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127.01of rotables, toll of the road; bred manyheaded stepsons for one
127.01+Italian rotabile: (of vehicles) wheeled
127.01+phrase the toll of the road: its cost in damage, injury and lives
127.02leapyourown taughter; is too funny for a fish and has too much
127.02+leap year daughter (*I*)
127.02+taught her
127.03outside for an insect; like a heptagon crystal emprisoms trues and
127.03+HCE (Motif: HCE)
127.03+heptagonal prism: a prism formed by two heptagons (seven-sided polygons) and seven squares
127.03+Obsolete emprison: to imprison
127.04fauss for us; is infinite swell in unfitting induments; once was he
127.04+French fausse: false (feminine)
127.04+Colloquial swell: stylishly-dressed person
127.04+(hunchback in suit, i.e. Motif: the Norwegian captain)
127.04+Obsolete indument: endowment; clothing
127.05shovelled and once was he arsoned and once was he inundered
127.05+Motif: 4 elements (earth, fire, water, air)
127.06and she hung him out billbailey; has a quadrant in his tile to tell
127.06+phrase hung him out to dry
127.06+song Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
127.06+Motif: time/space (quadrant, clock)
127.06+Slang tile: hat
127.07Toler cad a'clog it is; offers chances to Long on but stands up
127.07+Judge Toler tried Robert Emmet
127.07+toller: one who tolls a bell (to mark the time)
127.07+cad (*Y*)
127.07+Irish cad a chlog: what o'clock
127.07+offer chances: in cricket, said of a batsman who plays the ball so that a fielder has oportunity of catching it, so dismissing the batsman (Cluster: Cricket)
127.07+long on: a cricket fielding position (Cluster: Cricket)
127.07+French Slang longon: penis
127.07+stands up: in cricket, said of a wicketkeeper who takes up his position immediately behind the wicket (Cluster: Cricket)
127.07+Slang stand up: to coit with (a girl; originally of perpendicular conjunction)
127.08to Legge before; found coal at the end of his harrow and moss-
127.08+Saint Augustine: Confessions VIII.12: 'tolle lege': 'take it and read' (referring to a childlike voice that urged Augustine to read Romans, a spiritual experience that led to his conversion)
127.08+Italian legge: law
127.08+Norwegian legge: to put, to lay
127.08+leg before wicket: in cricket, said of a batsman who prevents ball from striking wicket with his leg (Cluster: Cricket)
127.08+CEH (Motif: HCE)
127.09roses behind the seams; made a fort out of his postern and wrote
127.09+fart out of his posterior
127.09+postern: back door
127.10F.E.R.T. on his buckler; is escapemaster-in-chief from all sorts
127.10+F.E.R.T.: motto of House of Savoy ('Fortitudo eius Rhodum tenuit')
127.10+Latin phrase Femina erit ruina tua: woman will be thy undoing
127.10+ECH (Motif: HCE)
127.11of houdingplaces; if he outharrods against barkers, to the shool-
127.11+Houdini: master of escaping
127.11+William Shakespeare: Hamlet III.2.13: 'out-herods Herod'
127.11+Harrods, Barker, Shoolbred's, Whiteley's: London department stores
127.12bred he acts whiteley; was evacuated at the mere appearance of
127.12+(shat himself in fright)
127.12+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xlv: 'It was agreed that Mohammad and his people should perform the Lesser Pilgrimage, and that the Koreysh should for that purpose vacate Mekka for three days'
127.13three germhuns and twice besieged by a sweep; from zoomor-
127.13+(*VYC* and *IJ*)
127.13+Obsolete german: brother
127.13+Germans, Huns (a common pun during World War I)
127.13+German besiegt: conquered, vanquished
127.13+Obsolete sweep: a ballista, a type of siege engine
127.13+Slang sweep: scamp, disreputable person (from sweep: chimney-sweeper)
127.13+old Irish zoomorphic brooches with animal heads
127.14phology to omnianimalism he is brooched by the spin of a coin;
127.14+omniana: bits of everything
127.14+Latin omne animal: every living creature
127.14+animalism: animal activity, sensuality; doctrine viewing man as mere animal
127.14+VI.B.45.135f (o): 'trilobed brooch' (only last word crayoned)
127.14+Mawer: The Vikings 105: 'The most characteristic of Viking ornaments is undoubtedly the brooch. It was usually oval in shape... Other types of brooch are also found — straight-armed, trilobed and round'
127.14+(Irish coins have pictures of animals)
127.15towers, an eddistoon amid the lampless, casting swannbeams on
127.15+Eddystone lighthouse
127.15+Edison invented the electric bulb
127.15+Swann invented a lamp
127.16the deep; threatens thunder upon malefactors and sends whispers
127.16+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xlii: 'the speech called Thunder' (Koran: Sura XIII)
127.17up fraufrau's froufrous; when Dook Hookbackcrook upsits his
127.17+German Frau: woman, wife
127.17+Motif: A/O
127.17+French frou-frou: a rustling sound (especially of a silk dress)
127.17+Meilhac and Halevy: Frou Frou (opera)
127.17+phrase by hook or by crook
127.17+hook-backed, crook-backed: hump-backed
127.17+Richard III (Crookback) killed in Battle of Bosworth [.18-.19]
127.18ass booseworthies jeer and junket but they boos him oos and baas
127.18+Dutch boos: angry, wicked, evil
127.18+(booing audience)
127.18+German bösartig: malicious, vicious
127.18+boo him out
127.18+Motif: A/O
127.18+Dutch baas: boss
127.18+Irish bás: death
127.18+Latin basio: to kiss
127.19his aas when he lukes like Hunkett Plunkett; by sosannsos and
127.19+German Aas: carrion
