recreations + wee + week.
eon - an age of the universe, an immeasurable period of time; the whole duration of the world, or of the universe; eternity
neptune - the second most remote planet of the solar system
centinel - obs. ff. sentinel (a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch) + FDV: appearing in new next era's issues issue of a the Neptune's Annual News Sent Centinel to & Tritonville Sun Lightowler which never fails to ____ with well the widest circulation in round the whole universe.
Tritonville Road, Dublin + Triton - largest moon of the planet Neptune. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, which is an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet's rotation. At 2700 km in diameter, it is the seventh-largest moon in the Solar System + Triton - mythological Greek god, the messenger of the big sea. He is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, whose herald he is. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, "sea-hued", according to Ovid "his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells" + "Or where Neptune sculled and Tritonville rowed and leandros three bumped heroines two?" [203.12-.14]
eccolo (it) - here he is, here it is
choree - the metrical foot more commonly called trochee, consisting of a long syllable followed by a short one + (onomat.)
Miss Glimglow - the lamp, as Master Mettresson is the mattress, in the Earwicker bedroom + glim (Slang) - candle.
le mettre (Slang) - fuck + FDV: Thanks furthermore to neat Master Mattress Mattresson and modest Miss Glimshine modest Miss Ghimshine and neat Master Mattresson who so kindly profited profiteered their serwishes as strainbearer demysell of honour and, well, as strainbearer respectively.
profiteer - to make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, esp. illegally or in a black market + profferred
damsel - a young unmarried lady; originally one of noble or gentle birth, but gradually extended as a respectful appellation to those of lower rank; a young unmarried woman (without any connotation of rank or respect---sometimes even slightingly) + damosel (Archaic) - maid + maid of honour - the chief unmarried woman attendant of a bride.
trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
chin chin - a phrase of salutation. Also used as a drinking toast.
dankeschon (ger) - thank you
very much + FDV: And a
prevenient, by your leave, to this
occasion, detachable & replaceable
Ringsend - district of Dublin + (the condom).
prevenient - coming before, preceding, previous, antecedent [(notebook 1924): 'prevenient' → Kinane: St. Patrick 203: (quoting the Council of Trent) 'the prevenient inspiration of the Holy Ghost'] + preventive - contraceptive.
detachable - capable of being detached or separated
replaceable - that may be replaced
tusind tak (Danish) - a thousand thanks
auricular - an
auricular organ or part; the little finger, as the one most easily inserted in
the ear + FDV: detachable & replaceable
T. R. Malthus in his Essay on Population (1798) contended that the rate of increase of the population being out of proportion to the increase of its means of subsistence, it should be checked, mainly by moral restraint. This has often been popularly viewed as a proposal to check marriage + Malchos - Carthaginian politician.
Promethean - of, pertaining to, or resembling Prometheus, in his skill, art, or punishment
paratonerre - an apparatus for protection against 'thunder-stroke'; a lightning-conductor + para (gr) - beside, along + Donnerwetter (ger) - thunderweather (expl.) + FDV: and promethean paradonnerwetter,
prego (it) - you're welcome
bitteschon (ger) - you're welcome + FDV: which (pityshen pity shown) which first, with your permission pray go, pray go, taught life's lightning lovelightning how the way to well conduct itself,
merci beaucoup (French) - thank you very much + FDV: mercymercy, mercy mercy beau (good shot: only please don't mention it!).
markmaker - a maker of stamp marks
piledriver - a man who drives piles into the ground; penis (Slang)
laboursaving - designed to ease or eliminate work + (notebook 1924): 'condom = labour saving'.
deviser - one who devises; a contriver, inventor + FDV: Come & All ye great grant goatfathers & groanmothers, come alla all ye pin markmakers & piledrivers, vote for him! pay, pay, pay for it! all ye laboursaving devisers & feel for him!
laden + Leyden jar - device that "stores" static electricity between two electrodes on the inside and outside of a jar.
dividend - a portion or share of anything divided; esp. the share (of anything divided among a number of persons) that falls to each to receive or pay.
Waterworkers, makers of meadow drains and wet ditches.
condole - express sympathy for (someone), grieve with
eingeboren (ger) - innate, inborn + indé (Irish) - yesterday (Pronunciation 'inyé') + FDV: All ye sadhopes unborn — all ye beings to notbe that is still life & death inyeborn, bound to be, to do and to suffer, every creature, everywhere, graciously feel for her.
verbum sap - A phrase used in place of making a full statement or explanation, implying that an intelligent person may easily infer what is left unsaid, or understand the reasons for reticence. Fully in Latin: 'verbum sapienti sat est': a word is enough to the wise.
dapplegray - gray with spots and patches of a different shade
droner - one who emits a monotonous sound
drowse - to be half asleep
Feld (ger) - field + FDV: Humphrey Humpovitch and Annuska, sold wedded [in annastomoses] by the groundplan of the globe a the placehunter, [that whiskered beau & donahbelle], who shall separate shall fetter them to new desire, who repeals their act of union unites them in the bonds of schismacey. Quench the lamp. Withdraw the member. Adjourn the chamber. Such behaviour sbehaviour is largely the cause of to lack lacks of collective continence among others Donnelly's orchard and on long the shadyside of Fairbother's Field. Humphrey Humpo, lock your kittle kikkle up! Anny, lay blow your wickle out! Fold Tuck away the tablecloth scramblechoth. You never wet the tea. And you can may go [rightoway] back to your Aunty Diluting Dilutingus Diluvia, [Humphrey], after that.
