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031.01flagrant marl, jingling his turnpike keys and bearing aloft amid
031.01+Latin flagrantia: heat, vehemence
031.01+there was a turnpike at Chapelizod
031.02the fixed pikes of the hunting party a high perch atop of which a
031.02+(fixed bayonets)
031.03flowerpot was fixed earthside hoist with care. On his majesty, who
031.03+Motif: Flowerpot on a pole
031.03+inverted flowerpots on sticks were used to trap earwigs (as earwigs tend to conceal themselves at night by couching in pendant flower blossoms)
031.03+EHC (Motif: HCE)
031.03+(notice on a box or a package: 'this side up with care')
031.04was, or often feigned to be, noticeably longsighted from green
031.05youth and had been meaning to inquire what, in effect, had caused
031.05+EHC (Motif: HCE)
031.05+cause and effect
031.06yon causeway to be thus potholed, asking substitutionally to be
031.06+(the king asks about fishing as he mistakes the inverted flowerpot on a stick for a fishing rod)
031.07put wise as to whether paternoster and silver doctors were not
031.07+VI.B.3.118e (r): 'put me wise'
031.07+O. Henry: The Four Million 234: 'By Courier': 'Den he's goin' to shoot snow-birds in de Klondike. He says yer told him not to send 'round no more pink notes nor come hangin' over de garden gate, and he takes dis means of puttin' yer wise'
031.07+VI.B.25.031a (b): 'paternoster (bait)'
031.07+A Pictorial & Descriptive Guide to Bognor &c. Bognor 12: 'Fishing with "Paternoster" is recommended from the Pier, as various depths of the bait will suit the habits of different fish'
031.07+paternoster line: a fishing line with hooks and bead-shaped weights attached at intervals, so called because of its resemblance to the rosary
031.07+VI.B.2.053g (r): 'silver doctors'
031.07+The Graphic 25 Aug 1923, 282: 'Salmon and Trout in the Hebrides': (of salmon) 'Jock Scots, silver doctors, clarets and golden olive rough bodies are flies likely to interest them'
031.07+silver doctor: a type of fishing-fly, used in salmon angling
031.08now more fancied bait for lobstertrapping honest blunt Harom-
031.08+A Pictorial & Descriptive Guide to Bognor &c. Bognor 21: 'Wicker Traps, or "Pots," in which lobsters, crabs and prawns are taken' [.06]
031.08+Hungarian három: three
031.08+Harold and Humphrey [030.02]
031.09phreyld answered in no uncertain tones very similarly with a fear-
031.09+VI.B.10.084i (b): 'answered very similarly'
031.09+phrase in no uncertain terms: emphatically, unambiguously
031.09+VI.B.3.158n (b): 'fearless forehead'
031.09+Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Making of Britain 48: (quoting Johannes Scotus Eriugena) '"I am not so browbeaten by authority nor so fearful of the assault of less able minds as to be afraid to utter with fearless forehead what true reason clearly determines and indubitably demonstrates"'
031.10less forehead: Naw, yer maggers, aw war jist a cotchin on thon
031.10+No, your Majesty, I was just
031.10+Motif: The Letter: well Maggy/Madge/Majesty
031.10+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, Png: ...a cotchin on thon bluggy...} | {BMs (47475-15): ...a cocotchin on thon blue bluggy...}
031.10+Archaic cotch: catch [009.31] [019.16]
031.10+Ulster Dialect thon: those
031.11bluggy earwuggers. Our sailor king, who was draining a gugglet
031.11+bloody earwigs
031.11+ear waggers
031.11+VI.B.3.161a (b): 'our sailor king'
031.11+William IV 'the Sailor King' (epithet also applied to Edward III and George V (reigning king, 1910-36)) [.14] [.25]
031.11+VI.B.10.011c (b): 'a draught of obvious water'
031.11+VI.B.3.127g (b): 'gugglet of water'
031.11+The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol. I, 35: The Third Shaykh's Story: 'she rose and came hurriedly at me with a gugglet of water; and, muttering spells over it, she besprinkled me... and I became on the instant a dog' (glossed in a footnote: 'wide-mouthed jug... They are used either for water or sherbet and, being made of porous clay, "sweat," and keep the contents cool')
031.11+Anglo-Indian gugglet: long-necked earthenware vessel for keeping water cool
031.12of obvious adamale, gift both and gorban, upon this, ceasing to
031.12+Slang Adam's ale: water [030.13]
031.12+German Gift: poison
031.12+Anglo-Irish gorb: ravenous eater, glutton (from Irish gorb)
031.12+Ruthenian gorban: hunchback
031.12+corban: a sacrifice or an offering made to God in fulfilment of a vow (from Hebrew korban)
