sunder - to dissolve connexion between two or more things, to separate one from another

binomial theorem - the general algebraic formula, discovered by Newton, by which any power of a binomial quantity may be found without performing the progressive multiplications (a + b)˛ = a˛ + ab + b˛, etc. + binomial - a name consisting of 2 terms + diorama - partly translucent picture changing with direction of light + diorama (gr) - a clear view through.

Punic Wars - the three wars between the Romans and Carthaginians waged between 264 and 146 b.c. + FDV: and after that he reproved it altogether by after the binomial the dioram and the penic law walls and the inklespill legends and the rune of the hoop and the lesson lessons of expedience and the judicats judycats of Puncher's Pylax. 

pen, ink + (the end of FW with spilled tea).

Ingoldsby, Thomas - name under which Barham wrote The Ingoldsby Legends 

rure - fall, ruin + de rure (l) - concerning the countryside + (stammering)

hoop (Dutch) - crowd + rule of thumb - a method or procedure derived entirely from practice or experience, without any basis in scientific knowledge; a roughly practical method. 

lessons + blesser (fr) - to wound.

expedience - haste, speed, dispatch + experience

jus - law, a legal principle, right of power + (stammering)

judicate - to judge, decide + judicans (l) - judging.

Pontius Pilate - the Roman procurator of Judća concerned in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

manuscript - a book, document, or the like, written by hand + mummy.

boke - retching, vomiting, belch + "He had himself read many of them - a Latin version of the abhorred Necronomicon, the sinister Liber Ivonis, the infamous Cultes des Goules of Comte d'Erlette, the Unaussprechlichen Kulten of von Junzt, and old Ludvig Prinn's hellish De Vermis Mysteriis. But there were others he had known merely by reputation or not at all - the Pnakotic Manuscripts, the Book of Dzyan, and a crumbling volume of wholly unidentifiable characters yet with certain symbols and diagrams shuddering recognizable to the occult student." (H.P. Lovecraft: The Haunter Of The Dark)


cunning - knowledge, learning, wisdom

conning - studying or learning esp. by repetition, scaning, scrutinizing + Budge: The Book of the Dead xxxvi-xxxvii: 'the LXIVth Chapter... version of it... is entitled "The Chapter of Knowing the Chapters of Coming Forth [by Day] in a Single Chapter"... it was believed to contain the essence of the Book of the Dead'.

muccius (l) - snotty + Latin version of Maurice [Behan] is Mauritius [572.29]

preprocess - to subject to a preliminary processing + procession - a litany, form of prayer + praeprocessio (l) - a pre-advance + Procession of the Holy Ghost [.17] is theological term applied to the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son, the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and the Western Church that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.

pro- - prior + precession - a going forward, advance, procession + propraecessio (l) - something for or to take place of a going-before or a preceding.

duplicity - the state of being numerically or physically double or twofold, doubleness + dupliciter (l) - doubly, in a twofold manner.

diplous (gr) - twofold, double

promulgate - to make known by public declaration; to publish

ipso facto - by the very nature or the case, by the fact itself + ipso facto (l) - by the same fact.

sed contra (l) - but on the contrary, but against + Sadko - rich merchant in the Novgorod cycle, a sad contrast to the heretic or raskol'nik (Raskolnikov) as in the story of Dives and Lazarus. 

raskol - dissent from an established orthodoxy + rascally.

griphus (l) = griphos (gr) - a riddle, enigma + gripos (gr) - a haul of fish.

secede - to withdraw from taking part + all but succeeded.

monopolize - to obtain exclusive possession or control of + monophysism - doctrine that human and divine in the person of Jesus Christ constitute only one nature + monophysikos (gr) - of one nature: sectarian belief that Jesus had only one nature, not two (human, divine).

insubordinate - one who is insubordinate (disobedient, rebellious, mutinous) + suborior (l) - to spring up + Sobor - National Assembly under Ivan the Terrible + Duma - Tsarist Russian parliament, 1906-17.

semen - the impregnating fluid of male animals; the seed or sperm → 'semenous' [i.e. of semen, semen covered] + semeion (gr) - mark by which a thing is known; sign from the gods + semeiosis (gr) - sign, indication + nous (gr) - mind, intelligence + (when he gets A and B on to his lap C slips off and when he has C and A he looses hold of B). 

sarx (gr) - flesh

combinate + bucca (l) - cheek, face + combuccino (l) - to blow a trumpet with + buccinare (it) - blow (the trumpet).

solus ipse (l) - self alone + syllępsis (gr) - conception (Pronunciation 'silipsis')

aspill - to spill, waste; to destroy, kill + aspello (l) - to drive away, to remove + aspilos (gr) - immaculate + aspilates (gr) - a precious stone of Arabia + (the Eastern Orthodox church, among others, rejects the Roman Catholic dogma of the immaculate conception (1854), which states that Mary was kept free from the Original Sin from the moment of her conception).

archę (gr) - beginning + porizô (gr) - to originate, to cause to begin + poreia (gr) - march, procession.

hagion pneuma (gr) - the holy spirit, the Holy Ghost

synthesize - to put together or combine into a complex whole; to make up by combination of parts or elements + syn- (gr) - with- + erethizo (gr) - to challenge, to provoke + synerethizo (gr) - to with-challenge, to with-provoke; to excite mutually.

ovum (l) - egg + svyatogo dukha (Russian) - 'Holy Ghost'.

logothetes - various functionaries under the Byzantine emperors + loggerhead - a stupid person, dunce + longitude.

saccularius (l) - cut-purse, pickpocket + sakellarioi (gr) - ecclesiastical dignitaries.

