debtor - one who owes or is indebted to another

obbligato* - indispensable, that cannot be omitted


chum* - a habitual companion, an associate, an intimate friend

foil - to tread under foot, trample down; to overthrow, defeat (an antagonist); to baffle, frustrate the efforts of (a person).

Cymry - the Welsh, Welshman

leal - loyal, true


rough diamond - a diamond in its natural state, before it is cut and polished; hence fig. a person of high intrinsic worth, but rude and unpolished in manners.

nuntius - a messenger; a papal nuncio

piedish - the deep dish in which a pie is made

burnt out - extinct after entire consumption of the fuel; sometimes fig.

matting - a fabric composed of a coarse material, e.g., coir, bast, hemp, grass, etc., used as a covering for floors or roofs, or as material for packing, for tying plants, etc. 

spittoon* - a receptacle for spittle, usually a round flat vessel of earthenware or metal, sometimes having a cover in the form of a shallow funnel with an opening in the middle.

scaly - abounding in, covered with, or consisting of scales; having a surface that peels off in  thin plates or layers.

blackguard - to treat as a blackguard; to abuse or revile in scurrilous terms

goatsbeard - plant cultivated for its small white flowers


crusader* - one who engages in a crusade

poteen, potheen* - whisky distilled in Ireland in small quantities, privately, i.e. the produce of an illicit still.

Ku Klux Klan* - a widespread secret society, which arose in the Southern States of North America after the civil war of 1861-65, beginning with the effort to overawe the Negro population by whipping and arson, and developing a system of political outrage and murder.

thoughtful - given to, disposed to, or engaged in thinking; meditative, contemplative; pensive, musing; disposed to think about or consider matters; prudent; reflective.  

absinthe - an alcoholic liqueur originally distilled from wine mixed with wormwood, but said now often to contain none                                                                                                                                                                      absentminded

red berry - any of several North American plants, esp. the red baneberry (ActŠa rubra).


exchange - a building in which the merchants of a town assemble for the transaction of business (preceded by some defining word that indicates a special branch of business: as coal-, corn-, hop-, stock-, wool-exchange). 


bowl full

yunker - younker (a child)

doodler - one who doodles (to draw or scrawl aimlessly)

wank - Of a male: to masturbate                                                                                                                                       wanted

awrite - to write

phoney - a phoney person or thing; that has no real existence; fake, sham, counterfeit; false.

hair - to produce or grow hair                                                                                                                                         hearing

hat - to cover with a hat

dye - to tinge with a colour or hue; to colour, stain

dexterity* - manual or manipulative skill, adroitness, neat-handedness; lit. Right-handedness.

father;                        brother

dapper - Of persons: Neat, trim, smart, spruce in dress or appearance

dandy - one who studies above everything to dress elegantly and fashionably; a beau, fop.


watchkeeper - one who keeps watch or serves as a member of a watch on board ship; an officer in charge of a watch; also in gen. use, one who keeps watch or acts as a look-out.

in all shapes and sizes* - in a great variety of forms

maraud - to make a raid for the purpose of plundering; to go about pilfering.

a cock and bull story* - an idle, concocted, incredible story

auster - the south wind                                                                                                                                                      Austria



julep - a sweet drink prepared in different ways; often, simply a liquid sweetened with syrup or sugar, and used as a vehicle for medicine; U.S. A mixture of brandy, whisky, or other spirit, with sugar and ice and some flavouring, usually mint.

rockery = rock garden - an artificial heap or pile of rough stones and soil used for the ornamental growing of ferns and other plants.

costard - a kind of apple of large size

Peter the Great

call on - to invite to come on, allure, incite

mona (it) - monkey

to make up to - (fig.): to make advances to (a person), to pay court or make love to.



landskip = landscape

rejoice - to gladden, make joyful, exhilarate (a person, his spirits, etc.)

davit - a curved piece of timber or iron with a roller or sheave at the end, projecting from a ship's bow, and used as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor without injuring the side of the vessel.