Bismillah (Arabic) - in the name of Allah + (stones).
khorosho (Russian) - very well, O.K. + horseshoes.
levant - to steal away, 'bolt', to abscond + Levant - the Middle East.
turbulence - stormy or tempestuous action + Jubal and Tubal Cain - Jubal was "father of all such as handle the harp and organ"; Tubal was "instructor of every artificer in brass and iron" (Genesis, 4.) + the railway bridge over Menai Strait was a tubular bridge [083.36] [.03]
BULL RUN - Stream in Virginia, US; gave name to 2 Civil War battles (known to the Confederate side as Manassas). In Second Bull Run, Pope (84.06) was a Union general, Jubal Early (84.02) a Confederate.
assback - the back on an ass + (notebook 1924): 'assback roof' + pons asinorum (l) - the asses' bridge: a challenge that separates the wise from the foolish, a test of ability.
Danegeld - an annual tax imposed at the end of the 10th c. or in the 11th c., originally (as is supposed) to provide funds for the protection of England from the Danes, and continued after the Norman Conquest as a land-tax.
humoral - of or belonging to, consisting of, or containing, any of the humours or fluids of the body. Also in mod. use, contained in or involving the blood or other body fluid.
hurlbat - a short javelin having a thong for recovering after hurling; some form of club, bat + LDV: You have some grit, south downer! he went off with the four and seven and the hurlbat, picked up, while the man who was left with the fender who bore up under it with a number of plumsized bruises on him, reported the occurrence at the watch house in Vicar Street,
lignum vitae - a trade wood from trees of the genus Guaiacum. This wood was once very important for applications requiring a material with its extraordinary combination of strength, toughness and density. Due to its weight, cricket bails, particularly 'heavy bails' used in windy conditions, are sometimes made of lignum vitae.
evermore - at any future time, certainly, definitely
reminiscent - suggesting something by resemblance
toboggan - originally, a light sledge consisting of a thin strip of wood turned up in front, used by the Canadian Indians for transport over snow; now, a similar vehicle, sometimes with low runners, used in the sport of coasting.
poop - the aftermost part of a ship, the stern; a short blast in a hollow tube, as a wind instrument; Also, the report of a gun + Pope, John (1822-95) - Union general who lost the 2d battle of Bull Run + tobacco pipe.
have a crow to pluck with someone - to have something disagreeable or awkward to settle with someone, to clear up
rialto - an exchange or market place + rialto (it) - height, rise.
anywheres = anywhere
PEA RIDGE - The battle of Pea Ridge, in South Illinois, US, 7-8 March 1862, was a Union victory in the West theater of the Civil War.
Battle of Little Big Horn, 1876 (Custer's defeat and death at the hands of Sitting Bull)
Delaney, Patrick - the Phoenix Park assassin who testified against Parnell at the Parnell Commission
confederate - leagued, allied; a supporter of the Confederate States of America
fender - a metal frame placed in front of a fire to keep falling coals from rolling out into the room
albeit - even though, although, though
bluff - to swell out, become distended + BALL'S BLUFF - Locality near Leesburg, North-East Virginia, US. Site of minor Civil War battle 21 Oct 1861, in which Union forces were defeated by the Confederates.
bear up - to carry
wunder = wonder
contusion - a bruise
bruised - hurt or damaged by a heavy blow; contused
coccyx - the small triangular bone appended to the point of the sacrum and forming the termination of the spinal column in man
flabbergast - to put (a person) in such confusion that he does not for the moment know what to do or say; to astonish utterly, to confound
lab - a laboratory
paddy - policeman; Irishman; the proprietary name of an Irish whiskey + banner - one who bans or curses + (constables).
as for - as it regards, so far as it concerns, with respect or reference to
excellency - a title of honour
daffy - crazy, imbecile + O'Duffy, General - leader of an Irish fascist movement (Blueshirts) in the 1930s.
justifiable - capable of being legally or morally justified, or shown to be just, righteous, or innocent
William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar V.5.68: 'This was the noblest Roman of them all'
satisfactory + sitisfactura (l artificial) - a making thirsty.
Macaulay: Lays of Ancient Rome: Horatius at the Bridge (poem): 'Lars Porsena of Clusium'
gentleman's agreement - an agreement which is not enforceable at law, and which is only binding as a matter of honour + Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius of Nettesheim (1486-1535) - writer on occult sciences.
dein (ger) - your + deinde (l) - thereafter + derivative - coming or emanating from a source.
lotion - a liquid preparation used externally for healing wounds, relieving pain, beautifying the skin, etc.
fomentation - the application to the surface of the body either of flannels, etc. soaked in hot water, whether simple or medicated, or of any other warm, soft, medicinal substance + (notebook 1922-23): 'hot fomantations to ear'.
poppyhead - the capsule of the poppy + (opium).
generously + Jenner invented vaccination.
exhibit - Med: To administer (a remedy, etc.).
watchhouse - a house in which a guard is placed, police station
vicar - in early use, a person acting as priest in a parish in place of the real parson or rector, or as the representative of a religious community to which the tithes had been appropriated + Vicar Street, Dublin.
