veiled - covered with or wearing a veil; concealed, covered, hidden, as if by a veil, obscure + {sets the veiled sex grinning}

agrin - grinning + William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida III.3.174: 'One touch of nature makes the whole world kin' (Ulysses, speaking to Achilles about the readiness of mankind to forget past benefits, and to prize the glitter of a specious present rather than the true gold of that which has gone by. "The present eye praises the present object," says the wise old Greek, and there is one touch of nature that makes the whole world kin, that is, men's fondness for praising that which is new, though it be gilded dust, rather than that which is ancient, though it be gold that is somewhat dusty. "Then marvel not," he says to Achilles, "that all the Greeks begin to worship Ajax." Curiously enough, the line is always quoted as exemplifying the sympathy that, once awakened, makes men feel their close relationship to each other. "Nature" is taken as meaning fellow-feeling, one touch of which makes us all brothers. This is unconscious misinterpretation, or rather misapplication, of the great poet's words).

tissue paper - a very thin soft gauze-like unsized paper, used for wrapping delicate articles, for covering engravings or other illustrations in books, as copying-paper, etc.

gaol - place of confinement, a prison

Blick (ger) - glance, look

saumon = salmon

lance - a weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft and an iron or steel head, used for various purposes, e.g. for spearing fish

doe - the female of the fallow deer

in full sail - ship with all sails set (at full speed)

whyte = white + James Joyce: The City of the Tribes: (of the parish house of Saint Nicholas) 'In the same place there is a curious document... in which the writer says that... he had never seen in a single glance what he saw in Galway - a priest elevating the Host, a pack chasing a deer, a ship entering the harbour under full sail, and a salmon being killed with a spear'.

host - Eccl. The bread consecrated in the Eucharist, regarded as the body of Christ sacrificially offered; a consecrated wafer.

flapper - a girl in her late teens, orig. one with her hair down in a pigtail; a young woman, esp. with an implication of flightiness or lack of decorum + flattery

Canute or Cnut, King (995-1035) - king of Denmark and England who reproached those who flattered him (commanding the sea to turn back) 

Cincinnatus - Roman dictator who at the time of his appointment worked on a small farm, defeated the enemy in a single day, then resigned and returned to his farm

farfar (Danish) - paternal grandfather

morfar (Danish) - maternal grandfather

hoar - grey-haired with age; venerable + our father.

Father Knickerbocker - New York City personified

athwart + crack a quart (Slang) - drink a quart bottle.

crack a nut - to puzzle out, make out, solve, discuss + crack (Slang) - deflower + quaint (Slang) - vulva.

whiskery - having whiskers + Finnegan's Wake 2 (song): 'With a gallon of whisky at his feet, And a barrel of porter at his head'.

summit - the topmost part, top; the crown (of the head)

stehen (ger) - to stand   

footle - senseless or trifling talk or writing, nonsense, twaddle + FDV: blows whiskey about around the head but thinks stout upon his feet,

stutter - to speak haltingly, to stammer + FDV: [was dubbed out of joke and limned in raw ochre,] stutters when he falls and gets goes up mad entirely when he's waked,

Tim Finnegan + timber (tree).

pearly - round and lustrous like a pearl, as a dewdrop, etc. + early

[stone] tomb + Tim/Tom (motif) + FDV: is Timb in to the pearly morn and Tomb in by the weeping mourning night

an (Archaic) - if



BABYLON - Ancient city on left bank of Euphrates River; mod Hillak. Two of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World were in Babylon: the Walls of Babylon, and the Gardens of Semiramis.

pitching - the action of setting or fixing in some place or position; spec. of stones in paving

plus + palace.

wan (Dublin Pronunciation) - one

wobbling + Dublin + FDV: and if though he had all the red baked bricks of bould Babylon for to his lusting placys he'd been be lost for the want of eying ogling a poor an old ould wubblin wall?

Finn mac Cool - legendary leader of the Fianna Éireann, an elite volunteer corps of warriors and huntsmen, skilled in poetry, which flourished under the reign of Cormac mac Airt in the 3rd century AD. After Cumhaill (Cool), chief of the Fianna, is killed, his posthumous son is reared secretly in a forest and earns the name Finn ("The Fair") by his exploits. He grows up to triumph over his father's slayer, Goll MacMorna, to become head of the Fianna, which later includes his son Oisín (Ossian), the poet, his grandson Oscar, the handsome Diarmaid (Dermot), and his former clan enemy Goll MacMorna. Finn was a descendant of the Druids. Disintegration of Fianna begins when Diarmaid elopes with Gráinne (Grace), whom Finn, as an old man, wishes to marry. Later, when Diarmaid is wounded, Finn lets him die for lack of water. The king and people finally turn against the overbearing Fianna, a conflict that culminates in the Battle of Gabhra, in which the Fianna is destroyed. Oscar is killed in battle; Oisín survives but is lured away by a fairy princess to Tír na nÓg (the "Land of Youth"). 

