...Oisín survives but is lured away by a fairy princess to Tír na nÓg (the "Land of Youth").

Mayo - county in NW Ireland

long dog - a greyhound (dial.)

to give tongue - properly of a hound: to give forth its voice when on the scent or in sight of the quarry.

march - boundary, frontier, border; Used for: Country, territory.

to strain at the leash - to show great eagerness, to be impatient (refers to a dog that is eager to run free, and being held back).

tortoiseshell - the shell, esp. the upper shell or carapace, of a tortoise, consisting of horny scales covering the dermal skeleton.

guineagold* - gold of which guineas were coined, gold of 22 carats; collect. guineas.


claire - a pond or basin (usu. artificial) of sea water for the cultivation of oysters.

Poldoody* - oyster producing coastal pool in County Clare

zephyros (gr) - the west wind, esp. as personified, or the god of the west wind.

dragoman - an interpreter; strictly applied to a man who acts as guide and interpreter in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken.

thass - Repr. that's in dial. pronunc. or in speech slurred through intoxication.

tail - the terminal or concluding part of anything, as of a text, word, or sentence. 

jasper - a kind of precious stone; a person, fellow: usu. with contemptuous overtones.

parson - Eccl. A holder of a parochial benefice in full possession of its rights and dues; extended successively, in popular use, so as to include a vicar, or any beneficed clergyman; a chaplain, a curate, any clergyman.


right enough - 'indeed', 'certainly'

foreshorten - to shorten or curtail in advance

blather* - voluble talk void of sense

encroachment - the action of encroaching, in various senses; spec. in Law: when the Lord hath gotten and seised of more rent or seruices of his tenant then of right is due;                 encroach - to trench or intrude usurpingly (esp. by insidious or gradual advances) on the territory, rights, or accustomed sphere of action of others.

dunlin - the red-backed sandpiper (Tringa alpina or variabilis), a European migratory bird, abundant at certain seasons on the sea-coast.

turnstone - a limicoline bird (Strepsilas interpres) of about the size of the snipe, widely distributed in the Old and New Worlds, which turns over stones to get at the crustacea and other small animals to be found under them.

augur - to prognosticate from signs or omens; to divine, forbode, anticipate.

carcass - the dead body of man or beast; but no longer (since c 1750) used, in ordinary language, of the human corpse, exc. in contempt.

fuselage - the elongated body of an aeroplane, to which the wings and tail unit are attached.

dump - a pile or heap of refuse or other matter 'dumped' or thrown down

committal - the action of entrusting, giving in charge, consigning, or commending; the action of committing the body to the grave at burial.

noisance - trouble, molestation, annoyance; nuisance                                                                                Commit no Nuisance

invocate - to summon (a spirit) by charms or incantation; to appeal to for aid or protection; to summon or invite in prayer.

auster - the south wind; hence, the south                                                                                                                         oysters

trailing - the following of a trail, hunting by the trail

cormorant - a large and voracious sea-bird (Phalacrocorax carbo), about 3 feet in length, and of a lustrous black colour, widely diffused over the northern hemisphere and both sides of the Atlantic.

larn - to teach, to give (a person) a lesson; freq. used ironically as a threat of punishment.

mound - an artificial elevation of earth or stones, a tumulus; esp. the earth heaped up upon a grave.

barrow - a mound of earth or stones erected in early times over a grave; a grave-mound, a tumulus.

plague-barrow* (Tallaght) - The name Tallaght (Irish Tamlachta), derived from tam, plague, and lecht, stone monument, records the burial place of some of the earliest inhabitants of Ireland, the Parthalonians, who were swept off by a plague about A.M. 2600. Tallaght is situated in the barony of Uppercross, 5 miles south of Dublin.

burrow - a heap or mound; Of animals: To make a burrow or small excavation, esp. as a hiding- or dwelling-place; fig. To lodge as in a burrow, hide oneself.

battel* - obs. form of battle

...The "soul star place," which contains the enclosure of Tehuti and its secret chambers, is the Duat on earth through which the King travels as he makes his journey toward re-birth in Re's Boat of a Million Years.

to bear out - to support, back up, corroborate, confirm

jackstaff - a short staff, usually set upon the bowsprit or at the bow of a ship, on which the flag called the jack is hoisted.

sail - an act of sailing; a voyage or excursion in a sailing vessel

bound - prepared or purposing to go, starting, directing one's course, destined; With for.

weisst du was (d) - you know what;                    Waasland - home of Reynard the Fox.

fourmaster - a four-masted ship

barquentine - a small bark; spec. in mod. use: A vessel somewhat similar to a bark, having the fore-mast square-rigged, and the main- and mizen-masts fore-and-aft-rigged.

Frenchman - a French ship



sacked - that has been given up to sack; plundered, ravaged                                                                                             sucked

ate - pa. tense of eat (v.)


spake - to hasten (to do something);         speak up - to raise the voice in speaking; to talk boldly or unreservedly; to break into speech.


couch - a frame or structure, with what is spread over it (or simply a layer of some soft substance), on which to lie down for rest or sleep; a bed.

cortege - a train of attendants, or of people in procession

cairn - a pyramid of rough stones, raised for a memorial or mark of some kind.

beseek - to seek or search about

rune - a letter or character of the earliest Teutonic alphabet, which was most extensively used (in various forms) by the Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons; Also, a similar character or mark having mysterious or magical powers attributed to it.

urn - an earthenware or metal vessel or vase of a rounded or ovaloid form and with a circular base, used by various peoples esp. in former times (notably by the Romans and Greeks) to preserve the ashes of the dead.

horn - a wind instrument more or less resembling a horn in shape, and originally formed of the horn of some beast, now made of brass or other material.

ess - the name of the letter S                                                                                                                                                SS

yes                                                                                                                                                                                    S.O.S.

warum (d) - why                                                                                                                                                                warm

con - to direct the steering of (a ship) from some commanding position on shipboard, to give sailing directions to the steersman; to teach (obs. rare.)