lamplight* - the light afforded by a lamp or lamps.; swamp - bog, marsh.
tall - account; shape, fashion, bodily form or appearence
toll - a definite payment exacted by a king, ruler, or lord, or by the state or the local authority, by virtue of sovereignty or lordship, or in return for protection.
noddy - a stupid person, fool
convenience* - the quality of being convenient, generally: i.e. of being suitable or well adapted to the performance of some action or to the satisfying of requirements.
dig in - to work hard, to penetrate
dig out - to take out by excavation, to excavate; day in and day out - every day for an indefinite number of successive days.
by the skin of one's teeth* - with a very little time, space, etc. left over; tilth - cultivation of the soil.
the sweat of one's brow* - hard work, violent or strenuous exertion; labour, toil; crew - a body or squad of workmen engaged upon a particular piece of work, or under one foreman or overseer.
auspice - any divine or prophetic token; esp. indication of a happy future; prosperous lead, patronage, favouring direction.
urn - to enclose in or as if in an urn, entomb earned
dread - extreme fear; deep awe or reverence; anxiety as to future events bread
dragon - a devilish person, a 'fiend'; dragon-volant - the old name for a gun of large calibre used in the French navy.
volant - having the wings extended as if in flight, flying
louse - a parasitic insect, infesting the human hair and skin and causing great irritation by its presence love
boll - the pod or a capsule of a plant
weevil - sort of beetle
amain - with all one's might, at full speed, suddenly
begad - a mild oath
worshipful - distinguished, worshipable, entitled to honour.
blue mantle* - the dress and the title of one of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms; blush - a rosy colour or glow.
grassie - red backed parrot
fiery - burning, blazing
dismember - to divide into parts or sections
sooth - truth
whine - a low somewhat shrill protracted cry, usually expressive of pain or distress wine
bedding - a supply of bed-clothes for one bed.
whoop - a cry of 'whoop!', or a shout or call resembling this; spec. as used in hunting, esp. at the death of the game.
deading - deadening (to become dead, to die)
usquebaugh* - whiskey
muck - the dung of cattle; contemptuously applied to money (obs.)
doornail - a large headed nail for nailing doors; dead as a doornail - completely dead.
leisure* - time which one can spend as one pleases, free or unoccupied time.
abroad - at large; freely moving about; out of one's house or abode out in the open air, out of the home country; in or into foreign lands.
Heliopolis* - anciet city in lower Egypt
calvary - a cross with a figure of the crusified christ, experience of intense suffering, trial, ordeal; the proper name of the place where Christ was crucified.
umbrian - rel. to Ital. province Umbria; umbra (l) - shadow.
foggy - misty; marshy, boggy
bankrupt - one hopelessly in debt; one who has lost all his means, and is without resources.
clakety clank* - sharp successive often metalic and ringing noises.
impure - unclean
mean - poor in quality, inferior; to complain, to lament for (a dead person).
tanglesome - tangled, confused
lush - soft, tender
enfranchisable - that admits of being enfranchised (to make (lands) freehold under feudal law).
better off - in better circumstances
primesign - to mark (a person) with the sign of the cross before baptism, to make a catechumen.
keld - spring, fountain cold
varmint - animals obnoxious to a man (lice, mice, owls, etc.)
pouch - a bag, sack, or receptacle of small or moderate size, used for various purposes, esp. for carrying small articles; a small bag in which money is carried, a purse.
bricket - a smal brick (a brick shaped block of any substance e.g. of tea).
kerchief - handkerchief
pyre - a pile of combustible material, esp. wood; a funeral pile for burning a dead body.
Nebuchadrezzar* - the second and greatest king of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylonia (reigned c. 605-c. 561 BC). He was known for his military might, the splendour of his capital, Babylon, and his important part in Jewish history.
ombre - shaded
rake - to go
over with a rake, so as to make clean, smooth, etc.