otem = totem item
at ones wits ends* - very confused esp. about what to do; thinker - a person of skilled or powerful mind; Theatr. colloq. An actor who plays in 'thinking parts'; to have at fingers end - to have something firmly fixed in the mind or ready to use.
will - desire to, wish to, have a mind to (do something); often also implying intention (obs.)
gray duck* - a sort of duck
roust - voice, cry, shout rest
thereby hangs a tale* - an interesting story is connected with this; towher - dowry; byhanger - a hanger on, a parasite; an appendage.
dire - mournful, dismal dear
frightfulness* - the state of being filled with fright; the quality of causing fright, hideousness; freightful - ? of the nature of a charm or incantation.
colline - a small hill
janitor - a door-keeper, porter, ostiary
antler* - the branched horn of a stag or other deer
bulch - to swell out, bulge
while (away) - to cause (time) to pass without wearisomeness, to pass or get through (a vacant time), esp. by some idle or trivial occupation.
sprankle - to throw out sparks, to sparkle; to crackle
all over - over the whole body; everywhere
note of interogation* - ''?''; nocence - guilt.
tender; tend - to apply oneself to the care and service of (a person).
limbo lake* - the 'pit' of hell
subconsciousness; nescious - ignorant.
whither = whether
blabber - one who blabs, one who reveals secrets, a tell-tale
vogal - a cave, a hollow vocal
tympan* = tympanum (obs.) - Anat. The drum of the ear; the middle ear
trompe - deceit, deception; trumpet
cicely - a popular name of several plants
consociate - associated together, united in fellowship or companionship
hinder - last
common or garden* - ordinary; comoner - one of the common people (not of noble rank).
boy friend; fiend - a demon, devil; a person of superhuman wickedness.
fand - to try, test (a person or thing), to seek, look for
charm - to persuade or induce to, to influence or engage by beuty, sweetness, etc.
Cinderella* - Name of the heroine of a well-known fairy-tale. Thence applied allusively to a cinder-woman, scullery-maid, etc.; also, a neglected or despised member, partner, or the like.
angle - to use artful or wily means to catch a person or thing
groom - bridegroom gloom
line up - the assembling of a number of persons in a line
rapier - a light, sharp-pointed sword designed only for thrusting; a small sword happier
thother - Coalesced form of the other, frequent from 14th to 17th c.
brandish* - to flourish, wave about (a sword) by way of threat or display, or in preparation for action.
amain* - with full force, vehemently, violently
release* - to set or make free, to liberate, deliver, of (now somewhat rare) or from pain, bondage, obligation, etc.
hast - 2nd pers. sing. pres. ind. of have
carbuncly* - Of or resembling a carbuncle; bearing carbuncles; carbuncle or carbuncle stone - a name variously applied to precious stones of a red or fiery colour; carbuncle - an anthrax.
precocity* - early maturity, premature development