031.13swallow, smiled most heartily beneath his walrus moustaches and
031.13+VI.B.10.001q (b): 'walrus'
031.13+Colloquial walrus: large, bushy moustache [087.03]
031.14indulging that none too genial humour which William the Conk
031.14+VI.B.10.021n (b): 'William the Conk'
031.14+Sunday Pictorial 29 Oct 1922, 9/1: 'Review of "The Nine O'Clock Revue" at the Little': 'Who can resist Beatrice Lillie? I can't. Hear her sing her ancestry in "William the Conk!" with moustache and bowler hat'
031.14+William I 'the Conqueror' [.11] [.25]
031.14+Slang conk: nose, large nose
031.14+(conqueror's nose: a prominent straight nose, rising at the bridge (said to be an attribute of many conquerors))
031.15on the spindle side had inherited with the hereditary whitelock
031.15+spindle line: female line of descent
031.15+VI.B.2.054a (r): 'hereditary white lock'
031.15+The Graphic 25 Aug 1923, 284: 'The Laboratory of the S-Ray': (of studying the inheritance of abnormal conditions) 'Even a white lock of hair may be a heritage; certainly albinos run in families'
031.15+white lock: a popular name for poliosis, a condition, sometimes hereditary, where a patch (or patches) of hair lacks melanin and is therefore entirely white (most famously a single forelock) [098.25] [596.26]
031.16and some shortfingeredness from his greataunt Sophy, turned to-
031.16+VI.B.2.054b (r): 'shortfingeredness'
031.16+The Graphic 25 Aug 1923, 284: 'The Laboratory of the S-Ray': (of studying the inheritance of abnormal conditions) 'how dwarfed stature or short-fingeredness passes from one generation to another'
031.16+Gladstone had lost part of his left forefinger in an accident
031.16+Parnell's great-aunt was Mrs Sophia Evans (née Parnell)
031.17wards two of his retinue of gallowglasses, Michael, etheling lord
031.17+gallowglasses: heavily armed Irish soldiers
031.17+Archaic etheling: member of a noble family
031.18of Leix and Offaly and the jubilee mayor of Drogheda, Elcock,
031.18+Leix and Offaly: the first Irish plantation; was devastated by Mountjoy
031.18+Drogheda was devastated by Cromwell
031.18+there were mayors of Drogheda named Elcock in 1554, 1568, 1592, 1607 and 1916 [567.24]
031.19(the two scatterguns being Michael M. Manning, protosyndic of
031.19+VI.B.10.006i (b): '2 guns (2 men)'
031.19+The Quarterly Review, vol. 238, 274: 'Reynard the Fox': 'rabbiting in one of his own woods with a couple of companions — quite an informal party, just the two guns and a dog'
031.19+VI.B.3.120c (b): 'scattergun'
031.19+O. Henry: The Four Million 253: 'The Brief Début of Tildy': 'And every smile that she sent forth lodged, like pellets from a scatter-gun, in as many hearts'
031.19+American scattergun: shotgun
031.19+Greek prôtosyndikos: first advocate
031.19+Waterford: an Irish county and city
031.20Waterford and an Italian excellency named Giubilei according to
031.20+VI.B.25.149h (b): 'an Italian Excellency'
031.20+Italian giubilei: jubilees
031.21a later version cited by the learned scholarch Canavan of Can-
031.21+VI.B.2.010f (b): 'the learned B'
031.21+Foote: Bible Romances 8: (of Dr. Edward Burton, before quoting from his Heresies of the Apostolic Age) 'The learned Burton'
031.21+VI.B.3.164a (b): 'save perhaps scholarchs' (only last word crayoned)
031.21+Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Making of Britain 3: 'In that age there had been nothing comparable with this sustained continuity in any land, save perhaps the wonderful succession of scholarchs in the groves of Academe from the time of Plato to the time of Justinian'
031.21+can make noise
031.21+Clonmacnoise: a famous Irish monastic settlement
031.22makenoise), in either case a triptychal religious family symbolising
031.22+triptych: a three-panelled work of art (often used as a hinged altar-piece)
031.23puritas of doctrina, business per usuals and the purchypatch of
031.23+(may suggest white, orange, and green of Irish flag)
031.23+Latin puritas: purity, purulency
031.23+Latin doctrina: teaching
031.24hamlock where the paddish preties grow and remarked dilsydul-
031.24+song The Garden Where the Praties Grow
031.24+Colloquial paddy: Irishman
031.24+Italian preti: priests
031.24+Anglo-Irish praties: potatoes (from Irish prátai)
031.24+VI.B.3.112f (b): 'dilsy dulsy office'
031.24+O. Henry: The Four Million 175: 'An Unfinished Story': 'Dulcie worked in a department store'
031.25sily: Holybones of Saint Hubert how our red brother of Pour-
031.25+VI.B.10.101i (b): 'holy bones!'
