aim - to calculate one's course with a view to arriving (at a point).
stirrup cup* - a cup of wine or other drink handed to a man when already on horseback setting out for a journey; a parting glass.
...We slept at the Village of Simplon, in a very fair and wellwarmed inn.
housing - house accomodation, lodging
abide - to remain in residence; to sojourn, reside, dwell; an abode or stay.
block - a compact or connected mass of houses or buildings, with no intervening spaces.
back - to support one's opinions, judgements, etc., as to an undecided issue, by a wager or bet; to back a horse: to bet or stake money upon his winning a race
what with - because of
snore - to make harsh or noisy sounds in sleep by breathing through the open mouth or through the mouth and nose.
burden - the bass, 'undersong', or accompaniment
delay - to linger, loiter, tarry
nom - used in expressions denoting a pseudonym, a false or assumed name.
num - name
busybody* - one who is improperly busy in other people's affairs; bussy - sweetheart.
rus in urbe - the creating of an illusion of the countryside in a city; an urban building, garden, prospect, etc., which suggests the countryside; (l) - country in city .
collarette - small or tight collar, necklace
sunbonnet - a light bonnet with a projection in front and a cape behind to protect the head and neck from the sun.
eyot - small island eight of march
otherwiles* - at another time otherwise
to pump ship* - to urinate
whereat - for what cause or reason, wherefore
nigger - a Negro
oft - often
hearing - the extent within which sound may be heard
stony broke - completely broke, lacking funds
Welshdraper* - a maker of, or dealer in, 'Welsh cotton'; a woollen draper.
executive - a business man
discharged - freed from a charge, load, obligation, etc.; dismissed.
abode - an abiding-place, a dwelling-place, house or home
Mona Lisa* - the name of a portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), used allusively and attrib. of an enigmatic smile or expression such as that of the woman in this painting; mildew - a morbid destructive growth upon plants, consisting of minute fungi, and having usually the appearance of a thin whitish coating.
doorway - the space in wall occupied by a door
bunk - a box or recess in a ship's cabin, railway-carriage, lodging-house, etc., serving for a bed; a sleeping-berth. Freq. one of two or more beds arranged in a tier.
iceland - a country covered with ice; the realm of perpetual ice
pillow - to lay down on a pillow, to rest (a head) on a pillow
no slouch of (something) - a poor, indifferent, or inefficient thing, place, person, etc.
illstarred - ill fated, doomed to failure or disaster
busker - an itinerant entertainer or musician
sans - without
scrapie - a virus disease of sheep
toadstool* - mushroom
selfabuse* - abuse or revilement of oneself, masturbation
Birman - Burman; barman - a man who serves at the bar of a public-house.
towhead - a head with flaxen hair, a person having flaxen hair.
toss - to lift, jerk, or throw up (the head, etc.) with a sudden, impatient, or spirited movement.
shakedown - a bed made upon straw loosely disposed upon the floor or ground; hence, any makeshift bed, esp. one made up on the floor.
by any manner of means* - in any way whatever
parabellum - automatic pistol or machine gun
take wing* - to develop rapidly, to take on greater power
sociable - companionable, friendly, inclined to community; an open 4-wheel carriage.
light - to descend from a horse or vehicle, to dismount
sidewheel - of steamers, having paddle-wheels at the sides
tramline* - a tramway; also, a tram-rail
to throw true - to prouduce offspring true to the parent type, to produce.
napper - head; one that naps
beatitude - supreme blessedness or happiness