infancy - the condition of being an infant; the earliest period of human life, early childhood.
tearsheet - a sheet torn from a publication (or, later, separately printed and unbound) to be sent to an advertiser whose advertisement appears on it as proof of insertion; also one containing an article.
wring - to twist the body in struggling or striving; to struggle with or strive against something; to contend, labour, or endeavour earnestly.
hister - a sort of beetle sister
nip - to snatch, catch, seize or take smartly.
paly - pale, or somewhat pale
red cock - a male of red grouse; a euphemism for fire maliciously raised.
flacker - flutter
hillock* - a little hill.
witter - to chatter or mutter, to grumble
wicked - a wicked person
twy - two, twice
poss - to dash or toss with a blow, to knock, an act of possing; post.
her majesty* - the Queen
aforethought - premeditated, previously in mind.
Lilliput* - the name of an imaginary country in Gulliver's Travels (1726), peopled by pygmies six inches high. Used attrib.= diminutive.
no man's land* - a place of uncertianity or danger e.g. where normal rules do not exist; woemen = woman.
blather* - to talk foolishly, talk nonsense, to cry loudly, to blubber.
atter - poison, venom, bitterness after
domb = dumb
St. Laurence's day* - 10 August
starshooting - jocularly used with reference to taking the altitude of stars.
lark - a frolicsome adventure, a spree classical
monitrix - a female monitor (one who admonishes or gives advice or warning to another as to his conduct).
mansion house* - a house of the lord of a manor, a large imposing residence.
lace - a cord, line, string, thread, or tie (obs.)
time; third time is charm.
hurricane - a violent rush or commotion bringing with it destruction or confusion; a storm or tempest of words, noise, cheers, etc.
pantry - a room or apartment in a house, etc., in which bread and other provisions are kept.
watercloth - ? a dish cloth
rogue - to act like a rogue
poghuing (Ir) - kissing
knave - a boy or lad employed as a servant (obs.); rogue, rascal
paltry - refuse, rubbish, trash; anything worthless.
second infancy - the state of childishness incident to extreme old age.
blank - white, colourless.
twinkling - sparkling, glittering
archway* - the arched entrance to a castle, etc.
acoming - coming to, reaching
fork - a flash (of forked lightning) first
lance - a weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft and an iron or steel head.
hip hop - with hopping movement, whit successive hops
handicap* - any race or competition in which the chances of the competitors are sought to be equalized by giving an advantage to the less efficient or imposing a disadvantage upon the more efficient.
ginger - a light sandy color
civic - of, pertaining, or proper to citizens.
buff - military attire (for which buff (wild ox) was formerly much used); a military coat made of buff.
hem - to edge or border (a garment or cloth), to decorate with a border.
Balbriggan* - the name of a town in Ireland, applied attrib. to a knitted cotton fabric manufactured there, used in hose, underwear, etc.
socks and gloves
breeks - breeches
catgut* - a tough cord
- a broad belt, worn over the shoulder and across the breast used by soldiers;
orig. it helped to support the musket, and had also attached twelve little
cases, each containing a charge for the musket.