broadside - at large, at random, all together

Eldorado - fictious country abounding in gold, a place of fabulous wealth.

ultima Thule - The ancient Greek and Latin name (first found in Polybius's account of the  voyage of Pytheas) for a land six days' sail north of Britain, which he supposed to be the most northerly region in the world; fig. the highest or uttermost point or degree attained or attainable, the acme, limit + thole - to endure with patience.

kraal - an enclosure for domestic animals, corral; a village of south African native peoples + kralj (Serbian) = král (Czech ) - king.

fou - drunk; foul + fou (fr) - mad.

feud - a state of perpetual hostility between two families, tribes, or individuals, marked by murderous assaults in revenge for some previous insult or injury; Feudal Law. An estate in land (in England always a heritable estate), held on condition of homage and service to a superior lord, by whom it is granted and in whom the ownership remains.

crawl - a village of south African natives (= kraal)

pub - public house

to lay out - to arrange, design, to plan in detail

lashings - a great plenty, abundance

livery - livery stable (a stable where horses are kept at livery, or are let out for hire) + Lavery, Sir John (1856- 1941) - Irish artist who, in 1924, passed over Tuohy's portrait of John Joyce and gave the Tailteann Gold Trophy to Sean Keating's "Homage to Hugh Lane" + lavery (Slang) - Irish one pound note with portrait of Lady Lavery posing as an Irish colleen (painted by her husband, Sir John Lavery). 

hunt down - to chase (an animal) until caught or killed

pled - p. of plead

hush up - to reduce to tranquillity, to suppress (anything disturbing or disquieting).

bucker - a horse given to bucking

sodden - saturated or soaked with water or moisture

dragoon - to force (into a course, etc.) by rigorous and harassing measures

Gambrinus, Gaudio - Flemish king, credited with brewing the first beer. 

Peter the Great



spate - a flood or inundation; esp. a sudden flood or rising in a river or stream caused by heavy rains or melting snow + spades

twi - - twice, double, two

nurse (Slang) - prostitute

drum (Slang) - brothel

three to one - three chances to one, the ratio of three to one + tre (it) - three + uno (it) - one.

tip the scale - to register weight on a scale, to shift the balance of fortune or power.

reel - a (long) portion of a motion picture; In early usage in Cinemat., reel was restricted in signification to a fixed length of film, normally one thousand feet at 35 mm.

brace - a pair, a couple. Often a mere synonym for two + Mrs Anne Bracegirdle (1674- 1748) - English actress.

girdle - a woman’s close fitting undergarment + girls

silver - the metal as used for the ornamentation of textile fabrics, silver thread + silver screen (Slang) - cinema.

sequence - to arrange in a definite sequence or order

set - the place or area in which filming takes place

crookback - one who has a crooked back, a hunchback

titular - a person having a title

rick - a sprain or overstrain, esp. in the back + Richard III (1452-85) - English king of the House of York, crookbacked like HCE, called The Boar or The Hog, from the device on his crest. In Shakespeare's Richard III, he is a villain, brothen-slayer.  

barry - barracuda + Harry + Barry, Spranger (1719-77) - Dublin-born actor who built the Crow Street Theatre, Garrick's London rival. 

get on - move along, proceed, to mount (a horse, etc.)

come off - to take place, happen; to get off, escape, to detach oneself, to fall off.

vigintiquinque (l) - twenty five

germinal - incipient, embryonic, rel. to germ; the seventh month of the French revolutionary calendar.

arithmo - - number + -sophy - knowledge + aritmosophia (gr) - skill in counting, number-wisdom.

URSA MAJOR - The most prominent constellation of the North hemisphere has been known as the Bear (Gk, Arctos; Lat, Ursa) since the time of Homer. Other names have been the Plough, the Dipper, the Wagon, and Charles's Wain.  

pike - a northern English name for a pointed or peaked summit, or a mountain or hill with a pointed summit; entering extensively into the nomenclature of mountains and hills in and around the English Lake district + Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn explanatory: 'In this book a number of dialects are used... the ordinary "Pike County" dialect'.

vicious circle - a situation in which action and reaction intensify each other + cicle = shekel - an ancient unit of weight of the Babylonians, a coin of this weitht; coin, money

remain + mew - Of a hawk: To moult, shed, or change (its feathers); also of other birds.

offal - In collective sing. and pl.: Fragments that fall off in breaking or using anything; crumbs; leavings; relics, remnants (obs.)

floodlight - a light providing a beam of intense illumination; the illumination so provided.

Portobello - city in South America

equa docta (l) - learned mare, skilled mare + aequa docta (l) - experienced female friend.

hard cash - money in the form of coin

Watling street - Roman road running from near London (before 12. c.); street in the city of London (16. - 17. c.), the principal street for draper’s shops; the Milky way, galaxy.

younker - a young man, child + Tír na nÓg - timeless Land of Youth, where Oisín (Ossian) was lured away by a fairy princess, having survived the destruction of his comrades (Fenians) at the Battle of Gabhra. Ossian spent 300 years there, returned to Ireland on his white horse, and aged as soon as his feet touched the ground.

apostolos (gr) - envoy, messenger, apostle + polos (gr) - axis, pivot, thing on which anything turns.

gale - a wind of considerable strength; a state of excitement or hilarity.

gall - bitterness of spirit, asperity, rancour; filth, impurity 

matchless - having no match, without an equal, peerless

bosom - to form a bosom

blooming - in the bloom of health and beauty, in the prime of youth; flourishing. 

to blot out - to efface, wipe out of existence, sight, or memory; to annihilate, destroy.

Harald Fair Hair (Haarfager) (850-933) - first king of Norway, annexed Scottish isles. 

endow - to enrich with property; to provide (by bequest or gift) a permanent income.

nepos - a grandson, a nephew

hearken - to apply the ears to hear; to listen, give ear

archbishopic - the jurisdiction of an archbishop

brook - to possess and enjoy; to endure, bear, tolerate + brooked - streaked with dirt, dirty.

wath - a ford; a fordable stream

scale - a landing place, port

scarred - bearing scars or traces of wounds

scow - a large flat bottomed boat for transporting sand, gravel or refuse

rainfall - a fall of rain, the quantity of rain falling in a certain time within a given area.

melting point - that point of the thermometer which indicates the heat at which any particular solid becomes fluid.

bubbling - the process of forming bubbles, rising in bubbles + boiling

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

trull - a girl, a lass + Henrik Ibsen: Et Vers (A Verse): 'To live is - war with trolls in the heart's and mind's vault. To write, - that is to hold Doomsday over oneself'.

to do oneself justice - to perform something one has to do in a manner worthy of one’s abilities + do justice - to pledge in drinking; to do what is just, act justily.

eschatology - the department of theological science concerned with 'the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell'.

Theban - of or belonging to Thebes, ancient capital of Upper Egypt

recense - to make review, survey, to make revision of a text + recensor (l) - reviewer, reviser.

bug - insect, fad, craze, hobby + Book + The Book of the Dead contains drawings of Khepera, a self-created beetle-like god, representing Resurrection + The Book of the Dead ch. XXX.B, was often inscribed on, or said over, scarabs.