whatever - an emphatic extension of what (implying perplexity or surprise) + what for? - for what purpose.
take a rise out of - to cause others to laugh esp. scornfully about someone by making jokes about him + FDV: no lovingest I'm not trying to take a rise out of you
hiplength - extending to or over the hips
godmother - a female sponsor considered in relation to her god-child + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 52: 'Has not Almighty God Himself made, with His own hands that coat of womanly modesty and self-respect'.
reason + riso (it) - laugh.
roundabout - in a ring or circle about; on all sides of; in all directions from + FDV: It's because I'm only any girl and because old someone is not here
tryst - to engage (a person) to meet one at a given place and time + Tristan.
tulips + two lips + tou leipies (gr) - he misses you + lupes (gr) - sorrows.
puff = puffed - bloated, swollen, pretentious, arrogant + puff (Slang) - sodomist.
pape = pope + papa - father; The Gr. and L. words (meaning 'Father') were, like the latter, and mod. Romanic padre, addressed or applied to spiritual fathers; in the West at first to bishops generally (as in Prudentius and Gregory of Tours), but gradually confined to the Bishop of Rome (pope).
buck - to act in opposition, oppose, resist; bring, carry; to break up
assoil - to absolve from sin, grant absolution to
vestry - storage room in church + vespre (Provenšal) - evening + vesper - the sixth of the Canonical Hours of the breviary, said or celebrated towards evening; = evensong.
pursue - to sue for, to seek after; to try to obtain or accomplish, to aim at
adulterous - characterized by adultery
cocksure - marked by certainty and conviction with no doubt or reservation, perfectly sure
rusty - Of (dark) clothes: Showing signs of age or use; shabby, worn, or faded
phiz - face, countenance
tame - subdued as by taming, submissive, meek + time flies - time passes very quickly
Schweep's - Schweppe's Tonic Water + schwipp (ger) - nimble, pliant + Schwips (ger) - drunk; drunkenness.
marguerite - the common Daisy + Margaret, St - virgin martyr, swallowed by Satan in the form of a dragon. Her feast is July 20.
First Joyce wrote (on JJA 47:288, transition overlay for the FW galley printer) "Blessed Marguerite Moses!", which is typed as "Blessed Marguerite Mosses".
Belshazzar - in the Book of Daniel, last king of Babylon before the advent of the Medes and Persians + Schoss (ger) - shot + REFERENCE
Sardanapalus - in Greek myth, last king of Assyria, who, faced with rebellion, burned up himself, wives, and palace + sourd (fr) - deaf.
association - a body of persons who have combined to execute a common purpose + assassinations.
hold hard - to pull hard at the reins in order to stop the horse; to halt, stop
latchkey - key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door + (age twenty-one).
gleisoun (Provenšal) - church + gleesome.
Hushabye baby, in the tree top (nursery rhyme) + bawbee (Scottish) - halfpenny + Hammurabi - sixth king of Babylon (that is, of the First Babylonian Dynasty) from 1792 BC to 1750 BC.
pluckless - lacking pluck, feeble in courage or moral stamina
Lancelot of the Lake - knight of King Arthur's, lover of Guinevere, father of Galahad
dearling = darling
mean for - to intend or destine (a person or thing) to a fate
engineer + FDV: and because I hate you the very thought of the thought of you and because, darling, of course, dearest, I was always meant for an engineer.
FRENCH COLLEGE - Now Blackrock College (RC), Castledawson Road, Williamstown, near Blackrock. Form called "French College" because it was founded by French and Alsatian priests of the Holy Ghost Fathers, in 1860.
nom d'un chien! (French) - name of a dog! (expletive)
contract - to constitute marriage by contract; to enter into marriage
enchos (gr) - spear, sword + enc˛ (Provenšal) - home + encho (Provenšal) - tap, cock + ego te absolvo (l) - I absolve you.
tengo (gr) - to wet, to moisten; to shed tears + tencho (Provenšal) - tint, ink.
please - pleasing, pleasure + please God! (phrase).
long - having a great extent in duration; Of a point of time: Distant, remote.
loopy - a slightly crazy, 'cracked'
saver - one who saves, or rescues from death, evil, or destruction + favourite
heroes + er˘s (gr) - passion.
softness - mildness, gentleness + King Mark desired Isolde after seeing one of her hairs (dropped by a passing swallow).
treasury = treasure
mot - motto, device, a vitty saying + Dermot + mot (fr) - word + mot (Dublin Slang) - girl + FDV: I beg your pardon I was listening to every word I said fell from your lips
granny - grandmother; Also used loosely for 'an old woman', 'a gossip' + Grania
pullet - a young (domestic) fowl, between the ages of chicken and mature fowl + pullet (Slang) - young girl.
gracefully - in a graceful manner, with grace, elegantly
Minthe - Greek maiden who ended up as a plant + mine
Robert Prezioso - journalist who was attracted to Nora Joyce in Trieste
moran mo (moran mo) (gael) - much more
sh - an exclamation used to enjoin silence or noiselessness = hush + FDV: Move your mouth towards me, more, more and more, don't be a, I'm not going to, no, I swear to you by all I hold secret in this world & in my underworld and in the whole wondersworld.
pippy - full of pips (spot, speck, protuberance) + puppy - a small dog used as a lady's pet.
lime - lime light (the intense white light formerly much used in theatre)
bigtree - a valuable evergreen timber tree
gravestone - a stone placed over a grave + grav (Danish) - grave + Gladstone [.35]
hiss - to express disapproval of (a person or thing) by making this sound + hesitancy
mand - maund + mand (Danish) - man + ond mand (Danish) - bad man + 'Grand Old Man' - a nickname of Gladstone.
chip - to make a small sound, cheep, chirp
chirrup - to chirp, esp. with a more sustained and lively effect, approaching to twittering or warbling
gigolo - a professional male dancing partner or escort + cigolo (Italian Obsolete) - child + cigalo (Provenšal) - cicada + Ondt/Gracehoper (motif).
lug - ear + for the love of Mike - for goodness sake!
passdoor - a door between the stage and the auditorium in a theater
Ich gehe dir vor (ger) - I will precede you