capture - catching, seizure

recapture - to capture again

all in - in Wrestling: Without restrictions, having almost no holds barred.

safe - a fire-proof and burglar-proof receptacle for plate, money, deeds, and other valuables. Usually made of steel and iron, with one or more doors secured by elaborate locks.

all purple top swede (notebook 1924) Connacht Tribune 26 Apr 1924, 6/6: (Advertisement) 'T. NAUGHTON'S Carefully Selected and Tested SEEDS... Best of All Purple Top Swede'.

Tipperary - county in Ireland + Tiobraid Arann (tibrid aren) (geal) - "Well of Ara [name of district]"; anglic. Tipperary + Purple Top, Tipperary Swede - types of turnip.

sacramented - consecrated, made sacred, sealed by a sacrament

service + Servius - Roman proper name + Marius Servius Honoratus - 4th C commentator on Vergil + Servius Tullius - sixth king of Rome.

divine - religious, sacred

tussle - a vigorous or disorderly conflict; a severe struggle, a hard contest

taller + John Toller - apparently a seven-or-eight-foot tall giant (died 1819) + {tallness fits *E*; bell tolling fits *Y*}

bully - of the best quality, first rate + bull beggar (Slang) - bogey, someone who scares children + Billy-in-the-Bowl - legless beggar and strangler in old Dublin.

{living in a mine fits *E*; being a minor fits *Y*} + LDV: They struggled for some considerable time and in the course of it the masked man said to the other: Let me go, Pat.

worm - spiral condenser used for whiskey distilling

handy - conveniently situated for

portable - capable of being carried by hand or on the person; capable of being moved from place to place

distillery - the establishment or works in which the distilling of spirits is carried on

vat - a cask, tun, or other vessel used for holding or storing water, beer, or other liquid

stiff (Slang) - money + stuff.

potheen - whisky distilled in Ireland in small quantities, i.e. the produce of an illicit still + Paidin (pad'in) (geal) - Paddy (dim. of Padraig) + Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye (song) + FDV: The struggle went on They struggled for a considerable time and in the course of it the masked man said to the other: Let me go, Pat.

solstitial - of or belonging to, connected with, a solstice or the solstices (21st June or 22nd December)

ham - the region back of the knee joint; the back of the thigh; the thigh of a hog cured for food; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style

vermicular - resembling a worm + vernacular - the native speech or language of a particular country or district + Joyce's note: 'vermicular' Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 134 (sec. 131): 'It is... surprising how many pairs we have of native nouns and foreign adjectives, e.g.... worm: vermicular'.

chin chin - Used as a drinking toast; as v. intr., to say 'chin-chin' + Joyce's note, Eumeus: 'ugly grin and weapon'.

Victoria - a sovereign minted in the reign of Queen Victoria

offa = off; of + FDV: Later on the same man asked: Was six pounds fifteen taken from you by anyone two or three months ago?

Tell he me = Lei (Joyce's note) Caradoc Evan, 53: "[The Way of the Earth] 'Tell he me, when shall I say to Beca thus: "On such and such a day is the wedding"? Say him a month this day?'" Note: It was a local custom to address one's better in the third person. MS 47472-158, TsILS: taken off you, tell us by anyone ^+takee offa you, tell he me, strongfella by pickypocky+^ | JJA 46:034 | 1926-7 |

strongfella = malts (notebook 1924) + De Valera was nicknamed 'the Long Fellow'.

pickpocket - one who steals from or 'picks' pockets; a thief who follows the practice of stealing things from the pockets of others + pick-pocketing.

four (months ago)

collaborate - to co-operate; to co-operate traitorously with the enemy + collidabantur (l) - they were brought into collision + collide and banter + LDV: There was some further severe mauling and then a wooden affair in the shape of a revolver fell from the intruder who thereupon became friendly and wanted to know whether his chance companion who still had the fender happened to have the change of a ten pound note about him as, if so, he would pay the six pounds odd out of that for what was taken on last July.

severe - pressing hardly, rigorous, making great demands on one's powers or resources

Woden = Odin + (notebook 1924): 'Woden' Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 62 (sec. 60): (quoting from J.R. Green's A Short History of the English People) 'England still remained England; the conquerors sank quietly into the mass of those around them; and Woden yielded without a struggle to Christ'.

Webley - the proprietary name of various types of revolver and other small arms, etc., originally made by the firm of P. Webley and Son + "Cad's pipe is of course a smoking implement but can also be a lead pipe, one of the weapons conventionally favored by the kind of goons swelling the ranks of Hitler's SA. Another, apparently, was a heavy oak stick, similar to a policeman's billyclub. The association may help explain the train of metamorphoses undergone by the assailant's pipe. In later accounts it becomes a wooden affair - in fact, expanded in May 1927 from "wooden" to a "woden affair" - or, alternately, a "humoral hurlbat or other uncertain weapon of lingum vitae" - in short, a stick. Since in some versions it is traded back and forth in the encounter, it can be remembered, in three instances that first appear in the composition between 1933 and 1936, as a "swapstick" (FW 342.30) and yet later as a "swopsib" (FW 568.12) shared by the two antagonists and finally a "swaystick" (FW 569.19) brandished aloft by the victor. Thus does cad, hitter, and stick fade into the age's archetypal cad, Hitler, with his swastika." (John Gordon: Joyce's Hitler).

