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.
Connacht Tribune 26 Apr 1924, 6/6: (Advertisement) 'T. NAUGHTON'S Carefully Selected and Tested SEEDS... Best of All Purple Top Swede' [(notebook 1924): 'all purple top swede'].
Tipperary - county in Ireland + Tiobraid Arann (tibrid aren) (geal) - "Well of Ara [name of district]"; anglic. Tipperary.
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
bully - of the best quality, first rate + bull beggar (Slang) - bogey, someone who scares children.
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.
stuff + stiff (Slang) - money.
potheen - whisky distilled in Ireland in small quantities, i.e. the produce of an illicit still + Paidin (pad'in) (geal) - Paddy (dim. of Padraig) + song Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye.
solstitial - of or belonging to, connected with, a solstice or the solstices (21st June or 22nd December).
ham - an inexpert performer; (also ham actor, actress) an ineffective or over-emphatic actor, one who rants or overacts. slang (orig. U.S.); An inexpert or over-theatrical performance. slang.
vermicular - resembling a worm + vernacular - the native speech or language of a particular country or district; also, the informal, colloquial, or distinctive speech of a people or a group + 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'.
offa = off; of +
Joyce's note: 'Tell he me = Lei';
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 betters 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 |
(notebook 1924): 'strongfella = malts'
pickpocket - one who steals from or 'picks' pockets; a thief who follows the practice of stealing things from the pockets of others.
collaborate - to work in conjunction with another or others, to co-operate; to co-operate traitorously with the enemy + collidabantur (l) - they were brought into collision.
severe - pressing hardly, rigorous, making great demands on one's powers or resources
Woden = Odin + wooden + (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.
illtempered - having a bad temper; ill-conditioned; morose, cross, peevish + in illo tempore (l) - 'at that time'; Latin formula used in the Mass to introduce Gospel.
intruse = intrude + intruder - one who intrudes into an estate or benefice or usurps on the rights or privileges of another.
Christchurch Cathedral - The catholic church of the Protestant archdiocese of Dublin and Glendalough; at one time a glass case with the mummified bodies of a cat and a rat which were discovered behind the organ-case.
organ - a musical instrument (in its modern form the largest and most comprehensive of all), consisting of a number of pipes, supplied with wind or compressed air by means of bellows, and sounded by means of keys.
pensive - thoughtful, meditative, musing; reflective: often with some tinge of seriousness or melancholy.
flout - to mock, jeer, insult; to express contempt for, either in word or action + float
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.
change - exchange
stuck - p. of stick
strongbox - a chest or case for money made very strongly, a small safe + (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.).
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
addle - to muddle, to confuse (the brain)
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.
juni (Dutch) - june + juli (Dutch) - july
billy - lad, fellow
boule - legislative coucil of ancient Greece; bowl + boule (fr) - ball.
mum - to make an inarticulate sound with closed lips, indicating inability to speak
maul - to beat and bruise (a person)
excel - to be superior or preëminent 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 + ten pound
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
mad as a hatter = mad as a march hare - very mad or silly
nut - a madman; a crank