pinmark - a circular impression on the side of a piece of type, made by part of the mould used in casting.
B.V.D. - a proprietary name for a type of lightweight, long underwear for men, popular in the first half of the twentieth century.
lottery - an arrangement for the distribution of prizes by chance among persons purchasing tickets. Slips or lots, numbered in correspondence with the tickets, and representing either prizes or blanks, are drawn from a wheel.
posthaste* - with the speed of a post; with all possible haste or expedition
Isabel* - greyish yellow; a kind of fancy pigeon, a small variety of the Pouter
verily - in deed, fact, or reality; really, truly
dandy - finely, splendidly
wayward - wrongheaded, intractable, self-willed; froward, perverse; erratic
missive - a written message; a letter. Now usually, either denoting an official letter, or used as a somewhat high-flown equivalent of 'letter'.
take off - to go off, start off, run away
wilfully* - purposely, intentionally, deliberately. Chiefly, now always, in bad sense
offence - a breach of law, duty, propriety, or etiquette; a transgression, sin, wrong, misdemeanour, or misdeed.
shudder - an act of shuddering; a convulsive tremor of the body occasioned by fear, repugnance, or chill.
suspense* - a state of mental uncertainty, with expectation of or desire for decision, and usually some apprehension or anxiety; the condition of waiting, esp. of being kept waiting, for an expected decision, assurance, or issue; less commonly, a state of uncertainty what to do, indecision.
shrinking - recoiling physically, mentally, or morally from what is difficult or distasteful
sensitive* - a shrub (Mimosa pudica) possessing a high degree of irritability, causing the leaflets of the bipinnate leaves to fold together at the slightest touch.
angelet* - a little angel, a cherub; fig. a pretty child
brick - the colour of brick; brick-red
fauve - a member of a movement in painting, chiefly associated with Henri Matisse (1869-1954), which flourished in Paris from 1905, and which is mainly characterized by a vivid use of colour; Hence (as adj.), of a bright or vivid colour.
jonquil - a species of Narcissus (N. Jonquilla), having long linear leaves and spikes of fragrant white and yellow flowers; a pale yellow colour like that of the jonquil.
sprig - spruce, smart
fleet - evanescent, shifting, passing away; not durable or lasting (poet.)
nocturne - Painting. A night-piece, night-scene
auld lang syne* - 'old long-since,' old long-ago
elvish - like an elf in behaviour; spiteful, cross-grained, peevish
befall - to fall out in the course of events, to happen, occur
whilst - during that time, meanwhile; till, until
disrobe - to divest oneself of clothing, to undress
to draw a veil over - to hide or conceal, to refrain from discussing or dealing with, to hush up or keep from public knowledge.
peach - to blab, divulge; to inform against an accomplice, to turn informer
myriadth - that is a very minute (properly, a ten-thousandth) part of a whole
bashfulness - the quality of being bashful (Of persons: Shrinking from publicity, shy)
tup - Of the ram: To copulate with (the ewe); also transf. (coarse slang), of a man: to copulate with (a woman).
colp - a blow, also a bit of anything
to hold (or run) with the hare and run (or hunt) with the hounds* - to try to keep in with both sides; to play a double part.
mus = muss - mouth
kicky - clever, lively; provoking, teasing, annoying; exciting, lively
lacey = lacy - consisting of, or having the appearance of, lace
drew - pa. tense of draw (v.)
full length* - the entire length or extension of any object
finish* - the conclusion, last stage, termination; furst = first.
ravin - the act or practice of seizing and devouring prey or food, voracity, gluttony; raven.
chancer - one who takes chances or does risky things
myth - to show
wholesale* - having an extensive application; unlimited or indiscriminate in range
assumption - a supposition, postulate; the taking upon oneself of a form or character, the form or character assumed.
nowt = nought - good for nothing, worthless, useless
weam = wame - the belly, abdomen; the womb, uterus
smithereens - small fragments, atoms
yunesse* - youth
stoop - Of a person: To lower the body by inclining the trunk or the head and shoulders forward, sometimes bending the knee at the same time.
duel - a regular fight between two persons; a single combat
trial* - a group or set of three, a triad
earwax* - a viscid secretion which collects in the external meatus of the ear
sur - obs. form of sir
dum-dum bullet* - a metal-cased bullet with a soft core uncovered at the point, which expands on impact.
rifler - a soldier armed with a rifle; formerly the name of a member of certain specially raised regiments or companies.
mel (l) - honey
swarm* - to collect, assemble, or congregate thickly and confusedly; to crowd, throng
buzzy - buzzing busy
unspeakably* - unutterably, indescribably
thoughtless - not taking thought, acting without thought or reflection; unreflecting, heedless