to wit* - that is, namely
bedazzled* - dazzled so as to be confused
bepuzzled* - utterly puzzled
tristy - sad, sorrowful; trustworthy, faithful
shelling - the firing of shells, bombardment with shells shilling
cockshy - a thing to throw at; an object of attack
peso - the name of a coin, either of gold (peso de oro) or silver (peso de plata), formerly current in Spain and its colonies; now, of a standard silver coin.
armada - a fleet of ships of war; an armament generally
wide open* - open to the full extent
winsome* - pleasing or attractive in appearance, handsome, comely
kerl = carl - a man of the common people; fellow girl
coton - obs. form of cotton
breech* - a garment covering the loins and thighs: at first perh. only a 'breech-cloth'; later reaching to the knees; Now always in pl. breeches, or a pair of breeches (perh. not so used before 15th c.). Breeches are distinguished from trousers by coming only just below the knee, but dialectally (and humorously) breeches includes trousers.
stud - obs. pa. tense of stand
their* - there (obs.)
heavily* - with sorrow, grief, displeasure, or anger; grievously (obs.)
churchman - a man of the church; an ecclesiastic; a clergyman
tonsor - a barber tonsure
almander* - an almond tree
hagiography* - the writing of the lives of saints; saints' lives as a branch of literature or legend.
Deuteronomy* - the name or title of the fifth book of the Pentateuch, which contains a repetition, with parenetic comments, of the Decalogue, and most of the laws contained in Exodus xxi-xxiii, and xxxiv.
inwreathe - to wreathe, intertwine with; to encircle as a wreath does
narcissus* - a bulbous plant, flowering in spring and bearing a heavily scented single white flower with an undivided corona edged with crimson and yellow; cissy = sissy - an effeminate person; a coward.
eely - resembling an eel in movement; wriggling, writhing
oily - bland, soothing, insinuating, fawning, 'unctuous'; 'slippery'
priested* - ordained to the priesthood; blessed by a priest; priestess - a female priest.
tractive - having the property of drawing or pulling; attractive, enticing (obs.)
dem - damned; demonstration them
game cock* - a cock bred and trained for fighting
weanling - a young child or animal newly weaned
host - a great company; a multitude; a large number
spritty - a spritsail barge spirits
peahen - a female peafowl, the female of the peacock
Eucharistic* - of the nature of, or resembling, the Eucharist (the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, the Communion; Thanksgiving).
congression* - the action of coming together or meeting congratulations
purringly - in a purring manner; while purring
litany - Eccl. An appointed form of public prayer, usually of a penitential character, consisting of a series of supplications, deprecations, or intercessions in which the clergy lead and the people respond, the same formula of response being repeated for several successive clauses.
Dulcinea* - the name given by Don Quixote to his mistress in Cervantes' romance; hence, A mistress, sweetheart, lady of one's devotion.
imply - to express indirectly; to insinuate, hint at; Of a word of name: To involve by signification or import, to signify.
perfume - a substance, which emits, or is capable of emitting an agreeable odour.
yashmak* - the double veil concealing the part of the face below the eyes, worn by Muslim women in public.
fairhaired* - having fair or light-coloured hair
fairhead* - beauty
vouchsafe* - to give, grant, or bestow in a gracious or condescending manner
durst - p. of dare
kisser* - one who kisses; the giver of a kiss
injurious* - wrongful; hurtful to the rights of another; wilfully inflicting injury or wrong
embetter* - to make better
rer - obs. form of rear (v.)
impure - Of a language, style, etc.: Containing foreign idioms or grammatical blemishes.
liber (l) - book
gurgle - the action or an act of gurgling; the noise made by liquid escaping intermittently from a vessel, of a stream flowing over a stony bed, etc.
arrah - an expletive expressing emotion or excitement, common in Anglo-Irish speech.
bellows - to blow (with bellows); to bellows up - to gather up (wind).
tumtum - tummy (the stomach or intestine); an imitation of the sound of a stringed instrument or instruments, esp. when monotonously played.
argan - an evergreen tree (N.O. SapotaceŠ), found in Morocco organ
gust - keen relish, appreciation, or enjoyment, esp. as displayed in speech or action.
gushy - inclined to, or characterized by, 'gush'
goof - a mistake, esp. in an entertainment; a silly, stupid, or 'daft' person
girly - characteristic of or befitting a girl, girlish
Adelphi* - the name of a group of buildings in London between the Strand and the Thames, laid out by the four brothers, James, John, Robert, and William Adam and hence called Adelphi (Gr. brothers); the name of the theatre in the vicinity of these buildings, at which a certain type of melodrama was prevalent c 1882-1900, and so allusively.
chant - to sing, warble
chor - the choir or chancel of a church