bob - to move up and down like a buoyant body in water, or an elastic body on land

round up - to gather in or bring together + the last round-up - death, resurrection, or the Last Judgement.

Easter eve - the evening, and hence the day, before Easter sunday + yestereve - the evening of yesterday + Hister, Ister (l) - Danube + history

marigold - the name of several plants having golden or bright yellow flowers + marigold window in church + (person being given a high place in the church after death).

cobbler - one whose business is to mend shoes

strain - pedigree, lineage, ancestry, descent

drain - a channel by which liquid is drained or gradually carried off; esp. an artificial conduit or channel for carrying off water, sewage, etc. + to go (etc.) down the drain - to disappear, get lost, vanish; go to waste + Joyce's note: 'drain' + "That I prays for be mains of me draims" [623.30-31]

man's-in-a-hurry (for a place to urinate in) + Manzanares - river in central Spain + Maurice the Man.

Bachelor's Walk - Quay, North side of Liffey, West of O'Connell Street. Named for Batchehor, an early property owner in area, although it is pop believed to come from its supposed former use as a promenade for bachelors + {in a side drain off a public toilet}

Meagher, Wally - seems to have inherited a pair of family trousers in bad condition and to have been involved in some kind of "troth." (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake) + Maggy or Magger (Majesty) + "a pair of Blarney braggs for Wally Meagher" [211.11]

Loup - river in Nebraska, U.S. + in the loop de jaren (Dutch) - in the course of years.

prefixed - fixed or placed before something else + FDV: But all that's left now to the last of the Meaghers I'm told it's a kneebuckle & two buttons in the front. Do you tell me that now? I do, in troth.

buckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap + (nothing left after laundering but buckle and hooks).

in troth - truly, verily, indeed

Orara - river in New South Wales, Australia + orar por Orbe y por las Animas (sp) - to pray for the Earth and for the Souls.

Animas - river in the western United States

usa (use) (gael) - easier + 'uise (ushi) (gael) - well, indeed (interj.)

olla (ule) (gael) - splendid + Ulla - river in Galicia, Spain.

umbra (l) - shadow + Umba - river on the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia.

Massa - Representing master in the written form of Black speech + maise (mashi) (gael) - well, indeed (interj.) + musha (Anglo-Irish) - well, indeed (from Irish: muise) + Mezha - river in Tver Oblast, Russia.

deluge - a great flood or overflowing of water

Ufer (ger) - bank, shore, coast + Ufa - river in the Urals, Russia + over

spond - a bed or couch + spondeo (l) - to promise solemnly, to pledge + sponda (it) - bank, shore.

earwadding + wadding - a small bundle of soft, flexible material esp. for use as a plug + Irrawaddy - river in Burma.

stoke - to pierce, stab (a person), to thrust + stuck + The shaft in the north side of the Queens Chamber is the same [as one on the south side]. The corridor ends in front of a white limestone block bearing the traces of two copper fittings. Quarry marks are still visible, along with the sign of the work-gang "wadi" ("the green ones").

aar = ere + aars (Dutch) - arse + Aar - tributary of the Rhine, is the longest river that both rises and ends entirely within Switzerland + ears

all but - almost, very nearly, well nigh

Lethe (gr) - "Forgetfulness": one of the five rivers of Hades + Lethe - river in Alaska Peninsula + least sound.

Orinoco - river in S. America + (exclamation).

Finn MacCool, leader of the Fianna + Adam Findlater - grocery magnate and politician in Edwardian Dublin.

kimono - a long Japanese robe with sleeves + Joachim Creek, United States + Giacomo Joyce + FDV: Is that the Dunboyne on his statue behind you there riding his high horse? That!

Horse Creek, United States + high horse - the horse used in battle and tournament, the war horse + ride the high horse - said of a person affecting airs of superiority, or behaving pretentiously or arrogantly.

fornenst - right opposite to, over against + Hengst (ger) = hingst (Danish) - studhorse, stallion + Hengest and Horsa - brothers who led Saxon invasion of England.

