mult - abbr. of multiple;             tumult - fig. Great disturbance or agitation of mind or feeling; confused and violent emotion.

whenabouts - the time (or the approximate time) at which a thing happened.

expatiate - to speak or write at some length, to be copious in description or discussion.

to live in - to reside in the establishment

nat - in the animistic native religion of the Burmese people, a spirit or demon, a supernatural being; not.

naught - nothing, nought (Now arch.); wickedness, evil, moral wrong, mischief (obs.)

lousy - full of lice, infested by lice; fig. Dirty, filthy, obscene. Also as a general term of abuse: Mean, scurvy, sorry, vile, contemptible.

warden - one who guards, protects, or defends; occas. a guardian angel (obs.)

sycomore - a species of fig-tree, Ficus Sycomorus, common in Egypt, Syria, and other countries, and having leaves somewhat resembling those of the mulberry.

quartan - Path. Of a fever or ague: Characterized by the occurrence of a paroxysm every fourth (in mod. reckoning, every third) day.

fermentarian - a name applied in reproach by Latin Christians to those of the Greek church, as using fermented bread in the Eucharist                                                                                                                                                            REFERENCE

ballyhoo* - a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk

Puss in the corner* - a game played by children, of whom one stands in the centre and tries to capture one of the 'dens' or 'bases' as the others change places.

pall you'll guess

coper - one who 'copes', a dealer, chapman

fearsome - fear-inspiring, frightful, dreadful

cuddy - a donkey; fig. A stupid fellow, an 'ass'

esker - 'the name given in Ireland to the elongated and often flat-topped mounds of post-glacial gravel which occur abundantly in the greater river-valleys of that country'.


saggard - ? One who 'sags' or hangs helplessly


donk - colloq. abbrev. of donkey

beeline - a straight line between two points on the earth's surface, such as a bee was supposed instinctively to take in returning to its hive.

glad - to become or to be glad (obs.)

commandeer - to command or force into military service;               Commander in Chief - the chief or supreme commander of all the military land forces of a State.

choirboy - a boy who sings in a choir

auspice - propitious influence exerted on behalf of any undertaking; patronage, favouring direction; esp. in phr. under the auspices of.

dribble* - a small trickling and barely continuous stream


custard* - a dish made with eggs beaten up and mixed with milk to a stiff consistency, sweetened, and baked; also a similar preparation served in a liquid form.

jerry - German, poor, slipshod

dess - to arrange in a layer or layers

fright - to affect with fright; to scare, terrify

brat - 'a child, so called in contempt'

cardinal - on which something else hinges or depends, fundamental; chief, principal, of special importance (Almost always of abstract things.)

scullion - a domestic servant of the lowest rank in a household who performed the menial offices of the kitchen; hence, a person of the lowest order, esp. as an abusive epithet (Now only arch).

refuge - a place of safety or security; a shelter, asylum, stronghold.

furrin - humorous or dialectal perversion of foreign

wrinkly - full of, marked with, wrinkles; corrugated, puckered

methylated spirit - containing about ten per cent. of pyroxylic spirit, is the form in which alcohol is most commonly employed for industrial purposes.

ick - I;                                hick - a hiccup.

lee - the sediment deposited in the containing vessel from wine and some other liquids; pl. fig. Basest part, 'dregs', 'refuse'.

pulverize* - to reduce to powder or dust

rhubarb* - the medicinal rootstock (purgative and subsequently astringent) of one or more species of Rheum; fig., as a type of bitterness or sourness.

icky - something which is sickly, disagreeable; sickness