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089.01place. A stoker temptated by evesdripping aginst the driver who
089.01+stoker: one who tends and fuels a furnace (e.g. on a train or ship, or in a brewery)
089.01+tempted by Eve (i.e. Adam)
089.01+(women urinating)
089.01+in Islam, evil jinn made of fire are supposed to be eavesdroppers in heaven
089.01+in Islam, two angels, a driver and a witness, accompany each soul before God on the Day of Judgement (Koran 50:21)
089.02was a witness as well? Sacred avatar, how the devil did they
089.03guess it! Two dreamyums in one dromium? Yes and no error.
089.03+(*V* and *C* in *Y*)
089.03+dreamy 'uns
089.03+Norwegian drøm: dream
089.03+Greek dromios: twins
089.03+Dromios: twins in William Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors
089.04And both as like as a duel of lentils? Peacisely. So he was pelted
089.04+phrase as like as two peas in a pod
089.04+according to some legends, based on Genesis 25:22, Jacob and Esau fought each other in the womb
089.04+Esau sold his birthright for a pottage of lentils (Genesis 25:29-34)
089.05out of the coram populo, was he? Be the powers that be he was.
089.05+The Coram: a common name for The Foundling Hospital in London (a children's home founded by Thomas Coram in 1739)
089.05+Latin coram populo: in the presence of the people
089.05+phrase the powers that be
089.06The prince in principel should not expose his person? Mac-
089.06+Niccolo Machiavelli: Il Principe (The Prince)
089.06+in principle
089.06+Italian ma che vuole!: what does he want!
089.07chevuole! Rooskayman kamerad? Sooner Gallwegian he would
089.07+Rooskay: village, County Roscommon
089.07+County Roscommon
089.07+Russian russkii: Russian
089.07+German Kamerad: comrade
089.07+Galwegian: inhabitant of Galloway, Scotland
089.08say. Not unintoxicated, fair witness? Drunk as a fishup. Askt to
089.08+phrase drunk as a fish
089.08+phrase drunk as a bishop
089.09whether she minded whither he smuked? Not if he barkst into
089.09+Archaic whither: to where
089.09+Obsolete brake: to vomit
089.09+burst into flames
089.10phlegms. Anent his ajaciulations to his Crosscann Lorne, cossa?
089.10+Ajaccio: capital of Corsica
089.10+song Cruiskeen Lawn
089.10+Anglo-Irish cruiskeen lawn: full little jug (from Irish crúiscín lán)
089.10+Joyce's uncle supposedly resembled the Marquess of Lorne
089.10+Italian Dialect cossa?: what?
089.11It was corso in cursu on coarser again. The gracious miss was
089.11+Italian corso: course
089.11+Italian ricorso: recurring (Vico)
089.11+song Father O'Flynn: 'sláinte and sláinte and sláinte again'
089.11+Latin in cursu: in progress
089.11+VI.B.6.071a ( ): 'the gracious Miss is no doubt'
089.11+Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 241 (sec. 239): 'the artificialities of the modes of address in different nations... in Swedish... 'The gracious Miss is probably aware''
089.12we not doubt sensible how yellowatty on the forx was altered?
089.12+Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies: song Oh! Doubt Me Not [air: Yellow Wat and the Fox] [.13]
089.12+yellow water (urine)
089.12+Battle of Yellow Ford, 1598 (in Ulster)
089.12+VI.B.6.072j (b): 'alter (geld)'
089.12+Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 248 (sec. 247): 'to alter is said in the Southern States instead of to geld'
089.13That she esually was, O'Dowd me not! As to his religion, if
089.13+Esau [.15]
089.13+Boucicault: other plays: Daddy O'Dowd
089.13+Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies: song Oh! Doubt Me Not [.12]
089.14any? It was the see-you-Sunday sort. Exactly what he meant by
089.14+VI.B.16.135d (b): 'see you Sunday'
089.14+Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 424: '"So-long," he replied, "see you Thursday"'
089.14+s..-y..-sun [090.01]
089.15a pederast prig? Bejacob's, just a gent who prayed his lent. And
089.15+pedigree pig [086.14]
089.15+Slang prig: thief
089.15+Anglo-Irish Slang be Jaysus!
089.15+Jacob [.13]
089.15+Anglo-Irish phrase gentleman who pays the rent: pig [086.27]
089.15+prayed on Lent
089.16if middleclassed portavorous was a usual beast? Bynight as useful
089.16+(if this)
089.16+(door-eating) [086.26]
089.16+phrase useful as damn it!
