hundred; Conn of the Hundred Battles - grandfather of Cormac mac Airt.
bordel* - a house of prostitution, a brothel
illicit - not authorized or allowed, unlawful, forbidden
lord mayor - the mayor of the large city
litting - dyeing; to let off - to discharge with an explosion. Hence fig. To fire off (a joke, speech, etc.); to allow to go or escape.
flop - failure, a place to sleep, a cheap rooming house
dollop* - large quantity of any thing; an untidy woman, a slattern, trollop.
aloose - to loosen alas!
lee - lie
benn - the Horse-radish tree
evoe* - the Bacchanalian exclamation ''Evoe!''
on the windy side of* - so as not to be 'scented' and attacked by, out of the reach of; away from, clear of; breezy - windy.
for show* - for the sake of mere appearence or display
brewster - brewer (one that brews)
humph - To utter an inarticulate 'h'mf!'; hump - to hoist or carry (a bundle) upon the back.
pocket knife* - a knife with one or more blades which fold into the handle, for carrying in the pocket.; pock - to mark with pocks (a pustule or spot of eruption in any eruptive disease, esp. in small-pox).
in pickle - in reserve or use on occasion, in readiness
firefly* - a lampyrid or elaterid insect which has the property of emitting phosphorescent light.
nittle - a string or cord little
clinker - fetters; a thing of first rate quality; a nail; children
twill - pattern of diagonal lines, to make a cloth with a twill weave twin
bug - schoolboys slang for ''boy''
midget* - an extremely small person
pucelle - a girl, a maid
aither - either
fourfooter* - a creature having four feet; 1.2 m.
stool pigeon* - a police informer
aboon - above
that'll do - that is sufficient
Aesop* - the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables
sephiroth* - any of the 10 emanations, or powers, by which God the Creator was said to become manifest (esoteric Jewish mysticism (Kabbala)); zephyr - the west wind, esp. as personified, or the god of the west wind.
zoom - to travel or move (as if) with a 'zooming' sound; to move at speed, to hurry.
theatrocracy - government by the people assembled in their theater (as in Athenian democracy).
torah* - law
vouch - to cite, quote, to put in evidence, to announce
put out - to utter, pronounce
overseen - mistaken, rash; intoxicated, tipsy; learned, versed
parochial* - of a parish
firmament* - the arch or vault of heaven overhead, in which the clouds and the stars appear, the sky or heavens.
bum's rush* - forcible ejection; bulrush - a name applied in books to Scirpus lacustris, a tall rush growing in or near water; but in modern popular use, more usually, to Typha latifolia, the 'Cat's Tail' or 'Reed-mace'. In the Bible applied to the Papyrus of Egypt.
hull - the body or frame of a ship, apart from the masts, sails, and rigging.
wherry - a large boat of the barge kind
turbine; turban - a head-dress of Muslim origin.
dhow - a native vessel used on the Arabian Sea, generally with a single mast, and of 150 to 200 tons burden; but the name is somewhat widely applied to all Arab vessels.
bey - a Turkish governor of a province or district
archipelago - any sea, or sheet of water, in which there are numerous islands; and transf. a group of islands.
schooner - a small sea-going fore-and-aft rigged vessel, originally with only two masts, but now often with three or four masts and carrying one or more topsails.
waxen - made of wax
wench - a girl, maid, young woman
prow - the fore-part of a boat or ship
figurehead - a piece of ornamental carving, usually a bust or full-length figure, placed over the cut-water of a ship.
dugong - a large aquatic herbivorous mammal inhabiting the Indian seas.
up dip - situated in a direction upwards along the dip (depth of a vessel).
repreach - to preach again
hoarish - somewhat hoary
sugar cane* - a tall stout perennial grass, cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical countries, and forming the chief source of manufactured sugar.
starch - a substance obtained from flour by removing some of its constituents, used, in the form of a gummy liquid or paste made with water, to stiffen linen or cotton fabrics in the process of laundry-work, to give a finish to the surface of textile materials, to size paper, and for various other purposes.
tuttut - exp. of disapproval or disbelief
cess - luck; bad cess to - bad luck to.
bulkhead* - one of the upright partitions serving to form the cabins in a ship or to divide the hold into distinct water-tight compartments, for safety in case of collision or other damage.
bloat - to swell, become swollen or turgid float
inebriated* - intoxicated, drunken
offender - one who offends, who transgresses a law, or infringes a rule or regulation.
commune - to receive communion, to communicate intimely; common.
gauge - to 'take the measure' of (a person, his character, etc.)
byname - a secondary name, nickname
ee - eye; ye he
hubbub - noisy turmoil; confusion, disturbance
- Scottish Gaelic DUNEIDEANN, city, district of the Lothian region, and
capital of Scotland; eden - paradise