sapphire - a precious stone of a beautiful transparent blue
chaplet - a string of beads; esp. One used for counting prayers, one third of the length of a rosary.
ring a rosy* - a childrens singing game in which the players dance in a circle and at given signal squat.
quipu - a device of the ancient Peruvians and others for recording events, keeping accounts, sending messages, etc., consisting of cords or threads of various colours, knotted in various ways.
Madge - pet-name for Margaret
fright - a person or thing of a shocking, grotesque, or ridiculous appearance.
dutch - a costermonger's wife; gen. a wife; often old Dutch
sleeptalking - speaking during sleep
hessians - short for Hessian boots (a kind of high boot, with tassels in front at the top, first worn by the Hessian troops, and fashionable early in the 19th century).
sickly - causing sickness or ill-health; producing discomfort or nausea silky
stocky - of stout and sturdy build; short and thick-set stockings
jumble - collect. sing. articles for a jumble-sale (a sale of miscellaneous cheap or second-hand articles at a charitable bazaar or the like).
salvage* - to save and collect (waste material, esp. paper) for recycling
(to be lost, damaged, etc.) in the wash - i.e. in course of being washed
tidy - to arrange neatly; refl. to put one's hair, dress, etc. in order
sassy - impudent, saucy; vigorous, lively
ithel - a tamarisk, Tamarix aphylla, bearing panicles of pink flowers and minute leaves, native to western Asia and north-east Africa.
athel - ancestry, origin; spec. noble ancestry, nobility
arch - Anat. One of the arches formed by the tarsal and metatarsal bones of the foot.
elbow - a sharp bend in the course of a river, road, etc.
erne - an eagle
betrow* - to trust
betray - to give up to, or place in the power of an enemy, by treachery or disloyalty.
bother - petty trouble, worry; disturbance, 'fuss'
sore = sorry (dial.)
coss - kiss (obs.); cos - dial. and colloq. shortening of because.
cuss - vulgar pronunciation or attenuation of curse (v.)
bonhomie* - good nature; the quality of being a good fellow; Bonhomme [Fr. = good man.] - a member of an order of begging friars who came over to England in the 13th c.
cocksure - perfectly sure
unlatch* - to undo the latch or catch of (a door, etc.)
cordon - Fortif. A course of stones along the line of junction of the rampart and parapet, or forming the coping of the escarp or inner wall of the ditch.
ope - open
dote - to be infatuatedly fond of
fall for ---- - to be captivated or carried away by; to yield to the attractions of.
loudspeaker* - any instrument for converting variations in an applied electric current or voltage (of appropriate magnitude and frequency) into corresponding sound waves that are able to be heard at a distance from the instrument; lewd - lascivious, unchaste.
not to be able or fit to hold a candle to* - not fit to hold even a subordinate position to, nothing to be compared to.
horsepower - the power or rate of work of a horse in drawing
give away - to betray, expose (oneself, another person) to detection or ridicule.
boyish - boy-like; puerile
mate - one of a wedded pair, a husband or wife; Now only, a fitting or worthy partner in marriage; Also (rarely), a lover, paramour.
twirler - one who or that which twirls
Passiflora* - the genus of plants containing the Passion-flower (the name of plants of the genus Passiflora, consisting mostly of climbing shrubs, many of which have an edible fruit; so called because the parts of the flower, etc., were fancifully thought to resemble the instruments of Christ's Passion, or suggest its attendant circumstances).
untruth - a falsehood; a false or incorrect statement
tell - what one tells or has to tell; a tale, a statement, an account