Otter - a river in Devon + Father of Waters - the Mississippi.

Yonne - river in France

Isset - river in Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, and Tyumen Oblasts in Russia. It rises in the Ural Mountains and flows east into the Tobol River.

falairin (falerin) (gael) - diminutive of falaire: ambler, little pacing horse + FALLAREES COMMONS - Townland, part of Ballymore Eustace, barony of S Naas, Co Kildare. It is on the Liffey.

amphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats + ASTLEY'S AMPHITHEATRE - Equestrian circuses, originating in London in late 18th century. The Dublin Astley's Amphitheatre was erected 1787 at the Darby Square. An Astley's Amphitheatre for horsemanship opened in Peter Street in 1789; in 1815, the Molyneux Asylum for Blind Females took over its buildings.

bobby - A slang nickname for a policeman.

restrain - to prevent from some course of action, to place under arrest

sugarstick - a stick of sweet stuff

pout - a protrusion of the lips, expressive of pique or annoyance

Pepper's ghost - a theatrical illusion created using a reflective glass and special lighting (used in the Waterloo scene W.G. Wills's A Royal Divorce) + 'The White Horse of the Peppers' - a novel by Samuel Lover.

washing - washed clothes + FDV: Throw the cobwebs from your eyes, woman, & spread your linen proper.

slop - wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk; nonsense, rubbish + (notebook 1924): 'sloppy style'.

Father Mathew, temperance advocate: ''Ireland sober is Ireland free''.

Joyce's note: 'grease' + Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Joyce's note, Circe: 'I thought so' + Soča (Slovenian) or Isonzo (Italian) - river that flows through western Slovenia and northeast Italy.

Lecocq: La Fille de Madame Angot (an opera, in which Madame Angot is a washerwoman) + Amman - river of south Wales.

lift one's elbow - to drink immoderately + Joyce's note: 'lifting yr elbow'

glazy - glass like, glassy, glittering like glass + (notebook 1924): 'Shiny cheeks'.

Carrigacurra - town on Liffey where Conway had a beer house

canteen - a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment or place of work [Joyce's note: 'canteen'.]

(notebook 1924): 'hobblesides → Aunt Hobblesides - John Joyce's nickname for Aunt Josephine; 21 Dec 1922, to Aunt Jo: "I have been trying to collect my notes as well as my poor sight will allow and I find several names of people connected with the family who were of the older generation when I was a boy. I wonder if I sent you an exercise book with the names of these persons at the tops of the pages would you be kind enough (whenever you have a spare moment and anything occurs to your mind) to scribble down in pencil or pen anything noteworthy, details of dress, defects, hobbies, appearance, manner of death, voice, where they lived, etc just as you did for the questions I sent you about Major Powell - in my book Major Tweedy, Mrs Bloom's father? They all belong to a vanished world and most of them seem to have been very curious types. I am in no hurry. You could send me back the book in six months if you like but I would feel greatly obliged if you could fill in any details for me as you are the only one who is likely to know anything about them." L1-198 notebook sent to her April 3

Graeco-Roman + rheumatic + human.

butt - a buttock

(notebook 1924): 'up since dawn'.

marthared (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - martyred + Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque - visionary who preferred drinking water in which laundry has been washed + "Perhaps she would never see again those familiar objects from which she had never dreamed of being divided. And yet during all those years she had never found out the name of the priest whose yellowing photograph hung on the wall above the broken harmonium beside the coloured print of the promises made to Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque. He had been a school friend of her father. Whenever he showed the photograph to a visitor her father used to pass it with a casual word: "He is in Melbourne now." She had consented to go away, to leave her home." (James Joyce: Dubliners: Eveline)

Corrigan's pulse - the peculiar 'jerking' or 'collapsing' pulse of aortic regurgitation

varicose veins - unnaturally swollen or dilated veins [(notebook 1924): 'varicose veins'].

