blight - decay, disease night black
stack - heap
twelve penny* - 1 shilling
omnibus* - a four-wheeled public vehicle for carrying passengers, with the inside seats extending along the sides, and the entrance at the rear, and with or without seats on the roof.
sleigh* - to travel or ride in a sleigh sliding
Derry = Londonderry - borough in northern Ireland
snoop - to go around in a sly or a prying manner stopping
ville - a town or village
indigenous - native
housekeeper* - a person in charge of a house, office, place of business, etc.
uproar* - an insurrection or rising of the populace; a serious tumult, commotion, or outbreak of disorder among the people or a body of persons; loud outcry or vociferation; noise of shouting or tumult; roor - roar (obs.)
reef - one of the horizontal portions of a sail which may be successively rolled or folded up in order to diminish the extent of canvas exposed to the wind.
butt - stump, tail end but
suit - agree with, adapt
tony - fool, simpleton; fashionable, stylish
wan - pale one
tippling - the drinking of intoxicating drink, habitual indulgence in liquor.
howd - a lurching rocking movement head
stotter - to stumble, stagger
latter - last mentioned ladder
damb - damn
dud - of little or no worth dead
mastaba - an Egyptian tomb; toom - empty.
mon - man
lute - lite; loot; lout
all along* - all through the course of
shee - she see
Finn MacCumhaill (MacCool) - legendary Irish king.
orra - odd; idle, worthless
why did you die?; how do you do?
trying - difficult, annoying
hooligan* - a young street rough, a member of a street gang; holy ones
prostrate - to lay flat on the ground
consternation - dismay, shock
duodecimal - rel. to twelfth parts or to
the number twelve; proceeding by twelves;
dismally - gloomily, dolorously.
profusive - lavish (adj.)
plethora - overabundance
ululate - to utter a howl or wail
plumb - the weight attached to a mason's
plumb-line, to secure its perpendicularit;
plumber - a workman who installs and repairs piping and fittings to do with water supply, sanitation, and drainage.
grume = groom - a man servant
sherif* - a high officer
cither = An anglicized form of cithara, applied to the ancient instrument, as well as its later modifications; cider.
raider - one who raids, a marauder writer
utmost* - that is of the greatest or highest degree; of the largest amount, number, etc.; extreme.
joviality* - the quality of being jovial; hearty mirth, humour, or good-fellowship; jollity.
agog - eager, enthusiastic
gogmagog* - a giant, a man of immense stature and strength
kinkin - a small barrel, a keg
keen - to utter the keen, or Irish lamentation for the dead; to wail or lament bitterly.
bell - to bellow, roar, make a loud noise.
dacent - decent
day labor* - labor done or paid for by the day
sharpen - grind to sharpness
pillar stone* - a pillar shaped monument or memorila stone; scone - a large round cake; the head (Austral. slang.)
take up* - to lift, raise, to pick up
bier - the movable stand on which a corpse, whether in coffin or not, is placed before burial.
whorl - spiral, convolution world
sich = such
din - commotion, clamor, hubbub
brow - [= the second element in highbrow, low-brow, etc.] colloq. Level of intellectual attainment or interest.
dusty - covered with dust
braw - fine, splendid, pleasant
pocalips* - apocalypse (obs.); bocal - a glass bottle or jar with a short wide neck.
finis - end, coclusion whiskey
barrow - wheelbarrow
Guiness* - the proprietary name of a brand of stout manufactured by the firm of Guinness; a bottle or glass of this.
tee - prepare, arrange
teetotal* - absolute, complete; total abstinence from alcoholic drinks.
twaddle* - senseless, silly or trifling talk
fuddled - intoxicated
hurrah - hooray!
gleve - a lance or spear; a solder armed with gleve; a sword
tautology* - a needless repetition of an idea
flat on one's back* - ill in bed, in a helpless situation; flounder - confusion, embarrasment, violent struggle; bulk - mass, extent.
overgrown - abnormally or excessively grown
Babel; Dublin; baby
hom - them, themselves
platter - dinner plate
bailiwick* - surrounding territory
fjord* - a long, narrow arm of the sea, running up between high banks or cliffs, as on the coast of Norway.
fjeld* - a barren plateau of Scandinavian uplands
oboe* - a wooden double-reed wind-instrument, forming the treble to the bassoon.