mourn - to lament the death of some one; to exhibit the conventional signs of grief for a period following the death of a person.
astand - to remain standing; to continue, abide, persist
haire - cloth made of hair, haircloth; esp. a hair shirt worn next the skin by ascetics and penitents.
on the whole* - when everything is considered
bereft - taken away, removed, quite gone (obs.)
oremus - a liturgical prayer introduced by the word oremus (in the service of the R.C. Church).
fraternus (l) - brother
faithful departed* - the blessed dead
wrong - to do injustice to (a person) by statement, imputation, opinion, etc.
Tass - the official Soviet news agency
ditto - the aforesaid, the same
antipathy - constitutional or settled aversion or dislike; antipodes - places on the surfaces of the earth directly opposite to each other, or the place which is directly opposite to another; esp. the region directly opposite to our own.
Austrasia - Germanic part of the Frankish empire east of the Rhine.
fawnguest* - one who robs or swindles another under the guise of friendship.
hushmoney* - money paid to prevent disclosure or exposure, or to hush up a crime or discreditable transaction.
to hop it - to be off, go away quickly
to throw (a) light on* - to contribute to the elucidation of, to make clearer or plainer.
obiism* - the practice of or belief in obeah (an amulet, charm, or fetish used by Negroes for magical purposes).
working - a place in which mineral is or has been worked; a mining excavation.
N.S.W. - New South Wales (Austral.)
jerrybuilt - built unsubstantially of bad materials; built to sell but not to last; Also fig.
bro - a written or colloq. abbrev. of brother
sis - colloq. abbrev. of sister
castor - a reddish-brown unctuous substance, having a strong smell and nauseous bitter taste, obtained from two sacs in the inguinal region of the beaver; used in medicine.
porridge - a soft food made by stirring oatmeal (or occas. some other meal or cereal) into boiling water (or milk).
clarus (l) - clear, shiny
negus - a mixture of wine (esp. port or sherry) and hot water, sweetened with sugar and flavoured.
teetotum - a very little person
abstainer - one who abstains; esp. one who abstains from eating or drinking particular things; in older writers a Nazarite, in modern use an abstainer from alcoholic beverages, a 'total abstainer.'
ashun - to shun, avoid, escape from
clot - a mass, lump, rounded mass
beholding - under obligation, obliged, indebted; In late use often: Dependent.
Amharic - of or pertaining to Amhara, its people, or its language; the language itself, the principal language of modern Ethiopia American
doubly - twofold; dishonestly, deceitfully
outpassed hearts grow small
worndown - impaired by wear or use, or by exposure; showing the results of use or attrition.
redress - remedy for, or relief from, some trouble; assistance, aid, help (obs.)
spare - to give or grant; to supply (a person) with (something) out of a stock, quantity, etc.
scholar - a learned or erudite person; esp. one who is learned in the classical (i.e. Greek and Latin) languages and their literature.
copper - copper money; a copper coin; a penny or halfpenny; a cent of the United States.
moonshine* - moonlight
freer - one who frees or sets free; obs. and Sc. dial. form of friar.
halfbrother - a brother by one parent only, a brother of the half-blood.
otium - the Latin word for 'leisure, freedom from business, ease', in occasional English use.
brothel - a worthless abandoned fellow, a wretch, scoundrel, scapegrace, good-for-nothing.
jollity - gaiety, merriment
benighted - fig. Involved in intellectual or moral darkness united
belabour - to labour at, work at (obs.); fig. To assail with words.
penned - written (with a pen); set down in writing
nonday - nonce-translation of dies non (in Law, a day on which no legal business is transacted, or which is not reckoned in counting days for some particular purpose; Also transf., a day that does not count or on which there is no activity).
allnight - a service of food, fuel, or light for the whole night
nurseryrhyme; reel - Sc. A noise, tumult, disturbance.
rooster - a cock; transf. of persons
peck - Of birds: To take (food) with the beak; esp. in small bits at a time. Often with up; to pick.