catchment - a structure in which water is collected
free and easy - unconstrained, natural, easy-going; (morally) lax, permissive
hip - An exclamation used (usually repeated thrice) to introduce a united cheer; either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh.
hurrah - to shout 'hurrah', a shout expressive of approbation, encouragement, or exultation
dentelle (fr) - lace + don't tell.
parr - a young salmon + Parr, Thomas, "Old Parr" (1483-1635) - lived in the reigns of ten princes, got a girl with child when oven a hundred + pair
frill - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim + Joyce's note: 'frill'.
all + Moyelta, the Old Plain of Elta, where Parthalonians died of plague and were buried + Old - river in Belize.
well and + Welland - river in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario.
trip - to move lightly and nimbly on the feet, to caper
sightsee - to go about seeing sights of interest
belvedere (i) - beautiful view + BELVEDERE COLLEGE - In Great Denmark Street; a Jesuit preparatory school since 1841. James Joyce attended it, 1893-1898, and was an "exhibitioner" throughout, winning cash prizes in all-Ireland competitive exhibitions, or exams, in 1894, 1895, 1897, and 1898 (didn't compete in 1896).
exhibitioners - boys who won exhibition in secondary school exam
cruise - a voyage in which the ship sails to and fro over a particular region. spec. a voyage taken by tourists
oar - a rowing boat
hoo - a natural exclamation, used to express various feelings, as a call to attract attention, etc.
band - to join or form into a band or company, to unite
whoa ho ho - used to call attention from a distance
buck - to butt into or against + song: What Ho, She Bumps! (a song about boating).
nubile - of a wavy or serpentine form, like the edges given to conventional representations of clouds; represented in the form of a cloud + jubilee - exultant joy, general or public rejoicing, jubilation + REFERENCE
(notebook 1924): 'LK' + Ellis Quay, Dublin + Ellis - 26.9 km long river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States.
thread - that which guides through a maze, perplexity, or difficulty; a fine cord composed of the fibres or filaments of flax, cotton, wool, silk, etc. spun to a considerable length + (notebook 1924): 'red thread mark'.
linked - connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
flush - Of a high colour: blushing, ruddy, flushed + calor (l) - heat + flush-coloured
Ana's + Annan - river in Australia.
exe = axe + Exe - river in England + x
Laura Keene - 19th century American star of Our American Cousin, the play Lincoln watched when assassinated + Keown - river in United States.
diabolo - a game in which an hourglass shaped top is balanced and spun on a string streched between the tips of two sticks + diabolos (Modern Greek) = diablo (Spanish) - devil + diabolos (gr) - slanderer (an epithet of the devil).
twisk = tusk - a tuft (of hair) + twist
safety pin - a pin for fastening clothing, bent back on itself so as to form a spring, and with a guard or sheath to cover the point and prevent its accidental unfastening [(notebook 1924): 'safety pin'] + Seife (ger) - soap.
Mammon - The Aramaic word for 'riches'; the word was taken by mediæval writers as the proper name of the devil of covetousness.
*A*'s drawers (Joyce's note) + Douglas: London Street Games 38: (a girls' rope-chant) 'Then he tears the leg of my drawers'.
pull my other leg, the one with the bells on it (phrase) - A jocular expression used to express disbelief. An extension of the phrase, and response to having, someone pulling my leg (teasing or goading by jokingly lying); the implication is that one leg has been pulled, and the joker will have more fun with the other one due to the bells.
rinse - to put through clean water in order to remove the soap used in washing + Joyce's note: 'rinse'.
Aston Quay, Dublin
(notebook 1923): 'Where did I stop? (read - Is)' (was Lucia reading aloud to Joyce?)
am still + Amstel - river in the Netherlands.
Garonne - river in southwest France and northern Spain + FDV: Where did I stop? Don't stop. Go on, go on.
FDV: Well after it was put in the papers everywhere ever you went [on and every bungh bung ever you dropped into ] or wherever you scoured the countryside you found his picture upside down or the cornerboys burning his guy so she made a plan, this mischiefmaker, the like of it now you never heard. What plan. Tell me quickly! What the mischief did she do? Well she borrowed a bag, a mailbag, from one of her sons, Shaun the Post, and then she went & made herself up. O, God of gigglers, I can't tell you. It's too funny. O, but you must. You must really. I'd give my chance of going to heaven to hear it all, every word. Here, sit down, go easy, be quiet. Tell me slowly. Take your time. Breathe deeply. That's the way. Slowlier.
