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438.01when closehended together behind locked doors, kissing steadily,
438.02(malbongusta, it's not the thing you know!) with the calfloving
438.02+Esperanto malbongusta: in bad taste, coarse
438.02+VI.B.6.098l (g): 'not the thing'
438.02+VI.B.16.145a (r): 'the thing'
438.02+Crawford: Thinking Black 161: 'here is the true tale of a mirage. Back came our faggot-searchers one by one, solemnly reporting a lake to be seen away on the Southern skyline. The oldest Biheans with us stoutly refused to believe the thing'
438.02+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...know!) with...} | {Png: ...know) with...}
438.03selfseeker, under the influence of woman, inching up to you, dis-
438.03+VI.B.5.063g (r): 'selfseeker'
438.04arranging your modesties and fumbling with his forte paws in your
438.04+modesty: a slight covering for a low-cut neck
438.04+VI.B.16.071a (r): 'fumble *V*'
438.04+Italian forte: strong
438.05bodice after your billy doos twy as a first go off (take care, would
438.05+VI.B.3.062c (r): 'billydoo' (the second 'o' replaces a cancelled 'ux')
438.05+Slang billydoo: loveletter (from French billet doux)
438.05+Dutch doos: box
438.05+French deux: two
438.05+Archaic twy: two
438.05+VI.B.14.134j (r): 'take care, wd ye *V*' ('e' of 'ye' not clear)
438.06you stray and split on me!) and going on doing his idiot every
438.06+Greek idiotes: peculiarity
438.06+VI.B.16.013e (r): 'every time he got the chance'
438.06+Connacht Tribune 29 Mar 1924, 3/4: 'Guard v. Publican': (part of a court examination) '— Did Mr. Hickey follow you up the second flight of stairs? — Yes. — Was he hanging on to your neck all the time? — Yes, every time he got the chance (laughter)'
438.07time you gave him his chance to get thick and play pigglywiggly,
438.07+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...pigglywiggly...} | {Png: ...piggly-wiggly...}
438.08making much of you, bilgetalking like a ditherer, gougouzoug,
438.08+VI.B.16.111k (r): 'talk bilge'
438.08+Slang bilge: nonsense
438.08+(Motif: stuttering)
438.08+Breton gouzoug: neck
438.09about your glad neck and the round globe and the white milk and
438.09+German glatt: smooth
438.09+(breasts, milk, nipples)
438.10the red raspberries (O horrifier!) and prying down furthermore to
438.11chance his lucky arm with his pregnant questions up to our past
438.11+VI.B.16.122g (r): '*V* pregnant questions'
438.11+Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 215: 'Mario Sammarco came to me. 'Giovanni,' he said, 'what you do in March?' It was a pregnant question, and I asked my baritone friend what he meant by it'
438.12lives. What has that caught to sing with him? The next fling
438.12+got to do
438.13you'll be squitting on the Tubber Nakel, pouring pitchers to the
438.13+(on the toilet)
438.13+Irish tobar: well; spring
438.13+(praying) [.17]
438.13+turning pictures to the wall
438.13+Ecclesiastes 12:6: 'the pitcher be broken at the fountain'
438.14well for old Gloatsdane's glorification and the postequities of
438.15the Black Watch, peeping private from the Bush and Rangers.
