Mauser - a military rifle adopted by the German military experts in 1871 + Maus (ger) - mouse + mouser (cat).

come abroad - to appear in public, become public or known

what the dickens!

ruber (l) - red

rancher - a ranchman + orange

fulvus (l) - yellow + vide (fr) - empty.

viridis (l) - green

credulous - over-ready to believe; apt to believe on weak or insufficient grounds + caerulus (l) - blue.

damson - a small purple-black plumlike fruit; a dark purple color

sloe - the small bluish-black fruit of the blackthorn, with a sharp sour taste; dark violet-blue + slowcoach - a person who moves, acts, or works slowly + 7 colours of rainbow (motif).

BVM - Blessed Virgin Mary

animation of everybody

liveliness + loveliness.

plurity - moreness (the condition of being more than one, plurality)


victoria - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood, seats for two passengers, and an elevated driver's seat in front

landau - a four-wheeled carriage, the top of which, being made in two parts, may be closed or thrown open

loll - to lean idly; to recline or rest in a relaxed attitude, supporting oneself against something

parasol - to serve as a parasol for, to shade from the sun

giddy - to become giddy

dickey - a shirt collar; a detached shirt-front

M. Junius Brutus (l) - assassin of Caesar + Brits.

C. Cassius Longinus (l) - assassin of Caesar + Goths.

jostle - to come into collision in the tournament; to knock or push against, to come into collision with + Rev. Marcel Jousse, S.J., was a French philologist who believed that language is derived from gesture.

sonne - obs. f. son; obs. f. sun + Sonne (ger) - sun + a place in the sun - a dominant or favorable position or situation.

Marcus Antonius (l) - triumvir, defeated Brutus and Cassius

atonement - the action of setting at one, or condition of being set at one, after discord or strife; reconciliation (obs.) + autonomy.

sea + sigh.

dulcis (l) - sweet + Aqua Claudia - Roman aqueduct.

dew - to wet with or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten

muchas gracias (sp) - many thanks + Mookse/Gripes.

wistful - expectantly or yearningly eager, watchful, or intent

sauterelle (fr) - grasshopper

mute, quiet, still, etc., as a mouse [in a cheese] (phrase) + Ameise (ger) - ant + Meise (ger) - titmouse + meisje (Dutch) - girl.

ist (ger) - is

movent (obs.) - that moves or is moved; moving + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: It Is Not the Tear at This Moment Shed [air: The Sixpence].

sped - obs. f. spade (n.); obs. f. speed (n.)

poll - to remove horns + who'll pull the bell + Cock Robin (nursery rhyme): 'Who'll toll the bell?... I, said the bull, Because I can pull'.

sema (gr) - sign, mark; gravestone; symbol; constellation


insuppressible - that cannot be suppressed + Insuppressible - Antiparnellite newspaper.

mijnheer (Dutch) - sir, Mr, gentleman

burgomaster - the chief magistrate of a Dutch or Flemish town, nearly corresponding to the mayor in England. Often used loosely for any member of the governing body of a foreign municipality. Also for borough-master, as an official title in certain English boroughs + Burgermeister (ger) - mayor + boormeester (Dutch) - foreman, driller.

thon = yon: the demonstrative pron. and adj., pointing to something more remote in place or time than 'that'

staunch - Of a person: Standing firm and true to one's principles or purpose, not to be turned aside, determined.

fancy - capricious or arbitrary preference; individual taste; an inclination, liking + Billy Boy (song): 'and my Nancy tickled the fancy'.

Nanny - nickname for Anne

billy - companion, comrade, mate + billen (Dutch) - buttocks.

hod - an open receptacle for carrying mortar, and sometimes bricks or stones, to supply builders at work + head

best bib and tucker - put for 'best clothes' as a whole, properly of girls or women, but also of men

bottes (fr) - boots + Wellington boot - a high boot covering the knee in front and cut away behind; a waterproof boot usu. reaching the knee, worn in wet or muddy conditions. Usu. pl.

buckram - a kind of coarse linen or cloth stiffened with gum or paste; fig. Stiff, 'starched', 'stuck up'; that has a false appearance of strength.

babish - of or befitting a babe; infantile, baby-like + baboosh - heelless oriental slipper + babushka - triangular headscarf.

clouded - covered by clouds; having cloud-like markings + clouded canes (variegated with dark patches) were fashionable in 18th and 19th centuries.

necklace + James Joyce: Letters I.387: letter 10/08/36 to Stephen Joyce ('The Cat and the Devil'): 'Monsieur Alfred Byrne... always had a great golden chain round his neck even when he fast asleep in bed with his knees in his mouth' [.32]

aureal - golden + aureole.

baronet - a titled order, the lowest that is hereditary, ranking next below a baron, having precedence of all orders of knighthood, except that of the Garter + fixed bayonets (Slang) - brand of rum.

meng - to mix, mingle; to disturb, trouble, confound; to bring (living creatures) together, to join (the male with the female) + among.

pueblo - a town or village in Spain or Spanish America; esp. a communal village or settlement of Indians; short for Pueblo Indian + pueblo (sp) - people.

pinchgut - a miserly person who starves himself or others + Cosgrave: North Dublin, City and Environs 10n: (of early Dublin street names) 'Bumbailiff's Lane... Dark Lane... Hog Hill... Gibbet Meadow... Pinchgut Lane. Some eighteenth century steet-names were even coarser'.

beaux - pl. of beau + Beaux Walk (or Lane) in medieval Dublin.

