breeches + burn one's bridges - to go so far in the course of action that one cannot turn back.
babby - Sc. and north dial. f. baby
lee - Chiefly Naut. The sheltered side of any object; hence the side (of a ship, the land, an eminence, etc.) that is turned away from the wind.
hulk - a very large person; in ME. and later, A large ship of burden or transport, often associated with the carrack; Now arch. and in vague sense = 'big, unwieldy vessel'; the hull of a ship (obs.)
orbit - Confused with orb (Used as a general name for the heavenly bodies (sun, moon, planets, or stars); with reference either to their actual form (= globe), or their apparent form (= disc).)
heave - a swelling or rising up; rhythmical rising (and falling), as of waves, the breast, etc.
juniper - coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones (PICTURE) + Jupiter.
arx (l) - citadel, castle + FDV: Now that his bridges are blown to babbyrags and by the lie lee of his juniper hulk inriding her upright on her orbit & the heave of his juniper arks in action, he's naval, I see.
tartanelle - small sailing vessel + Dardanelles (straits).
dentes (l) - teeth + FDV: Poor little bannshee tartanelle, her teeth are chattering, the position strait she's in, the weight bulloge she bucks bears.
chatter - Of the teeth: To make a noise by rapidly repeated collision.
strait - a narrow or tight place, a time of sore need or of awkward or straitened circumstances, a difficulty or fix
bollog (bulog) (gael) - bullock; loaf of bread + Zeus, as a bull, carried off Europa + Bulls and Bears - speculators on rises and falls, respectively, on Stock Exchange.
smirk - an affected or simpering smile; a silly, conceited, smiling look
smeech - to emit smoke or vapor + smeh (Serbian) - laughter + (looking behind) + FDV: Her mouth smirk is looking for behind at for her heels hills.
mobcap - an indoor cap worn by women in the 18th and early 19th c. (often tied under a chin) + FDV: By the queer quick twist of her nightcap mobcap and the loft of her shift at random and the rate of her gate of going the pace, two a time worlds in one, she's her country I'm sure of.
shift - a body-garment of linen, cotton, or the like; in early use applied indifferently to men's and women's underclothing; subsequently, a woman's 'smock' or chemise.
at random - without consideration, care, or control
go the pace - to go along at great speed; fig. to proceed with reckless vigour of action
galleon - a kind of vessel, shorter but higher than the galley; a ship of war, esp. Spanish
jovial - characterized by hearty mirth, humour, or good fellowship; merry, jolly
bucky - like a buck + FDV: The field is down, the race is theirs their own, the Galleon Manjovial jovial Man on his tricky brown nightmare.
nightmare - a female spirit or monster supposed to beset people and animals by night, settling upon them when they are asleep and producing a feeling of suffocation by its weight.
BROBDINGNAG - Land of giants, in 'Gulliver's Travels'
Lilliputian - an inhabitant of Lilliput; hence, a person of diminutive size, character, or mind + puttana (it) - whore.
bar - Esp. in Betting, indicating the number of horses excluded from odds being offered + bore (Slang) - fuck + 111 (motif).
datter (Danish) - daughter + FDV: One to one bore one! daughters, io, io, sleeps in peace, in peace, in peace.
io - a Greek and Latin exclamation of joy or triumph + io io (gr, l) - oh, oh!; ho ho!; hurray! + Io - daughter of Inachus in Greek mythology, and lover of Zeus; innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter and, with a diameter of 3,642 kilometres the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System.
twilling - a twilled fabric or texture + Zwilling (ger) = twilling (Danish) - twin.
Ganymede - a Trojan youth, whom Zeus made his cupbearer; a cupbearer, a youth who serves out liquor; a catamite; the name given to the largest satellite of the planet Jupiter.
Garrdha Mor (gore mor) (gael) - Big Garden; place name + FDV: And the twinsons ganymede, garrymore, turn in trot in trot in trot.
paramere - each of the halves of a bilaterally symmetrical animal, or of a segment of such + père et mère (fr) - father and mother + paramour + This is the way the ladies ride (nursery rhyme): 'A gallop a trot, a gallop a trot' + FDV: But old Pairymares Pairamere go it a gallop a gallop a gallop. One to one on.
BOSPORUS (BOSPHORUS) - Strait joining Black Sea and Sea of Marmara, with Istanbul at outlet to the latter, on the Europe side.
he Phosphoros (gr) - "the Light-bringer": Artemis + Proserpina - Roman queen of the underworld.
satellite + set alight + In the territory of Phoenician Sidon, Lucian of Samosata (second century CE) was informed that the temple of Astarte, whom Lucian equated with the moon goddess, was sacred to Europa + FDV: O, O, her fairy lamp setalite! Throwing Casting their shadows on to the blind.
