wiggle - to proceed with twisting and turning movements, to wriggle

lens - spec. A lens or combination of lenses used in photography

"...as the hen saw. Wonderfully well this explains the double nature of this gryphonic script and while its ingredients stand out with stereoptican relief we can (speep) ^tour^ beyond the figure of the scriptor into the subconscious editor's mind" [Joyce eventually forgot to incorporate the paragraph in the confusion created by his own method of writing (Dirk Van Hulle, 12 December 2000)]. 

puling - spiritless, whining, of a feeble or sickly nature + pure and simple - mere, simple.

bethink - consider + Samuel Beckett.

stump - the portion of the trunk of a felled tree that remains fixed in the ground

beech - a well-known forest tree

poultry - domestic fowls collectively + paltriest.

gee (Dublin Slang) - vulva + gee up - a command to a draft animal to move ahead.

girly - girlish + girly girly - a girl, a little girl.

quad - quadruplet

gospeller - one of the four evangelists

Targum - each of several Aramaic translations, interpretations, or paraphrases of the various divisions of the Old Testament, made after the Babylonian captivity, at first preserved by oral transmission, and committed to writing from about 100 a.d. onwards + targum (Hebrew) - interpretation, translation.

ZINGARI CRICKET CLUB - A London club (zingari, It. "gypsies") whose touring side's annual visit to Dublin during the Horse Show week in August was the occasion for a gala ball at the Lodge in Phoenix Park + zingari (it) - gypsies.

Schulerin (ger) - girl student + shooler (Anglo-Irish) - vagrant, wanderer, beggar (from Irish: siubhlóir) + Matthew Arnold: The Gipsy Scholar.

peck - unit of dry capacity equal to 1/4 bushel (0.36 cubic meters); food, grub; a kiss like a bird's peck + cup

kindling - easily combustible material, an act of igniting + Joyce's note: 'kindling (firewood)' + kindness

auld - old + Auld Lang Syne (song): 'We'll tak a cup of kindness yet for the sake of Auld Lang Syne.

kindly - of good nature or natural qualities, kind hearted + Joyce's note: 'lead kindly hen' Freeman's Journal 25 Jan 1924, 9/2: 'Lunacy Grows': 'meeting of the Joint Committee of the Grangegorman Mental Hospital... A Member - Lead kindly light. Mr Daly - Yes, let us have some light on the subject'.

fly - the action of flying

moult - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

hatch - the production of young from an egg

socio- - social, sociological

sound as bell - perfect or without fault

volucrine - rel. to birds

normalcy - state of being normal, normality

propagate - to produce as offspring, procreate, reproduce, breed

hoosh - to boost, lift

fluff - light, feathery stuff, such as the downy particles that separate from dressed wool + (her chicks).

din - a loud noise

genesic - pertaining to genesis or origin + genetic.

gammon - ridiculous nonsense suited to deceive simple persons only; misleading or nonsensical talk, deceptive talk

auspice - a favorable omen; a sign or token given by birds

golden age - the first and best age of the world, in which, according to the Greek and Roman poets, mankind lived in a state of ideal prosperity and happiness, free from all trouble or crime.

vengeance - the act of avenging oneself or another + with a vengeance - with great force or violence; in an extreme degree; to an unusual extent.

dirigible - a dirigible balloon or airship + (fly) [.10].

ague - a malarial fever; an acute or violent fever (obs.) + age + egg.

rejuvenate - to restore to youth; to make young or fresh again

the white man's burden - responsibility of the white for the coloured races + (moult) [.10].

sublime - supreme, perfect

incubation - the action of sitting on eggs in order to hatch them + (hatch) [.11].

lioness - the female of the lion; prostitute (Slang

dishorn - to remove the horns from + Joyce's note: 'dishorn' Freeman's Journal 10 Jan 1924, 7/6: 'Letters to the Editor': 'I would like to draw the attention of the public to the grossly cruel practice of dishorning aged cattle' + (lioness without mane, ram without horns) + "The Typhonian Way is the Negative Way, and the hornless ram as the Lamb signified, in the Sebek Dynasties, the descent from the Mother, i.e. the pre-solar or Sabean source" (Kenneth Grant: Outer Gateways).

discipular - of, belonging to, or of the nature of, a disciple

publicly - openly, in public

flank - the fleshy part of the side of an animal or a man between the ribs and the hip

fleece - the woolly covering of a sheep or similar animal + (agreement in the nest) [.11]

assuredly - certainly, surely

gloom - an indefinite degree of darkness or obscurity; painful or depressing darkness + (notebook 1924): 'gloompourers'.

grouse - to grumble

weekday - a day of the week other than Saturday or Sunday

bleak - cold, chilly + Poe: The Raven: 'bleak December'.

