byway - a secondary or little known aspect or field
improvidence - unforeseeing
lifework - the entire or principal work of one's lifetime; worth
cell - a small apartment, room, or dwelling.
cit - townsman, an inhabitant of a city sit
wimman - woman; old woman's story - a foolish story.
run away with - to carry off (something)
min - mind, memory, intention man
smooth - using specious or attractive language; plausible, bland, insinuating, flattering, (usually with implication of insincerity or selfish designs).
behind (one's) back - after one has left (a company), in one's absence.
butteler - butler (a servant who has charge of the wine-cellar and dispenses the liquor).
ye - you
tin - money, cash
mercenary - working merely for the sake of monetary or other reward, actuated by considerations of self-interest.
the fat of the land* - the richest or most nourishing part of the land, the choicest produce (of the earth).
liquidation - the action or process of ascertaining and apportioning the amounts of a debt, the clearing off or settling (of a debt).
nare - were not; never
Schuft (d) - rogue
welter - the rolling, tossing, or tumbling (of the sea or waves).
loan - to grant the loan of, to lend.
vesta - a kind of wax match
hire - to procure the temporary use of (any thing) for stipulated payment.
sarch - search
to warm the cockles of one's heart* - to rejoice, delight; cockle - a kind of stove for heating apartments.
turfman* - a devotee of horse racings, one who study fine grasses, their care and uses; turf - a slab or block of peat dug for use as fuel.
piff - an imitation of various sounds = piff paff.
puff - to blow short blasts (with mouth or bellows) upon (a fire) to make it burn up (obs.)
poff - puff (obs.)
humpty - hunch backed Humpty Dumpty
frump* - a mocking speech or action; a flout, jeer. Obs. plenty
awkward - lacking dexterity or skill in performing their part; clumsy in action, bungling.
remonstrancer - one who makes reproof, complaint (to some authority), raise an objection, urges strong reasons against a course of action.
brekker - breakfast (slang)
sunny side up - egg fried on one side only
turnover - the action of turning over, in various senses (to agitate or revolve in the mind, go through and examine mentally); english penny.
tay - tea
hind - a servant, a married and skilled farm workman; situated behind.
hin - him
behaviourism - a theory and method of psychological investigation based on the study of behaviour favourite
bandy - a game, also called bandy-ball, in which a small ball is driven to and fro over the ground, with bent club sticks, by two sides of players.
frute - frog, toad
firstling - the first of its kind to be produced, come into being, or appear, the first product or result of anything.
tithe - the tenth part of the annual produce of agriculture, etc., being a due or payment (orig. in kind) for the support of the priesthood, religious establishments, etc.
review - the act of looking over something (again), with a view to correction or improvement.
at six and seven* - in disorder, confused
colline - a small hill
breech* - to cover or clothe with, or as with, breeches.
swish - a hissing sound
satin - a woman's satin dress
taffeta* - a crisp plainwoven fabric
tights - a tight fitting breeches
strake - strike; a strip of land, a beam of light.
by order - without delay, immediately
Berg (d) - hill
gambol - to leap or spring, in dancing or sporting
to scrape along - to manage or 'get along' with difficulty
to squeeze out* - to reduce to, or bring into, a specified condition by pressure, to drain or exhaust in this way.
salve - to heal, remedy, mend, make good, make up, smooth over.
rabulous* - using such language as only the licence of a buffoon can warrant; characterized by coarseness or indecency of language, esp. in jesting and invective; coarsely opprobrious or jocular.
kipper - a name given to the male salmon (or sea trout) during the spawning season.
griddle = gridiron (obs.) - a cooking utensil formed of parallel bars of iron or other metal in a frame, usually supported on short legs, and used for broiling flesh or fish over a fire.
dormant* - sleeping, lying asleep or as asleep
behove - to
have use for or need to, to require