embalm* - to impregnate (a dead body) with spices, to preserve it from decay.
pending - while awaiting, until the occurrence of, until
resurrection* - the rising again of Christ after His death and burial
bogey - a bogle or goblin body
astounded - shocked mentally, amazed; confounded with surprise and wonder.
everlasting* - eternal
gully - a furrow, groove
gaff - humbug, 'stuff and nonsense'; any public place of amusement
callisthenic* - of or pertaining to the development of physical vigour in association with beauty.
trepas - obs. ff. trespass (to commit a transgression or offence, to intrude on or upon the rights or domain of).
dauncy - sickly; delicate, not robust
daddy-o - colloq. var. daddy
smrt (sr) - death
requiem aeternam dona eis... (l) - 'Eternal rest grant them, O Lord. (the opening words of the Introit of the Mass for the Dead).
dolmen* - a prehistoric structure, consisting of a large flattish stone supported upon two or more smaller upright stones.
pepperpot* - a small box, usually cylindrical, with a perforated lid, used for sprinkling powdered pepper.
loosen - to undo, unfasten (bonds, a knot, or the like). Now usually: To render looser or less tight, to relax, slacken.
lep - obs. or Sc. form of leap
flam - a sham story, fabrication, falsehood; a piece of deception, a trick flame
keying - the action of the verb key in various senses king
muster - a pattern, specimen, example master
serf - obs. form of serve (v.)
yous - dial. varr. you pers. pron. (with pl. inflection, though used in sing. sense also).
adipose - of or pertaining to adeps, or animal fat; fatty
rex - a king
fee-faw-fum* - the first line of doggerel spoken by the giant in the nursery tale of 'Jack the giant killer' upon discovering the presence of Jack; an exclamation indicating a murderous intention; fime - dung.
impassable - impossible to traverse or travel through impossible
sett = set - to cause to sit, seat; to be seated, sit
coddle - to treat as an invalid in need of nourishing food and nursing; to nurse overmuch, cocker.
supernumerary - that is beyond or in excess of the usual, proper, regular, stated, or prescribed number.
yur - obs. forms of your
shindy - a spree, merrymaking; a row, commotion, 'shine'
muck - the dung of cattle (usually mixed with decomposing vegetable refuse) used for manure.
knoll - a small hill or eminence of more or less rounded form; a hillock, a mound.
surly - churlishly ill-humoured, rude and cross, 'gloomily morose'.
replete - fully imbued or invested with some quality or property; filled to satisfaction with, full of, food or drink; satisfied, sated, gorged.
homespun* - cloth made of yarn spun at home
insense - to cause (a person) to understand or know something; to inform.
to upset the apple cart* - to spoil something that has been carefully planned.
ollave - Among the ancient Irish, A master in some art or branch of learning; a learned man.
zounds - a euphemistic abbreviation of by God's wounds used in oaths and asseverations.
Oliver - the moon; oliver - an olive-tree.
groan - a low vocal murmur, emitted involuntarily under pressure of pain or distress, or produced in voluntary simulation as an expression of strong disapprobation.
dingle - a deep dell or hollow; now usually applied (app. after Milton) to one that is closely wooded or shaded with trees.
bagpipes - a musical instrument of great antiquity and wide diffusion, consisting of an air-tight wind-bag and one or more reed-pipes into which the air is pressed by the performer.
anima - Jung's term for the inner part of the personality or character, as opposed to the persona or outer part; also, the feminine component of a male personality; Quare tristis es, anima mea? (l) 'Why art thou cast down, 0 my soul?'
mea (l) - my
bleeding heart* - fig. an excessively soft-hearted or sympathetic person (colloq.); hart - the male of the deer, esp. of the red deer.
aubain - a non-naturalized foreigner subject to the right of aubaine (...Aubaine, a right of French Kings, which existed from the beginning of the monarchy, whereby they claimed the property of every stranger who died in their country, without having been naturalised, was abolished by the national assembly in 1790.)
usque - short for usquebaugh
lignum (l) - wood
Donnybrook* - a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, once famous for its annual fair; Donner (d) - thunder; Brucke (d) - bridge.
babel - a confused turbulent medley of sounds
to link in - (fig.): to entice, beguile