Mutter (ger) - mother + FDV + Cecilia (song, 1925): 'Does your mother know you're out, Cecilia?'

micky - familiarly used for Michael. Cf. Mick, Mike; penis (Slang. rare.)

myoptic - affected with myopia, short sighted + myopic eyes + (rhythm of Father Prout's song 'The Bells of Shandon': 'With deep affection and recollection I often think of those Shandon bells, Whose sounds so wild would, in days of childhood, Fling round my cradle their magic spells') + FDV: — When I turn me optics

suburban + FDV: From such urban prospects

filial - of or pertaining to a son or daughter

bosom - the breast considered as the seat of thoughts and feelings + FDV: Tis my filial bosom's

doth = do (arhaic) + that + FDV: Doth Behold with pride

pontificator - one who officiate as a pontiff esp. at a mass, one who delivers oracular utterances + pontificator (l) - one who acts as pontifex ("bridgemaker": Roman high priest) (*E*) + FDV: That pontificator

circumvallate - to surround with a rampart or entrenchment + circumvallator (l) - one who surrounds (a town) with a wall; blockader, beseiger.

dam - a barrier constructed across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water; dame (obs.); mother (archaic.)

garrulous - given to much talking, loquacious, talkative + FDV: And circumvallator with his dam so garrulous

slipt - arch. p. of slip + asleep + FDV: [All by his side.]

Man alive!

lisp - a speech defect that involves pronouncing 's' like voiceless 'th' and 'z' like voiced 'th'; a sound resembling a lisp, e.g. the rippling of water, the rustle of leaves + FDV: Annealive, the lisp of her  

grig - excite desire, tantalize, irritate + FDV: Would make mountains whisper her  

berg - short for iceberg: A (floating) mountain or mass of ice + Berg (ger) - mountain + FDV: And the bergs of Iceland / Melt in waves of fire 

spoon - to make love, esp. in a sentimental or silly fashion

spondee - a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables + sponde (Italian) - riverbanks + {her spooning poetry}

tickle me + FDV: And her spoon [me] spondees and her meet me yonders dickle me- drickle-me-yondees  

Undine - Greek water sprite, title of a novel (1811) by de la Motte-Fouqué in which Undine, personification of water, marries a human being, and, when set aside for another woman, kills her husband with a kiss + onde (French) - wave + underneath + on the knees.

rageous - enraged, furious + righteous.

ossean - a sort of fish; bony, osseous, as a teleost fish + Ossian + ocean + FDV: Make [the rageous] Ossean kneel to her kneel / And quaff a lyre.  

lyre - a stringed instrument of the harp kind, used by the Greeks for accompanying song and recitation; fig. chiefly as the symbol of lyric poetry

dann = dan - mister, sir + dan (Serbian) - day, daylight + FDV: if she's if he's dane she's dirty

plane - flat

purty - pretty + FDV: If she's he's Dan's Dann's plain plane she's Ann's purty,

fane - a temple; fain (disposed, eager [for her], inclined or willing)

flirty - characterized by flirting + FDV: if she's If she's he's fain fane she's flirty,

coy - displaying modest backwardness or shyness

auburn + burnt + FDV: With with her hair in her auburn streams

cajolery - blandishment, delusive flattery + FDV: and her cool coy cajolery cajoleries

dabble - to employ oneself in a dilettante way in (any business or pursuit) without going deeply or seriously into it; to work off and on at, as a matter of whim or fancy

drollery - waggery, jesting, a comic play or entertainment; an amusing figure, often of a grotesque character. Drolleries appear throughout the history of book illumination, from insular works such as the Book of Kells to late medieval manuscripts + FDV: and her darkish darkeyed dabblin drollery drolleries,

rouse - to excite to vigorous action or thought, to provoke to activity; to awaken from sleep

rudder (Slang) - penis (i.e. erection) + FDV: for to rouse his rudderup or to drench his dreams.

drench - to wet through and through with liquid falling or thrown upon the object + wet dream.

