title - a descriptive or distinctive appellation; a name, denomination, style.
thru = through
act drop - In a theatre: The painted curtain let down between the acts of a play to shut off the stage from the view of the audience.
stand by! - Naut. Often in imperative = be ready!; stand by - to stand near at hand; Now chiefly, to be present as an unconcerned spectator, without interfering or protesting.
blinder - a blinker for a horse. Also fig., an obstacle to clear judgement or perception; Usu. pl.
juice - In figurative uses: usually denoting the essence or 'spirit' of something music
foots - footlights
cigar - the brown colour of a cigar
shank - that part of the leg which extends from the knee to the ankle; Also (now jocularly) the leg as a whole; chiefly pl. one's legs.
gobble - to swallow hurriedly in large mouthfuls, esp. in a noisy fashion Dublin's
parfey - by (my) faith, verily, truly
jiff = jiffy - a very short space of time
siesta - an afternoon rest or nap; esp. that commonly taken during the hottest hours of the day in tropical countries.
child's play - Applied to anything that involves very little trouble, or is of very little importance.
sounding - fig. Investigation
swash channel* - a channel across a bank, or among shoals, as the noted instance between the Goodwin Sands' (Smyth Sailor's Word-bk., 1867); swish - smart, elegant, fashionable.
due - fated, inevitable, expected in logical course of events, scheduled.
truce - a suspension of hostilities for a specified period between armies at war.
demob - colloq. abbrev. of demobilize (v.)
swearword* - a word used in profane swearing, a profane word
Sybil = Sibyl - one or other of certain women of antiquity who were reputed to possess powers of prophecy and divination; a prophetess, a fortune-teller, a witch.
baby spot - a small spotlight (a projected spot of light used to illuminate brilliantly a single person or object on a stage).
luke - lukewarm (moderately warm, tepid)
crying - calling for notice, acute; crying cold - a cold that makes the eyes run.
to moisten the lips, throat, etc. - to refresh oneself with liquor
lightning strike - a sudden strike which takes place without any warning; lightning - gin; Also, any strong, freq. low-quality, alcoholic spirit.
flicker - a wavering unsteady light or flame
dimmer - a device for reducing the brilliance of a light, esp. in a theatre, cinema, etc.
Penzance - the title of James Plaisted Wilde, Lord Penzance (1816-99), English lawyer and amateur horticulturist.
vehement - Of persons, their character, etc.: Acting, or tending to act, in a manner displaying passion or excitement.
Delhi - the name of the capital of India
expulse - a synonym of expel; sometimes expressing more strongly the notion of violence.
discontinuous* - not continuous in space or time; interrupted, intermittent.
bald - Of trees, mountains, etc.: Leafless, treeless, barren, bare
cove - a small bay, creek, or inlet where boats may shelter
bonfire - a fire of bones, a great fire in which bones were burnt in the open air (obs.); a fire in which to consume corpses, a funeral pile, a pyre; a large fire kindled in the open air for a celebration, display, or amusement.
high - of exalted quality, character, or style; of lofty, elevated, or superior kind; high-class.
white night - a sleepless night; a night when it is never properly dark, as in high latitudes in summer.
host - to receive (any one) into one's house and entertain as a guest; to gather into a host, to assemble in battle array, to encamp.
ghost - to flit about, prowl as a ghost
Andean - of, pertaining to, or resembling the Andes
Balkan - peninsula bounded by the Adriatic, Ęgean, and Black Seas.
carol - a ring-dance with accompaniment of song; a song or hymn of religious joy.