stotter - to stumble, stagger + stuttered + Stoddard, A. E. - English cricketer. 

trut (obs.) - An ejaculation of contempt + Trott - Australian cricketer, Mr Maling says.  

trumper - to give forth a trumpet-like sound; spec. to break wind audibly (slang or vulgar) + Trumper - English cricketer.

Lord Harry - a familiar name for the 'Devil' + Lord Harris - famous English cricketer.

J. McCarthy Blackham - Australian cricketer

apples + red cherry - a name for the cricket ball + Robert Abel - English cricketer.

innings - Cricket. That portion of the game played by either side while 'in' or at the bat; In Cricket also used of the play of, or score of runs made by, any one batsman during his turn.

consort - to keep company with; to have intercourse with + concert pitch - one slightly higher than normal, used in concert for special effect.

pitch - Cricket. The act or manner of pitching or delivering the ball in bowling, or the way in which it pitches or alights; a talk, chat; the highest (or extreme) point, top, summit, apex, vertex.

six o'clock + lock (Slang) - vulva + FDV: it tickled her sore innings to such a pitch at kickoclock kicksoclock, in the morn morm

language + lingua (l) - tongue; language + Pidgin English + (fellatio).

flick - a light blow, esp. one given with something pliant; Cricket. A quick turn of the batsman's or bowler's wrist in playing or delivering the ball; also, a turn of the ball.

bail - In Cricket, name of each of the two pieces of wood laid across the tops of the three stumps which form the wicket + balls

lubrication - the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant

scorch - to heat to such a degree as to shrivel, parch, or dry up, or to char or discolour the surface + FDV: [egging him, legging him on before [with lubrication] to scorch her faster, faster,

haec (fem.) (l) - this, this here + FDV: you hig, you hog, 

hoc (neut.) (l) - this one here + Ulysses.15.1890: 'You hig, you hog, you dirty dog!'

huc (l) - to this place, hither + lucky + Huckey - cricketer.

Iremonger - English cricketer + ironmonger - someone who sells hardware

Mag Raith (mogra) (gael) - son of Mac Raith ("son of grace"); anglic. Magrath, Magraw, etc. + mo ghradh (mugra) (gael) - my love + "[Magrath] is, first of all, identified with the wild rover she [ALP] left behind, a Heathcliff to HCE's Edgar. (Which rover was, as noted earlier, in turn a role of the young HCE, 'the grand Phenician rover'.) The intensity of her reiterated attacks on him is, in its way, evidence of her ambivalence: the lady doth protest too much, and it should not surprise us to find that whan coupling with her husband she fantasises about being in the arms of a forbidden other: 'Magrath he's my pegger...' At times her resentment sound like that of a spurned lover. She is described as 'wronged by Hwemwednoget (magrathmagreeth...' (243.03), a portmanteau name conveying 'He no get wed', a charge confirmed by the identification (511.02) of McGrath with the Norwegian, a.k.a. 'nowedding' (325.27) captain." (John Gordon: Finnegans wake: a plot summary)

pegger - one who pegs + peg - to insert a peg into; to work on persistently, to 'hammer' away; Cricket. To drive pegs into (the face of a bat); fuck (Slang) + Pegger Festy.

brick up - to  wall up with brick + prick (Slang) - penis + Knocked 'em in the Old Kent Road (song) + FDV: you'll Magrath is my gigger, [he is, for blocking up all my old kent road,

toss - a deciding by flipping a coin; in cricket, coin flip to determine which team shall bat first

flog - Cricket. To 'punish' (bowling).

bowling - Cricket. The action of 'delivering' the ball + flog the bowling - in cricket, to hit hard and often + 'Here a sheer hulk lies poor Tom Bowling' (song).

darr - obs. form of dare (v.) + A.G. Daer - cricketer.

duck - Cricket slang. (Short for duck's egg). No score, nought; also, a player who fails to score + break his duck - in cricket, to score his first run.

posh - elegant, fashionable, smart, 'swell', 'classy'

lob - to send (a player) a lobbed ball + love

parr - to shut up in an enclosure; to fold, pen + pairing + George Parr - English cricketer.

