groove - a 'channel' or routine of action or life; ("The scenery is pushed back as far as it will go in the slides, or grooves, so called.") + grooves - in theatre, supports for the wings (the number of which was often indicated at the head of a scene in many 19th century theatre promptbooks) + (groove of gramophone record playing background music).

chamber scene (Joyce's note) Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 10: 'Chamber Scenes. -- An old term for all "room" scenes'

boxed - enclosed in, or as in, a box; confined within uncomfortably narrow limits + Joyce's note: 'box scene' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 8: 'Box Scene. -- A scene built up of flats, forming the back and two sides, so called to distinguish it from a scene made up of a backcloth and side wings'.

set - the setting, stage furniture, etc., used on stage in a theatre

salmon - of the colour of the flesh of salmon; a kind of orange-pink + FDV: Pink Salmon wall paper.

grate - a frame of metal bars for holding the fuel in a fireplace or furnace. Hence, the fireplace itself + FDV: Right Back centre, empty Irish grate.

Adam - late 16th century architecture style with classic ornaments

mantel - mantelpiece + Adam's mantelpiece

wilt - to become limp + "Before the mantelpiece mirror is a 'wilting elopement fan', which strange as it sounds is exactly that: the fan which ALP carried when eloping with young HCE, apparently in place of the traditional bridal bouquet, now preserved - albeit 'wilting' - as a sentimental memento." (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary).

elopement - the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)

fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

soot - a black powdery substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter

tinsel - a thread with glittering metal foil attached

condemned - pronounced to be guilty; adjudged or officially pronounced unfit for use

practicable - Theatr. Said of windows, doors, etc., which are capable of actual use in the play, as distinct from things merely simulated.

argentine - imitation silver, electroplate + Joyce's note: 'argentine' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 5: 'Argentine. -- A material used on the stage as an imitation of glass for windows'.

casement - a window or part of a window set on a hinge so that it opens like a door

vamp - anything patched up or refurbished; a patchwork + Joyce's note: 'vamp' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 31: 'Vamps. -- Doors cut in a flat (and fitted with rubber springs) for an actor to jump through. Used in pantomime'.

pelmet - a narrow border of cloth or wood, fitted across the top of a door or window to conceal the curtain fittings + Joyce's note: 'pelmit' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 21: 'Pelmet. -- The valance or border in front of the act drop or tabs. A valance on the top of a window to mask the curtain-pole'.

blind - spec. A screen for a window, made of woven material mounted on a roller, of wire gauze, etc.; used to prevent the entrance of too much light, or to keep people from seeing in + The northern shaft of Kings Chamber in Great Pyramid aligns with Thuban, in the constellation of Draco.

party wall - a wall which divides two adjoining properties (owners) usu. having half of his thickness on each property + FDV: Left wall, Right North wall with window, practicable [no curtain, blind drawn]. South wall.

bedspread - a light coverlet for a bed, usually removed when the bed is occupied + The Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod.

wickerworker - one who makes wickerwork

Klubsessel (ger) - easy chair, club chair + club - stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit of clubs (having one or more black trefoils on it) + FDV: Bed for two. Chair for one.

milking stool - a three-legged stool + Millikin wrote song 'The Groves of Blarney' + "a three-legged stool, elsewere remembered as 'tripos' on which HCE in his domestic Shaun-incarnation likes to sit, staring into the fire and idealising the Issy whose voice comes to him from above, until he is 'tramsported' (452.08-14)." (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary).

shrine - a box, coffer; a cabinet, chest; a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

without - outside (or out of) the place mentioned or implied; esp. outside the house or room

facetowel - a small smooth-surfaced towel (for face)

crossbelt - a double belt passing over both shoulders and crossing at the breast

knob - a small globular body at the top or other extremity of something + FDV: Woman's clothes garments charged against on chair. Man's trousers, collar with tie on bedknob.

corduroy - a kind of coarse, thick-ribbed cotton stuff, worn chiefly by labourers or persons engaged in rough work (PICTURE) + FDV: Linen Man's corduroy coat on nail, well right.

surcoat - an outer coat or garment, commonly of rich material, worn by people of rank of both sexes; often worn by armed men over their armour, and having the heraldic arms depicted on it (PICTURE)

tabret - a small kind of drum, used chiefly as an accompaniment to the pipe or trumpet + PICTURE

tace = tasse - pl. A series of articulated splints or plates depending from the corslet, placed so that each slightly overlapped the one below it, forming a sort of kilt of armour to protect the thighs and the lower part of the trunk.

seapen - squid's internal shell

nacre - a smooth, shining, iridescent substance forming the inner layer in many shells

ditto - a thing mentioned previously + FDV: Woman's gown on ditto, ditto left.

