as a young man with winged sandals and a winged hat, and bearing the caduceus.
wheel - to move in a circle, spiral, or similar curve; to circle, revolve
gimlet eye* - a sharp or piercing eye
stern - Of looks, bearing, gait: Indicating a stern disposition or mood; expressing grave displeasure; resolute, austere, gloomy.
the salt of the earth - (after Matt. v. 13): the excellent of the earth; formerly, in trivial use, the powerful, aristocratic, or wealthy; now also applied to a person or persons of great worthiness, reliability, honesty, etc.
apart* - to depart (from) (obs.)
besee* - to look to, give heed to, attend to
engagement - the fact of being engaged to be married
thumping - that thumps, in various senses; beating; banging; throbbing.
Gloria - a name for each of several formulŠ in Christian liturgical worship.
gang - any band or company of persons who go about together or act in concert.
voice - to express in words or with the voice
doxology* - a short formula of praise to God, esp. one in liturgical use
surcease - the action, or an act, of bringing or coming to an end; (a) cessation, stop; esp. (a) temporary cessation, suspension, or intermission.
all serene - a slang phr. for 'all's well', 'all right'
necklike - resembling a neck
Darby and Joan* - a jocose appellation for an attached husband and wife who are 'all in all to each other', especially in advanced years and in humble life.
retribution - recompense, in another life, for one's good or bad deeds in this world.
churchhouse* - a house belonging to the (or a) church, or used for church purposes.
shunt - fig. To push aside or out of the way
felix (l) - happy
park - to take up a position in or as in a park; to occupy a suitable or stationary position.
ease - comfort, absence of pain or trouble
Seanad - the upper house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland
reminder - something which reminds, or is intended to remind, one; mention made for the purpose of reminding.
petty - of small importance, inconsiderable, insignificant, trivial
squabble - a wrangle, dispute, brawl; a petty quarrel