muskrose* - (so called from its musky odour) a rambling rose (Rosa moschata), having large fragrant white flowers, in panicled clusters.
sweetrush - a marsh herb with long leaves
townland - in Ireland, A division of land of varying extent; also, a territorial division, a township.
witethorn - a hawthorn
figure* - to adorn or mark with figures, to embellish or ornament with a design or pattern.
maroon* - a large kind of sweet chestnut native to Southern Europe.
chiliad - 1000 years
perihelion* - that point in the orbit of a planet at which it is nearest to the sun.
brittle - to cut to pieces
oxman - a man who tends or drives oxen
firebug - arsonist, the fire-fly
throw up - to erect or construct hastily; to cease definitely to do, quit, give up.
jerrybuild - to build flimsily of materials of poor quality
button hole - the hole or slit through which a button passes, an opening like a buttonhole.
quadrille - to dance quadrilles (a square dance, of French origin, usually performed by four couples, and containing five sections or figures, each of which is a complete dance in itself).
whiff - a slight puff or gust of wind, a breath
waft* - to blow softly, to send through the air
Babel* - the city and tower, of which the attempted construction is described in Genesis xi, where the confusion of languages is said to have taken place; a confused assemblage.
thigging - begging
thug - gangster
houyhnhnm* - The name given by Swift in Gulliver's Travels to one of a race of beings described as horses endowed with reason and bearing rule over a degraded brutish race of men, called the Yahoos.
Sodom* - an extremely wicked or corrupt place. Freq. coupled with Gomorrah, the name of the other of the two wicked cities of the plain in Gen. xviii-xix.
comely - having a pleasing appearence
norgeln (d) - to grumble
thaw - to abandon aloofness, reserve or hostility, to become softened in feelings.
Sursum corda* - ( (l) sursum upwards + corda, pl. of cor hear) in Latin Eucharistic liturgies, the words addressed by the celebrant to the congregation at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer; in English rites, the corresponding versicle,'Lift up your hearts'.
sought - p. od seek
brune - dark, brown, black
piggy - a little pig, having attributes of pig
counter - to meet; to encounter or engage in combat.
hellish - infernal, diabolical, devilish; hail fellow - an intimate or familiar associate, the state or footing of intimate friends.
fall upon* - to rush upon, assault
nowanights - on present nights
flora - the plants; in Latin mythology, the goddess of flowers; hence, in modern poetical language, the personification of nature's power in producing flowers.
faun - one of a class of rural deities; at first represented like men with horns and the tail of a goat, afterwards with goats' legs like the Satyrs, to whom they were assimilated in lustful character; fauna - a collective term applied to the animals.
cull - to gather, pluck
wilt - Of plants or their parts: To become limp or flaccid, through heat or drought.
whilst - while
marry - an exclamation of asseveration, surprise, etc.
in troth* - truly, verily, really, indeed
old as the hills* - very old; howitz - cannon.
lave - leave
a while - for a (short or moderate) time
wheel barrow* - a barrow or shallow open box mounted between two shafts that receive the axle of a wheel at the front ends, the rear ends being shaped into handles and having legs on which it rests.
flipper - the fin of a fish
shimmy - to oscilate abnormally
in the name of - exp. of surprise
carl - a man of the common people, countryman, a base fellow.
kopje - a small hill (in south Africa)
pelt - to strip or pluck off (the pelt or skin) from, to skin, fleece.
thong - a narrow strip of hide or leather, for use as a lace, cord, band, strap, or the like.
forshapen - transformed, misshapen; forshape - to metamorphose, transform.
pygmy - very small, diminutive, tiny.
hogshead* - a large cask or barrel; Applied to a person with allusion to the animal.
plod - a heavy tiring walk
hath - have
shin - the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle.
pectoral - something worn on the breast
pectoral muscles* - the muscles of the chest; mamma - mother.
mousterian* - rel. to late paleolith period (70.000 - 30.000 B.C.)
slake - to lick with the tongue
nuncheon = luncheon - a slight repast taken between two of the ordinary meal-times.
brain pan - the skull
fief - a feudal estate view
comestible* - eatable, edible; stipple - to paint, engrave, or otherwise design in dots.
Saxon* - one of a Germanic people which in the early centuries of the Christian era dwelt in a region near the mouth of the Elbe, and of which one portion, distinguished as Anglo-Saxons conquered and occupied certain parts of South Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries, while the other, the Old Saxons remained in Germany.
junipery - abounding in junipers January
ramping - violent, unrestrained
runriot* - to get out of control