Persian blinds - outside window-shutters or blinds, made of light laths horizontally fastened in a frame, so as to be movable, like those of Venetian blinds + Lochiel's Warning (song): 'coming events cast their shadows before' + (notebook 1924): 'the Persian (blinds)'.
photoflash - a flash of light produced to enable a photograph to be taken + FDV: The man in the street can see the coming event. Photoflashing it far & wide.
Urania - Astr. One of the planetoids or asteroids + Urania (l) - "Heavenly": Muse of astronomy + Ourania (gr) - heaven + Uran (Serbian) - Uranus, planet + FDV: It'll be known in all Urania soon.
Titan - Astron. Name of the largest of Saturn's satellites + tightening + FDV: [Like jealousjoy hiding cowing titaning fear:
rumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
Rhea - Saturn's satellite + rhea (gr) - easily, lightly + Rhea (gr) - mother of Zeus + Rhea Silvia (l) - mother of Romulus and Remus + FDV: like a rumour [rhean] through the army night:
Japetus - Saturn's satellite + Japan + FDV: like China's dragon snapping japs japets:
rhodon (gr) - rose + rhoda (pl.) (gr) - roses + FDV: like rhodagray up the east.
Satyros (gr) - wood-god resembling an ape; lewd, goatish person + Saturn + Saturday best.
beset - to surround and harass, to assail on all sides
Phoebe - the name of Artemis or Diana as goddess of the moon; the moon personified (poet.); most distant Saturn' satelite + Phoebe Dearest (song) + FDV: [Satyrdayboast besets pheobe's dearest.]]
flaxen - ? Of the colour of the flax-flower, azure + FDV: Here's the flood and the flaxen flood earned forecast loost by Cain Kain, outflanked inklored by Ham Kam, reordered evaded by Patrick Paw Kawdrig Kawdreg delivered ysold by Tristan Krishkan, ____ by Patrick's dear, ____ by Karnell overagain (this addition was suppressed after this draft), that's to come over fightlittle tightlittle irryland.
Kinane: St. Patrick 127: (quoting an angel speaking to Saint Patrick) 'There is... the great sea to come over Erinn seven years before the Judgment' [VI.C.12.031e (b) (notebook 1924): 'That is the great gem to come over J - 7 just before dawn' === VI.B.14.045c ( ) (notebook 1924): 'There is the great sea to come over I - 7 years before doom'].
Baile Atha Thid (bolya hid') (gael) - Town of the Ford of Teud (masc. personal name), seaside town, N. Co. Dublin; anglic. corruptedly by Eclipsis, Malahide.
liv (Danish) - life
beautyship - the personality of a 'beauty.' Used sportively in address; cf. 'ladyship'.
Who'll Buy My Rosebuds (song)
jettyblack - jet-black + Little Black Rose (song).
nivea (fem.) (l) - snowy
The female name Nan, familiar form of Ann(e
fall of the flag - start of horse race + "as to the pugnaxities evinxed from flagfall to antepost" [090.06] + (from Genesis to Judgement Day).
doom - fate, lot, irrevocable destiny + Revelation 6:13: 'And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind'.
ephemeral - lasting for a very short time, short-lived, transitory
peer - to look narrowly, esp. in order to discern something indistinct or difficult to make out + FDV: From the drop fall of the fig to the judge's last post every night ephemeral anniversary while the night's park's police file weeping goes peels peering by for to see keep the morals down morrals of in county Dublin bubbling Bubbling.
weigh down - to draw, force, or bend down by pressure of weight; fig. to depress, oppress
morral - a dark-coloured horse + moral - a moralist (Obs. rare.)
trundle - to go, walk, or run easily or rapidly; also, to walk unsteadily or with a rolling gait
pay up - to pay the full amount of (what is) owing up to the time + (bet).