Ned Thornton - original of Tom Kernan in Ulysses + "wodkar blizzard's business Thornton had with that Kane's fender..."

illtempered - having a bad temper; ill-conditioned; morose, peevish + in illo tempore (l) - 'at that time'; Latin formula used in the Mass to introduce Gospel + intemperate.

intruse = intrude + intruder - one who intrudes into an estate or benefice or usurps on the rights or privileges of another.

Kate and Maurice (Behan)  

Christchurch Cathedral - The catholic church of the Protestant archdiocese of Dublin and Glendalough; in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral are the skeletons of a cat and a rat it chased behind the organ pipes; both got stuck in the tubes and died of starvation.

image

pensive - thoughtful, meditative; reflective: often with some tinge of seriousness or melancholy

flout - to mock, jeer, insult; to express contempt for, either in word or action + float above them like.

pigtail - a tight braid of hair

knobkerrie - a short thick stick with a knobbed head, used as a weapon or missile by South African peoples + Joyce's note, Eumeus: 'laying all joking aside'.

change - exchange + strange + chance companion.

stuck - p. of stick

strongbox - a chest or case for money made very strongly, a small safe + Strongbow - leader of the Anglo-Normans who invaded Ireland in the 12th century (his tomb is in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin) + (notebook 1924): 'invention of fender'.

tenacity - firmness of hold or attachment; firmness of purpose, persistence, obstinacy

corroborate - to strengthen (an opinion, statement, argument, etc.) by concurrent or agreeing statements or evidence; to make more sure or certain; to support; to confirm (a law, legal act, etc.) + robber.

territorial + tenitore (it) - holder, keeper.

lots - much + loot - money (slang.); goods taken from an enemy.

change - money of a lower denomination given in exchange for a larger coin; hence generally, coins of low denomination; also coins of one currency given in exchange for those of another.

crickle - to make a sharp, thin sound + have loose change of a ten-pound note.

addle - to muddle, to confuse (the brain) + adding.

hap - to have the fortune, luck, happen, chance + Joyce's note: 'hap = if' Caradoc Evan, 53: "[The Way of the Earth] 'Hap Madlen Tybach need coal?'" note: Welsh "hap": luck, chance, fortune. The meaning here is "Go and ask if Madlen Tybach need coal". MS 47472-158, TsOS: happened to have the loose ^+loots+^change of a ten pound note ^+crickler+^ about him at the moment as ^+addling that,+^ if ^+hap+^ so, he would pay the six pounds ^+vics+^ odd back | JJA 46:034 | 1926-7 |

Victoria - a sovereign minted in the reign of Queen Victoria

odd - a surplus of lower denomination of money; used in numeration to denote a remainder or numerical surplus over and above a 'round number' (as of units over tens, dozens, or scores); and thus becoming virtually an indefinite cardinal number of lower denomination than the round number named.

Man of Sorrows - an epithet of Christ + (travelling salesman).

juni (Dutch) - june

juli (Dutch) - july + FDV: There was severe mauling and then a wooden affair in the shape of a revolver fell from the intruder who thereupon became friendly & wanted to know whether his chance companion who had the fender happened to have the change of a ten pound note because, if so, he would pay the six pounds odd out of that for what was lost last summer.

cap'n (Colloquial) - captain

billy - lad, fellow + Billy in the Bowl - legless beggar and strangler in old Dublin.

boule - bowl + boule (fr) - ball.

mum - to make an inarticulate sound with closed lips, indicating inability to speak

maul - to beat and bruise (a person) + maulen (ger) - to mope, to sulk + mulled.

excel - to be superior or preŽminent in the possession of some quality, or in the performance of some action, usually in a good sense

grossly - excessively, flagrantly

loose change (orig. U.S.) - a quantity of coins kept or left in one's pocket, etc., for casual use

tinpan - noisy, harsh; a pan made of tin; tympan + FDV: The other than said: Would you be surprised to hear that I have not such a thing as the change of a ten pound note but I am able to see my way to give you at for the present four and 7 pence to buy whisky.

crackle - something that makes a crackling noise; to emit a rapid succession of slight cracks

see one's way - to see how one will be able (to do something esp. to pay money)

Yuletide - the season of Yule, Christmas-tide

Judenfest (ger) - Jewish holiday

nut - a madman; a crank + mad as a hatter = mad as a march hare - very mad or silly.