Michael - archangel identified as patron of the Jewish nation and leader in war against the devil

lance - a horse-soldier armed with a lance; a lancer

(notebook 1923): 'flag patch quilt'

eiderdown - a quilt filled with eider-down or any similar soft material; a heavily napped wool or cotton or man-made fabric of thick texture, in plain and fancy colours, used for petticoats, cloaks, bath-robes, etc.

lime - colloq. abbrev. of limelight. Freq. in pl. + limelight - the intense white light produced by heating a piece of lime in an oxyhydrogen flame. Called also Drummond light. Formerly much used in theatres to light up important actors and scenes, and so direct attention to them.

gazette - a news-sheet; a periodical publication giving an account of current events + FDV: Small table near bed, front. Lighted Lamp without globe practicable, newspaper, Saint Andrew's tie, glass tumbler etc on table.

yule - Christmas and the festivities connected therewith; locally applied to articles of food made specially for Christmas as yule-bread, -cake, -dough, -loaf

ticker - the pendulum or escapement of a clock or watch; also (slang) a watch

prop - an article or object used to aid in creating a realistic effect

eventual - of or pertaining to events or occurrences; of the nature of an event or result + Úventail (fr) - fan.

gummy - toothless; of the nature of gum + (condom).

dumb show - In the early drama, A part of a play represented by action without speech, chiefly in order to exhibit more of the story than could otherwise be included, but sometimes merely emblematical.

closeup - an intimate view or examination; a theatrical scene in which action is focused on the facial expression and emotional tension of characters

lead - Theatr. The leading or principal part in a play; one who plays such a part + Joyce's note: 'leads' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 18: 'Leads. -- The actor and actress who play the two principal parts in a play'.

(MATTHEW'S VIEW) + FDV: Man with nightcap in bed, fore, Woman with curlpins, discovered. Aside Sidelong Point of view. First position. Dismiss. Male partly masking female. Domicy. Man looking round, beastly expression, fishy eyes, exhibits rage. Woman looking up ruddy blond, large build, any age. Woman, sitting up, look looks at ceiling: haggish haggish expression, beaky peaky nose, exhibits fear: sallow welshrabbit welsh rabbit tint, undersized, any no age. (At the margin at this point Joyce wrote: HCE - CEH / Sodomy - EHC / ____ - HCE).

hind - situated behind, in the rear, or at the back

discovered check - check given by a piece, the action of which has been unmasked by the moving of another piece

C E H - apes German pronunciation of Earwicker's initials + FDV: Aside Sidelong Point of view. First position. Dismiss.

matt - Of colours, surfaces: Without lustre, dull, 'dead' + mate - checkmate + Matthew.

fishy - Of the eye: Dull, vacant of expression + FDV: Male partly masking female. Domicy. Man looking round, beastly expression, fishy eyes, exhibits rage.

parallel lipped + parallelepiped - prism with six faces, all parallelograms.

homo- - same + homoplastic - Biol. Having a similarity of structure without community of origin: said of parts or organs of different animals or plants + platt (ger) - flat, low, vulgar + Platz (ger) - place + omoplate - shoulder blade.

ghazi (Arabic) - fighting + metron (gr) - measure.

pondus - a weight; chiefly fig. power to influence or bias (obs.)

ruddy - red or reddish

Armenian bole - a pale red-coloured earth from Armenia, used medicinally, and in the composition of tooth-powders + Joyce's note: 'Armenian bole' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 8: 'Bole. -- Armenian bole is a fine red powder used on the stage to give the effect of sunburn to the skin'.

black patch - a disease of red clover characterized by groups of blackened plants + patch - Anat. and Path. A small well-defined area of the skin, etc. distinct in colour or appearance + Joyce's note: 'patch' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 21: 'Patches. -- Small pieces of black court plaster cut in patterns and used in plays of the eighteenth century'.