Lad Lane, off Lower Baggott Street, Dublin

BUMBAILIFF'S LANE - (with other lanes) Since ca 1792 corrupted to Fumbally's Lane; off Blackpitts.  

Dom (ger) - cathedral + Dom (Portuguese) - Sir + dom (Serbian) - home, heartstone + On George IV's arrival in the centre of the city during his 1821 visit, Abraham Bradley King, Lord-Mayor of Dublin, presented him with a sword and the keys of the city, kissing his hand, and was knighted on the spot, as he was rising.

broadstone - hewn or squared stone + BROADSTONE STATION - Now disused terminus of the former Midland Great Western Railway, Phibsborough Road. It was not yet in existence when George IV visited Dublin in 1821.

barrow - a mound of earth or stones erected in early times over a grave; a grave-mound, a tumulus


goodmorrow - a salutation used at meeting in the morning, equivalent to the later good morning; something as void of import as the 'good-morrow' of mere civility; an idle, trivial, or empty saying; a trifling or worthless matter (obs.)

dooty - var. f. dhoti (loin-cloth) + my humble duty.

gracious majesty

Pompeius Magnus (l) - Pompey the Great, triumvir + Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme).

allness - completeness, universality

horse elder - corrupt form of 'horseheal' (a tall strong composite plant, with very large yellow flowers, Elecampane)

cherchant (fr) - seeking, searching + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard.

lik (Norwegian) - corpse + luk (Serbian) - onion + garlic.

cabbaging [030.12] + Cabbage Garden - defunct Dublin Capuchin cemetery near Saint Patrick's, at end of Cathedral Lane.

foison - plenty, abundance, a plentiful supply, a great quantity or number (of persons or things) (arch.); inherent vigour or vitality; power, strength, capacity

Copenhagen + caubeen - an Irish hat + Copenhagen, the war horse of the Duke of Wellington.

splendour - brilliant light or lustre; brilliant distinction, eminence, or glory

Sol (l) - the Sun + sol (Danish) - sun + Splendor Solis - 16th century illuminated vellum manuscript dealing with alchemy [.32]


might = mighty + mace - a sceptre or staff of office, resembling in shape the weapon of war, which is borne before (or was formerly carried by) certain officials. Also formerly = the sceptre of sovereignty.

depose - to lay down, put down (anything material)

sere na most (Serbian) - [he] shits on the bridge

speechreading - the action on the part of deaf and dumb persons of comprehending speech by watching the movements of a speaker's mouth

miniate - to decorate with colors or miniature pictures; to colour or paint with vermilion; to rubricate or (in extended sense) to illuminate (a manuscript)

vellum - a fine kind of parchment prepared from the skins of calves (lambs or kids) and used especially for writing, painting, or binding

Alfie Byrne - Lord-Mayor of Dublin in 1930s (James Joyce: Letters I.387: letter 10/08/36 to Stephen Joyce ('The Cat and the Devil'): 'the lord mayor of Beaugency, who was named Monsieur Alfred Byrne' [.20]) + alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu (gr) - A, B, G, D, E, Z, ╩, TH, I, K, L, M, N + et cetera (l) - and the rest.

papyrus + roy (Old French) - king.

Pepin the Short (d. 768) - king of the Franks + The Pyramid Texts are a collection of ancient Egyptian religious texts from the time of the Old Kingdom. The oldest version consists of 228 spells and comes from the Pyramid of Unas, the last king of the 5th Dynasty. Other texts were discovered in the pyramids of the 6th Dynasty kings Pepi I, Pepi II and three of his queens, and Teti.

edify - to inform, instruct; to improve in a moral sense (sometimes ironical)

ingram - an ignorant person + Rex Ingram - American actor (played God in 'The Green Pastures' by Connelly) + rex (l) - king.

pageant - a scene acted on the stage; spec. one scene or act of a mediŠval mystery play (Obs. exc. Hist.); Comb. as pageantmaster ("Rehearsals were overseen by an individual called the "pageant master").

poke - to thrust or push (anything) with one's hand or arm, the point of a stick, or the like, usually so as to move or stir it

cannula (l) - little reed; flute + canule (fr) - a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged.

arras - a rich tapestry fabric, in which figures and scenes are woven in colours; a hanging screen of this material (Hamlet killed Polonius through arras)