melken (ger) - milk + melekh (Hebrew) - king.

murry - merry + murrisch (ger) - surly, morose.

steep - extending to a great height; elevated, lofty + deep

fain - glad, rejoiced, well-pleased

furry - resembling fur, fur-like, soft

to show one’s nose - to allow oneself to be seen, make an appearence + to show up - to expose (something underneath) + shoe - to put a shoe on, to cover with a shoe + Hose (ger) - trousers.

pimp - to spy on lovers + peeps

pomp - magnificent show, splendid display or celebration

blackguard + nursery rhyme 'The king was in his countinghouse, counting out his money, The queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey, The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes, Down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose'.

pump gun - a pump action shotgun or rifle

foreteller - one who or that which foretells

rear - to bring (a thing) to or towards a vertical position; to set up, or upright.

comether = come hither - coaxing invitation to cows, horses, etc., to coax, wheedle + put the comether on (Slang) - coax, wheedle.

acre - a definite measure of land, originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day.

mile - a measure of area equal to the content of a square with a side one mile in length.

stripe - a long narrow tract of land 

Anakreon (gr) - lyric poet, fl. 540 B.C. + eanach (anokh) (gael) - marsh, fen + Krawatte (ger) - necktie.

he + whou = how + song 'O Mr Porter, Whatever shall I do, I want to go to Birmingham and they're taking me on to Crewe'.

what + whot = hot.

set - to take a journey

Pimpla (gr) (l) - place and fountain in Pieria sacred to the Muses

overawe - to make submissive by awe or fear, inspire awe in + song 'Deutschland, Deutschland über alles'.

Edmund + ST EDMUND, KING AND MARTYR - London church, North side of Lombard Street, in the City. Edmund was king of East Anglia, killed by Danes in 870 AD. 

ST PETER-LE-POER - London church, West side of Old Broad Street, demolished ca 1912 + pitre (fr) - clown. 

Bart (ger) - beard

hesten (Danish) - horse + STATUE OF WILLIAM III - The equestrian statue erected in College Green 1 July 1701 was long a symbol of the Protestant Ascendancy, a point of contention between the Orange faction, for whom it was a rallying point, and Irish nationalists. Before it was finally blown up in 1929, and removed, it was frequently covered with tan and grease, defaced, or partially blown up. Generations of Dubliners commented on the fact that the statue faced the Castle, turning its back on TCD. 

troth - faithfulness, good faith, loyalty, honesty (obs.) + trot + street

ORANGE - Town and region, South France. The title was inherited by William the Silent, 1st prince of Orange-Nassau, and founder of the Dutch Republic. 

Nassau - German duchy until 1866. William the Silent, founder of the Dutch Republic, inherited the title of Nassau-Dillenburg from his father, of Orange-Chalons from his cousin, was 1st prince of Orange-Nassau. 

Bowlbeggar Bill-the-Bustonly - as Mr Mink says, a legless criminal of Stoneybatter who used his powerful arms to propel himself in an iron bowl and to strangle and rob passersby + bull beggar (Slang) - someone who scares children. 

brow - a steep hill or slope

hazel wood - a wood or thicket of hazel bushes

BULLOCK CASTLE - One of 7 castles in Dalkey, South-East of Dublin. The name is a corruption of its earlier Danish name, Blowick

artesian well - well made in Artois in the 18th cent., in which a perpendicular boring into a synclinal fold or basin of the strata produces a constant supply of water rising spontaneously to the surface of the ground. By extension applied to water obtainable by artesian boring.

The name of the Phoenix Park is derived from a misunderstanding by English speakers of fionn uisge, Irish "clear water," a spring in the park. The transliteration Feenisk was corrupted to "Phoenix," and the mistake is commemorated by the stately bird atop the Phoenix Pillar.

handwriting - writing with the hand, manuscript

face wall - a wall built to sustain the face of a natural bank of earth; front wall (on a building).

conchoid - Geom. A plane curve of the fourth order invented by Nicomedes + siphono- - siphon, tube, pipe + -stomata - mouth, opening +  kryptokonchoeidesiphonostomata (gr) - hidden-shell-like-tube-mouths.