089.17as a vomit to a shorn man. If he had rognarised dtheir gcourts
089.17+VI.B.16.140h (b): 'a vomit to a poor man 3d'
089.17+Sterne: Sentimental Journey II.175: 'God tempers the wind, said Maria, to the shorn lamb'
089.17+Old Norse Ragnarøkr: destruction of the Norse gods
089.17+eclipsis: a sound-change in the initial letters of Irish words when inflected, with the letters t, c, d being eclipsed by d, g, n, respectively (both the eclipsing and the eclipsed consonants, in that order, are retained in spelling, so that dt, gc, nd are pronounced d, g, n, respectively) [.17-.18]
089.17+court martials
089.18marsheyls? Dthat nday in ndays he had. Lindendelly, coke or
089.18+Irish riddle: 'Londonderry, Cork and Kerry, Spell me that without an R'; answer: 'THAT' [180.13]
089.18+Motif: 4 provinces [.18-.19]
089.18+Londonderry (Ulster)
089.18+Cork (Munster)
089.19skilllies spell me gart without a gate? Harlyadrope. The grazing
089.19+Skerries (Leinster)
089.19+Gort (Connacht)
089.19+Irish gort: the letter G; a tilled field
089.19+hardly a drop
089.19+Motif: heliotrope
089.20rights (Mrs Magistra Martinetta) expired with the expiry of the
089.20+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...Mrs Magistra...} | {Png: ...Mrs. Magistra...}
089.20+Latin magistra: mistress
089.20+French Maître Martinet: Master Martinet, a name for the devil, as used in witchcraft (Obsolete martinet: the demon responsible for summoning witches to their assemblies)
089.20+martinet: a rigid disciplinarian
089.21goat's sire, if they were not mistaken? That he exactly could not
089.21+great sire
089.21+HEC (Motif: HCE)
089.22tell the worshipfuls but his mother-in-waders had the recipis for
089.22+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XVI, 'Lisbon', 771b: (of the Aqueducto das Aguas Livres) 'At the Lisbon end of the aqueduct is the Mae d'Agua (i.e. "Mother of Water"), containing a huge stone hall in the midst of which is the reservoir'
089.22+waders: waterproof boots reaching above the knee (used by anglers)
089.23the price of the coffin and that he was there to tell them that
089.24herself was the velocipede that could tell them kitcat. A maun-
089.24+velocipede: early form of bicycle or tricycle
089.24+kit-cat: a less-than-half-length portrait (but with hands included)
089.24+Obsolete maundering: begging; grumbling
089.24+mandarin (T.S. Eliot's style has been described as 'mandarin')
089.25darin tongue in a pounderin jowl? Father ourder about the
089.25+phrase Tuscan tongue in a Roman mouth (definition of good Italian)
089.25+Ezra Pound translated Chinese poetry
089.25+Our Father: Lord's Prayer
089.25+further orders
089.25+French ourdir: to hatch (a plot)
089.26mathers of prenanciation. Distributary endings? And we recom-
089.26+matters of pronunciation
089.26+pre- (i.e. pronunciation of initial letters [.17])
089.27mends. Quare hircum? No answer. Unde gentium fe . . . ? No ah.
089.27+[023.19-.21] [202.19-.21]
089.27+Latin quare hircum: why the goat?
089.27+Latin unde gentium festines: where are you hurrying from?
089.27+no answer
089.28Are you not danzzling on the age of a vulcano? Siar, I am deed.
089.28+Narcisse Achille, Comte de Salvandy: 'We are dancing on a volcano' (speaking to the King of Naples at a party given by the Duc d'Orléans, 1830, before the July revolution)
089.28+dangling on the edge
089.28+Vulcan: Roman god of fire and volcanoes
089.28+Irish siar: westwards, backwards
089.28+phrase gone west: dead
089.29And how olld of him? He was intendant to study pulu. Which
089.29+Pular: a language spoken by the Fulani people in Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, etc. (also known as Pul, Peul, Fulfulde, Fula, etc.)
089.29+Pali: Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures
089.30was meant in a shirt of two shifts macoghamade or up Finn,
089.30+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 47: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Shirt-of-two-strokes Ogham'
089.30+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 40: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Mac-ogam ('Son Ogham')'
089.30+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 49: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Finn's three-shanked Ogham'
089.30+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 48: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Finn's ladder' (has three forms)
089.31threehatted ladder? That a head in thighs under a bush at the
089.31+three-headed (*VYC*)
089.31+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 47: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Head in a bush'
089.31+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 47: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Head under a bush'
089.31+Slang bush: female pubic hair
089.32sunface would bait a serpent to a millrace through the heather.
089.32+Ogma Sun-face supposedly invented Ogham [090.01-.02]
089.32+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 47: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Serpent through the heather'
089.32+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 48: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Millrace Ogham'
089.33Arm bird colour defdum ethnic fort perharps? Sure and glomsk
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 43: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Arm Ogam ('Weapon Ogham')'
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 42: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Bird Ogham'
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 42: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Colour Ogham'
089.33+deaf and dumb (Ogham is a sign and gesture language, thus similar to deaf and dumb sign language)
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 48: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Ogam dīdruim ('Ridgeless Ogham')'
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 54: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Ogam dedenach ('Finals Ogham')'
089.33+German nicht fort: not gone
089.33+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 42: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Fortress Ogham'
089.33+Shelta glonsk: man
089.34handy jotalpheson as well. Hokey jasons, then, in a pigeegeeses?
089.34+(Ogham is spoken with the hands)
089.34+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 90: (in Bog Latin) 'for certain letters in the word, the name of the letter in the Irish or Ogham alphabet is substituted... as though a Greek, wishing for some reason to refer cryptically to a person called Iasōn, should call him 'Iōt'alphasōn''
089.34+Holy Jesus
089.34+epexegesis: the addition of words to clarify the meaning intended in a preceding sentence
089.34+Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 42: (lists types of Ogham ciphers) 'Muc-ogam ('Pig Ogham')'
089.35On a pontiff's order as ture as there's an ital on atac. As a gololy
089.35+(Laudabiliter) [090.03]
089.35+phrase as sure as there's a tail on a cat
089.35+German Tür: door
089.35+Irish athach: peasant; churl; stammerer; giant
089.35+glory be to God
089.36bit to joss? Leally and tululy. But, why this hankowchaff and
089.36+Pidgin joss: God
089.36+really and truly (Motif: L/R; Chinese Pronunciation of English)
089.36+Hankou: city in China (a revolutionary centre in 1911; also spelled Hankow)
089.36+handkerchief (Motif: kerchief or handkerchief)

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