cue - to twist, braid; to make an indicatory mark on
peteet - small; of little importance or value
pea - the round seed of Pisum sativum, a well-known article of food; something small and round like the seed.
pecuniar = pecuniary - of, belonging to, or having relation to money.
inasmuch as* - in so far as, in that, in view of the fact that, seeing that.
pellet - any globe, ball, or spherical body, usually one of small size.
tom tommy* - a double breasted plough; tummy - belly, stomach.
payroll - a employer's list of those entitled to receive compenstion at a given time and of the amounts due to each.
roll - a quantity of bills or notes rolled together; hence, the money a person possesses.
rank - to form a rank or ranks, to stand in rank
ragnarok* - in Scandinavian mythology, the destruction of the gods or the twilight of the gods; spec. the last battle of this world, in which gods and men will be defeated by monsters and the sun will grow dark.
rox - to decay rocks
orangutan* - an anthropoid ape
rangle - to rove, wander; to argue noisily or vehemently
wisha - used as an intensive or exp. of surprise
thik - that same, this, that
thrust - a forcible push or pushing. thirst
hoard - an accumulation or collection of anything valuable hidden away or laid by for preservation or future use, a stock, store, esp. of money.
beet - a plant or genus of plants (N.O. Chenopodiacea), having, in cultivation, a succulent root much used for food, and also for yielding sugar.
kimmel - a tub used for brewing, kneading, salting meat, and other household purposes.
dolly - a pet name for a child's doll
owlet - an owl; a young owl or little owl.
bleakish* - rather pale (obs.)
quite - rather, to a moderate degree
wobble - an unsteady rocking motion or movement w
keep of the grass* - do not take liberites
worm* - to move or progress sinuously like a worm
to swarm in* - to be crowded with
sneak - a sneaking person snakes
prairie - a tract of level or undulating grass-land, without trees, and usually of great extent.
rare = rear - to erect by building, construct, elevate, raise.
caldron* - a large kettle, a natural formation suggesting a cauldron; cargo - a ship-load.
prohibitive - that forbids or restrains from some course of action
pome - a fruit of the apple kind or resembling an apple; pome fruit - a plant that bears pomes; fruct = fruit.
paddy - rice; Irishman; policeman, cop
cotch - catch
prick - erect and pointed quicker
tally - any tangible means of recording a payment or amount.
racketeer - one who extorts money
bootlegger* - one who carries liquor in his boot-legs; hence, an illicit trader in liquor
axe - the axle of a wheel ace
thwack - bang, whack, to strike with something heavy two
thrack - to pack full, fill, to load three; tracks
one by one - one after another, one at a time
ditto* - the aforesaid, the same; Used, in accounts and lists to avoid repetition of a word or phrase appearing above.
plausible - worthy of being applauded, agreeable, popular
start off - to set out, to begin a journey; to begin to move, to leave the point of departure in any kind of progression.
boa - a genus of serpents native to the tropical parts of S. America.
threelegged - having three legs
calver - a pregnant cow
jade - a contemptuous name for a horse; a horse of inferior breed, e.g. a cart- or draught-horse as opposed to a riding horse.
con - to get to know; to study or learn, esp. by repetition.
All Hallows Day* - All Saints' Day; the first of November.
unfurl - to open or spread out
Tom, Dick and Harry* - any man taken at random
larry - confusion, excitement, noise; a long handled hoe
the (old) sod - one's native district or country; spec., Ireland.
little son - a grandson
lea - land 'laid down' for pasture, pasture-land, grass-land.
siss - hiss
sally - the european house wren
accusative - marking direct object (gram.); accusing
nullus* - no one, nobody
as yet - up to this time, hitherto.
penn = pen (obs.)
groan - to breathe with a deep-toned murmur; to utter a low deep sound expressive of grief or pain; to yearn or long, as if with groans.
ancientry - ancient times, antiquity
give (I) the boot - to dismiss (someone from his job) or end a relationship with (someone), kick out, dismiss.
to eat the air* - to have vain hopes; wind - Applied to something empty, trifling, or unsubstantial.
quiz - to question, interrogate; to find out (a thing) by questioning.
quid - a sovereign; one pound sterling; a piece of something (usu. of tobacco), suitable to be held in the mouth and chewed.
quod - prison;
go to the bad - to develop a bad character.