roll - a loud, reverberating peal; a continuous reverberation
to curl up - to collapse
crumple - a crushed fold or wrinkle produced by compression; crumpleback - crook-back.
butt - a terminal point; a hillock, mound; promontory
parsnip - a biennial umbelliferous plant (Pastinaca sativa), a native of Europe and part of Asia, having pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and a pale yellow root.
slow coach - one who acts, works or moves slowly; a slow, idle or indolent person.
openair - outdoor
hideous - terrible, distressing, or revolting to the moral sense; abominable, detestable, odious.
I will go bail - I am certain
dairyman - one who operates dairy farm
bumping - huge, great; 'thumping'.
balbuties* - stammering, stuttering; lisping
chow-chow chop* - the last lighter containing the sundry small packages to fill up a ship; lighter - a boat or vessel, usually a flat-bottomed barge, used in lightening or unloading (sometimes loading) ships that cannot be discharged (or loaded) at a wharf, etc., and for transporting goods of any kind, usually in a harbour; chow chow - a mixture or medley of any sort.
chicken pox - the common name for Varicella, a mild eruptive disease, bearing some resemblance to small-pox, and chiefly attacking children.
chamber - chamber pot
- to soothe or persuade with flattery or blarney