upsydown - upsidedown

creation - a costume, etc., designed by an expert modiste + Old Folks at Home (song): 'All up and down the whole creation'.

drysalter - a dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food. Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline substances and miscellaneous drugs.

pink - the most perfect condition or degree of something; the height, extreme + in the pink - in the best of health, in good form.


stickup - a stick up collar; a hat or cap turned up in front

Bristol - A city of England upon the Wiltshire or Lower Avon, famous since early times for its maritime trade and manufactures, and giving its name to various commercial and natural products + bristols - the breasts (Rhyming slang).

Great Bear (constellation)

megalo- - 'great' + Magellan - the Eng. form of the name of a famous Portuguese navigator, Fernão de Magalhães (?1470-1521), the first European discoverer who passed through the channel now called the Straits of Magellan into the Pacific Ocean + Magellanic Clouds - two irregular dwarf galaxies visible in the southern hemisphere, which are members of our Local Group and are orbiting our Milky Way galaxy.

winevat - a vat in which the grapes are pressed in wine-making

waterway - a route for travel or transport by water; a river, canal, or a portion of a sea or lake, viewed as a medium of transit + Ulysses.12.1298: 'the winebark on the winedark waterway'.

caramba - An exclamation of surprise or dismay + Christopher Columbus.

satisfaction + zodion (gr) - sign of the Zodiac + zodis (Lithuanian) - word.

punk - to back out; to withdraw one's support, to quit + pink (Slang) - hit.

kished (Irish Pronunciation) - kissed + Kish lightship off Dublin + Julius Caesar: 'I came, I saw, I conquered'.

varna (Lithuanian) - crow, raven

glanzvoll (ger) - glittering + Matthew 7:3: 'beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye'.

musked - flavoured, or perfumed with musk; tasting like musk

masked ball - a ball at which those taking part wear masks

Annabella, village, County Cork (from Irish Eanach-Bile: Fen of a Sacred Tree)

pulla bella (l) - gloomy wars + pulla bella (l) - pretty filly, pretty chick.

yep - repr. a dial. (esp. U.S.) or vulgar pronunc. of yes

yup - colloq. (orig. U.S.) var. of yes

toller - one who tolls a bell + Toller, John - 7-foot giant, Brewer says. He melts into great tolling bells and tailors. 

Sabina (l) - Sabine woman + Santa Sabina, church, Rome.

aye - Indicating assent to a previous statement, and preliminary to a further or more forcible one + Ay, ay! (motif).

lithe - Of persons, their actions, dispositions and utterances: Gentle, meek, mild + Lithuanian.

pleasable - acceptable, pleasing, agreeable (obs.); capable of being pleased; placable, mild

wilt = will (arch)

lee - a sheltered position or condition; hence, calmness, peace, tranquillity

hee = he (obs.)

hussif - dial. f. housewife

deef = deaf (obs.) + deer + II Timothy 4:1: 'the quick and the dead'.

saft - Sc. var. soft

sap - the vital juice or fluid which circulates in plants; juice or fluid of any kind (obs.)

main - ellipt. for main sea: The high sea, the open ocean.

strick - Of running water: Swift, rapid + Strick (ger) - rope, noose.

strait - a comparatively narrow water-way or passage connecting two large bodies of water

go west - of the sun; also fig., to die, perish, disappear + Gama, Vasco da (1469-1524) - Portuguese navigator.

circumconversio (l) - a turning all around, a revolving + conversion - the action of turning round or revolving; revolution, rotation (obs.); the action of turning back or returning; spec. the turning back of the sun in its apparent course on reaching the tropic (obs.)

ante- - before + lithos (gr) - stone + (before the stone age).

Paganella - mountain in Trentino, in northern Italy + Lithuanian pagans (forcibly converted to Christianity by Prussian junkers).

huguenot + juggernaut.


energumen - person possessed by an evil spirit; a 'possessed' person, a fanatical devotee

caeco (l) - to blind, to darken + dedition - giving up, yielding, surrender + deditio (l) - a giving up, yielding + caecodeditio (l) - a blind surrender.

absque (l) - without + littera (l) - letter + absque litteris (l) - without letters, contrary to letters.

