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110.01     Here let a few artifacts fend in their own favour. The river felt
110.01+{{Synopsis: I.5.1.H: [110.01-110.21]: some facts — we are in for improbable possibilities}}
110.01+(let the facts speak for themselves)
110.01+Crow: The Story of Confucius, Master Kung 34: 'what is now called the Yellow River... was nameless... It was the river, the only river that required consideration'
110.02she wanted salt. That was just where Brien came in. The country
110.02+Crow: The Story of Confucius, Master Kung 37: (for Chinese, the sea was) 'a symbol of oblivion. The fact that the brine-laden water... gave them this wonderful salt, which river water could not provide, probably added to the mystery'
110.02+song Brian O'Linn
110.02+Bruin: a quasi-proper name applied to the bear (for example in the Reynard cycle)
110.02+Crow: The Story of Confucius, Master Kung 34: (for Chinese, China) 'was not a country but the country'
110.03asked for bearspaw for dindin! And boundin aboundin it got it
110.03+dried bear's paw a delicacy in ancient China
110.03+Colloquial din-din: dinner
110.04surly. We who live under heaven, we of the clovery kingdom,
110.04+meanings of Chinese names of China: 'Under Heaven' (Tianxia), 'The Flowery Kingdom', 'The Middle Kingdom' (Zhongguo)
110.05we middlesins people have often watched the sky overreaching
110.05+Milesians: last legendary colonists of Ireland
110.05+Sino-: Chinese-
110.06the land. We suddenly have. Our isle is Sainge. The place. That
110.06+phrase Ireland, isle of saints and sages
110.07stern chuckler Mayhappy Mayhapnot, once said to repeation
110.07+German Sterngucker: stargazer
110.07+Archaic mayhap: perhaps
110.07+Sir John Pentland Mahaffy (Irish scholar, 1839-1919): 'In Ireland the inevitable never happens, the unexpected always'
110.08in that lutran conservatory way of his that Isitachapel-Asitalukin
110.08+Albanian lutra: fine, fit
110.08+(flower conservatory)
110.08+is it a chapel?
110.08+has it a ... ?
110.08+Colloquial look-in: chance of success
110.08+(book in it)
110.09was the one place, ult aut nult, in this madh vaal of tares (whose
110.09+Latin ultimum aut nullum: last or nothing
110.09+Albanian ultë: low
110.09+Albanian naltë: high
110.09+Albanian madh: big
110.09+Moyvalley: town, County Kildare (on the Liffey river; from Irish Magh Bhealaigh: Plain of the Path)
110.09+Dutch vaal: faded
110.09+vale of tears (i.e. the world)
110.10verdhure's yellowed therever Phaiton parks his car while its
110.10+Albanian verdhë: yellow
110.10+Phaethon drove the chariot of the Sun too near the Earth, scorching the surface
110.10+Albanian paiton: car
110.11tamelised tay is the drame of Drainophilias) where the possible
110.11+Albanian tambel: milk
110.11+the Tamil people were the primary work force on the Ceylonese tea plantations
110.11+Anglo-Irish tay: tea
110.11+Crow: The Story of Confucius, Master Kung 39: (in ancient China) 'There were no teapots, for tea was a beverage enjoyed by the barbarians living much further south'
110.11+Greek drainô: to desire
110.11+Albanian trendafille: rose
110.11+-philia: affinity for, love for
110.12was the improbable and the improbable the inevitable. If the pro-
110.13verbial bishop of our holy and undivided with this me ken or no
110.13+Mahaffy was Provost of Trinity College, Dublin [.07]
110.13+phrase the Holy and Undivided Trinity
110.13+Albanian me kenë: if, seeing that
110.13+Scottish ken: to know
110.13+Hebrew ken: yes
110.13+William Shakespeare: Hamlet III.1.56: 'To be, or not to be — that is the question'
110.14me ken Zot is the Quiztune havvermashed had his twoe nails
110.14+Albanian Zoti: God
110.14+German Zote: dirty joke, obscenity
110.14+Hebrew zot: this, that (feminine)
110.14+Dutch zot: fool
110.14+Quiztunes: United States radio programme
110.14+phrase hit the nail on the head
110.15on the head we are in for a sequentiality of improbable possibles
110.15+Aristotle: De Poetica 24: 'Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities' [.17]
110.16though possibly nobody after having grubbed up a lock of cwold
110.16+wool worn about his person
110.17cworn aboove his subject probably in Harrystotalies or the vivle
110.17+Aristotle or the Bible [.15]
110.18will go out of his way to applaud him on the onboiassed back of
110.18+Italian boia: executioner
110.18+Albanian boje: colour
110.19his remark for utterly impossible as are all these events they are
110.20probably as like those which may have taken place as any others
110.21which never took person at all are ever likely to be. Ahahn!