Easter + oog (Dutch) - eye + oogst (Dutch) - harvest + Oogst (Flemish) - August + ster (Dutch) - star.

googly - bulging, staring + My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose (song): 'till all the seas gang dry'.

metch = match

three for two - in cricket, three runs for two wickets + 'Tea for Two, and two for tea, / Me for you and you for me' (song).

goeasy - easy-going; characterized by leisurely behaviour + easyosey - easygoing, casual + go easy + FDV: goeasy goeasyosey, goeasy cuppy,

field - in cricket, the entire game area + Gracie Fields - singer.

hooley pooley (Anglo-Irish) - hubbub, great din (from Irish: húille búille) + Edward Pooley - English cricketer.

cuppy - Of ground: Full of shallow depressions + Gubby Allen - cricketer.

bye - in cricket, run scored without batsman hitting ball + by and by - in a little while, soon.

slip - Cricket. One or other of the fielders who stand behind and on the off-side of the wicket to which the ball is bowled; the ground or position occupied or guarded by these players. So, 'caught in the slips' as mode of dismissal + FDV: we'll both be caught in the slips]

tyre = tire (obs.)

Dunlop - the name of a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland, used (chiefly attrib.) to designate an unskimmed-milk cheese originally made there + Dunlop, Daniel - the Dunlop of Ulysses (183), president of the Dublin Theosophical Society when AE was vice-president, founder of the British Anthropological Society. In FW, based on a cyclical theory of history theosophical cycles can fit in almost anywhere + Dunlop rubber tyres + (rubber condom) + C.E. Dunlop - cricketer.  

barnebarn (Danish) - grandchild + FDV: for fear he'd [tyre &] burst his tyre dunlops or waken her borny barnies making his blanketbabies boobybabies]

merryman (Slang) - penis + Grand Old Man - sobriquet applied to W.G. Grace, famous English cricketer for over thirty years + 'Grand Old Man' - Gladstone + W.R. Merriman - cricketer.

Mynn, Alfred (1807-61) - English cricketer 

square - honest or straightforward in dealing with others; honourable, upright + square leg - cricket position.

lilywhite - white as a lily + (7 items of clothing) [.15-.18]

Hobbs, Jack - 20th-century cricketer

Wisden, J. (1836-84) - English cricketer, founder of The Cricketer's Almanack, still published yearly + wisdom. 

bosse (fr) - hump

pinafore - a covering of washable material worn by children, and by factory girls or others, over the frock or gown, to protect it from being soiled

grip - an ear-ring

plunge - a steep and rapid fall, an act of jumping or diving into water

flannelly - characteristic or of the nature of flannel, flannel-like + Kipling, in The Island (1902), referred to cricketers as 'flannelled fools'.

tread - (of a male bird) copulate + FDV: 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

hump - sexual intercourse; hence, a woman who makes herself available for sexual intercourse (coarse slang.)

Hambledon - Hampshire village, where cricket is said to have started (noted for cricket team in 18th century)

well held! - in cricket, said when difficult ball caught

oval - to make oval, to give an oval shape to + ovale (fr. slang) - vulva + the Oval - cricket ground, London + over and over.

crease - a furrow in a surface, a fold, wrinkle; Cricket. The white line of pitch + FDV: with her face crease where the back of her head punishments ought to be by [woman's womanish] rights

pad - a thin, cushionlike mass of soft material; In Cricket and other sports: A guard or protection for parts of the body, as the leg or shins.

womanish - of or belonging to a woman or women, a woman's (Now rare.)

keek - to peep; to look privily, as through a narrow aperture, or round a corner + (onomat.)

