wellington - a waterproof boot usu. reaching the knee, worn in wet or muddy conditions; Usu. pl.; Used to designate other articles of clothing introduced by the Duke, or named after him, as Wellington coat, hat, trousers.
arrah - an expletive expressing emotion or excitement, common in Anglo-Irish speech.
passkey - a key that will open any of a number of locks, a master-key.
fluff - light, feathery, flocculent stuff, such as the downy particles that separate from dressed wool.
tackle - to grip, lay hold of, take in hand, deal with
villain - an unprincipled or depraved scoundrel; a man naturally disposed to base or criminal actions, or deeply involved in the commission of disgraceful crimes.
pepper - to 'heat', to excite to anger or other strong feeling (obs.)
goodless - devoid of good; comfortless; worthless; goodness gracious! - exclamatory phrase, in which the original reference was to the goodness of God.
disrespect - an act showing disesteem or irreverence; 'an act approaching to rudeness' (obs.)
just - to adjust
caroline - a very tall silk hat
stalk - to walk with stiff, high, measured steps, like a long-legged bird; Usually with disparaging notion, implying haughtiness, sullenness, indifference to one's surroundings, or the like talks
over and over* - repeatedly, many times over
imitating; immutate - unchanged.
everybody; apery - pretentious or silly mimicry; a pretentious imitation.
whoever* - an emphatic extension of who, implying perplexity or surprise
ulmus (l) - elm
stele - obs. f. steal (v); an upright slab bearing sculptured designs or inscriptions.
to make it up - to be reconciled after a dispute, to become friends again
befriend - to act as a friend to
telepath - an adept in, subject of, or believer in telepathy
dulcet - sweet to the eye, ear, or feelings; a dulcet note or tone
isinglass - a firm whitish semitransparent substance (being a comparatively pure form of gelatin) obtained from the sounds or airbladders of some fresh-water fishes, esp. the sturgeon.
mort - dead; to be the death of - something that kills, or renders liable to death; often hyperbolically.
Hertzian waves* - radio waves
flavin - yellow
ahoy - a nautical call used in hailing
Bosporus* - strait (bogaz, "throat") uniting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara and separating parts of Asian Turkey from European Turkey.
splash - the act or result of suddenly and forcibly striking or dashing water or other fluid; the sound produced by this.
twick - to pull sharply or suddenly; to twitch
four in hand* - a vehicle with four horses driven by one person
teacake - a light kind of flat cake to be eaten at tea
black currant - the fruit of the Ribes nigrum
resemble - to bring together or collect (obs.)
Candlemas - the feast of the purification of the Virgin Mary (or presentation of Christ in the Temple) celebrated with a great display of candles; the date of this feast, February 2nd.
joey - a young child
ennoy - to be ruffled in mind, troubled, vexed