cloudy - darkened by misfortune, grief, anger, forebodings, etc.;gloomy, sullen, frowning + phiz - face, countenance.

whereas - while on the contrary; the fact on the other hand being that

sallow - of the skin or complexion: Having a sickly yellow colour + sorrow + Thomas Moore: song Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded [air: Sly Patrick (few lines below)]..

daze - a benumbed, deadened condition; loss of virtue or freshness + days

poss - to thrust, pound + Joyce's note: 'passing of' + possing wet (Anglo-Irish) - saturated, wringing wet.

shower - a fall of rain; a copious discharge of water in drops (often of tears) + years

whence - by reason of, wherefore + FDV: Hence it is no easy matter to identify the individual in baggy pants with already an inclination to baldness who was asked by some broadfaced boardschool children on a wall to tell them the that bedtime story.

slipperish - somewhat slippery

scherzare (it) - to sport, play + Italian scherzo: German Scherz - joke + Scheherazade

A Thousand and One Nights

certainty - a fact or thing certain or sure

identify - to determine or establish the identity of; to ascertain who a given person is.

individual - a human being, a person

scratch wig - a small, short wig + Joyce's note: 'scratch wig' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 26: 'Scratch Wigs. -- Rough, untidy, short-haired wigs used for comedy parts'.

square cut - a coat with square skirts + Joyce's note: 'in square cut' Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 27: 'Square Cuts. -- The skirted coats used by men in plays of the eighteenth century'.

stock - commonly used, standard

lavalier - a pendant ornament worn as a necklace + lavalličre (fr) - loose necktie + Laval, Pierre (1883-1945) - French politician who wore regrettable ties, Mr Atherton says. 

oxter - the armhole of a garment; armpit (Anglo-Irish)

baggy - puffed or bulging out, hanging in loose folds

slipper - a light and usually heelless covering for the foot, capable of being easily slipped on, and chiefly employed for indoor wear.

alluded to - indirectly referred to, hinted at

lane + llana (sp) - page (of book) + (notebook 1930): 'llan = church' The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 259c: (of Welsh place-names) 'the word llan (church) precedes a proper name; thus every Llandewi recalls the early labours of Dewi Sant (St David)'.

incipience - beginning, a first step or stage

area - a bald place on the head; a disease of the hair which causes it to fall off and leave bald patches + Joyce's note: 'area baldness'.

boardschool - elementary school mantained out of local taxes

shirker - one who shirks (duty, work, etc.) + shirkers (Slang) - truants.

drench - to wet through and through with liquid falling upon the object

overall - all over

Conn (kon) (gael) - "Intelligence"

over again - once more

vouloir, pouvoir et devoir (fr) - will, can and ought to (infinitives)

pissabed - a bed-wetter; also attrib., as an abusive epithet

ghost story + ghoast = ghost.

haard (Danish) - hard

creditable - worthy to be believed; credible (obs.); that brings credit or honour.

adventures + eventyr (Danish) - fairy tale.

haberdasher - a dealer in small articles appertaining to dress, as thread, tape, ribbons, etc; Formerly also a drink-seller; a hatter (obs.)

churchie - curtsy

Enkel (ger) - grandchild + enkel (Danish) - bachelor + enkel (Dutch) - ankle.

bearskin - a skin used as a wrap or garment + birthday clothes

Junger (ger) - disciple + Junge (ger) - boy + jongens (Dutch) - boys.

syne - since

Turgesius on Thorgil - viking who invaded Ireland in 832. He and his death were likewise violent. 

da (da) (gael) - two of anything, pair + da (Russian) - yes.

ceathar (kaher) (gael) - four

se (she) (gael) - six

wart - a small, round, dry, tough excrescence on the skin

slummy - of the nature of a slum; slovenly, careless

trans. dearbhbhrathair (drihar) (gael) - brother (lit. "true-brother," as distinct from brathair, brother-in-religion).

shrine - a place where worship is offered or devotions are paid to a saint or deity; a temple, church.

fungo - a mushroom or fungus + Park, Mungo (1771-1806) - Scottish explorer of the Niger. 

sport - entertainment, amusement, recreation, merriment + FDV: It was the Lord's day and the request was put to the party (a native of Ireland, by his brogue [(said to have been average Dublin)], who had made the South coast of England [the sister isle] his headquarters) as he sat smoking paused for ten or 15 minutes for a fragrant smoke calabash in during his weekend pasttime of executing empty bottles which had formerly not so (very) long before contained Reid's family stout, by cockshot [with deadly accuracy].