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin + Maritsa, with a length of 480 km, is the longest river that runs solely in the interior of the Balkans.
cordial - vital, tending to revive or invigorate, sincerely or deeply felt + misericordia (l) - pity, mercy.
mendicant - a beggar, one who lives by begging + Joyce's note: 'Beggars' Monday J' + 'Beggars' Journal' → Irish Independent 25 Jan 1924, 6/5: 'Three Curiosities of Journalism. A Beggars' Newspapers': 'Perhaps the strangest publication in the history of the Press was the "Mendicant's Journal," which made its last appearance a few weeks ago. This extraordinary paper was published in Paris every six months, and catered exclusively for the beggars of the French capital'.
Saturday + dag (Dutch) - day.
Sunday + zindah (Sanskrit) - alive + The Zindeh-riid or "river of life" rises in Zardehkoh, about 90 miles to the west of Ispahan.
Wochenschrift (ger) - weekly magazine + Schrift (ger) - writing, written document + witchcraft
for once - for one occasion
sully - to pollute, defile; to soil, stain, tarnish
kidglove - glove made of skin of a young goat + with kid gloves - with special consideration.
chew the cud - to ruminate; to recall and reflect meditatively on things said, done, or suffered
chicken and bacon
mind out - to look out, be careful
sni, snovi (Serbian) - dreams + sne (Danish) - snow.
Snowdon - one of the six Scottish heralds + SNOWDON, MOUNTAIN - Mountain, North Wales, the highest (3560 ft) in Wales + snowed on + Joyce's note: 'snowdon' + 'fell on snowdon' (Sep-Oct 1927) → An Account 2: "Farthest towards the west rise the mountains of Wales, England’s real highland. The valleys here are short and narrow, yet the country has not the wildness of mountain tracts. Although it contains England’s highest mountain, Snowdon, whose summit is nearly three thousand five hundred feet above the sea, still it unites the charms of plain and mountain."
hoar - to become hoary or greyhaired
(notebook 1924): 'a skunner against' → take a skunner against (Scottish Dialect) - to be disgusted with, have a dislike for.
thaw - the melting of ice and snow after a frost + tata (Serbian) - dad, papa + (snow thaws).
Sava is a river in southern Europe, a right side tributary of the Danube river at Belgrade.
Savuto is a river and valley in Calabria, Italy.
chuff - boor, churl + chief
sheriff - the principal law-enforcement officer in a county + River Erriff is one of the premier salmon fishing rivers in Ireland.
bung - a brewer, or landlord of a public house + pub
ever + Arve - river in France + FDV: [on and every bungh bung ever you dropped into]
cit - an inhabitant of a city + city
addled - confused and vague; (of eggs) no longer edible
OUZEL GALLEY SOCIETY - A forerunner of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, it was founded in 1705 and dissolved in 1888. In 1695 the merchant ship "Ouzel Galley" left Dublin and for several years nothing was heard of her. She was presumed lost and the insurance was paid. In 1700, she returned to Dublin with valuable cargo and a story of having been captured by Algerian pirates and later recaptured by her Irish crew. Both owners and insurers claimed ship and cargo, and after the case dragged through the courts for years without resolution, a committee of merchants arbitrated the case to everyone's satisfaction. Inspired by this extralegal success, merchants formed the Ouzel Galley Society to settle commercial disputes without lawyers, and it did so for many years, gradually turning into a convivial and fraternal society. Among the many meeting places of the Ouzel Galley Society were the Rose and Bottle, Dame Street (1765), the Phoenix Tavern, Werburgh Street (1748), Power's in Booterstown (1776), and Jude's Hotel, South Frederick Street (early 19th cent).
PHOENIX TAVERN - 18th-century Chapelizod public house
POWER'S INN - 18th-century public house in Booterstown, South-East Dublin
Jude (ger) - jew
scour - to move about hastily or energetically; esp. to range about in search of something, or in movements against a foe + FDV: or wherever you scoured the countryside
NANNYWATER - River, North County Dublin, flowing through Duleek to sea at Laytown North of Balbriggan. Often used as boundary line: as the boundary of Viking power; and into the 20th century as the boundary of admiralty jurisdiction.
