hyperborean - of or pertaining to the fabled Hyperboreans; of, pertaining to, or characterizing the extreme north of the earth + Hibernia (l) - Ireland + (notebook 1924): 'stretch yr imagination'.

quick - of ready apprehension or wit; prompt to learn, think, invent, etc.

quack - to talk pretentiously and ignorantly, like a quack

per accidens - by accident, by virtue of some accessory or non-essential circumstance + barring accidents.

secession - formal separation from an alliance or federation + succession

complementary - forming a complement, completing, perfecting + SDV: Tantris, I see now. Now I feel called upon to ask did it ever occur to you prior to this by a stretch of imagination that you might be very largely substituted by a complementary character.

Genesis 27:22: 'The voice is Jacob's voice' + FDV: Now, I am getting to it. Now, I feel called upon to ask did it ever occur to you by a stretch of imagination that you might be very largely substituted by a second or third complementary character, a fellow with a red buff whisker Now, will you just search yr memory [for this impersonating medium]. Wd. it be [, without revealing names,] a fellow [much about your own size] with a buff whisker? I have my reasons for asking.

shudder - to tremble with horror or dread; esp. in colloq. phr. 'I shudder to think'.

take on trust - to accept or give credit to without investigation or evidence

Hogg, James -  Scottish poet and novelist. In Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Wringhim kills his brother and enemy George in Edinburgh [.09]

thenk = think (obs.) + God be thanked - Ejaculatory phrase.

flea - any wingless blood-sucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

...it occurred to me once or twice... (notebook 1924) + FDV: Once or twice. A few times I was chanced to be stretching [myself]. I felt feeling queer round my middle aging. So that I'm not myself at all. Stouter it is doing the dirty on me with all his kilowatts that I'd be better off without. / Were ye bonafide ever never audited prior to this yet, tellus, by any chancer my fine chancer? / You are taking me into the future. I won't go that length. / Now this third party + SDV: Once or twice. A few times as I was chanced to be stretching myself in my imagination I felt feeling queer round my middle aging so that I'm not myself at all. Bruno & Nolan partners off Nassau street were explaining it all round to each other others ere yesterday when heuponolan Bruno monopolises his brunoego egobruno most unwillingly senses by the mortal powers alionolan's alionolan equal and opposite brunoipso, ipso, that is id est, eternally provoking alio opposite equally as provoked as Bruno at being eternally contradicted opposed by Nolan.

adelphos (gr) - brother

jake - fellow + Jack Jones - rhyming slang for 'alone'; usu. in phr. 'on one's Jack Jones': on one's own.

scabby - fig. Contemptible, mean, vile; stingy, 'shabby' + hansom cab - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers + Hans-Koebi "Der Haensli ist ein Butterbrot, mein Butterbrot! Und Koebi iss dein Schtinkenkot!" [163.05-.06]

*V* garment substitute (notebook 1924) → Langdon: The Babylonian Epic of Creation 29n: 'Theoretically the king was present at certain vital parts of every New Year festival in each city, but that was of course impossible, and as a substitute he sent his royal garments'.

apert - open, evident, undisguised + apart

nex (l) - murder, killing + next word + nextdoor neighbour's.

quoth + qua you + (notebook 1924): 'he may be stronger than you realise'.

messmate - a companion at meals; one of a mess, esp. of a ship's mess (a large military dining room where service personnel eat or relax) + Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.



periculous - perilous + miraculous

Scotch - Of persons: Of, belonging to, or native to, Scotland.

pottage - a dish composed of vegetables alone, or along with meat, boiled to softness in water, and appropriately seasoned; soup, esp. a thick soup.

middle ageing - becoming middle aged + (notebook 1924): 'queer around my middle' Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 21: 'As I stood facing my auditors - the Bishop, schoolmates and teachers - I felt queer around my middle. No absolute fear, mind you; just a sudden consciousness that I wanted to do well - and wondering if I would'.

Bewley and Draper - general merchants, manufacturers of mineral waters, and wholesale druggists, were at 23 and 27 Mary Street. 

baste - a variant of beast, of which it retains the former pronunciation, the spelling being altered to suit + Beauty and the Beast (pantomime).

Gott (ger) - god + guts.

I'm not myself at all (notebook 1924)

jolly - Used as an admiring intensive, deriving its meaning from the context: Admirably great, large, big, etc.

Realise himself *C* (notebook 1924)

becomingly - in a becoming manner, befittingly, with graceful fitness

craythur - creature + Finnegan's Wake (song): 'He'd a drop of the craythur every morn'.

becoming - a coming to be, a passing into a state + John 1:1: 'In the beginning was the Word'.

frere - obs. form of friar + Hood maketh not frere (proverb).

Genesis 27:22: 'The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.' 

empathy - the power of projecting one's personality into (and so fully comprehending) the object of contemplation


mush - anything soft and pulpy; Radio. Interference or noise heard as a hissing or the sound.

God save the mark - an exclamatory phrase, prob. originally serving as a formula to avert an evil omen and hence used by way of apology when something horrible, disgusting, indecent or profane has been mentioned. In mod. literary use (after some of the examples in Shaks.), an expression of impatient scorn appended to a quoted expression or to a statement of fact.

strict - Of inquiry, investigation, inspection, observation, calculation, and the like: Characterized by close and unrelaxing effort, so as to let nothing escape notice.

crossquestion - a question put by way of cross-examination + croquet - a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops.

nonsensical - having no sense, absurd



gengang (Danish) - return + Gang (ger) - walk, gait + Henrik Ibsen: "Gengangere" (Ghosts) + Romans 12:19: 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay'.

low-lander + Charles Leland discovered Shelta, Irish tinkers' secret language.


capall (kopel) (gael) - horse

backword - withdrawal from a promise or from an accepted invitation; also dial. a contradiction, rude answer + backwards

dark horse - (Racing slang), a horse about whose racing powers little is known; hence fig. a candidate or competitor of whom little is known or heard, but who unexpectedly comes to the front.


simpliciter - simply, absolutely, unconditionally; without any condition or consideration + simpliciter (l) - simple.

arduus (l) - exalted, sublime + simpliciter arduus (l) - simply high, simply elevated, simply arduous, frankly difficult.

ars (l) - art


thieving - the action of a thief, stealing + 'Friday's child is loving and giving' (nursery rhyme). A variant has 'Thursday's child's inclined to thieving'.

Synodius (l) - belonging to synodos (meeting, assembly)