110.21+took place
110.21+German Hahn: cock
110.22     About that original hen. Midwinter (fruur or kuur?) was in the
110.22+{{Synopsis: I.5.1.I: [110.22-111.04]: the hen's discovery on the dump — observed by Kevin, who claimed to be the discoverer himself}}
110.22+about that original sin [616.20]
110.22+Greek to hen: the One, the origin of all things (philosophy)
110.22+German früher: earlier
110.22+Finnish kuura: hoarfrost
110.22+Slovenian kura: hen
110.23offing and Premver a promise of a pril when, as kischabrigies sang
110.23+Italian primavera: spring
110.23+Albanian prandverë: spring
110.23+Albanian Prill: April
110.23+Albanian kishë: church
110.23+(bells chimed the hour [111.07-.08])
110.24life's old sahatsong, an iceclad shiverer, merest of bantlings ob-
110.24+song Love's Old Sweet Song
110.24+Albanian sahat: hour
110.24+bantlings: brats, bastards
110.25served a cold fowl behaviourising strangely on that fatal midden
110.25+behaviourist psychology
110.25+Dialect midden: dunghill, refuse heap
110.26or chip factory or comicalbottomed copsjute (dump for short)
110.26+Impey: Origin of the Bushmen and the Rock Paintings of South Africa 49: mentions a prehistoric 'chip instrument factory' [.28] [.31]
110.26+Impey: Origin of the Bushmen and the Rock Paintings of South Africa 45: mentions pottery with a 'conical bottom' [.28] [.31]
110.26+copro-: dung- (from Greek kopros)
110.27afterwards changed into the orangery when in the course of
110.27+orangery [477.36]
110.28deeper demolition unexpectedly one bushman's holiday its limon
110.28+bushman (the subject of Impey: Origin of the Bushmen and the Rock Paintings of South Africa) [.26] [.31]
110.28+busman's holiday: one spent following one's usual occupation
110.28+French limon: mud
110.28+Latin limen: threshold
110.29threw up a few spontaneous fragments of orangepeel, the last
110.29+orange peel [003.23]
110.30remains of an outdoor meal by some unknown sunseeker or place-
110.31hider illico way back in his mistridden past. What child of a strand-
110.31+Latin illico: there, on the spot
110.31+German Mist: garbage, junk
110.31+Strandlooper: a member of an aboriginal people living on the southern shores of Africa (mentioned several times in Impey: Origin of the Bushmen and the Rock Paintings of South Africa) [.26] [.28]
110.31+strandlooper: a type of wading bird of the plover family (from Afrikaans strandloper: beach-walker)
110.31+Tara Brooch (in National Museum, Dublin) found in 1850 by a child on the strand near Drogheda
110.32looper but keepy little Kevin in the despondful surrounding of
110.32+Colloquial phrase finders, keepers: a finder is entitled to keep the find [.33]
110.33such sneezing cold would ever have trouved up on a strate that
110.33+French trouver: to find
110.33+Dutch straat: street
110.33+Anglo-Irish street: backyard (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation strate)
110.33+Acts 9:11: 'the Street that is called Straight'
110.34was called strete a motive for future saintity by euchring the
110.34+Legalese Obsolete strete: estreat, extract, a true copy of an original
110.34+Obsolete saintity: sanctity
110.34+euchre: to outwit an opponent in the card-game of Euchre
110.35finding of the Ardagh chalice by another heily innocent and
110.35+VI.B.3.011b (r): 'child (found chalice in potatofield)'
110.35+Flood: Ireland, Its Saints and Scholars 112: 'A child playing on the sea-shore near Drogheda found the Tara Brooch, and a boy digging potatoes near the old Rath of Ardagh in Limerick found the Ardagh Chalice'
110.35+VI.B.3.011a (r): 'Ardagh Chalice (two handled)' (only first two words crayoned)
110.35+Flood: Ireland, Its Saints and Scholars 112: 'The Ardagh Chalice is an almost unique example of the two-handled chalice used in the earliest Christian time'
110.35+Ardagh Chalice: an 8th century silver cup, one of the finest works of Irish medieval art (now in the National Museum of Ireland)
110.35+German heilig: Dutch heilig: holy
110.35+several popes named Innocent [.36]
110.36beachwalker whilst trying with pious clamour to wheedle Tip-
110.36+several popes named Pius [.35]
110.36+VI.B.14.022c (r): 'pious clamour'
110.36+Dupont: Les Légendes du Mont-Saint-Michel 63: 'L'Abbé leur a exposé les ravages que Jean de Thomas exerce sur les terres de l'abbaye, et, après une courte délibération, les bénédictins décident, — ce qui est immédiatement transcrit sur les registres des Actes — que "sans omettre un seul jour, il sera célébré, devant l'autel Saint-Michel, pendant que l'on chantera la messe, une CLAMEUR TRÈR PIEUSE en présence du Très-Saint et très véritable Corps de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ, chantant avec larmes MISERERE MEI et clamant KYRIE ELEISON!"... Voilà une semaine que la clameur très pieuse s'élève vers l'Archange, et la fureur de Jean, loin de s'arrêter, augmente encore!' (French 'The Abbot has told them about the ravages of Jean de Thomas on the lands of the abbey, and, after a short deliberation, the Benedictines decide — which is immediately entered in the registers of the Acts — that "without omitting a single day, it will be celebrated, before the altar of Saint Michel, while the mass is sung, a VERY PIOUS CLAMOUR in the presence of the Most Holy and very true Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ, chanting with tears MISERERE MEI and clamouring KYRIE ELEISON!"... Here is a week that the very pious clamour rises to the Archangel, and the fury of Jean, far from stopping, further increases!')

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