438.15+Black Watch: forty-second Highland Regiment
438.15+Slang bush: female pubic hair
438.15+Slang ranger: penis
438.16And our local busybody, talker-go-bragk. Worse again! Off of
438.16+Irish go bráth: until Judgement Day
438.16+phrase out of the frying pan into the fire
438.17that praying fan on to them priars! It would be a whorable state
438.18of affairs altogether for the redcolumnists of presswritten epics,
438.19Peter Paragraph and Paulus Puff, (I'm keepsoaking them to cover
438.19+Peter Paragraph: name under which Samuel Foote satirised a Dublin bookseller
438.19+Motif: Paul/Peter
438.19+Mr Puff in Sheridan's The Critic
438.19+puff: extravagantly laudatory advertisement or review (James Joyce: Ulysses.16.525: 'the Tweedy-Flower grand opera company... providing puffs in the local papers could be managed')
438.19+keep asking
438.19+cover: to report for a newspaper
438.20my concerts) to get ahold of for their balloons and shoot you
438.21private by surprise, considering the marriage slump that's on this
438.21+VI.B.14.081i (g): 'marriage slump'
438.22oil age and pulexes three shillings a pint and wives at six and
438.22+Latin pulex: flea
438.22+phrase at sixes and sevens: disordered
438.23seven when domestic calamities belame par and newlaids bellow
438.23+below par
438.23+pa and ma
438.24mar for the twenty twotoosent time thwealthy took thousands
438.24+Portuguese mar: sea
438.25in the slack march of civilisation were you, becoming guilty of
438.26unleckylike intoxication to have and to hold, to pig and to pay
438.26+William Edward Hartpole Lecky: Irish historian, author of History of European Morals and of History of Rationalism
438.26+Marriage Service: 'to have and to hold'
438.27direct connection, qua intervener, with a prominent married member
438.27+VI.B.16.106i (r): 'no direct connection'
438.27+Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 47: 'I was chiefly concerned with anything which had no direct connection with Skerries'
438.27+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...connection, qua intervener, with...} | {Png: ...connection qua intervener with...}
438.27+Latin qua: in the capacity of
438.27+intervener: one who interposes in a legal action to which he or she was not originally a partner
438.27+VI.A.0641ap (g): 'intervener (fem corresp)'
438.27+Variants: {FnF, Png: 'member' on .27} | {Vkg: 'mem-' on .27, 'ber' on .28}
438.28of the vicereeking squad and, in consequence of the therinunder
438.28+vice squad
438.28+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...and, in...} | {Png: ...and in...}
438.28+Variants: {FnF, Png: ...therinunder...} | {Vkg: ...thereinunder...}
438.28+Variants: {FnF, Png: 'therinunder' on .28} | {Vkg: 'therein-' on .28, 'under' on .29}
438.29subpenas, be flummoxed to the second degree by becoming a
438.29+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...subpenas, be...} | {Png: ...subpenas be...}
438.29+VI.B.3.037d (r): 'Flummox & Co' [.30]
438.29+VI.B.10.093g (r): 'flummuxed'
438.29+Gilbert: Old England 75: 'We were completely flummuxed'
438.29+Colloquial flummoxed: utterly at a loss, confused
438.29+second degree [408.11] [522.27] [572.26]
438.30detestificated companykeeper on the dammymonde of Luca-
438.30+VI.B.16.039l (r): 'company keeping'
438.30+Connacht Tribune 12 Apr 1924, 5/3: 'Doing the Devil's Work': (quoting the Bishop of Galway about the evil tendencies of modern Irish girls) 'it has fallen to my lot to come into Galway a few times in the winter after dark, and I was ashamed and horrified to find the amount of company keeping and the kind of company keeping that was going on publicly on these roads'
438.30+company-keeping: revelling; wooing
438.30+VI.B.5.049e (r): 'demi-monde dammymonde'
438.30+demi-monde: women of doubtful reputation (halfway between 'good' and 'bad' society)
438.31lamplight. Anything but that, for the fear and love of gold! Once
438.31+Dublin by Lamplight laundry (employed reformed prostitutes)
438.32and for all, I'll have no college swankies (you see, I am well
438.33voiced in love's arsenal and all its overtures from collion boys
438.33+Archaic collions: testicles, rascals
438.34to colleen bawns so I have every reason to know that rogues'
438.34+Anglo-Irish colleen bawn: fair-haired girl, pretty young woman, darling girl (Boucicault: The Colleen Bawn)
438.34+VI.B.16.124g (r): 'reason to know'
438.35gallery of nightbirds and bitchfanciers, lucky duffs and light
438.35+Slang nightbird: whore
438.35+Motif: dark/fair
438.35+Irish dubh: dark
438.36lindsays, haughty hamiltons and gay gordons, dosed, doctored
438.36+song Battle of Otterbourne: 'He chose the Gordons and the Graems, With them the Lindsays, light and gay'
438.36+Gay Gordons: Scottish dance

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