sagart (ir.) - priest
nonobstant* - notwithstanding
patrician - of noble or high birth or rank; noble, aristocratic
coat of arms - a coat or vest embroidered with heraldic arms; a shield, escutcheon.
crest* - Her. A figure or device (originally borne by a knight on his helmet) placed on a wreath, coronet, or chapeau, and borne above the shield and helmet in a coat of arms.
caudal - of or belonging to the tail; situated in or near the tail
motto* - a short sentence or phrase inscribed on some object, and expressing a reflection or sentiment considered to be appropriate to its purpose or destination.
ichthyal* - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of fishes
Domesday - a Middle English spelling of doomsday, day of judgement, now commonly used as a historical term, in the following: Domesday Book, colloquially Domesday: the name applied, from the 12th c., to the record of the Great Inquisition or Survey of the lands of England, their extent, value, ownership, and liabilities, made by order of William the Conqueror in 1086.
hasta la vista* - goodbye, au revoir
allemande (fr) - German
sugar stick - a stick of sweetstuff; also fig.
wisha* - an exclamation indicating dismay, emphasis, or surprise
Yid - a (usu. offensive) name for a Jew you would
...'All done up like a sore toe' describes someone dressed over-elaborately; many New Zealand children go barefoot much of the time, and it is with this circumstance in mind that we must interpret the simile; sore - Of parts of the body: In pain; painful, aching. Now spec., having the skin broken or raw.
gaspy - having a tendency to gasp
tosser - one who or that which tosses; a term of contempt or abuse for a person, a 'jerk'.
gag - a 'made-up' story; a piece of deception, an imposture, a lie god
plebs - the common people of ancient Rome
voyou - a street urchin, a lout or hooligan vowels
hacker - a 'cutter', cut-throat, bully Harry
...The York and Landcaster Rose, is half white, half red in the leaves: but in Herauldry it is a white Rose, in a red Rose.
blanche - obs. form of blanch (white, pale)
speach(e - obs. forms of speech
sprechen (d) - to speak
deutsch (d) - german
oy - an exclamation used by Yiddish-speakers to express dismay, grief, etc. Occas. in wider use; Also oy vay, vey.
bothersome - troublesome, annoying
baddy - a criminal or desperado (cf. bad man), esp. a villain in a play or film, esp. a western; hence gen. (as a jocular designation), a person of bad character.
cum - with come
rowly = rawly
thruppenny - repr. colloq. or dial. pronunc. of threepenny
croucher - one who crouches
spare me (or my) days!* - an exclamatory ejaculation
bona fide - acting or done in good faith; sincere, genuine
esquire - a man belonging to the higher order of English gentry, ranking immediately below a knight; As a title accompanying a man's name.
boost - a lift, a shove up; help, encouragement best
shanghai - Naut. slang (orig. U.S.). To drug or otherwise render insensible, and ship on board a vessel wanting hands.
swabber* - one of a ship's crew whose business it was to swab the decks, etc.
twicer - one who does something twice; a crook, liar, cheat
trifold* - threefold, triple
outerly - in an utter or extreme degree, entirely, absolutely; in an outward direction, towards the outside.
heerd - obs. form of herd hardly
mo - more
lingua (l) - language
nicey - nice
Topside - the upper or ruling classes, the Establishment; Freq. attrib. passing into adj.
fella - representing an affected or vulgar pronunciation of fellow
savvy - practical sense, intelligence; to know; to understand, comprehend.
singsong* - a ballad, a piece of verse, having musical rather than poetical qualities, esp. one of a monotonous or jingling character.
ma'am - a colloquial shortening of madam
Jack in a box* - a name for a sharper or cheat; spec. 'a thief who deceived tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for others full of money'.
boohoo* - a word imitative of the sound of noisy weeping or laughter.
thot - repr. a U.S. pronunc. of thought that's
postal clerk* - a clerk in a post office; cleric - a clergyman.
chin chin - casual or trivial talk; a phrase of salutation; Also used as a drinking toast.