pram - a shortened form of perambulator

jane - a woman, girl, girlfriend + Alice Jane Donkin - friend of Lewis Carroll.

mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

run over - Of a vehicle, etc.: to knock down and pass over (someone); to injure or kill by knocking down.

soak - to submerge in a liquid

bleach - to whiten (linen, etc.) by washing and exposure to sunlight, or by chemical processes

boiler - a vessel in which water or any liquid is boiled

rags - personal clothing or garments of any kind + Joyce's note: 'boiler rags'

cold sweat - sweating accompanied by a feeling of cold, esp. as induced by fear or the like

Joyce's note: 'widows'.

deck - to clothe in rich or ornamental garments; to cover with what beautifies; to attire, adorn

laundryman - a man who is in the business of laundering

lavender = lavandière (French) - a washerwoman, laundress; the colour of lavender-flowers, a very pale blue with a trace of red + Joyce's note: 'lavender' + lavandaria (l) - things to be washed, laundry.

flannels - underclothing made of flannel; garments of flannel, for boating, cricket, etc., spec. flannel trousers + Joyce's note: 'flannel'.

limpo (Portuguese) - clean + Limpopo - river in central southern Africa.

husky - muscular and heavily built

hussar - a member of a European light cavalry unit, renowned for elegant dress

'Collars and Cuffs' - nickname of Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, heir apparent to Edward VII (died before becoming king; in March 1887, he was posted to Hounslow where he was promoted to captain, and visited Ireland and Gibraltar).


slur - a fault, mistake, blunder (obs.); a blemish made by dirt; a discredit (incurred by or cast upon a person, etc.)

CARLOW - County and town, Leinster province. Ceathramba-loch, Ir. "fourfold lake"; there is no trace of the 4 lakes which according to tradition were formed by the Barrow River. Song: "Follow Me Up to Carlow."

Scamander - river god, son of Oceanus and Tethys according to Hesiod + XANTHOS - River, South-West Asia Minor (modern Turkey), flows South-West and South to Mediterranean. Aka Scamander; In the Iliad, Xanthos is the river and plain of Troy: "the great deep-eddying river who is called Xanthos by the gods, but by mortals Skamandros" (Iliad XX, 74).

sar = savour; serve; sore + Isar - river in Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, Germany + saw

golden balls = three (golden) balls - the sign of a pawnbroker + Golden Falls - On the Liffey, 1 mile West of Poulaphuca, Co Wicklow.

mercy on us! - exp. of surprise, fear or the like + icis (l) - you strike, you have struck + Isis - name given to the part of the River Thames above Iffley Lock which flows through the city of Oxford.

seint = saint

Zêzere - river in Portugal + see there

subdue - to reduce the intensity, force, or vividness of

humble + Hamble - river in Hampshire, England.

blackberry - the trailing shrub Rubus fruticosus, the bramble + burro (Spanish) - ass + (notebook 1922-23): 'blackberry growth' → Quarterly Review Oct 1922, 274: 'Reynard the Fox': 'his spaniel was speaking freely in some blackberry growth'.

Gray, Dwyer (d. 1888) - Irish nationalist, editor of the Freeman's Journal (which also employed L. Bloom and F. Higgins), Lord Mayor of Dublin [602.14]

ass - donkey + (notebook 1924): 'grey mare ass'.

codger - Used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man + FDV: What is at all but a blackberry growth or a the grey mare ass them four old fellows codgers own.

mean + Chao Phraya - major river in Thailand. On many old European maps, the river is named Menam or Mae Nam, which is the generic Thai word for "river" (Me or Mae is "Mother", Nam is "Water").

meyne = mean + FDV: Do you mean Tarpey & Lyons & Gregory? I do the four codgers themselves and old Johnny MacDougal along with them.

drave = drive + Drava or Drave - river in southern Central Europe.

stray - a domestic animal found wandering away from the custody of its owner + waives and strays - unclaimed cattle + that go-in-the-mist - a name for an ass.