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128.01a horologe unstoppable and the Benn of all bells; fuit, isst and
128.01+Archaic horologe: clock, sundial
128.01+song The Wren: 'The king of all birds'
128.01+Big Ben: the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
128.01+bane
128.01+belles
128.01+Latin fuit, est et erit: was, is and will be ('Tempus fuit, est et erit' (Latin 'Time was, is and will be') is the motto on the coat of arms of The Times newspaper)
128.01+German isst: eats
128.02herit and though he's mildewstaned he's mouldystoned; is a quer-
128.02+Latin heri: yesterday
128.02+mildew-stained
128.02+Anglo-Irish Slang mouldy: drunk
128.02+Slang stoned: drunk
128.02+Motif: tree/stone
128.02+Quercus: genus of oak tree
128.02+queer
128.03cuss in the forest but plane member for Megalopolis; mountun-
128.03+American Colloquial cuss: person
128.03+plane tree
128.03+(planed wood) [.04]
128.03+(member of Parliament)
128.03+megalopolis: very large city or conglomerate of adjacent cities (from Greek megalo: great and Greek polis: city)
128.03+Megalopolis: ancient capital of Arcadia, Greece
128.03+Archaic unmighty: feeble, impotent
128.04mighty, faunonfleetfoot; plank in our platform, blank in our
128.04+(planed wood made into a plank) [.03]
128.04+American plank: an article in a political party's platform
128.04+phrase a blot on one's escutcheon: a stain on one's reputation
128.05scouturn; hidal, in carucates he is enumerated, hold as an earl,
128.05+VI.B.45.136i (o): 'scout (cave)'
128.05+Mawer: The Vikings 125: (in a list of Scandinavian elements in English place-names) '-SCOUT. O.N. skúti, cave formed by jutting rocks'
128.05+HCE (Motif: HCE)
128.05+VI.B.45.137a (o): 'hidal, carucal vs — ?'
128.05+Mawer: The Vikings 132: 'The assessment by carucates in multiples and submultiples of 12 is characteristic of the Danelagh, as opposed to that by hides, arranged on a decimal system in the strictly English districts... in Lancashire a hidal assessment has been superimposed upon an original carucal one'
128.05+hide, carucate: two different old English units of land of varying size, each at some point defined as the amount of land that could be tilled with one plough in one year (roughly 60 to 180 acres)
128.05+hidalgo: one of lower Spanish titles of nobility
128.05+HEC (Motif: HCE)
128.05+VI.B.45.137c (o): 'hold, earl,' [025.14]
128.05+Mawer: The Vikings 135: 'The 'holds' of Northumbria, who rank next after the earls... are also of Scandinavian origin' [025.14]
128.05+hold: an old English title of a high-ranking officer in the Danelagh [025.14]
128.05+German hold: gracious, lovely
128.05+old
128.05+earl, count (titles of nobility)
128.06he counts; shipshaped phrase of buglooking words with a form
128.06+biglooking
128.07like the easing moments of a graminivorous; to our dooms
128.07+(defecation)
128.07+graminivorous: grass-eating
128.07+VI.B.45.137e (o): 'doom law'
128.07+Mawer: The Vikings 136: 'The legal instinct was strong in the Scandinavian mind and English law bears deep marks of its influence. The very word 'law' itself is of Scandinavian origin and has replaced the English 'doom''
128.07+(Domesday Book: 11th century record of the great survey of the lands of England by order of William the Conqueror, for tax purposes (from Middle English domesday: doomsday, judgement day (supposedly because the book's valuations could not be appealed, just like those of the Last Judgement)))
128.07+Czech dum: house (pronounced 'doom')
128.07+homes
128.08brought he law, our manoirs he made his vill of; was an over-
128.08+VI.B.45.137b (o): 'manor, vill & sokeland'
128.08+Mawer: The Vikings 135: (based on information from the Domesday Book) 'Certain types of manorial structure are specially common in the Danelagh. Manor and vill are by no means identical, indeed several manors are included under one vill. Very frequent is the type which consists in a central manor with sokeland appurtenant'
128.08+manor, vill: two different units of feudal English territorial organisation
128.08+French manoir: countryseat
128.08+villa