Hammurabi (1955-1913 B.C.) - Babyloniam king, formulated an early code of law 

klesiastes (gr) - member of a vocation + Ecclesiastes - an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC + FDV: If great wise hot Hammurabi and cold cowld Ecclesiastes Clesiastes

espy - to discover by spying or by looking out; to catch sight of + FDV: could but hear but catch espy

prankle - to prance or caper lightly + Prankquean + {could see her playful pranks} + FDV: her prattlings prankguips pranklettes,

burst bounds, barriers - to break, snap, shatter (bounds, barriers) suddenly; now said only of the person confined within (chiefly fig.) + {they’d burst their self-imposed bounds} + FDV: faith, they'd rise amain they'd break bounds again,

agin (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - again

renounce - to give up, to abandon, give up, discontinue (a practice, action, habit, etc.)

ruing - pres. part. of rue (to feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for) + FDV: to and renounce their ruings, and denounce their doings

denounce - to publicly declare to be wrong or evil

ever + iver (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - ever.

amin (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - amen + FDV: foriver and for river and and river, and a night. Amen!

true to type - consistent with, exactly agreeing with, 'faithful to' + prototype + TITLE + ( is siglum for *F* = inn, hostel, tavern, grave, filth dump, pillar-box, book [FW], title).

in lieu - in stead or in place of the thing mentioned, as a substitute + mother-in-law + (what is the title of Work in Progress?) + (what is the name of the tavern?).

tick - a whim, a fancy + tig (tig) (gael) - house + tit for tat - som. unpleasant which one does in return for som. unpleasant which one has suffered.

teach (t'okh) (gael) - house + FDV: Which title is the truest title true-to-type motto-in-lieu for that Tiec for Teac thatchment

thatch - straw or similar material with which roofs are covered; transf. A thatched dwelling + "the curious warning sign before our protoparent's ipsissima verba... which paleographers call a leak in the thatch or the aranman ingperwhis through the hole of his hat,"

wit (Dutch) - white + white with + what with.

darkness - gloom of sorrow, trouble, or distress + "[Mullingar House] is three-storey structure, painted white... The front door is dark, perhaps black. Before it are staple-ring and stepping stone (262.20-1)." (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary).

aprowl - in a state of activity or motion, on the prowl + of prey.

rookery - a collection of rooks' nests in a clump of trees; brothel (Slang) + {birds of prey are in the brothels}

the Magdalen(e - a disciple of Christ named Mary, 'out of whom went seven devils' (Luke viii. 2). She has commonly been supposed to be identical with the unnamed 'sinner' of Luke vii. 37, and therefore appears in Western hagiology as a harlot restored to purity and elevated to saintship by repentance and faith + Magd (ger) - maid.

monkey house - a building in which monkeys are kept for show (as at zoo) + monkish - of or belonging to monks; monastic + {maids go to convents}

pard - a panther or leopard (Now only an archaic or poetic name) + nijlpaard (Dutch) - hippopotamus (literally 'Nile-horse') + paard (Dutch) - horse + leopard (spotted).

witchcraft - the practices of a witch or witches, magic arts

horor + Vorort (ger) - suburb + (twenty-four wrong answers) + FDV: which is not whichcroft

öster (Swedish) - east

Dreyfus affair - a famous case of French anti-Semitism (in which Dreyfus, a French captain of Jewish descent, was convicted for treason, whereas Esterhazy, a French major, who was the real culprit, was acquitted) + drei (ger) - three + Schloss (ger) - castle + (three castles on Dublin coat of arms) + FDV: not Ousterholm Dreyschluss

grocer - a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies) + FDV: not Haraldsby, Grocer,

Vatican + FDV: not Vatandcan, Vintner, 

vintner - one who deals in or sells wine, a wine-merchant, an innkeeper selling wine

house boat - a barge with cabins for leisurely cruising in quiet waters + husband and wife + FDV: not Houseboat and Hive

nox atrabilis (l) - gloomy night + FDV: not Knox-at-a-atta-Belle

O felix culpa (l) - "O happy sin": medieval hymn on Adam's fall, which elicited the Incarnation + FDV: not O'Faynix Coalprince

wohnen (ger) - to live, reside + one square room + (square is siglum for *F*)

Eck (ger) - corner + FDV: not Wohn Squarr Roomyegg Roomyeck

Eblana - Ptolemy's name for Dublin + Epsom Downs - an area of chalk upland near Epsom, Surrey + FDV: not Ebblawn Downes

John Le Decer - 14th century provost of Dublin (built a bridge across the Liffey)