127.19+Luke Plunkett, a Dublin amateur actor, played the title role in William Shakespeare: King Richard III [.17] at Theatre Royal, riding into Bosworth Field on a donkey, and so amused audience with Richard's death that they jeeringly insisted on its repetition (related in Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 18 and Fitzpatrick: Dublin, Historical and Topographical Account 264)
127.19+looks like
127.19+Motif: So and so
127.19+Susanna: the heroine of an Apocryphal book
127.20search a party on a lady of this city; business, reading news-
127.20+search party
127.20+French phrase cherchez la femme: look for the woman
127.20+Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 16: 'A new Opera, written by a lady of this city... entitled "The Cavern; or, the Outlaws." It is surmised that Lady Morgan was the authoress'
127.20+VI.B.44.179d (b): 'his business — eat, letters, smokes, fights' [.20-.23]
127.20+Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 9: 'Business. — All movements and actions used by actors in playing a scene; such as opening and reading letters, eating or preparing meals, fights, smoking, etc.' [.20-.23] [559.25]
127.21paper, smoking cigar, arranging tumblers on table, eating meals,
127.22pleasure, etcetera, etcetera, pleasure, eating meals, arranging tum-
127.22+(repeated in reverse order)
127.23blers on table, smoking cigar, reading newspaper, business;
127.24minerals, wash and brush up, local views, juju toffee, comic and
127.24+mineral waters
127.24+'Wash and brush up': service advertised in English men's public toilets
127.24+juju: magical object in West Africa
127.24+jujube: a kind of edible berry-like fruit; a type of candy
127.25birthdays cards; those were the days and he was their hero; pink
127.26sunset shower, red clay cloud, sorrow of Sahara, oxhide on Iren;
127.26+Hebrew words for red and earth (clay) come from the same root (adam)
127.26+red sandstone
127.26+Variants: {FnF, Png: ...sorrow of...} | {Vkg: ...sorrow or...}
127.26+Sarah, wife of Abraham
127.26+oxide of iron (red)
127.26+song The Exile of Erin
127.26+Variants: {FnF, JCM: ...oxhide on...} | {Vkg, Png: ...oxhide or...}
127.27arraigned and attainted, listed and lited, pleaded and proved;
127.27+AALLPP (Motif: ALP)
127.27+Archaic phrase arraigned and attainted: charged and convicted (often in the context of being condemned to death for treason)
127.27+Italian lite: lawsuit, litigation, dispute, quarrel
127.28catches his check at banck of Indgangd and endurses his doom at
127.28+Bank of England
127.28+Danish indgang: entrance
127.28+Archaic doom: judgement
127.29chapel exit; brain of the franks, hand of the christian, tongue of
127.29+HCE + ALP = CHAPEL
127.29+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xvii: 'Damiri has a saying, "Wisdom hath alighted on three things, the brain of the Franks, the hands of the Chinese, and the tongue of the Arabs"'
127.29+(format of an Irish triad proverb, e.g. James Joyce: Ulysses.1.732: (three things to beware) 'Horn of a bull, hoof of a horse, smile of a Saxon') [136.32-.33] [377.04-.05]
127.30the north; commands to dinner and calls the bluff; has a block at
127.30+Commendatore (Don Giovanni: the statue invited to supper)
127.30+block: customer's mould at hatter's
127.30+Slang block a hat: knock a man's hat down over his eyes
127.31Morgen's and a hatache all the afternunch; plays gehamerat when
127.31+German Morgen: morning
127.31+J. Morgan: hat manufacturer, Dublin
127.31+Dialect nuncheon: lunch
127.31+German Geheimrat: privy councillor
127.31+home rat [.32]
127.32he's ernst but misses mausey when he's lustyg; walked as far as
127.32+German ernst: earnest, serious
127.32+nursery rhyme The Marriage of the Frog and the Mouse: (the frog) 'Quoth he, "Miss Mouse, I'm come to thee, To see if thou canst fancy me." Quoth she, "Answer I'll give you none, Until my uncle Rat come home." (known by many other titles, e.g. Frog Went a-Courting, or A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go, and with many different lyrics, including 'Mrs Mousey')
127.32+GermanMausi: darling, love (term of endearment for a female, being a diminutive of German Maus: mouse)
127.32+German mausig: cheeky
127.32+Howth mauser rifles
127.32+Anglo-Irish mausey: having heavy buttocks, having large hips (from Irish más: buttock) [284.F04]
127.32+German lustig: merry
127.33the Head where he sat in state as the Rump; shows Early Eng-
127.33+sat on the rump
127.33+Rump Parliament, 1648-53
127.33+Early English: a Gothic architectural style that flourished in 13th century England, used predominantly in cathedrals and churches
127.34lish tracemarks and a marigold window with manigilt lights, a
127.34+tracery: bars or ribs of stone dividing a window into segments, especially common in Gothic architecture
127.34+marigold window: a circular window divided into segments by bars of tracery radiating from its centre, especially common in Gothic architecture (considered by some to be synonymous with rose window, by others to be a simpler form of it)
127.34+many gilt lights
127.35myrioscope, two remarkable piscines and three wellworthseeing
127.35+myrioscope: a kind of kaleidoscope
127.35+hagioscope: opening to make altar visible from aisle
127.35+(*IJ* and *VYC*)
127.35+French piscine: a piscina, a stone basin in a church reserved for the discharge of water used in rinsing the chalice and the priest's hands (also, a swimming-pool)
127.36ambries; arches all portcullised and his nave dates from dots; is
127.36+Archaic ambry: a cupboard or closed recess in a church used for books, vessels, etc.
127.36+portcullised: furnished with a portcullis
127.36+phrase from the year dot: from long ago

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