integument - that with which anything is covered, enclosed, or clothed; a covering, coating [Joyce's note: 'integument'].
Marivaux, Pierre Carbet de Chamblain de (1688-1763) - French writer who created a fantastic style, introduced to each other "words which have never made acquaintance, and which think they will not get on together." He also translated Homer.
cycle - to move or revolve in cycles; to pass through cycles + wheel - to move like a point in the circumference of a wheel; to move in a circle.
reflect - to turn one's thoughts (back) on, to ponder, meditate on
unlivable - unfit to live in; that can not be lived
transaccidentation - theological doctrine that the eucharistic bread and wine are changed into body and blood of Jesus Christ at the moment of their consecration; a transmutation of the accidents of the bread and wine in the Eucharist, as distinguished from transubstantiation, in which the substance alone is changed.
dividual - capable of being divided into parts, divisible; divided into parts, fragmentary.
perilous - causing or occasioning great danger, capable of inflicting serious harm; terrible.
potent - powerful, possessed of great power
squid - a cuttlefish
squirt - a small quantity of liquid that is squirted, a small jet or spray + screen - to hide from view as with a screen, to shelter from observation or recognition.
crystalline - clear and transparent like crystal
wane - to become gradually less in degree, to decline in intensity; Of a person: To decline in power or importance.
chagrin - grieved, disquieted, troubled; melancholy + (notebook 1924): '(peau de) Chagrin *C*'.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - novel by Oscar Wilde in which he combined the supernatural elements of the Gothic novel with the unspeakable sins of French decadent fiction.
dud - worn out, useless, unsatisfactory + dødhud (Danish) - dead skin + hud (Welsh) - magic, illusion, charm.
Meillet & Cohen: Les Langues du Monde 358: (an example of a Dravidian sentence) 'maram und eNDu kangiReN: "a tree exists having said I see"'.
dal (Santali - East Indian language) - to strike
dapal (Santali) - to strike each other; to cover
danapal (Santali) - covering
agglomerative - tending to agglomerate or collect together + Meillet & Cohen: Les Langues du Monde 403: (of Munda languages, such as Santali) 'the Munda languages... resemble the so-called agglutinating languages, such as Turkish' + DRAFT TWO: So perhaps when he last at his last public disappearance the blond cop, who thought it was ink, was out. Petty constable Sigurdsen, it was, who had been detailed to save him from the effects of lynch law & mob mauling that greeted him the tenderfoot just as he was butting in with a hideful through his door, saying as usual: Where ladies have they that a dogmean herring sortherring? Search me, the other incapable said & in he shot skittled.
arklas (Lithuanian) - plough
arklys (Lithuanian) - horse + Arglist (ger) - deceit, artifice
misappearence - failure to appear, not appearence; appearence in a perverted form + FDV: And hear this more. At the time of his last disappearance in public petty constable Sigurdsen, who had been detailed to save him from lynch law & mob mauling, ran after greeted him just as he was butting in through the door with a hideful saying as usual: Wherefore have they that a dog here mean herring? All Shem said was: Search me.
fête - the festival of the saint after whom a person is named; in Roman Catholic countries observed as the birthday is in England.
ingnis (l) - fire + Loyola, St Ignatius (1491-1556) - founder of the Society of Jesus.
- one of several trailing or climbing North American shrubs belonging to the
genus Rhus, bearing leaves resembling ivy.; also fig., an unpleasant
person + Ivy Day in the Committee Room + Joyce's note (notebook 1923): 'poison ivy' ;
;The Four Million, 'An Adjustment of Nature' 105: "Caesar had his Brutus–the cotton has its bollworm, the chorus girl has her Pittsburger, the summer boarder has his poison ivy [...]"
(MS 47474-78v, PrMT: for the deathfe^te of Saint Ignaceous Poisonivy | JJA 47:477 | probably Aug-Sep 1928 | )
fickle - changeable, inconstant, uncertain, unreliable; deceitful, treacherous (obs.) + A Little Cloud
sixth + Parnell
kilim (Aramaic) - pig
to lay low - to bring to the ground; to lay in the ground, to bury; to abase
brandish - to flourish, wave about (a sword, spear, etc.) by way of threat or display, or in preparation for action.
bullbear - a spectre, bogy; a scare-crow; a bugbear, or object of groundless terror + ballbearing - a mechanical contrivance for lessening friction by means of small loose metal balls, used for the bearings of axles.
stylo - a stylographic pen (a variety of fountain-pen, having no nib, but a fine perforated writing-point fed with ink from the reservoir in the stem; in this point is fitted a fine needle, which when pushed back in the act of writing opens a valve so as to permit the flow of the ink) + stylo à bille (fr) - ballpoint pen.
keyman - a person doing a work of vital importance + (notebook 1924): 'shining keyman of door'.
winds of change - force of changes
what is sauce for the goose is the sauce for the gander - what is acceptable or pleasing for one person is acceptable or pleasing to another or others; In the United States, "What's sauce for the goose . . . gander" has traditionally been used to mean that whatever applies to a woman should apply to a man as well. The saying goes back long before the women's movement. Its literal meaning comes from cooking poultry: male and female geese would be served with the same sauce.
zasis (Lithuanian) - goose
souse - various parts of a pig or other animal, esp. the feet and ears, prepared or preserved for food by means of pickling.
zasinas (Lithuanian) - gander + Zosimus - (1) 5th-century pope; (2) 5thcentury Greek historian who lived in Constantinople; (3) 6th-century hermit who came on every Good Friday eve to give the sacrament to St Mary the Egyptian in a cave on the banks of the Jordan; (4) a strolling band of Dublin, a beggar, sometimes called "the last of the minstrels"; (5) an illustrated Dublin paper (1870-1871).
cop - a policeman
out of ones depth - beyond the limit of ones mental capability, in situation that one cannot control or understand because of not having enough knowledge, skill, etc.
bright - displaying great intelligence; quick-witted, clever. (In standard English used chiefly in speaking of children or one's inferiors.)
in the main - for the most part, in all essential points
Petty Constable - an officer of a parish or township appointed to act as conservator of the peace and to perform a number of public administrative duties in his district + (notebook 1924): 'petty constable - treason' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 86 (sec. 84): 'most of the terms pertaining to the law are of French origin... Petty (Fr. petit) was, I suspect, introduced by the jurists in such combinations as... petty constable... petty treason'.