Janiveer - January + Guinevere + (notebook 1924): 'bleak Janiveer'.

palmy days - triumphant, flourishing days

waste - waste or desert land

oasis - a fertile spot in the midst of a desert

biddy - an adult female domestic fowl; Irish maid-servant + (Joyce's note): 'when Biddy Doran looks at literature' Collins: 'The Doctor Looks at Literature' (published in 1923 by George H. Doran Company; contains a chapter on Joyce, whom the author had met in 1921).

mere - exclusive of or considered apart from anything else, bare

marcella - an English cotton fabric + Ulysses.16.850: 'Marcella the midget queen'.

midget - an extremely small person

majesty + The Letter: well Maggy/Majesty.

mistress - a female teacher (now only of music, drawing, etc.) + master of arts - a recipient of master's degree + mistress of Arthur.

hearsay - information received by word of mouth, usually with implication that it is not trustworthy

amorous + anomos (gr) - lawless, iniquitous + Joyce's note, Cyclops: 'anonymous gift, person polite to wrong persons'.

toga virilis - the white toga of manhood assumed by boys of ancient Rome at the end of their 14. year + James Joyce's 'Stephen Hero' mentions McCann's review, including a lady's verses, 'The Female Fellow': '(a swallowflight of song)... signed "Toga Girilis".'

teasy - inclined to tease, annoying + tear + The Letter: teastain.

cop - a heap, mound, tumulus + copë (Albanian) - piece + copy

fist - handwriting

nasibus (l) - to, for or by noses (dat. abl. pl.)

note - to notice or observe with care

jotty - of the nature of jottings or fragmentary notes + The Jolly Young Waterman (temperance song).

watermark - a distinguishing mark or device impressed in the substance of a sheet of paper during manufacture, usu. barely noticeable except when the sheet is held against strong light.

MAGASIN DU BON MARCHÉ - Paris deptartment store, 7th Arrondissement; bon marché, Fr. "bargain" + (Our Lady of the Department Store). 

Erin + iron + ar (Albanian) - gold + ari (Albanian) - bear + ari (Hebrew) - lion + ari (Malay) - poisonous snake.

lumi- - formed by irradiation + lumë, lumi (Albanian) - river.

fol = fool + me fol (Albanian) - to speak.

falemi nderës (Albanian) - thank you

nadje (Albanian) - (in the) morning + {And what a river of language as she speaks to her friends, with her thankyou’s and morning greetings.}

astro (gr) - star + {As a straw [before her mouth] will show, she is a windbag, and struts about showing the red of her vigorous hair and the fantastic set of curls she has.}

shaw = show + Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1951) - Irish playwright, who in 1924 said in print that the dirt of Ulysses was true to Dublin as he knew it, and should not be suppressed: "If a man holds up a mirror to your nature and shows that it needs washing-not whitewashing-it is no use breaking the mirror. Go for soap and water." This explains why, so often in FW, Shaw is anagrammed to "wash." It is not demonstrated below but GBS is firmly tied to Harriet Shaw Weaver (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

blague - to talk pretentiously and usu. inaccurately, lie bastfully; humbug + windbag - a person who talks at length but says little of any value + a straw will show (which way) the wind blows.

rect - erect (v.)

rudis (l) - stick, rod, staff + rudess (fr) - rough.

robur - a very hard-wooded variety of oak + robur (l) - strength, anything strong + Aesop: The Oak and the Reeds (fable about the oak standing erect against the wind and becoming uprooted, the reeds bending before the wind and surviving the storm).

shew - show

frizette - a band of small curls, usu. artificial, worn on the forehead + grisette (fr) - young workingclass woman.