dispersal - the action of dispersing or scattering abroad + dispersed - scattered or spread about; driven asunder; diffused.

tellus (l) - the earth, land + Gaea Tellus - Greek earth-goddess.

terra (l) - dry land, ground

Themse (ger) - Thames + "Mark the Wans, why do I am alook alike a poss of porterpease? ...But the dour handworded her grace in dootch nossow: Shut!"

note - a brief record or abstract of facts written down for the purpose of assisting the memory, or to serve as a basis for a more complete or full statement + Notes and Queries (periodical).

titbit - a brief and isolated interesting item of news or information + Titbits (periodical; Ulysses.4.467).

Answers (periodical)

long and the short of it - in sum, in the heart of the matter

ard (ard) (gael) - high; height + ups and downs - a reverses of fortune.

list - to give ear, listen, to record, to show

liss - to free, as from care or pain; to relieve + liss (Anglo-Irish) - fort.

smoothen - to make (a surface, substance, etc.) smooth, level, even, calm, etc.

O'Mordha (o'morge) (gael) - descendant of Mordha ("majestic") + Unity Moore - early 20th century actress + Swift met Stella at Moor Park, Surrey.

varina (mod. l) - warning (coinage by Swift) + Jane Waring, whom Swift wooed as Varina.

quaedam (Slang) - whore + Quarta Quaedam - Latin for "Some fourth woman," Mr O Hehir says.

room + oom (Dutch) - uncle.

Onkel (ger) - uncle + Tommy, Make Room for Your Uncle (song) + King Mark, Tristan's uncle.

pigeyed - having small and dip eyes + piggy - a little pig, or animal so called; also playfully applied, with various connotations, to a child.

hold up - raise, lift; to stop or impede the course or advance of; to exhibit, display + Hold op med jeres lege (Danish) - 'Stop your playing around'.

yer - your + piger, hold op med jeres leg (Danish) - girls, cut out the nonsense.  

FDV: Who then was the scourge of Lucalizod, it was wont to be asked, as once long ages behind what became of where is Peabody's money or and later later in time more to the point who shot Buckley though every schoolgirl knows by now that how it was Buckley who shot and how it was the Russian general & not Buckley who was shot? What fullpay poisonivy pry, or which hatefilled woman? And that such various vitriol of venom a quiet stamp could cover!

park + Scourge of God - a title given by historians to Attila, the leader of the Huns in the 5th c. + (notebook 1922-23): 'scourge of Littlehampton' Daily Sketch 7 Dec 1922, 2/2: 'Mystery of Littlehampton's Scourge': 'so cunningly had the trap been set by the unknown scourge of Littlehampton' (three-year mystery of libellous and obscene letters, resulting in wrongful conviction of a Mrs Gooding).

volkreich (ger) = folkreig (Danish) - populous

Lucalizod (notebook 1922-23) + Lucan - Dublin environ on the Liffey. Two earls of Lucan may have interested Joyce: (1) Patrick Sarsfield, a Wild Goose, who fought under James II, died in 1693, saying, "O that this were for Ireland!"; (2) Lord Lucan, who commanded cavalry at Balaclava and is associated by Joyce with the Light Brigade. In FW, Lucan is often linked with its neighboring environ, Chapelizod, usually as "Lucalizod," which links Issy and the two Isoldes to Lucia Joyce and Alice. (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake.)

homo capite erectus (l) - erect man with a head, man erect as to the head + (notebook 1924): 'Pithecanthropus erectus' → Homo erectus - an extinct genus of hominids (e.g. Java man, previously known as Pithecanthropus erectus, whose fossil remains were found in Java in 1891).

wont - custom, habit

what price - what is the value of; what is the likelihood of; freq. merely an expression of contempt, 'so much for' + FDV: what became of where is Peabody's money

peabody - a fast ballroom dance + Peabody, George (1795-1869) - American philanthropist. The Peabody Trust built working-class housing. 

bluntly - in a blunt direct manner, without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility

whence - from what place? from what source, origin, or cause?

cravat - an article of dress worn round the neck, chiefly by men

epoch - a period of history defined by the prevalence of some particular state of things; Geol. A period or division of the history of the formation of the earth's crust.

Cainozoic - of or pertaining to the third of the great geological periods + (notebook 1924): 'Cainozoic 80,000' ('80,000' replaces a cancelled '(reptiles)'; only first word crayoned).

O'Buachalla (o'bukhele) (gael) - descendant of Buachaill ("boy") + 'Who struck Buckley?' - a catch-phrase used in the 19th century to annoy Irishmen + FDV: who shot Buckley

then time - the time that was then, the past time referred to

filly - a young lively girl + schoolfellow - one who is or formerly was at the same school at the same time with another + Macaulay: Essay on Clive: 'Every schoolboy knows who imprisoned Montezuma and who strangled Atahualpa' + FDV: every schoolgirl knows by now that how it was Buckley who shot

score - 20

moon - the average period of redurrence of the moon equal to 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes.

colleen - a girl, an Irish girl + colleen bawn (Anglo-Irish) - fair-haired girl + cailin ban a run (kolin ban arun) (gael) - my darling white-haired girl + aroon (Anglo-Irish) - my dear, beloved (from Irish a rún).

red flannel - flannel dyed red and formerly used esp. for making undrwear; tongue (Slang) + Flamme (ger) - flame.