128.08+Motif: 4 elements (air, earth, water, fire)
128.08+evergreen
128.09grind to the underground and acqueduced for fierythroats; sends
128.09+London Underground
128.09+Italian acque: waters
128.09+aqueduct
128.10boys in socks acoughawhooping when he lets farth his carbon-
128.10+Dublin superstition that gasworks' air cures whooping cough (James Joyce: Ulysses.6.121: 'Gasworks. Whooping cough they say it cures')
128.10+cockahoop
128.10+whooping cough
128.10+fart
128.10+forth
128.10+carbon dioxide, a constituent of coal gas
128.11oxside and silk stockings show her shapings when he looses hose
128.11+oxhide (in Greek mythology, Orion was said to have been born from an oxhide urinated upon by three gods)
128.11+(urinates on)
128.11+German Hose: trousers
128.11+hold
128.12on hers; stocks dry puder for the Ill people and pinkun's pellets
128.12+stock, gunpowder, sporting, pellets (all related to hunting guns)
128.12+German Puder: powder
128.12+'Pink pills for pale people' (advertisement)
128.12+French île: island
128.12+Sporting Times (subtitled The Pink 'Un): newspaper (published a hostile review of James Joyce: Ulysses)
128.13for all the Pale; gave his mundyfoot to Miserius, her pinch to
128.13+The Pale: the English-governed part of medieval Ireland (15th and 16th centuries)
128.13+maundy: ceremony of washing the feet of poor people by royalty or ecclesiastics, commemorating Jesus's washing of his disciples' feet on Maundy Thursday
128.13+Percy French: song Slattery's Mounted Foot
128.13+Lundy Foot, Dublin tobacconist, sold 'superfine pig-tails for ladies'[.14]; his neighbour, John Philpot Curran, the celebrated legal wit, told him to inscribe 'quid rides' (Latin: what are you laughing at) [.14] on his carriage; Lundy Foot was stoned in 1835
128.13+Latin miserius: poorer, more wretched, more miserable
128.14Anna Livia, that superfine pigtail to Cerisia Cerosia and quid
128.14+Latin ceresia: cherry
128.15rides to Titius, Caius and Sempronius; made the man who had
128.15+Titus: Roman emperor
128.15+Titus Andronicus, Caius, Sempronius: characters in William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
128.15+Italian phrase Tizio, Caio e Sempronio: Tom, Dick and Harry (*VYC*; Motif: Tom, Dick and Harry)
128.16no notion of shopkeepers feel he'd rather play the duke than play
128.16+VI.B.25.166h (o): 'William Shopskeeper' ('Shopskeeper' replaces a cancelled 'Shokkeeper')
128.16+Napoleon called the English 'a nation of shopkeepers'
128.16+(Wellington)
128.17the gentleman; shot two queans and shook three caskles when
128.17+Slang shot: fucked
128.17+the Dublin coat of arms shows three burning castles flanked by two female figures (*VYC* and *IJ*)
128.17+Archaic quean: woman, ill-bred woman, whore
128.17+queens (chess)
128.17+castles (chess)
128.17+caskets
128.18he won his game of dwarfs; fumes inwards like a strombolist till
128.18+(chess)
128.18+draughts
128.18+Stromboli, volcano
128.19he smokes at both ends; manmote, befier of him, womankind,
128.19+man must be
128.19+Archaic mote: may
128.19+be fair to him
128.19+be afraid of him
128.19+French fier: proud
128.19+French fier à: to trust
128.20pietad!; shows one white drift of snow among the gorsegrowth
128.20+Pietà: an artistic representation of Mary mourning over the dead Jesus (from Italian pietà: pity, mercy)
128.20+pity (him)
128.20+white and gold: liturgical colours
128.20+(drop of sperm at tip of penis)
128.20+coarse
128.21of his crown and a chaperon of repentance on that which shed
128.21+(heather on Howth)
128.21+(Christ's thorn crown)
128.21+French chaperon: medieval headdress
128.21+(condom on penis)
128.21+(violet is liturgical colour of repentance)
128.22gore; pause and quies, triple bill; went by metro for the polis and
128.22+(*IJ* and *VYC*)
128.22+P's and Q's (Motif: P/Q)
128.22+Latin quies: rest
128.22+Souvenir of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Opening of The Gaiety Theatre 37: 'Miss Cissy Graham's entertaining "Triple Bill"'
128.22+D.M.P. (Dublin Metropolitan Police)
128.23then hoved by; to the finders, hail! woa, you that seek!; whom