ground - the particular space or area under consideration
red cross - to mark with a red cross
mammalian - rel. to mammals
proofpositive - conclusive proof
stanch - to stop the flow of blood from (a wound)
pavilion - the pinna or auricle of the ear
hitter - one who hits or strikes, as in boxing, cricket, etc. Also fig. + hatter's hares + "attractive women are being hit on all the time by men, in one way or another" + "By the end of 1923, when it was still possible for someone in Paris not to have heard of Hitler, Joyce had sketched out most of the episode [the encounter with the cad]. Between 1936 and 1938, he made the following changes. In the passage describing how "some of his hairs had been pulled off his knut's head" by the cad, "hairs" became "hitters hairs". Other passages added describe the attacker as a "hikely excellent crude man about road who knew his Bullfoost Mountains like a starling bierd". Joyce also added "jewbigger" to his catalogue of curses." (John Gordon: Joyce's Hitler).
knut - a fashionable or showy young man
Colt - a firearm of a type invented by Samuel Colt (1814-62), esp. a type of repeating pistol
allround - around all the parts of, including everything in a given circle
muddle along - to 'get along' in a haphazard way + FDV: He then went away with the four & _____ (seven) and his hurlbat while the fenderite who bore up under all of it [with no of bruises on him] reported the occurrence to the [Vicar Street] watch house, his face being all covered with nonfatal blood as a good proof that he was bleeding from the nose, mouth & ears while some of his hair had been pulled off his head though otherwise his allround health was good middling enough.
corso - proud walk, a promenade + torso - the human trunk.
not a whit - not at all + a whit - a very little.
whacking - beating
Herr (ger) - Mr. + her, who?
nowthe - now
ash - the ashen shaft or spear
brawn - the arm, muscle
brass - money in general, cash; Historically: The general name for all alloys of copper with tin or zinc.
oust - Law. To put out of possession, eject; to expel from any place or position + (notebook 1924): 'ousting of metals by metals' → Haldane: Daedalus or Science and the Future 31: 'the production of aluminium from clay... I do not think that even when this is accomplished aluminium will oust iron and steel as they ousted bronze and flint'.
earthborn - born on the earth; of earthly or mortal race, as opposed to angelic or divine + (notebook 1923): 'Earthborn (terrigenae)'.
rockcrystal - transparent quartz
wreck - to shatter, ruin, destroy
isinglass - a firm whitish semitransparent substance (being a comparatively pure form of gelatin) obtained from the sounds or airbladders of some fresh-water fishes, esp. the sturgeon.
Wurm (ger) - worm + worm - to move or progress sinuously like a worm; to make one's way insidiously like a worm into (a person's confidence, secret affairs, etc.)
saving - the action of rescuing or protecting + for one's sake - on account of one's interest in, or regard for (a person), out of consideration for.
mother water - the liquid left after crystallization, e.g. of sea-salt + moddervater (Dutch) - muddy water + The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XVI, 'Lisbon', 771b: (of the Aqueducto das Aguas Livres) 'At the Lisbon end of the aqueduct is the Mae d'Agua (i.e. "Mother of Water"), containing a huge stone hall in the midst of which is the reservoir'.
Olympiad - a period of four years reckoned from one celebration of the Olympic games to the next, by which the ancient Greeks computed time, the year 776 b.c. being taken as the first year of the first Olympiad; a quadrennial celebration of the ancient Olympic Games.
thousand + thirty second + (1132).
Olaf, Danish prince, source of name Hamlet [Humphrey, Olaf, Oliver and Hamlet are all cognates of sorts; Humphrey (Irish), Amhlaoibh = Olaf (Old Norse), Olafr = Oliver (Latin), Amlethus (French) = Hamlet).
boney = bony - abounding in bones; having large or prominent bones; big-boned + Napoleon Bonaparte.
obtain - to come into the possession or enjoyment of (something) by one's own effort, or by request; to acquire, get
pierced - punctured, perforated + FDV: As regards the fender pierced fender & fireguard the question of unlawfully obtaining is subsidiary to the far more capital point of the political bias of a person who, when mistakenly molested ambushed, was simply exercising one of the most primary liberties of the subject by walking along a public thoroughfare in broad daylight.
parafuoco (it) - fire-guard + fiamme (it) - flames + LDV: Now coming on to the question of unlawfully obtaining a pierced fender and fireguard there crops up like a shot the far more capital point of the political bias of a person who, when mistakenly ambushed, was simply exercising one of the most primary liberties of the subject by walking along a public thoroughfare in broad daylight.
claptrap - language designed to catch applause; cheap showy sentiment. In modern use passing into sense 'nonsense, rubbish'.
fireguard - a protecting wire screen or grating before open fireplace, fender
crop out - to come out, appear, or disclose itself incidentally
salient point - standing out from the rest, prominent or conspicuous (point)
politisch (ger) - political
leaning - inclination, bias; tendency, 'penchant'
pursuit - the action of seeking, or striving to obtain, attain, or accomplish something
forebear - a person from whom you are descended + (mass of porter).
Dan Donnelly - an Irish champion prizefighter who in 1815 knocked out Cooper, the English champion. His footprints have been preserved somewhere or other in Ireland and his fossilized arm "is one of the major attractions of a Kilcullen hostelry" + el don de dunele (Venetian Italian Dialect) - the gift of women, a Don Juan + O'Donnghaile (o'douneli) (geal) - descendant of Donnghal ("brown-valor").
thick - to become thick, thicken