rockbound - surrounded with rocks
lifelong* - lasting or continuing for a lifetime
telltale* - betraying, revealing, informing
dapple* - to variegate with rounded spots or cloudy patches of different colour or shade.
bluebell* - a species of Campanula (C. rotundifolia) which grows on open downs, hills, and dry places, and flowers in summer and autumn, with a loose panicle of delicate blue bell-shaped flowers on slender peduncles.
tricky - manifesting trickery, intricate, ingenious
trochee - a metrical foot
carina - the two petals forming the base of a papilionaceous corolla.
patter - babble, chatter
ins and outs* - the small details
till - to put (money) into a till, to labour, cultivate, to take care
teel = till; a tale of a tub - an apocryphal tale; a 'cock and bull' story.
tum - the sound of plucked string, the sound of a drum; tummy; tum (l) - than
teary - tearful, pathetic
taub (l) - deaf Dublin
glutton - to feed voraciously or excessively dinner
gif - if, whether it's
gross - thick, stout, massive, big (obs.)
kish - a large square wicker basket used in Ireland for carrying peat fish
craw - stomach
grandpapa* - grandfather; grampus - Orca gladiator (whale).
granny* - grandmother
sweep the board* - to win all the prizes (esp. in roulette)
whase - whose who is
feefawfum* - the first line of doggerel spoken by the giant in the nursery tale of 'Jack the giant killer' upon discovering the presence of Jack; an exclamation indicating a murderous intention; nonsense, fitted only to terrify children.
be = by
baken - baked, as bread or meat; baken meat - pastry.
tail - the part opposite to what is regarded as the head; top and tail - from head to foot.
hitch - to move with jerks
Daniel O'Connell* - first of the great 19th-century Irish leaders in the British House of Commons.
ale* - an intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation; beer.
lo - used to direct attention to the presence or approach of something, Look! See! Behold!
quaff off - to drain (a cup, etc.) in a copious draught or draughts, to drink (liquor) copiously.
fraud - deceit
pyth = pith (inner part or core of something); to the pith - thoroughly, to the very core.
behemoth - great and monstruous beast
no more* - no longer existent; departed, dead, gone.
yestern - rel. to yesterday
rubicund - ruddy
Salmanasar* - king of Assyria; Salmanazar - a large size of wine-bottle.
agapemone* - a free love institution
smolt - a young salmon; to make off, go, escape.
woebegonne* - exhibiting great woe or sorrow
summen (d) - to sing
Schluck (d) - gulp
Schluss (n) - the end
bronto - - thunder; ichtyal - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of fishes.
outline - to define
nighttime - night
sedge - a name for various coarse grassy, rush-like or flag-like plants growing in wet places.
trattling* - that 'trattles'; chattering, tattling, gossiping.
hic (l) - here
cubo (l) - to lie, to sleep
aedilis (l) - temple, building
apud (l) - near
parvulus (l) - very little
what if - what is or would be the case if ?
flag - an apron; one of various endogenous plants, with a bladed or ensiform leaf, mostly growing in moist places rags
flitter - fragment, shred
mint - coin, money, a vast sum (as of money)
pennyweight* - a measure of weight, equal to 24 grains, 120 of an ounce Troy, or 1240 of a pound Troy.
arrah - an expletive expressing emotion or excitement.
piddle - urine, an act of urinating; a trifle, nonsense.
puddle - a small body of standing water
ninny - a simpleton; a fool.; nannygoat - a she-goat. = nanny.
slaap - sleep
snoore - snore
cranic - of or belonging to a skull, cephalic
caster - one who casts, in various senses of the verb.
peer - to look narrowly, esp. in order to discern something indistinct or difficult to make out.
yond* = yonder; yondermost - farthest, most distant.
whoot* - a loud inarticulate exclamation, hoot
feet of clay* - a surprising weakness or fault in character esp. in someone or something that is highly approved of.
sward - to cover with sward
verdigris* - a green or greenish blue substance (basic acetate of copper).
stick up - to stand out from a surface; to project
starck = stark (obs.) - hard, unyielding, rigid, stiff, incapable of movement.
fall on one's feet* - to be fortunate or successful after being in an uncertain or risky situation.
mund - protection; mound
over against - opposite to
alliance - union, coalition
back side* - the back, the back premises, back yard
bom - the sound caused by the discharge of a gun, less deep and sonorous than a 'boom'. Also, the sound of a heavy object falling.
lurk - prowl; look - to guard oneself, beware.
hokum* - a device found to elicit display of mirth, something worthless or untrue.
bird's-eye view* - a view of a landscape from above, such as is presented to the eye of a bird.