128.23+Danish hovedby: principal city (from Danish hoved: head and Danish by: town)
128.23+Matthew 7:7: Luke 11:9: 'seek, and ye shall find'
128.24fillth had plenished, dearth devoured; hock is leading, cocoa comes
128.24+filth
128.24+Latin plenus: full
128.24+death
128.24+earth
128.24+Browning: Saul: 'If Death laid her hand on him and Famine devoured his store'
128.24+HCE (Motif: HCE)
128.25next, emery tries for the flag; can dance the O'Bruin's polerpasse
128.25+(horserace)
128.25+Motif: Browne/Nolan [.26]
128.25+Bruin: a quasi-proper name applied to the bear (for example in the Reynard cycle)
128.25+Slang pole: penis
128.25+polar bear
128.25+French Slang passer: to have sex with
128.26at Noolahn to his own orchistruss accompaniment; took place
128.26+German Ahn: ancestor
128.26+Greek orchis: testicle
128.26+Slang orchestra: testicle
128.26+truss: a medical apparatus for supporting a hernia (including hernias into the testicular sac)
128.27before the internatural convention of catholic midwives and
128.27+International Congress of Midwives, held several times in the 1920s and 1930s (the 1936 one took place in Berlin and was organised by the Nazi regime to promote fertility, motherhood and eugenics)
128.28found stead before the congress for the study of endonational
128.28+found dead
128.28+Danish fandt sted: took place
128.28+Greek endo-: within-
128.28+endometrial: of the endometrium (the inner lining of the womb, where the embryo develops)
128.28+international
128.29calamities; makes a delictuous entrée and finishes off the course
128.29+delicious
128.29+Latin delictum: crime, transgression
128.30between sweets and savouries; flouts for forecasts, flairs for finds
128.30+children's game Ring-a-ring-o'roses: 'One for me, and one for you, and one for little Moses'
128.31and the fun of the fray on the fairground; cleared out three hun-
128.31+(rhythm of song John Peel)
128.32dred sixty five idles to set up one all khalassal for henwives hoping
128.32+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xxi: (in the Kaaba) 'the three hundred and sixty idols, one for each day of the year, which Mohammad afterwards destroyed in one day'
128.32+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xxiii: 'An Arab, who wished to avenge the death of his father, went to consult the square block of white stone called El-Khalasa' (i.e. the Kaaba; the name means salvation)
128.32+colossal
128.32+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xxv: 'These men were called "Hanifs," or "incliners," and their religion seems to have consisted chiefly in a negative position, — in denying the superstition of the Arabs'
128.32+Lane-Poole: The Speeches & Table-Talk of the Prophet Mohammad xxiv: (before Mohammad's birth) 'a prophet was expected, and women were anxiously hoping for male children'
128.33to have males; the flawhoolagh, the grasping one, the kindler of
128.33+Anglo-Irish flahoolagh: princely, generous (from Irish flaitheamhlach)
128.33+(Father... Son... Spirit)
128.33+according to legend, Saint Patrick lit a Paschal fire on the hill of Slane on Holy Saturday 433, in defiance of High King Laoire's orders
128.34paschal fire; forbids us our trespassers as we forgate him; the
128.34+Lord's Prayer: 'forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us'
128.35phoenix be his pyre, the cineres his sire!; piles big pelium on
128.35+cinders
128.35+phrase pile Pelion upon Ossa: add difficulty to difficulty, heap on what is already too great (from the Greek myth of the Titans Otos and Ephialtes trying to pile Pelion on Ossa (two mountains in Thessaly) in order to climb to heaven and attack the gods)
128.36little ossas like the pilluls of hirculeads; has an eatupus complex
128.36+Italian Le Pillole di Ercole: The Pills of Hercules (Italian title of the French comedy 'Les Dragées d'Hercule' by Maurice Hennequin and Paul Bilhaud (1904))
128.36+French pilule: pill
128.36+Pillars of Hercules, Gibraltar
128.36+Latin hircus: goat
128.36+eat us up
128.36+Oedipus complex
128.36+Oedipus Rex


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