031.25+Saint Hubert: patron of the chase
031.25+VI.B.10.005j (r): 'red mother'
031.25+The Quarterly Review, vol. 238, 270: 'Reynard the Fox': 'Particularly when studying cubs... is one liable to encounter disappointment... For, should the red mother's suspicions once be aroused, all is over' [030.18-031.25]
031.25+(blood brother)
031.25+William II 'Rufus' (Latin 'the Red') [.11] [.14]
031.25+pouring rain
031.25+Pomerania: a German province
031.26ingrainia would audibly fume did he know that we have for sur-
031.26+Sir Tristan
031.26+(more than trusty)
031.27trusty bailiwick a turnpiker who is by turns a pikebailer no sel-
031.27+VI.B.10.081g (r): 'bailiwick'
031.27+bailiwick: the area under the jurisdiction of a bailiff
031.28domer than an earwigger! For he kinned Jom Pill with his court
031.28+song Do Ye Ken John Peel?: 'Do ye ken John Peel with his coat so gray, Do ye ken John Peel at the break of day, Do ye ken John Peel when he's far far away, With his hounds and his horn in the morning'
031.29so gray and his haunts in his house in the mourning. (One still
031.30hears that pebble crusted laughta, japijap cheerycherrily, among
031.30+Gladstone's friend Lord Clarendon called him 'Merry pebble'
031.31the roadside tree the lady Holmpatrick planted and still one feels
031.31+Motif: tree/stone (*C*/*V*) [.32]
031.31+Middle English holm: holly [.32]
031.31+Holmpatrick: old name of Skerries, County Dublin
031.31+Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin (1903), 352: 'Holmpatrick, Baron... (Son of... Victoria, dau. of late Maj. Gen'l Lord Charles Wellesly, M.P. and sister of the 3rd Duke of Wellington). Res. Abbotstown House, Castleknock, Dublin'
031.32the amossive silence of the cladstone allegibelling: Ive mies outs
031.32+Greek ammos: sand
031.32+proverb A rolling stone gathers no moss
031.32+in Cornwall, glas-tann (green sacred tree) meant evergreen holm oak
031.32+ivy [.31]
031.33ide Bourn.) Comes the question are these the facts of his nom-
031.33+Archaic bourn: limit; domain
031.33+VI.B.3.126d (b): 'Comes the question'
031.33+Mordell: The Erotic Motive in Literature 228: (of Edgar Allan Poe) 'Now comes a question that has always puzzled his critics'
031.33+VI.B.10.039g (r): 'Are they? We shall see' [032.02]
031.33+Balfour: The Foundations of Belief 217: 'are these results rational... or are they, like a schoolboy's tears over a proposition of Euclid, consequences of reasoning, but not conclusions from it? In order to answer this question it may be worth while to consider it in the light of an example'
031.33+Latin nomen gentile: clan name
031.34inigentilisation as recorded and accolated in both or either of the
031.34+French accolé: coupled, bracketed
031.35collateral andrewpaulmurphyc narratives. Are those their fata
031.35+Andrew, Paul, Murphy
031.35+Rumanian fata: face
031.35+Latin Fata: fates
031.36which we read in sibylline between the fas and its nefas? No dung
031.36+phrase read between the lines
031.36+sibylline: prophetic
031.36+Latin fas: possible, right
031.36+Latin nefas: impossible, wrong

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