Hellespontos (gr) - Sea of Helle (legendary girl drowned there): strait between Europe and Asia, the Dardanelles + Hero (gr) - priestess beloved by Leander who repeatedly swam to her accross the Hellespont, but at length drowned + heros (gr) - a hero + Herospontos (gr) - Sea of Hero; Sea of Heroes.

ylde = isle + oldest + Abdul Hamid II, Sultan from 1876, centralized all govt functions in the Yibdiz Kiosk, a palace on the heights above the suburb of Beshiktash, and in fear of assassination withdrew behind its fortifications after the 1895 massacres. 

kiosk - an open pavilion or summerhouse of light construction, often supported by pillars and surrounded with a balustrade; common in Turkey and Persia, and imitated in gardens and parks in Western Europe.

youngest + angustus (l) - narrow, close.

hostel - a public house, inn

'island of saints and scholars' - Ireland

night light - the light which burns or shines during the night

Daniel O'Connell killed D'Esterre in duel on the Fifteen Acres, Phoenix Park (Ulysses.6.249: 'hugecloaked Liberator's form').

deck - cover, dress, to adorn

rudder - a broad, flat piece or framework of wood or metal, attached vertically to the sternpost of a boat or ship in such a way that it can be employed in steering it + Budge: The Book of the Dead ch. CXXII: (naming parts of the deceased's boat) '"Evil is it" is the name of the rudder'. 

mairie - (fr. mayor) a town hall (in France) + 'Amerikay' (James Joyce: A Portrait II).

quai - a public way constructed on the quay, spec. such a street on either band of the Seine in Paris.


Hun - one of an Asiatic race of warlike nomads, who invaded Europe c a.d. 375, and in the middle of the 5th c., under their famous king Attila (styled Flagellum Dei, the scourge of God), overran and ravaged a great part of this continent.

dartars - a disease of sheep + daugthers

Tartar - a native inhabitant of the region of Central Asia extending eastward from the Caspian Sea, and formerly known as Independent and Chinese Tartary. First known in the West as applied to the mingled host of Mongols, Tartars, Turks, etc., which under the leadership of Jenghiz Khan (1202-1227) overran and devastated much of Asia and Eastern Europe.

repulse - to drive or beat back (an assailant); to repel by force of arms + song Adams and Liberty: 'For unmoved at its portals would Washington stand, And repulse with his breast the assaults of the thunder; Of its scabbard would leap, His sword from the sleep, And conduct, with its point, every flash to the deep!'

falchion - to cut with a falchion (a broad sword), use a falchion upon.

downs - 3d. sing of down

locative - pertaining to location

vehicule = vehicle


circulation + celi - - belly, abdomen + caelicola (l) - dweller in heaven, deity.

castèllo (it) - castle

equerry - an officer in the service of a royal or other exalted personage, charged with the care  of the horses. 


outing - the action of going out

to look forward - to look ahead, to look expectantly towards the future or to a coming event.

rhodon (gr) - rose + rhododendron.

doldrums - a condition of dullness or drowsiness; dumps, low spirits, depression.

luminiferous - producing or transmitting light + legumen - the fruit, or the edible portion of a leguminous plant, e.g. beans, peas, pulse. 

Balfe: The Bohemian Girl: song 'When other lips and other hearts... Then you'll remember me'

clipping - a press cutting 

void - to clear

buttress - structure that supports wall or building

stave - a 'verse' or stanza of a poem, song, etc.

wire - the strings of a musical instrument, stringed instrument + James Joyce: A Portrait II: 'He was travelling with his father by the night mail to Cork... the insistent rhythm of the train; and silently, at intervals of four seconds, the telegraph-poles held the galloping notes of the music between punctual bars'.

crawl - to be all 'alive' with crawling things

lice - pl. of louse

to swarm with - to be crowded or thronged with; to contain swarms or great numbers of.

maggots + sagart (Anglo-Irish) - priest.

quiet as a mouse - very quiet