how do you do? - common phrase used in inquiring as to a person's health + Joyce's note, Wandering Rocks: 'How do you? How do you do' + FDV: So? How Who do you no to now nigh, lazy and gentleman?

wode = void; wood + woda (Polish) - water + backwoods - uncleared forest land + FDV: The answer echo is where in the balk back of the wodes, callhim forth call himforth.

Brieftrager (ger) - postman + briefdrager (Dutch) - letter carrier.

concern - a business organization; a business, a firm

John Jameson and Son + REFERENCE

rate - to reckon, calculate, to estimate the worth or value of

sto (Serbian) - hundred; table + stor (Danish) - large, great + great hundred, long hundred - 120 + one hundred and ten percent + A score of one hundred and ten is perfect for final examinations in Italian universities, there being eleven examiners (i.e. ten points each). If he got one hundred and ten on twelve questions at ten points each, this means he missed one.

quis - who (wants this) + quo = who + quock = quake + quis, quae, quod (l) - who, which (masc., fem., neut.) + (three cycles of four questions) + quiz

Apostles - the twelve witnesses whom Jesus Christ sent forth to preach his Gospel to the world + apostrophe - " " + apos (gr) - quick + apostrophes (gr) - aversions + REFERENCE

*C* (riddler), *V* (solver) + Joyce's note: 'Is's 1st words What ails wee Jock?' + FDV: (Shaun MacIrevick, briefdragger, of for the concern of Jhon Jhamiesen and Song, rated onehundred onehundrick and thin per storehundred on this nightly quizquiquok of the twelve apostrophes set by Johnn Jacky Jocky Jockit MicEarweak.

misunderstood an M for an L + misunderstood a name for a motto (in question #3) + FDV: He misunderstruck the an aim of number three of them [and placed his left correct replies to four of them in their incorrect natural order disorder.])

(question #3 was answered incorrectly)

riposte - an effective reply by word or act + *V* did not reply to four questions (#4 by *X*, #6 by *K*, #10 by *I*, #12 by *C*).

(*X* answered question #4) + *V* left his free natural ripostes to four (*X*) to sort them out. For instance, #3 should be Isolde, #4 Shem (or Shaun).

myther = moider - to labour very hard + mytheria (gr) - traditions + FDV

rector - the permanent head or master of a university, college, school, or religious institution + myth erector.

Pontifex Maximus (Lat. pontus, bridge) + most (Serbian) - bridge + Maximos tries to bridge the gap between Christianity and Paganism in Henrik Ibsen's 'Caesar and Galilean'.

In Genesis of the Geneva Bible, Adam and Eve 'made themselves breeches'.

beanstalk - the stem of the bean-plant: so called in the fairy-tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' + FDV: to rise taller through his tale beanstale

bluegum - Australian timber tree

baobab - a tree, also called 'Monkey-bread,' with a stem of enormous thickness + (stuttering).

welingtonia - the popular name in England of Sequoia (Wellingtonia) gigantea, a large coniferous tree, native of California

nudi- - naked + [pedibus] nudis (l) - with bare [feet].

trouter - one that fishes for trout + trousers + FDV: went nudiboots into a liffey liffeyette when she was barely in her streams trickles tricklies,

claudeo (l) - to limp, be lame + cloud - to cover or darken with clouds; hence fig., to overshadow, throw into the shade + {have a cloud [Issy] around his head at Howth Head}.

Lafayette (17571834) - French soldier and statesman. He fought alongside the colonists in the American Revolution and commanded the French national guard 178991 in the French Revolution + Liffey river.

conciliation - conversion from a state of hostility or distrust; the promotion of good will by kind and considerate measures + FDV: was well known to wear clout a conciliationcap on the esker of his hooth,

esker - a long winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel, examples of which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America. Eskers are frequently several miles long and, because of their peculiar uniform shape, are somewhat like railroad embankments.

head + Howth (often cloud-capped).

sport - to make public and ostentatious display of, to show of, to wear with satisfaction

chaingang - a gang or number of convicts chained together to prevent escape; jewellers, watch-chain makers (Slang)

albert - a watch chain worn across the front of a vest

Hollander (Dutch) - Dutchman + sports an [a chainganger's] albert over his, [hullender's] epulence,

opulence + epaulette - a military ornament worn on the shoulder.


heinousness - extreme wickedness, atrociousness

two Maries (*IJ*)

successive - characterized by or involving succession, brought about or produced in succeeding stages

several + seven (colours of rainbow). 

Serbian - of or belonging to Serbia + srebrn (Serbian) - of silver + serebryanyj (Russian) - 'silver' + sere (Archaic) - withered + {the rainbow girls}.

drawingroom - a private chamber attached to a more public room; now, a room reserved for the reception of company, and to which the ladies withdraw from the dining-room after dinner.

hearth rug - a rug laid before a fireplace to protect the carpet or floor + FDV: had several successive successiveful coloured coloured serevanmaids on the same [big] white parlour drawringroam hearthrug horthrug,

Wilberforce, William (1759-1833) - British M.P., chiefly associated with the abolition of the slave trade + Lord's Prayer: "Thy will be done". 

heather - a low-growing Eurasian shrub (Calluna vulgaris) growing in dense masses and having small evergreen leaves and clusters of small, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers + Lord's Prayer: "on Earth as it is in Heaven".

VARTRY RIVER - Rising at the base of Mt Douce in County Wicklow, it flows South to Roundwood, where it is dammed to form the reservoir which, since 1868, has been the main South Dublin water supply. From the reservoir the much-diminished Vartry traverses the Devil's Glen and ends at the sea inlet of Broad Lough, near the town of Wicklow + party. 

protestant + prode (it) - brave + {pumped the catholic water [ALP/Issy] and shocked protestant boys [3 soldiers]}

boyne - a flat shallow tub or bowl + river Boyne + 'The Protestant Boys' (an Orange song; "Boyne" appears in the song).

FDV: killed himself his own hungery self as a young man in anger, + {Hosty, creating a ballad, in fact killed himself. Huckleberry Finn was model for Hosty who "blow[s] the sibicidal napper off himself"; Huck, Heck, HCE are initials for Erwicker}

fodder - food in general (obs.); food for cattle

(Noah, wife and three sons)

America + Marken (ger) - stamps + marken (Danish) - the field + FDV: found food for his five when the market allmarket allmarker was goflooded,

ge- (ger) - (prefix for certain nouns, past participles)

tutor - one employed in the supervision and instruction of a youth in a private household.

Cornish - the ancient language of Cornwall, a member of the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages; it became extinct in the latter part of the 18th c.

voucher - one that sponsors or guarantees, witness