offering* - something offered to a person for his acceptance, esp. as a tribute of honour or esteem; a present, a gift.

blood orange* - a variety of orange having the pulp streaked with red

candid - spendid, illustrious; white (obs.)

Zucker (d) - sugar

in present* - in, into the place itself, on or to the very spot

bloo = blo (obs.) - blackish-blue                                                                                                                                         blow


prurient - given to the indulgence of lewd ideas; impure-minded; characterized by lasciviousness of thought or mind              purest

polygamous* - practising or addicted to polygamy


pecuniary - of, belonging to, or having relation to money;                     peculiarity - singularity, uncommonness, oddity; also, an instance of this, an odd trait or characteristic.

aliment* - the fact of ailing; bodily or mental indisposition; disorder, sickness

spectacularly - in a spectacular fashion; after the manner of a spectacle

gale - a periodical payment of rent, the amount paid periodically; Hence, gale day

souffrante - Of women: delicate, indisposed or ill; prone to anxiety or depression                                                            suffered

tort - physical injury or pain; torment

colossal* - immense, tremendous, exceptionally great; hence, magnificent, stupendous.

romantic* - a romantic person; esp. an adherent of romanticism in literature; a romanticist.

wert - arhaic of be                                                                                                                                                           worth

bronze - impudence, unblushingness


to walk in one's sleep - to walk about or perform other actions as a somnambulist

immenseness* - the quality of being immense; immeasurableness, infinity; vastness, hugeness.

sett = set


ear-hole* - the aperture of the ear; dial. used for the ear itself

classically - in a classical manner; in classical style or after classical models

naught - nothing, nought (now arch.); wickedness, evil, moral wrong, mischief (obs.)                                                              not

lighting - kindling, ignition

shaft - a beam or ray (of light, etc.), a streak of lightning, etc. Chiefly poet.


smoke* - used for, or promoting, the escape of smoke, as smokepipe

cupric - rel. to copper

tress - a plait or braid of the hair of the head, usually of a woman

foamwhite* - white as foam

feminine* - she that is, or they that are feminine; woman

amber - of the colour and clearness of amber, of a clear yellowish brown

aas = ace (obs.);                          Aas (d) - carrion;                                                                                                house doctor

mish - colloq. abbrev. of missionary

Saint Mary* - Virgin Mary



Kampf (d) - battle                                                                                                                                                            captain

dolomite - a native double carbonate of lime and magnesia, occurring crystalline, and in granular masses, white or coloured; a rock consisting essentially of this mineral.

fan - to blow gently and refreshingly upon, as if driven by a fan


breeze* - a gentle or light wind

sycamore* - a species of fig-tree, Ficus Sycomorus, common in Egypt, Syria, and other countries, and having leaves somewhat resembling those of the mulberry.

ignominy* - dishonour, disgrace, shame; infamy;                    agnomen - a 'to-name' or additional name subsequently acquired.

prima - first;                 primesign - to mark (a person) with the sign of the cross before baptism;                  signation - the action of signing with the cross, or of marking with a seal.

benighted - overtaken by the darkness of the night; involved in intellectual or moral darkness.

queendom - the country ruled over by a queen

aidant - helping, assisting, helpful; a helper, assistant (rare.)

Loch Ness* - the name of a loch in Scotland used attrib. of a water-monster alleged to exist in its waters.

forsink* - to be submerged


amalgamate* - to unite together (classes, races, societies, ideas, etc.) so as to form a homogeneous or harmonious whole.  

rheumatism* - a disease of which inflammation and pain of the joints are prominent features. 

Tommy Atkins* - familiar form of Thomas Atkins, as a name for the typical private soldier in the British army.

Kurd - one of a pastoral and agricultural people of Aryan stock, found in northern Iran and Iraq and eastern Turkey.

Copt - a native Egyptian Christian belonging to the Jacobite sect of Monophysites.

Berber - a name given by the Arabs to the aboriginal people west and south of Egypt.

Bedawee* = Bedouin - an Arab of the desert

beget* - to procreate, to generate: usually said of the father, but sometimes of both parents.


no good* - a useless or valueless person or thing

liveried - dressed in, furnished with, or wearing a livery (the distinctive uniform style of dress worn by a person's servants, etc.)

shooter - one who shoots with a bow or with firearms; in early use, an archer; now chiefly applied to a sportsman who shoots game.

dromedary - a light and fleet breed of the camel, specially reared and trained for riding; a stupid, bungling fellow (obs.)

Caledonia* - Roman name of part of northern Britain, in modern times applied poetically or rhetorically to Scotland, or the Scottish Highlands.

noteworthy* - worthy of attention, observation, or notice; remarkable



ur - an inarticulate sound, uttered instead of a word that the speaker is unable to remember or bring out; our (obs.)

greef* - obs. form of grief

asker* - a questioner, inquirer; one who asks favours, gifts, etc.; a suppliant; one who asks  alms, a professional beggar.


put in - to present, or formally tender, as in a law court (a document, evidence, a claim, etc.)


brokenhearted* - having a broken heart; having the spirits crushed by grief or despair.

affirm - to make a statement and stand to it; to maintain or assert strongly


simple* - lacking in ordinary sense or intelligence; more or less foolish, silly, or stupid.

lotta - colloq. contraction of lot of

to lick one's lips* - an action indicating keen relish or delighted anticipation of some dainty morsel.

lens - a piece of glass, or other transparent substance, with two curved surfaces, or one plane and one curved surface, serving to cause regular convergence or divergence of the rays of light passing through it. 

Jupiter;                                petre = saltpetre.

sodalite - a vitreous, transparent or translucent silicate of aluminium and sodium containing sodium chloride, usually of a greenish blue colour                                                                                                                                                                    satelites

in their contrary* - in opposition to them (obs.);           on the contrary (formerly by, for, in, of, to the contrary, in contrary) - on the other hand, in contradistinction.

in reality* - really, actually, in fact

bichop - obs. form of bishop

to bear witness* - (said properly of a person, a book, etc.) to give oral or written testimony or evidence; hence fig. to furnish or constitute evidence or proof; to testify, witness to (occas. of);             to bear (one) witness - to corroborate one's statement or be a witness of one's action.

fixation* - the concentration of the gaze upon some object for a given time with the intention of holding the retinal image upon the area of direct vision; Psychol. In Freudian theory, the arresting of the development of a libidinal component at a pregenital stage, so that psychosexual emotions are 'fixed' at that point. Also loosely, an obsession, an idée fixe.