missus - wife, mistress
arrah - an expletive expressing emotion or excitement
shirk - to evade (a person, his conversation, acquaintance, etc.) shake hands
dibble - to make holes in the ground
hayfork - a long-handled fork used for turning over hay to dry, or in pitching and loading it.
lex - law
tib cat* - a female cat
smirk - to smile; in later use, to smile in an affected, self-satisfied, or silly manner, to simper.
pollock* - an highly esteemed marine food fish
woolly - a woollen garment or covering
tabouret - a low seat or stool
stitch - a single movement with the needle; fig. a 'stroke' of work of any kind.
enchantment - alluring or overpowering charm; enraptured condition.
nester - one that nests (as a bird)
flue - chimney, a smoke-duct in a chimney; up the flue - pawned; dead.
gulden - any of various silver coins
findrinny - white bronze
rein - a long narrow strap or thong of leather, attached to the bridle or bit on each side of the head, by which a horse or other animal is controlled and guided by the rider or driver.
swoop - to move rapidly
fluttersome - given to or characterised by fluttering
second - to give support to, back up, assist, accompany
concertina - a portable musical instrument invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1829, consisting of a pair of bellows, usually polygonal in form, with a set of keys at each end, which on being pressed admit wind to free metallic reeds.
forty winks - a short nap, esp. after dinner
dimpling - making of dimples; dumpling - a kind of pudding consisting of a mass of paste or dough, more or less globular in form, either plain and boiled, or inclosing fruit and boiled or baked.
Merlin chair - an invalid wheel-chair
assotted - infatuated; asit - to sit, settle; remain sitting.
smart - stylish in dress, showing careful attention to details of appearence; short - short clothes.
swagger - fashionable, posh, smart
fellah - a peasant in Arabic-speaking countries; fellow
Fez - town in Morocco
Stormont* - suburb of Belfast (where is Northern Ireland parliament).
going away - designed for wear when leaving on honeymoon
Vanity Fair* - a place or scene where all is frivolity and empty show.
rosy - healthy, blooming, tending to promote optimism
noise - to report, rumour, to spread rumours; to make a noise, to talk loudly.
chuckle - quiet laugh
bluebell - a plant with flowers shaped like bells
salty - containing or impregnated with salt
sepulchre - grave
zee - "z" the end
silver ash - sort of tree
switch - a thin flexible shoot cut from a tree
flare - to burn with a spreading, unsteady flame, as when blown by the wind.
anastasis (gr) - resurrection
waist - the portion of the trunk of the human body that is between the ribs and the hip-bones.
noblest - superl. of noble; noble - illustrious by rank, title, or birth.
be = by
hooky - covered with hooks; hook - a fish-hook, an angle holy sermon
rody = ruddy - having a fresh red complexion
ram - a male sheep; a sexually aggressive man, a lecher.
at random - without restraint, at great speed, without consideration, care, or control; at any range other than point-blank (obs.)
pl. previous circumstances or events; things happening before (obs.); licensed