maypole - a high pole, painted with spiral stripes of different colours and decked with flowers, set up on a green or other open space, for the merrymakers to dance round on May-day + The Maypole (song): 'Come lasses and lads, take leave of your dads'.

dot - fig. To place like dots at separate points on a surface, to scatter like dots or specks.

tricksome - given to playing tricks; playful, sportive, frolicsome

fiftyfifty - on a basis of fifty per cent. (or one half) each; half-and-half, equally

Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves (proverb).

riches - abundance of means or of valuable possessions; wealth

slum - a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people

lice - pl. of louse + FDV: and roads rushroads to riches crossed slums of the poor lice

forge - Of a vessel: To make way, 'shoot ahead' (Adm. Smyth), esp. by mere momentum, or the pressure of tide. Often with ahead.

blazing - lighted up by or as by fire or flame

urbi et orbi - Of papal proclamations, blessings, etc.: to the city (of Rome) and to the world; Also transf., for general information or acceptance; to everyone + FDV: & he put forged himself a head ahead like a blazing urbanorb,

treble - a drink of spirits of three times the standard measure + FDV: brewing trouble to drown grief,

give and take - to make mutual allowances, concessions, or compromises

meum et tuum (l) - mine and thine + Magh-eo (mayo) (gael) - Yew-Plain; W. co. and town; anglic. Mayo + Tuaim (tuim) (gael) - Funeral Mound, Tumulus; town, Co. Galway; anglic. Tuam + FDV: giving & taking mayo and tuam,

milliard - a thousand millions + billiards + FDV: playing milliards with his three golden balls,

three golden balls - the sign of a pawnbroker; supposed by some to be derived from the ensign of the wealthy Medici family

landed interest - interest or concern in land as a possession + selfinterest - one's personal profit, benefit, or advantage (obs.); regard to, or pursuit of, one's own advantage or welfare, esp. to the exclusion of regard for others + FDV: making his capital grow out of landed selfinterest,

slavey - a female domestic servant, esp. one who is hard-worked; a maid of all work

weighty - rigorous, severe (obs. rare.)

bourse (fr) - purse; stock exchange + FDV: light on the a slavey & but weighty on the bourse,

emporos (gr.) - merchant + emporia - marketplace, a place of trade + imperialist.

boo - to low as a cow; to make a similar noise; to utter 'boo!' + FDV: with his sons our huge commercial emporial, with his sons booing him from afar and his daughters bridling up by at his side.

bridle up - to throw up the head and draw in the chin, (as a horse does when reined in), expressing pride, vanity, or resentment; to assume a dignified or offended air or manner.

finner - a name given to whales of the genus Balænoptera, esp. the Rorqual, from the fact of their having a dorsal fin; 'a white trout, a variety of the Salmo fario'.

FDV: How did he amass the balance he has at the bank? That is everybody's secret. Simply by repeated failures. First he was confiscated wandered for a change out of his healthswept home farmer's health & lost his ways back: then [by accident accidentally] flames flamers burst broke ran straggled out of wild through his pretentorium parsonfired wicket in the all shapes of striplings in sleepingsuits sleepless suits tights: a pipe broke out on over his temporal premises shortly promptly after, the main burst & misflooded his fortunes, a main chanced to burst, misflooding his fortunes and in time finishing up his fortunes, then after due reflotation, came got up a 4 hooligans gale & scattered his plateglass walls & halfset slates of all his cooked the accounts he was cooking. O, never again, said swore the at Lloyd's not for beaten wheat. [Your ear that's? Pepep paidup policier.]

bank - to pile up, accumulate + {the seven failures that got him his wealth — by collecting the insurance}

swank - to behave ostentatiously, to swagger

whaler - a person engaged in whaling, a whale-catcher

punt - a flat-bottomed shallow boat, broad and square at both ends

guinea - an English gold coin, not coined since 1813, first struck in 1663 with the nominal value of 20s., but from 1717 until its disappearance circulating as legal tender at the rate of 21s.

The English groat coined in 1351-2 was made equal to four pence.

index - the fore-finger; Econ. A number showing the variation (increase or decrease) in the prices or value of some specified set of goods, shares, etc., since a chosen 'base' period (often represented by the number 100), as a retail price index, a cost-of-living index, etc.

balance - an equivalent counterbalancing weight; an amount on the credit side of an account + FDV: How did he amass the balance he has at the bank?

into the bargain - over and above what is stipulated or expected; moreover, besides

baggy - loose and wide-legged pants, shorts, or swim trunks + bag.

on the prowl - prowling about; now freq. in search of an amorous partner

Jekyll - the name of the hero of R. L. Stevenson's story, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (published 1886), who appears as a benevolent and respectable character under the name of Jekyll and the opposite under the name of Hyde.

overmorgen (Dutch) - day after tomorrow

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise (proverb)

exposition - a display, show, exposure + FDV: Simply by repeated failures.

failure - the fact of failing in business; bankruptcy, insolvency

blunder - a gross mistake; an error due to stupidity or carelessness + General O'Duffy led the Irish quasi-fascist 'Blueshirt' movement in the 1930s.

upper ten - the upper classes, the aristocracy (colloq.)