O'Deorain (o'd'oran) (gael) - descendant of Doeradhan (diminutive of deoradh, "exile, stranger") + dawn's.

shanty - showy, smart + sean-tigh (shant'i) (gael) - old house + chanticleer - a cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing + FDV: when keek the cock hen in the Doran's yard shantyqueer

kikeriki - German rendering of a cock's crow

laugh off - to minimize by treating as amusingly or absurdly trivial, to dismiss or get rid of with a laugh


woken + FDV: began to in a kikkery key to laugh it off the way she was woke for his to adoodledoo doodledoo by her gallows bird,

cockadoodledoo - a conventional representation of the crow of the cock; a name for this

gallows bird - one who deserves to be hanged. Also occas., one who has been hanged + gallus (l) - cock + bird (Slang) - penis.

how's that - in cricket, appeal for dismissal

noball - the words used by an umpire at cricket to denote that the ball has not been bowled in accordance with the rules of the game

carry one's bat - In Cricket: To keep batting through innings without dismissal.

notout - Cricket. The phrase 'not out' used attributively to designate a batsman (his score, etc.) whose innings either are unfinished or are ended only by his side going out; a 'not out' innings + 132 not out - in cricket, score 132 in a row (i.e. carrying his bat), a feat performed by Robert Abel in 1893 + FDV: 964 965 not out,

morgen (ger) - tomorrow + morgens (ger) - in the morning + 'top of the morning' (Irish phrase) + FDV: at all times long past cockerycock conkerincock of the Morgans.


(onomat.) + cocorico (fr) - cock-a-doodle-doo (i.e. cock crow).

armiger - an esquire; orig. one who attended a knight to bear his shield, etc.; in later usage, one entitled to bear heraldic arms + armiger (l) - bearing weapons, armed, warlike + Armageddon + almighty and everlasting Lord.

Billy-in-the-Bowl - legless beggar and strangler in old Dublin

belle (fr) - beautiful (feminine)

beau (fr) - beautiful (masculine)

herewith - with this + (notebook 1924): 'I return my many thanks'.

enjoin - to give instructions to or direct somebody to do something + enjoyed + FDV: Well. We return auditors' thanks for their favours now duly received.

Telamon - Greek hero, father of Ajax. A telamon (Greek "bearer") is a male figure used as a caryatid. 

amie (fr) - friend (feminine)

tabernacle - a temporary dwelling; generally movable, constructed of branches, boards, or canvas; fig. In phraseology chiefly of biblical origin: A dwelling-place + Tobar na Cuill (tubernu kwil) (gael) - Well of the Hazel Tree + cul (fr) - arse.

Tipperary - Gael. Tiobraid Arann (tibrid arun): "Well of Ara," town and province in Munster (S. Ireland).

carriageable - capable of being carried, portable (rare.) + marriageable.

Tochter (ger) - daughter + (notebook 1923): 'Is (a Tochter)'.

tanks (Irish Pronunciation) - thanks + thanks to.

contractation - mutual dealing, bargaining, trading + contractatio (l) - theft.

towards + tug-o'-war + FDV: Humphrey Humphry Hutch Hopegood Joy & Company thanks tight Anne Thynne for her contrectaction towards topwards him his personel.

personeel (Dutch) - staff of servants

choree - the metrical foot more commonly called trochee, consisting of a long syllable followed by a short one + Chor (ger) - chorus + All four canonical gospels recount that, during the Last Supper, Jesus foretold that Peter would deny him three times before the following cockcrow ("before the cock crows twice" in Mark's account).

thoughtfully - with thought or consideration; considerately, kindly

gratias (l) - thanks

repass - to pass again into a previous state, through a place, etc. + repast - the food served and eaten at one time + FDV: We all well unite thoughtfully in rendering grace between loverepasts, begging your honour's pardon for an exclusive portrait of Mr von Tiplady, his recreation,

pictorial - of or expressed in pictures, illustrated