Patagonian - a South American Indian of a race inhabiting southern Patagonia, said to be the tallest known people (their stature, however, being much exaggerated by 17th and 18th c. travellers and romancers); hence, fig. a giant, a gigantic specimen + putta (it) - wench.

Herrera y Tordesiblas, Antonio de - wrote General History of the West Indies + heroism + herrero (sp) - blacksmith.

cabotin (fr) - strolling player + Cabot discovered Newfoundland.

explose = explode + exploder - one who refutes a theory, etc.; something which bursts with a loud noise + exposer - one who exposes (to exhibit openly; to display to the public gaze) + explorer.

tiptop - first-rate, prime, superlatively good + taip (Lithuanian) - yes, so.

reelly - representing a vulgar pronunciation of really (adv.) + Persse O'Reilly.

nautae (pl.) (l) - sailors, seafarers

ye = you

kava (Lithuanian) - coffee + Genitive of "kava" and "arbata" is also "kavos" and "arbatos", respectively (Mindaugas Mačiulaitis provided help for Lithuanian words).

arbata (Lithuanian) - tea + Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner II.59-60: 'Instead of a cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung'.

doth - arch. 3rd pers. pres. ind. of do

Malchos (l) - Carthaginian politician + malkos (Lithuanian) - firewood.

crackle - to crush or break down with slight but rapidly continuous cracking; as in the case of anything hard and brittle

log - a bulky mass of wood; now usually an unhewn portion of a felled tree, or a length cut off for use as firewood + Finnegan's Wake, chorus: 'Lots of fun at Finnegan's Wake'.

anglys (Lithuanian) - coal

ingle - fire; a fire burning upon the hearth; a house-fire + inglês (Portuguese) - English.

lend an ear or one's ears - to listen, pay attention

burrow - fig. To bore, penetrate, or make one's way under the surface.

appears + Persse O'Reilly.

namas (Lithuanian) - house

soulful - expressive or indicative of deep feeling or emotion + suil (sul) (gael) - eye.

sorrowful + PICTURE

hairweed - a green alga

sickly - Of conditions, etc.: Connected with, arising from, characterized by, ill-health; Of feelings, etc.: Weak, mawkish.

ginger - to put ginger into (a drink); to flavour with ginger

primus (l) - first + auriferous (l) - golden + primus auriforasti me (l) - you, first, earpierced me; i.e., you were the first to earpierce me.

(vagina) + Hesiod: 'The half is greater than the whole' + Euclid: Elements, Axiom 9: 'The whole is greater than its part' (5th common notion).

Shackleton - explorer + "ALP herself, whose daughter's vision of Liberty Hall is a place where 'every Klitty of a scolderymeid shall hold every yardscullion's right to stimm her uprecht' (239.18-19), should be remembered as having told courting HCE that 'the park is gracer than the hole', the life of the landed gentry pleasanter than that of the submerged classes, 'but shekleton is my fortune' (John Gordon: Finnegans wake: a plot summary)

ordain - to appoint to a clerical posts + Ard Aidhin (ard ein) (gael) - Aidhin's ("ember" [?]: 9th c. saint) Height; N.E. Dublin suburb with industrial school for boys; anglic. Artane.

flatter = flatterer + Father O'Flynn (song): 'Och! Father O'Flynn, you've the wonderful way wid you'.

hardly + Ath Cliath (aklie) (gael) - Hurdle Ford; (Dublin).

chew - In reference to counsels, opinions, statements, etc.: To consider or examine deliberately (as a process preliminary to swallowing and digesting them); fig. To exercise the mind, meditate, ruminate upon, on, occas. at + Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye (song).

toot - an act of tooting; a note or short blast of a horn, trumpet, or other wind instrument + Tutankhamen - Egyptian whose resplendent tomb was opened in the 1920s and the king "resurrected." A curse was laid on those who moved his bones.

tiltas (Lithuanian) - bridge

solarly - by itself, without addition


canicular year - the ancient Egyptian year, computed from one heliacal rising of Sirius to the next

nascitur ordo saeculi novi (l) - the order of the new age is born + num fit (l) - it's not going to happen?