The Band Played On (song)

ofter (ger) - often + After the Ball (song).

license - to grant (a person) a licence or authoritative permission to hold a certain status or to do certain things, e.g. to practise some trade or profession

farmer - one who cultivates a farm, whether as tenant or owner + FDV: First he was confiscated wandered for a change out of his healthswept home farmer's health & lost his ways back

fenland - an area of low often marshy ground + Finland.

occidental - of or in the west, western, westerly + accidentally - by accident, by chance.

jeune (fr) - young (feminine)

straggle - to wander or stray from the proper road, one's companions, etc.

out of (one's) turn - out of one's due order or place in a series; at a wrong time or place

parson - a chaplain, a curate, any clergyman + personified.

wicket - a small door or gate made in, or placed beside, a large one, for ingress and egress when the large one is closed

stripling - a youth, one just passing from boyhood to manhood

sleepless - continually active or operative, unceasing in motion, ever-moving + FDV: then [by accident accidentally] flames flamers burst broke ran straggled out of wild through his pretentorium parsonfired wicket in the all shapes of striplings in sleepingsuits sleepless suits tights

tights - garments of thin elastic material, fitting tight to the skin, worn by dancers, acrobats, and others to facilitate their movements or display the form + nights.

undated - not furnished or marked with a date; left without indication of date

anterior - Of time and progress: Preceding, earlier, prior.

main - a principal channel, duct, or conductor for conveying water, sewage, gas, or electricity, e.g. along the street of a town

mis- - badly, wrongly + misfortunes + FDV: a pipe broke out on over his temporal premises shortly promptly after, the main burst & misflooded his fortunes, a main chanced to burst, misflooding his fortunes and in time finishing up his fortunes

wroth - to become wrathful or angry, to manifest anger + Roth, Samuel - piratically published some of Work in Progress in Two Worlds (New York, 1925-26), and in 1926-27 published more than half of Ulysses + writing.

foulplay - unfair play in a game or sport; unlawful or dishonest behavior

court - an enclosed area, a yard + fives-court - prepared court for 'fives', a ball game + Four Courts, Dublin.

poultryyard - a place where fowls are reared

wherein - in which (place, material thing, writing, etc.); where

standing + waiting room - a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician's office.

flotation - the action, fact, or process of floating, in various senses; the condition of keeping afloat; the action of floating (Of a commercial company, etc.: To meet with public support) a company or enterprise + reflection.

hurricane - any storm or tempest in which the wind blows with terrific violence

gale - a wind of considerable strength; in nautical language, the word chiefly 'implies what on shore is called a storm'

smithereen - to smash or blow up into tiny fragments

plateglass - a fine quality of thick glass, cast in plates, used for mirrors, shop-windows, or in any position where an undistorted view, great strength, or the exclusion of sound, is desired + People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones (proverb).

slate - a thin, usually rectangular, piece of certain varieties of stone which split readily into laminæ, used especially for the purpose of covering the roofs of buildings.

cook accounts - to falsify accounts + FDV: then after due reflotation, came got up a 4 hooligans gale & scattered his plateglass walls & halfset slates of all his cooked the accounts he was cooking. O, never again, said swore the at Lloyd's not for beaten wheat. [Your ear that's? Pepep paidup policier.]

FDV: After, three buglers burgled crossburgled him, later on in the same afternoon evening [of the same day], two hussites absconded from him through a breach in his bylaws & left him, the infidels, without a character till, ultimately, as came the crowning straw barleystraw when an explosium of his distilleries deafeyed deafandumped all his dry dumb dry goods down to his oldtime drytime sinflute and left dumped left him, all that what remains of a heptarch, weeping worrybound on his bankrump. [Popop pay bearer at foot of ohoho honest policy.] Not withstanding withstanding he was [more] preferable to both of his thrownfolwers: Shem Jeebies [, ugh,] that was an ill man. Shaun Jawboss Jawboose [, sure for sure,] that this is a one [sweet] man [, puddigood,] but, bagdad, sir, Homo free, that would be your one's chogfuld man chogfuld & hallowmost championed enkelmann.

buglehorn - the horn of a bugle or wild ox used as a musical instrument or as a drinking vessel + burglars + *VYC*.

bezzle - to plunder, spoil; to make away with (the property of others); to make away with a large quantity of food or especially drink + embezzle - to appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use.

Hussite - a follower of John Huss, the Bohemian religious reformer of the 15th century + hussies + *IJ*.

abscond - 'to hide oneself; to retire from the public view: generally used of persons in debt, or criminals eluding the law'; to go away hurriedly and secretly

breach - a disrupted place, gap, or fissure, caused by the separation of continuous parts

bylaw - a secondary, subordinate, or accessory law

pay off - to pay in full, and thus discharge the obligation; to clear off (a debt or claim) by payment

ultimately + ultimatum + FDV: two hussites absconded from him through a breach in his bylaws & left him, the infidels, without a character till, ultimately, as came the crowning straw barleystraw when an explosium of his distilleries deafeyed deafandumped all his dry dumb dry goods

crowning - that forms the crown or acme; completing, consummating; highest, most perfect

barleystraw - (fig.) a trifle + last straw that breaks the camel's back (phrase) + The Barley Straw (song).