bar wig (Slang) - a wig between a dalmohay and a double cauliflower or full bottom + earwig.

gross (ger) - large + FDV: Woman looking up ruddy blond, large build, any age.

episcopalian - belonging to an episcopal church, esp. (usually with initial capital) to the Anglican Church

haggish - like, resembling, or of the nature of a hag; ugly, wrinkled

peaky - peaked, pointed; peak-like + FDV: Woman, sitting up, look looks at ceiling: haggish haggish expression, beaky peaky nose, exhibits fear:

trekant (Danish) - triangle

feathery - light, flimsy + featherweight - Boxing. Applied to a pugilist who is very light, as distinguished from a heavy-, middle-, or light-weight.

Welsh rabbit - a dish consisting of cheese and a little butter melted and mixed together, to which are added ale, cayenne pepper, and salt, the whole being stirred until it is creamy, and then poured over buttered toast: also, simply, slices of toasted cheese laid on toast + FDV: sallow welshrabbit welsh rabbit tint, undersized, any no age.

teint  = taint (obs.) - colour, tint, tinge, dye (obs.) + teint (fr) - complexion.

Nubian - pertaining or belonging to the country of Nubia [Ulysses.15.2892: 'Nubian slave'].

nasal - of, belonging or pertaining to, the nose

fossette - a little hollow, depression, or dimple + fossette (fr) - dimple.

turfy - having the nature or appearence of peat

tuft - a small tufted patch of hair on the head or chin; a lock

undersized - below the proper or ordinary size

kirk - the Northern English and Scotch form of the word church, in all its senses + Free Kirk - Free Church of Scotland, as opposed to Episcopalian.

callboy - a youth employed (in a theatre) to attend upon the prompter, and call the actors when required on the stage + Joyce's note: 'callboy' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 9: 'Call-Boy. -- One of the stage managers' assistants whose duty is to call the artists from their dressing rooms when they are required on the stage'.

tabler - a backgammon board; hence, the game of backgammon or 'tables'. Also, a chess-board + tablier (fr) - chess board + tableau + FDV: Cry, off.

footage - the length in feet of cinematographic or television film used in photographing a scene, etc.

sinewy - having strong, well-developed, or prominent sinews + FDV: By the sinewy forequarters of the mare Pocahontas, you should have seen how that little smart sallowlass just hopped [around] it out of bed bunk like old mother mesopotomac and in one, five, and nine, she was gone off left, and the lamp with her and biglimbs largelimbs prodgering in the gloom of her wake.

Pocahontas - mother of English race horses

Fionnghuala (finule) (gael) = Finnuala - daughter of Lir (name means 'white shoulders'), changed into a swan until coming of Christianity to Ireland.

sallow - Of the skin or complexion: Having a sickly yellow or brownish yellow colour + galloglach (gouloglokh) (gael) - "foreign-youth": heavy-armed Irish foot soldier; anglic. gallowglass.

nanny - nickname for Anne; a child's form of address to a nurse; hence, a children's nurse + nanny goat - a she-goat + An Eanaigh (unani) (gael) - The Fenny; river, Co. Meath, where Malachy I drowned prince of Bregia; anglic. Nanny.

gambit - a method of opening the game, in which by the sacrifice of a pawn or piece the player seeks to obtain some advantage over his opponent. The original gambit is that by which a bishop's pawn is offered (King's or Queen's gambit), but the name is also given to other openings, many of which are distinguished by special names.

bunk - a bed on a ship or train; a rough bed (as at a campsite) + FDV: how that little smart sallowlass just hopped [around] it out of bed bunk like old mother mesopotomac

Mesopotamia - a proper name for the tract between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Sometimes used allusively in etymological sense for: A tract between two rivers + (notebook 1924): 'potomac' → Potomac river, United States.

nightlamp - a lamp which is kept burning during the night, esp. in a bedroom + knight - a piece in the game of chess, normally represented by a horse's head and neck + FDV: and in one, five, and nine, she was gone off left, and the lamp with her and biglimbs largelimbs prodgering in the gloom of her wake.

billy = billy-goat - Familiar term for: A male goat + {she jumps off the bed in response to a cry, followed by him}