at variance (with) - in a state of disagreement or difference; conflicting, differing

synodal - a synodal decision, constitution, or decree (obs.); a synodal book + synodus (gr, l) - a college of priests, an ecclesiastical assembly + synod - ecclesiastical council.

sympoleo (gr) - to sell together; to confirm a sale + sympylion (gr) - a little gateway + symboulion - mixed council of Eastern Church metropolitans and laymen.

nepos (l) - grandson + nepogreshimost (Russian) - 'infallibility' + papskiyaya nepogreshimost (Russian) - papal infallibility (over which the Augustiner Kirche separated from Rome in 1871).

get the hook - to be removed or discharged + This difficult theological passage is paraphrased in the 'Skeleton Key': But though the Gripes had, time and time again, sought to teach his own flock how to trumpet forth the double meanings of his doctrines, his pastors were found to be at loggerheads and at variance with the constitutions of his provincial creed, and so he got the hoof; he having wished to follow the Eastern rather than the Roman interpretation of the relation of the Father and the Son to the Holy Ghost.

philequus (l) - horse-lover + Filioque (l) - and from the Son (phrase in Creed, source of the Great Schism (1054) between Western and Eastern Churches: does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father only, or from the Father and from the Son) + philios (gr) - favourite, dear.

efter - after + efter (Danish) - after.

yaw - a movement of deviation from the direct course, as from bad steering + years

con - acknowledge, regard or examine closely + (read my sheepskin parchment books).

sheepskin - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on + goat/sheep motif [.22]

yow - you

blind (Slang) - drunk + (outlined, drawn, delineated).

essay - to make an attempt + encyd (Welsh) - space.

Pius - "Dutiful": name of twelve popes; also epithet for Vergil's Aeneas.

yores - yours (obs.) + years

Amse (ger, dial.) - ant + amser (Cornish, Welsh) - time + answered

gregary - ordinary, undistinguished + Gregorius (l) - "Herdsmanly (?)": name of sixteen popes.

Machamete = Mohammed (the founder of the religion of Islam) + god (goat-beard) of Mohammed.

bothered (Anglo-Irish) - deaf (from Irish bodhar) + my brother + {by the god of Mohammed, you will still be, O Mookse, deaf}

Matthew 19:30: 'the last shall be the first' → 23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard [it], they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last [shall be] first.

electress - a female elector, a woman having a vote

Valhalla - In Old Northern mythology, the hall assigned to those who have died in battle, in which they feast with Odin + vale (l) - farewell + Henry King: The Exequy: 'Stay for me there; I will not faile To meet thee in that hollow Vale'.

par (l) - equal

unicum - a thing unique in its kind, a sole existing exemplar; unparalleled + unicorn + Act of Union.

alleluia - an exclamation meaning 'Praise the Lord,' which occurs in many psalms and anthems + elegiacus (l) - elegiac, written in the elegiac meter + Elijah.

tabulary - a place where the public records were kept in ancient Rome; hence, in other places + stabulum (l) - dwelling, tavern + constabulary.

Robey, George (1869-1954) - English music-hall comedian + Ross, Robert ("Robbie") - faithful friend of Oscar Wilde's. He is said to have told Arthur Ransome that he and not Lord Alfred Douglas was "Oscar's real mistress" + pope's address or blessing: 'Urbi et Orbi': 'To the City and the World' + (papal ring and robe). 

fall for - to yield to the attractions of, to be captivated or carried away by

passim + bless them.

nasal - rel. to the nose

Yardley's - brand of English soap and toilet articles + Yardley's perfumes.

Army Cut cigarettes

BOND STREET - In London's West End; synonymous with expensive fashion + Army Cut cigarettes + {With his pills, aftershave and a cigarette – [the Mookse was] as British as Bond Street} 

straight cut - cut in straight lines; honest, respectable

brokenarch - a decorative arch with a gap at the apex + to break one's back - to overpower, render nugatory, crush

New Zealand + nu zu Land (ger) - now to land + Macaulay: Review of Ranke's History of the Popes: 'She (the Roman Catholic Church) may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of Saint Paul's' [056.20] 


limply - in a limp manner; suitable, appropriate

The Letter: the last of the first + "They will curse the hour when it all began, since nothing will be left of them, not even the dust of the lower regions where the hirsute Heerg-ro shuffle their palmed legs." (Frank G. Ripel: The Stellar Magick: The True Necronomicon)

oust - to eject or expel from any place or position, turn out + us.

"Enraged because of war between her sons, [Naxyr] destroyed the world they inhabited." (Frank G. Ripel: The Magick of Atlantis: Sauthenerom, the Source of the Necronomicon)

fortitude - strength + forty-third statute of Elizabeth - Poor Relief Act, 1601.

weightiness - the fact of being of much weight, importance, or consequence

mear = mare + mear (mer) (gael) - finger + [Letter?].

unsight - to prevent from seeing + lit. unsichtbar (ger) - invisible.

embouchure - the mouth of the river; arrangement of lips for producing a musical tone + ambusher + "Then, Nyarlathotep pronounced seven times the Twofold Word of Secret Power: Yachd Dahn. This Word is hidden within the Enchanted Forest, in the deepest Lands of Dream, there wherein everything is and is not, on the other side of the Doorway that hides the Twofold Word. And from that world there is no escape; the sole way out is to face the mysterious Guardian that hides beyond the Abyss, and beyond the burning star." (Frank G. Ripel: The Magick of Atlantis: Sauthenerom, the Source of the Necronomicon)

relentless - incapable of relenting, pitiless

houri - nymph of Muslim paradise + ôraia Elenę (gr) - beautiful Helen + haleine (fr) - breath + (bad breath).