Tolstoy: War and Peace + {Isolde at three diferent stages: as a girl, wife and widow}

jaja (Serbian, Polish) - eggs; testicles + yayi (Kiswahili) - eggs + as sure as eggs is eggs = sure.

blooding - bleeding + bleeding = bloody - a vague epithet expressing anger or detestation + blotting paper.

da (Russian, Serbian) - yes

caddish - of the nature of a cad, offensively ill-bred, the opposite of gentlemanly + Kaddish - a Jewish prayer of mourning + (the Cad) + FDV: and how it was the Russian general & not Buckley who was shot?

pry - to look, esp. to look closely or curiously; to peep or peer + FDV: What fullpay poisonivy pry, or which hatefilled woman?

Paul Pry - name of a very inquisitive character in a U.S. song of 1820 + (notebook 1922-23): ''Poison Ivy' (Cycl)'.

spy - to look at, examine, or observe closely or carefully; spec., to investigate with a spy-glass or telescope

the Castle - until 1921, official residence of Lords Lieutenant, the highquarters of British administration, and the hated symbol of British rule. Spies were "in the pay of the Castle" or "Castle hacks" + three castles on Dublin coat of arms.

hatefilled women (notebook 1922-23) Daily Sketch 9 Dec 1922, 7/2: 'Zara the Cruel... splendid serial of Romance and Passion in the East... the shrill cries of many hate-filled women'.

smiley - exhibiting a smile + (smiley saleswoman).

vitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will + FDV: And that such various vitriol of venom a quiet stamp could cover!

venom - toxin secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions); bitter or virulent feeling, language, etc.

Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 179: 'stamps are far easier of adhesion than the thick unperforated "Queen's Heads" (as they were called) with which our forefathers had to be satisfied'.

affranchissant (French) - liberating; paying postage on, stamping (letter)

sticking plaster - a material for covering and closing superficial wounds, consisting of linen, silk, or other textile fabric, or of plastic, spread with an adhesive substance.

zeal - enthusiasm as displayed in action + (notebook 1922-23): 'a quiet stamp'  Irish Times 6 Dec 1922, 4/6: 'Free State Stamp': 'new issue of the 2d. postage stamp for the Irish Free State... a quiet stamp, in which the harmony of the design and the ornamentation of Celtic scrolls and headed outline are well balanced'. 

postered - described on posters, adorned with posters

postpaid - having the postage paid by the sender

lounge lizard - a social parasite; a ladies man, a parasite in fashionable society in search of a wealthy woman, a gigolo [Joyce's note: 'lounge lizards']

pump room - a room or building where a pump is worked; spec. a place at a spa where the medicinal water is dispensed for drinking, etc. + (notebook 1922-23): 'pump room (spa)' Daily Mail 17 Nov 1922, 8/4: 'Taking the Waters by F. Sinclair Park': 'There is no place where the process of camouflage can be seen to greater advantage than in the pump-room during the season at a fashionable spa'.

jeer - a derisive speech or utterance; a scoff, flout + nine days wonder - an object or event thet creates a short lived sensation + FDV: it was one more dearer than all who was to make him a the nine days' jeer for the lounge lizards of the pumproom.

scratch-cat - humorous epithet for a spiteful person + Prat (ger, dial) - babbling, talk + Pratchen (ger) - story, anecdote + Tratsch (ger) - gossip + praczka (Polish) = prachka (Russian) - laundress, washer-woman.

platschern (ger) - splash + plach (Russian, Serbian) - crying + pail - a vessel, usually of cylindrical or truncated or conical shape, made of wooden staves hooped with iron, or of sheet-metal, etc., and provided with a bail or hooped handle; used for carrying milk, water, etc. 

holen (ger) - fetch + Polen (ger) - Poland + Dom (ger) - cathedral + hoi polloi - the common people + (all Poland).

Spass (ger) - joke, jollity + ('szp' combination common in Polish).

pisma (Polish) - writings, works, newspapers + pisma (Serbian) - letters.

zhony (Russian) = żony (Polish) = žene (Serbian) - 'wives'

Owens - brand of American glass + owen (Anglo-Irish) = abhainn (Irish) - river + abhainn glas (Irish) - green river + glais (Irish) - rivulet, stream.

azure - the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky + izara (Basque) - star.

twinkling - shining intermittently with a sparkling light

Mouthless rivers (notebook 1924) & primitive rivers no mouth (notebook 1924) → Metchnikoff: La Civilisation et les Grands Fleuves Historiques 187: 'Aux temps primitifs, les grands cours d'eau... n'avaient pas de débouché du tout' (French 'In primitive times, the large streams... had no outlet at all').

impermanent - not permanent or lasting, transient

warming - that makes warm

bondwoman - a female slave

man of the house (Anglo-Irish) - householder, master (from Anglo-Irish fear an tighe)

mormor (Danish) - grandmother + murmur.

maca mhic (moke vik) (gael) - sons of a son

(one) would give one's eye-teeth - (one) is very eager, or ready to make the greatest sacrifices (to do something) + give an eye to - to give a share of one's attention to + Matthew 5:38: 'an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth' (also Exodus 21:24).

child-bearing women were said to lose a tooth for every child (as a consequence of calcium loss)

cadet - the youngest son + Caddy/Primas (motif) → "These sons called themselves Caddy and Primas".

prim - a pretty girl + primus (l) - first.

angry + ean- (Irish) - water-  + A hungry man, an angry man (proverb).