Sickerson + "The Sisters" + (notebook 1924): 'sisterson' → Crawford: Back to the Long Grass 130: 'the solution of that long-standing puzzle in Africa as to the chief's nephew often usurping the rights of his own sons... "For," said the princess to her royal brother, "you, King, may marry forty wives, but I may only marry one man. Therefore, that one man, being a spick-and-span aristocrat, the cream of earth's son, is, and must be, a blue-blood prince, whereas you, the Chief, can have a son who has a King for his father and a slave for his mother." The luminous logic of all this at once clears up an old difficulty, the "sister's son" being a blue-blood black. Therefore, and by parity of reasoning, a mere King's son is a nobody'.
Ku Klux Klan + kruis (Dutch) - cross + kroon (Dutch) - crown + kroon - the basic monetary unit of Estonia + kraal - a village of Southern or Central African native peoples (from Afrikaans).
parochial - of, belonging, or pertaining to a parish
watch - one who watches, or those who watch, for purposes of guarding and protecting life and property, and the like; esp. before the introduction of the New Police, a watchman or body of watchmen, who patrolled and guarded the streets of a town, proclaimed the hour, etc.
detail - to appoint or tell off for a particular duty [(notebook 1922-23): 'bailiff specially detailed'].
pollute - defiled, rendered impure or unclean; intoxicated, drunk
police office - the head-quarters of the police force in a city or town + stotis (Lithuanian) - station.
quemquem (l) - whoever, whatsoever
quum (old latin) = cum (l) - when, as, while
ligature - to bind with a ligature or bandage; anything used in binding or tying; a band, bandage, tie. Chiefly spec. in Surgery, a thread or cord used to tie up a bleeding artery; Writing and Printing. Two or more letters joined together and forming one character or type; a monogram + liable - subject to the operation of (any agency), likely to undergo (a change of any kind).
foul play - unfair conduct in a game; transf. unfair or treacherous dealing, often with the additional notion of roughness or violence + Clay
clot - a hardened lump of earth
encountered + "An Encounter"
evening + "Eveline"
Anyone searching the map of Ireland for "Knockmaree, Comty Mea" (186.25) seeks in vain; the direction is to the "Blessed" Issy, pregnant ("knocked up"), a successor to the "Cunty Kate" of the Circe scene in Ulysses (Benstock, Bernard / Joyce-again's wake : an analysis of Finnegans wake).
tenderfoot - a name given, originally in the ranching and mining regions of the western U.S., to a newly arrived immigrant, unused to the hardships of pioneer life; a greenhorn; hence, a raw, inexperienced person.
reel - to sway unsteadily from side to side, as if about to fall
lurch - to move suddenly, unsteadily, and without purpose in any direction, as, e.g. a person staggering.
proto - - first in time, original; first in rank or importance, chief, principal
stp - abbr. of stop
arch - chief, principal, prime
arcus (l) - bow, rainbow; arch + Iris (l) - goddess of the rainbow; rainbow + arco-íris (Portuguese) - rainbow.
smecknamn (Swedish) - nickname
mergyte (Lithuanian) - little girl
to butt in - to thrust oneself unceremoniously and uninvited into an affair, discussion, etc.; to intrude, interfere without good reason.
to go or come round the corner - to pass round a corner into another road, street, etc.; to pass round the corner of a race-course, esp. the last corner before the finish; fig. to pass a critical point or stage, to start recovering from an illness + rand - a border, margin or brink.
have a hideful (Slang) - be drunk
bethel - house of worship, temple, church + bordel - a house of prostitution + Bethel - a place mentioned repeatedly in the Bible (e.g. Genesis 28:19; from Hebrew Beth El: House of God).
bordel house - a house of prostitution, bordel + "The Boarding House"
Fenster (ger) - window
grazioso (it) - gracious, graceful + grazus (Lithuanian) - beautiful.
ora (l) - border, brim, edge; sea-coast + ora (l) - pray! + hora (l) - hour + oras (Lithuanian) - weather, air.
Hvorledes har De det i dag, min sorte herre? (Danish) - How are you today, my dark sir?
sir + sergot (fr. slang) - policeman.
search me - Used (chiefly imp. in response to a question) to imply that the speaker has no knowledge of some fact or no idea what course to take [Joyce's note: 'search me'].
incapable - a thoroughly incompetent person; one without capacity or ability.
repartee - to make witty or smart replies [Joyce's note: 'repartee']
self evident - evident without proof or argument + evite - to shun, avoid + evitans (l) - shunning, avoiding.
subtlety - craftiness, cunning, esp. of a treacherous kind; a refinement or nicety of thought, speculation, or argument.
spurious - superficially resembling or simulating, but lacking the genuine character or qualities of, something; not true or genuine; false, sham, counterfeit.
grace - an instance or manifestation of favour + "After the Race" + "Grace"
christmas - evergreens used for decorations at christmas
Portia - heroine of The Merchant of Venice
prance - the act of prancing (Of a horse: To rise by springing from the hind legs)