marl - a kind of soil consisting principally of clay mixed with carbonate of lime, forming a loose unconsolidated mass, valuable as a fertilizer.
turnpike - a barrier placed across a road to stop passage till the toll is paid; a toll-gate; Hist. A spiked barrier fixed in or across a road or passage, as a defence against sudden attack, esp. of men on horseback.
fixed - stationary, permanently placed
perch - a pole, rod, stick, or stake, used for various purposes, e.g. for a weapon, a prop, etc.
flower pot - a vessel, most commonly of red earthenware and slightly tapering downwards, to contain soil in which flowers may be planted.
earthside - earthward side or aspect
hoist - to raise aloft; to set or put up; to place on high
feign - to make a show of, put on an appearance of, put on, pretend, simulate, sham.
noticeably - remarkably
in fact* - in reality
yon - that
causeway - a highway; usually a paved way, such as existed before the introduction of macadamization.
potholed - having a pot holes (a deep hole of more or less cylindrical shape).
to put (one) wise (to) - to inform one (of), enlighten one (concerning).
paternoster - to fish with paternoster; a line used in fishing, to which hooks or groups of hooks are attached at intervals, and also weights to sink it; lord's prayer (our father).
silver doctor - an artificial fishing fly
fancied - artistically designed
lobster trap - a basket or similar structure serving as a trap to catch lobsters.
blunt - abrupt of speech or manner; plain-spoken; curt; without delicacy; unceremonious.
naw - no
yer - your
magger - maggot majesty
aw - awe; owe; ought I
jist - just
cotch - catch
thon - that
bluggy - bloody
earwig* - an insect, Forficula auricularia, so called from the notion that it penetrates into the head through the ear.
drain - to drink (a liquid) off or to the last drops
gugglet = guglet - a long necked water vessel of earthware
adam's ale* - water
corban* - among the ancient Hebrews, an offering given to God, esp. in performance of a vow.
walrus moustache - a large moustache which overhangs the lips (thus resembling the whiskers of a walrus).
genial - sympathetically cheerful, jovial, kindly; of or pertaining to genius.
conk - nose, head, to knock
spindle side - the female line of descent
lock - one of the portions into which a head of hair, a beard, etc., naturally divides itself.
great aunt - the aunt of one's father or mother
sophy - a wise man, sage
retinue - a number or company of persons retained in the service of some one, or attached to and following one, esp. a sovereign, noble, or person in authority; a train or suite.
galloglass* - one of a particular class of soldiers or retainers formerly maintained by Irish chiefs.
etheling = atheling - a member of a noble family, a prince, lord, baron.
Leix - county in Ireland
Offfaly - county in Ireland
jubilee - the fiftieth anniversary of an event; the celebration of the completion of fifty years of reign.
scattergun - a shot gun; ...A scattergun method for dealing with unpleasant facts (fig.)
manning - the act of supplying man
proto - - first in time, earliest, original
syndic - an officer of government having different powers in different countries; a civil magistrate, or one of several such, entrusted with the affairs of a city or community.
Waterford - city in SE Ireland
excellency - title of honour, eminence( title of honour, now borne only by Cardinals).
cite - to quote
scholarch - the head or ruler of a school; spec. The leader of an Athenian school of philosophy.
typical; triptych - a picture or carving (or set of three such) in three compartments side by side.
business as usual* - things proceeding normally in spite of disturbing circumstances.
hemlock* - the common name of Conium maculatum, a poisonous umbelliferous plant, having a stout branched stem with purplish spots, finely divided leaves, and small white flowers; it is used medicinally as a powerful sedative.
audibly - in audible manner, aloud
fume - to give way to or exhibit anger or irritation
for sure* - for certain, undoubtedly; trusty - trustworthy, that may be trusted upon.
bailiwick - the office or jurisdiction of a bailiff
turnpike - to erect turnpikes on (a road)
by turns - time after time, turn after turn
seldom - not often, rarely other
haunt - habit, wont, custom
crusted - covered with a crust, hardened on the surface
cheery - abounding in cheerfulness, lively
roadside - the side of the road
amusive* - deceitful, illusive; affording pleasing entertainment.
Gladstone; clad - p.p. od clothe.
nomination - the action of naming, specifying, or appointing.
bourn - stream, rivulet, goal destination, boundary
accolated - wreathed, conjoined, united; accolade* - technical name of the salutation marking the bestowal of knighthood, applied at different times to an embrace, a kiss, and a slap on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.
collateral - placed side by side, parallel, coordinate
anthropomorphic* - having a human form, described in a human form or with human attributes.
narrative - story, narration
fata (l) - destiny
sibylline - rel. to Sibyl, prophetic, mysterious, cryptic.
fas (l) - law, right
nefas (l) -