Annushka - diminutive of Anne
evermore - for all future time (Obs. exc. arch.)
anastomosis - intercommunication between two vessels, channels, or distinct branches of any kind, by a connecting cross branch. Applied originally to the cross communications between the arteries and veins, or other canals in the animal body + anastomosis (gr) - outlet, opening.
ground plan - fig. The outline, general plan or basis upon which any work is constructed or composed.
placehunter - one who seeks persistently for a place or post in the public service + placenta - a flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant eutherian mammals, nourishing and maintaining the fetus through the umbilical cord + FDV: sold wedded [in annastomoses] by the groundplan of the globe a the placehunter,
whiskered - having whiskers + usquebaugh (Irish) - whiskey.
donah - a woman, a sweetheart + bella dona (i) - 'fair lady' + FDV: [that whiskered beau & donahbelle],
totum (l) - a whole + totus (l) - all + vir (l) - husband.
esquema (sp) - plan + Eskimo.
Quis separabit? - Motto of order of Saint Patrick (Who Shall Separate?)
repeal - to revoke, rescind, annul (something determined or appointed, esp. a law or sentence)
Act of Union (of Ireland and England), 1801 + (copulation).
schismacy - Eccl. A breach of the unity of the visible Church + FDV: who shall separate shall fetter them to new desire, who repeals their act of union unites them in the bonds of schismacey.
oyez! (Old French) - hear!
withdraw - to draw back, remove (a thing) from its place or position + (withdraw penis from vagina) + FDV: Quench the lamp. Withdraw the member.
closure - a bringing to a conclusion, end, close; Cricket. The act or right of declaring an innings closed.
chambre (fr. slang) - vulva
adjourn - Of persons met for business: To suspend proceedings and disperse for a time agreed upon, or 'sine die', that is, without specifying any day for reassembling. Also, to separate in order to meet at another place; hence fam. to remove the place of meeting + FDV: Adjourn the chamber.
precedent - Law. A previous judicial decision, method of proceeding, or draft of a document, which serves as an authoritative rule or pattern in similar or analogous cases.
continency - self-restraint, temperance; spec. Self-restraint in the matter of sexual appetite, displayed either by due moderation or (as more frequently taken) by entire abstinence.
Donnelly's Orchard (Joyce's note) → Donnelly's Orchard, Clonliffe, Dublin
Fairbrother, Tom - captain of the Liberty Boys of 1798. An area south of the Coombe is named for him, i.e. Fairbrother's Fields, the Liberties, Dublin + FDV: Such behaviour sbehaviour is largely the cause of to lack lacks of collective continence among others Donnelly's orchard and on long the shadyside of Fairbother's Field.
jumbo - a big clumsy person, animal, or thing; popularized, esp., as the individual name of an elephant, famous for its size, in the London Zoological Gardens, subsequently sold in Feb. 1882 to Barnum.
kettle (Slang) - vulva + kittle - tickle; to bring forth young, as a cat + FDV: Humphrey Humpo, lock your kittle kikkle up!
wick (Slang) - penis + blow the whistle on (a person or thing) - to bring an activity to a sharp conclusion, as if by the blast of a whistle; now usu. by informing on (a person) or exposing (an irregularity or crime) + FDV: Anny, lay blow your wickle out!
tuck away - to put into a snug place + FDV: Fold Tuck away the tablecloth scramblechoth.
the tea is wet (Irish phrase) - the tea is ready (also euphemism for sexual intercourse) + (no semen) + 'Polly, put the kettle on, / Polly, put the kettle on, / Polly, put the kettle on, / We'll all have tea' (song) + FDV: You never wet the tea.
"The anticipation of a good honest right-away race was not disappointed."
aunty - a familiar, endearing form of aunt + antediluvian - one who lived before the Flood; fig. one who attains to a very great age + FDV: And you can may go [rightoway] back to your Aunty Diluting Dilutingus Diluvia, [Humphrey], after that.
FDV: Go Retire to bed rest without disturbing your neighbours. The others are as tired of themselves as you are can be must be. Let each man one learn to bore himself. You are It is strictly requested that no pipesmoking, spitting, loudtalk pubtalk, sparring matches, noisy coarse kissing courtship, smut etc will take place herein hereinunder during the hours devoted to repose. Do not Never forget divorce your aim in the bedding [the gloves glove that gives may will give you away. [The maid may say nay but she's sure to tell her mother & then Kate Strong of the chores will get it & [on the spot.]]] On no account also should must water of any sort description be discharged against into the grate or out of the window. Ours is a house houselet not a hottle hothel.
mankind - the human race, men as distinguished from women
baffling - perplexing, confusing
Val Vousden: 'Let Each Man Learn to Know Himself' (song) + Kierkegaard: Either/Or: 'The Rotation Method': 'Those who bore themselves are the elect, the aristocracy; and it is a curious fact that those who do not bore themselves usually bore others, while those who bore themselves entertain others'.