Vartry - river in north County Wicklow, Ireland
porta (l) - gate + PORTA LATINA - One of the gates (now closed) in the Aurelian walls of Rome + porta (it) - door.
lateen - a phonetic spelling of latine
Latin Quarter of Paris - an area in the 5th and parts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the River Seine, around the Sorbonne University.
ikon = icon - an image, figure, or representation; a portrait + FDV: you found his picture upside down
etched - engraved, cut or impressed into a surface + Etsch or Adige - river in Italy.
upside down - inverted, overturned
cornerboy - one who lounges about street-corners, a street 'loafer' [Joyce's note: 'cornerboy'] + FDV: or the cornerboys burning his guy
cammock - a field hockey stick, a crooked staff + Cammock - one of the larger rivers in Dublin, Ireland, and was one of four tributaries of the Liffey critical to early development of the city + chamac (Serbian) - a small boat, punt + mocking
Morris - a British car manufacturing company + (notebook 1923): 'Pat the Man' → 'the cornerboys burning his guy Pat the Man raising a laugh' (Feb 1924) + Maurice [Behan], in role of Seth mocking dismembered Asar (Osiris) i.e. HCE.
Rolls-Royce - a Rolls-Royce motor car; any product considered to be of the highest quality + E.W. Royce appeared as title role in Turko the Terrible, the first Christmas pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (Ulysses.1.258).
turrible = terrible + Turko the Terrible.
European + peahahn = peacock (German, Hahn: rooster, cock).
chic - 'stylish', in the best fashion and best of taste
unskimmed - not covered with a skim coat (a final usu. white coat of plastering applied to walls and ceiling).
suit - pattern, style of workmanship or design + suet - hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton + sir (Serbian) - cheese.
yogurt - Properly, a sour fermented liquor made from milk, used in Turkey and other countries of the Levant + yaourt (fr) - yoghurt + Yahoos in Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
hammam - a Turkish bath + hamman (Persian) - bath.
adam (Persian) - person
Fatima - Mohammed's daughter
reel - to dance a reel (a lively dance of Scottish highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps); to revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis ("The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")
rail - to scoff, jest, banter
the local - the public house in the immediate neighbourhood
Pei Ho ("white river") - river in China + fife - a small high-pitched flute.
pipe - to blow or play on a pipe
Ubangi - largest right-bank tributary of the Congo River of Central Africa + banjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body.
twang - to produce a ringing note by or as by plucking a string or stringed instrument
Oddfellow - a member of a society, fraternity, or 'order', organized under this name, with initiatory rites, mystic signs of recognition, and various 'degrees' of dignity and honour, for social and benevolent purposes, especially that of rendering assistance to members in sickness, distress, or other need + (notebook 1922-23): 'oddfellows Hall' → Irish Times 6 Nov 1922, 8/6: 'Many Outrages in Dublin': 'National troops, in the course of a raid on the premises formerly known as the Oddfellows Hall... arrested 14 young men... found in one of the rooms... let last week as a social club'.
triple tiara - a high ovate-cylindrical or dome-shaped diadem worn by the pope, surmounted by the orb and cross of sovereignty, and encircled with three crowns symbolic of triple dignity, and usually richly wrought with jewels. Hence transf. the position or dignity of pope, the papacy.
busby - a tall fur cap, with or without a plume, having a bag hanging out of the top, on the right side; worn by hussars, artillerymen, and engineers + Joyce's note: 'busby'.
rotunda (l) - round + rink - to skate on a rink; building that contains a surface for ice skating + Rotunda, Dublin, used as skating rink in late 19th century + (notebook 1922-23): 'Rotunda rink' → Irish Times 7 Nov 1922, 4/6: 'The Rotunda Rink': 'The destruction of the building known as the Rotunda Rink'.
Meer (ger) - sea + meer (Dutch) - lake; more + Pate-by-the-Neva or Pete-over-Meer - St Petersburg or New York City.
Haussmann, Baron (1809-91) - leading spirit in the rebuilding of Paris + The House That Jack Built (nursery rhyme): 'This is the priest all shaven and shorn, That married the man all tattered and torn... That tossed the dog, That worried the cat'.
paven = paved - covered with a firm surface
stoned - paved with stones; drunk
crib - to confine to a small area, to lay as in a crib
cabin - a prison, a small room on a ship, a small one story low roofed dwelling + (i.e. coffin in King's Chamber)
cock - to lift and place high, to stick or turn up + (cock, hen, egg).
henad - a unit, monad (in the Platonic philosophy) + Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology: Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys + henned