chloride* - Chem. A simple compound of chlorine with a metal or an organic radical.
hydrophobe - one suffering from, or affected with, hydrophobia (aversion to water or other liquids, and difficulty in swallowing them; dread or horror of water. Also fig. madness).
sponge - a hard drinker, drunkard
happy go lucky* - just as it may happen; as luck will have it; haphazard; gusty - Of weather, etc.: Marked by gusts or squalls of wind; fitfully windy or stormy.
Ides of April - 13th April
assumption - the action of taking to oneself; reception, adoption.
one's birthday suit* - the state of being completely undressed
appurtenance - a thing which naturally and fitly forms a subordinate part of, or belongs to, a whole system; a contributory adjunct, an accessory.
misdemeanour - Law. One of a class of indictable offences which were formerly regarded as less heinous than those called felonies; evil behaviour, misconduct.
tried - proved or tested by experience or examination; Of metals: purified, refined.
tigerwood - showy black marked wood
staff - a long stick carried in the hand for support in walking
stay - something that serves as a prop, support
billow - to surge, swell, undulate, roll with wavy motion
expanse - a widely extended space or area, a wide extent of anything.
caoutchouc - 'waterproof' (cloak)
kepi - a French military cap, slightly tapering, with a flat top which slopes towards the front, and a horizonal peak.
blue fox* - a dark reddish grey, pelt of artic fox
fustian - Formerly, a kind of coarse cloth made of cotton and flax. Now, a thick, twilled, cotton cloth with a short pile or nap, usually dyed of an olive, leaden, or other dark colour.
ironside - a hardy veteran puritan soldier
jackboot - a heavy military boot
bhagavat* - possesing good fortune, blessed one
rubberize* - to coat or impregnate with rubber
inverness - name of an overcoat with a removable cape
Lucifer* - the rebel archangel whose fall from heaven was supposed to be referred to in Isa. xiv. 12; Satan, the Devil.
aureoled* - encircled with an aureole
odds - chances, greater likelihood
beat about* - to discuss topics already treated of; to tack against the wind.
overcoat* - a large coat worn over the ordinary clothing, esp. in cold weather.
inside out* - so that the inner side becomes the outer
sign the pledge - to decide or promise to drink no more alcohol
hardily - boldly, courageously
accost - to make up to and speak to; to address.
How do you do my fine gentleman?
old days* - past times
tremblingly - in a trembling manner; tremulously; with trembling
bradys (gr) - slow, dull
evitate - to avoid, shun
execration - the utterance of curses (as an expression of hatred), an imprecation.
honi soit (fr) - shame on him
spurring - that impels, incites or urges; spur of the moment - prompted by the occation, occuring without prior planning.
nexal - characterized by the imposition of servitude as a penalty on a defaulting debtor.
noxally - by way of noxal surrender (the compensatory surrender to the plaintiff of the slave, animal, etc. by which the injury was done).
ping - a sharp metallic sound
K.O. - knock(ed) out
plug - to put a bullet into, to shoot
softnosed bullet - expanding bullet
sap - simpleton, fool
quick on the draw - to be quick in drawing a pistol
tipstaff - a badge of office, an officer who bears a tipstaff , bailiff tiptop
cue - a hint of what is coming
shrapnel - a hollow projectile containing bullets and a small bursting charge, which, when fired by the time fuse, bursts the shell and scatters the bullets in a shower; small change, notes, or coins of low denominations.
Waterbury - the name of a town in Connecticut, U.S.A., used attrib. or absol. to designate a low-priced watch or clock of a type manufactured there.
usucaption - the acquisition of ownership by long use or enjoyment.
skirl - a high shrill tone of a bagpipe, a shrill cry, a shriek; to scream, to produce a shrill sounds.
bellmaster - a player on a set of fixed bells played by hammers controlled by the keyboard.
thunderous - resembling thunder in its loudness, suggestive of thunder.
toller - one who tolls a bell; toll - the act of tolling a bell, or the sound made by a bell when tolled.
kidder - hawker
by Jove* - Colloquiall asseveration (pro Juppiter, pro Jovem).
sidereal - Of periods of time: Determined or measured by means of the stars.
tankard - a bell hung on a sheep's neck Standard Time
buttal* - a bound or boundary; to set boundaries to
- a weight; chiefly fig. power to influence or bias; moral force.