whatever - an emphatic extension of what (implying perplexity or surprise) + what for? - for what purpose.
to take a rise out of - to cause others to laugh esp. scornfully about someone by making jokes about him.
hiplength - extending to or over the hips
godmother - a female sponsor considered in relation to her god-child
reason + riso (it) - laugh.
roundabout - in a ring or circle about; on all sides of; in all directions from
tryst - to engage (a person) to meet one at a given place and time
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 - rel. to 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.
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 + 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.
hold hard - to pull hard at the reins in order to stop the horse; to halt, stop
latchkey - Orig., a key used to draw back the night-latch of a door. Now usu., the key of a spring door-lock. Freq. allusive and attrib., with reference to the use of a latch-key by a younger member of a household (esp. one who comes home from school when his parents are still at work) or a lodger.
gleisoun (Provenšal) - church
nursery rhyme 'Hushabye baby, in the tree top'
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
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.
contract - to constitute marriage by contract; to enter into marriage
enchos (gr) - spear, sword + 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 + phrase please God!
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
softness - ease, comfort, mildness, gentleness
treasury = treasure
mot - motto, device, a vitty saying + Dermot + mot (fr) - word + mot (Dublin Slang) - girl.
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
moran mo (moran mo) (gael) - much more
sh - an exclamation used to enjoin silence or noiselessness = hush
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.
hiss - to express disapproval of (a person or thing) by making this sound + hesitancy
mand - maund + mand (Danish) - man + ond mand (Danish) - bad man.
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 + cigalo (Provenšal) - cicada + cigolo (Italian Obsolete) - child.
for the love of Mike - for goodness sake! + lug - ear.
passdoor - a door between the stage and the auditorium in a theater
Ich gehe dir vor (ger) - I will precede you