FDV: Kickickick. But she had to kick a laugh. At her old stick in themud theblock. The way he was shoving his weight about old like hale King Willow. At half past kick quick in the morning. And the lamp was all askew and asmoky wick in her. And she had to laugh, she had to kicker, too think thick of the wick of the his her lamp pixies' lumph loomph, licking lickering up the smooky smeechy shiminey and her big pig slog coverpoint of a wickedy man wickeding man batter whenever she looked ducked behind her stumps after the [rising bounder's] balls it tickled her sore innings to such a pitch at kickoclock kicksoclock, in the morn morm [egging him, legging him on before [with lubrication] to scorch her faster, faster, you hig, you hog, you'll Magrath is my gigger, [he is, for blocking up all my old kent road, goeasy goeasyosey, goeasy cuppy, we'll both be caught in the slips] for fear he'd [tyre &] burst his tyre dunlops or waken her borny barnies making his blanketbabies boobybabies] the game old merriman, square to leg, in his norsery shirty when holding treading her down hump and down like a maiden clean bowled over with her face crease where the back of her head punishments ought to be by [woman's womanish] rights when keek the cock hen in the Doran's yard shantyqueer began to in a kikkery key to laugh it off the way she was woke for his to adoodledoo doodledoo by her gallows bird, 964 965 not out, at all times long past cockerycock conkerincock of the Morgans.
stick - a 'wooden' person; one lacking in capacity for his work, or in geniality of manner; Theatr. an indifferent actor + stick (Slang) - penis + stick - in cricket, one of the stumps making up the batsman's wicket.
block (Slang) - fuck + block - in cricket, position where bat rests + stick in the mud - one that is slow, old fashioned or unprogressive + FDV: At her old stick in themud theblock.
slog - to walk heavily or doggedly; to hit or strike hard (in cricket)
paunch - the belly, abdomen + FDV: The way he was shoving his weight about old like hale King Willow.
doubler (French Slang) - fuck + L.B.W. - leg before wicket (mode of dismissal in cricket).
mid off - cricket position
mid on - cricket position
King Willow - archaic term for cricket bat (from the wood it is made off) + Herbert Farjeon: Sing Willow! (poem): 'Hail Willow, King Willow, who sprouts in the spring'.
Cain's mark (on his brow) + C. Stewart Caine edited Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack (from 1926 to 1933).
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
capapie - from head to foot, at all points
Tarrant, G. (1838-70) - cricketer + tyrant's hand.
Ottowey - cricketer + hot and wet.
six + FDV: At half past kick quick in the morning.
lamp (Slang) - vulva
askew - oblique, made or standing awry + Askew - cricketer.
trembly - tremulous + Trumble - Australian cricketer + FDV: And the lamp was all askew and asmoky wick in her.
wick - the bundle of fibre, now usually loosely twisted or woven cotton in a lamp, candle, or taper + wick (Slang) - penis + to dip (one's) wick - of a man, to engage in sexual intercourse + Earwicker.
Ranjitsinhji - English cricketer
Spofforth, F. R. - Australian cricketer
pixy - in local folk-lore a name for a supposed supernatural being akin to a fairy
lamp + lympha (l) - clear water + FDV: And she had to laugh, she had to kicker, too think thick of the wick of the his her lamp pixies' lumph loomph, licking lickering up the smooky smeechy shiminey
while + wide - in cricket, a ball going wide of the wicket and counting as a run for the batting side.
licker - one who or something which licks
Jessup, G. L. - English cricketer
smoky - Of a chimney: Inclined to send out smoke into the room.
simne (shimne) (gael) - chimney + chimney (Slang) - vulva + ALP's orgasmic cry is imagined going 'jessup the smooky shiminey' (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary) + Fire Snake rising up Sushumna, the central canal in the subtle body.
duff - decaying leaves and branches covering a forest + dubh (duv) (gael) - black + R.A. Duff - Australian cricketer + daft.
coverpoint - Cricket. A fielder who stands behind, and a little to the bowler's side of, 'point', to stop and return such balls as are not fielded by the latter; his position in the field + cover (Slang) - fuck.
wicket (Slang) - vulva
batter - one who bats; esp. the player who uses the bat in the game of cricket + FDV: and her big pig slog coverpoint of a wickedy man wickeding man batter
druv (Irish Pronunciation) - drove + FDV: whenever she looked ducked behind her stumps
stump - Jocularly used for: A leg + stumps - in cricket, the three upright wooden rods of the wicket.
Tyldesley - English cricketer
Tunnicliffe - English cricketer
slops (Slang) - baggy trousers
bounder - a person of objectionable manners or anti-social behaviour; a cad + FDV: after the [rising bounder's] balls it tickled her sore innings
yorker - an inhabitant of York or Yorkshire; Cricket. The ordinary definition of a 'yorker' is a ball that pitches inside the crease, and this, no doubt, is correct so far as it goes, but it does not go far enough. It really should be, any ball that pitches directly underneath the bat. It is quite possible for a man to be bowled out with a 'yorker' when he is two or three yards out of his ground, if he misjudges the ball, and allows it to pitch directly beneath his bat, although the ball pitches as far from the crease as he is standing. The most deadly sort of 'yorker', however, is the one that pitches about three or four inches inside the crease.
Studds - 19th-century cricketer