damp - a drink, a 'wetting'; to take a drink, 'wet one's whistle'

postpone - to put off to a future or later time; to defer

regatta - a boat- or yacht-race, or (usually) an organized series of such races, forming a more or less prominent sporting and social event.

eventual - that will arise or take place in a particular contingency

juxta - near, by the side of + juxta mare (l) - by the sea.

armed - furnished with anything that gives strength or efficiency, or fits for a purpose.

loo - love; lew                                                 law

porty - rel. to port-wine + party - a single person considered in some relation.

brogue - a rude kind of shoe, generally made of untanned hide, worn by the inhabitants of the wilder parts of Ireland and the Scotch Highlands; a strongly-marked dialectal pronunciation or accent.

x rays

local colour - something picturesque in itself + calor (l) - heat.

odour = odor


(notebook 1930): 'Capelisit' The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 260a: (glossary of components in Welsh place-names) 'Capel, a corrupt form of the Latin "capella" applied to chapels, ancient and recent - Capel Dewi, Capel-issaf, Parc-y-capel'.

nasal - Of speech-sounds: Produced, to a greater or less degree, by means of the nose + (notebook 1930): 'voiced nasal - liquids' (dash dittoes 'voiced') The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 268b: (of Welsh language) 'the values of the letters in the modern alphabet... Voiceless nasals: mh; nh; ngh. Voiced nasals: m; n; ng. Voiceless liquids: ll (unilateral voiceless l); rh (voiceless r). Voiced liquids: l; r'.

liquid - Of sounds: Flowing, pure and clear in tone; free from harshness or discord; Also in Phonetics, Of the nature of a 'liquid' (a name applied to the sounds denoted by the letters l, m, n, r).

sneeze - to utter with a sneeze

zee - "z" + (notebook 1930): 'no Z' The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 268c: 'Welsh has no z'.

haul - to pull or draw with force or violence; to drag, tug

crag - a steep or precipitous rugged rock + (notebook 1930): 'craog = rock' The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 260a: (glossary of components in Welsh place-names) 'Craig, a rock or crag - Pen-y-graig'.

(notebook 1930): 'Bryn = hill' The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 260a: (glossary of components in Welsh place-names) 'Bryn, a hill - Brynmawr, Penbryn'.

Silurian - the name given to the system or series of Palæozoic rocks lying immediately below the Devonian or Old Red Sandstone; of or belonging to the ancient Silures +   Silures (l) - a people of ancient Britain. 

Ordovician - of, pertaining to, or designating the second earliest period of the Palęozoic era, following the Cambrian and preceding the Silurian. Also absol., the Ordovician period or its rocks + (notebook 1930): 'Silures Decangi Ordovicus Demitae' (only first and third words crayoned) The Encyclopędia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 261c: 'At the time of the Roman invasion of Britain, 55 B.C., four distinct dominant tribes, or families, are enumerated west of the Severn, viz. the Decangi... the Ordovices... the Dimetae... and the Silures'.

pilgrimage - a journey; a journey made to some sacred place

pig-island - anc. name for Ireland + Insel (ger) - island.

bluff - a cliff or headland with a broad precipitous face

stepstone - a stepping-stone, a stone forming a door-step

regifugium - the flight or expulsion of the kings from Rome + regifuge - commemorative of the expulsion.

persecutorum (l) - of the persecuted + refugium persecutorum (l) - refuge of the persecuted + Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary: 'refugium peccatorum' (Latin 'refuge of sinners'). 

to hit the pipe - to smoke opium +  to hit the pike - to take the road, to go away.

"The Londonderry Air" (song) - 'Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling' [air: 'Would that I were a tender apple blossom'].

ten to one, bar one (Slang) - odds against any horse in a race except one

barman - a pleader at the bar, a barrister; a man who serves at the bar of a public-house, etc.

amid - in relation to the circumstances which surround an action

doldrum - the doldrums, dumps, low spirits

charlotte - a dish made of apple marmalade covered with crumbs of toasted bread.

teart = tart + treat - a great pleasure, delight, or gratification.

in store - in reserve, laid up for future use


calabash - the fruit of the calabash tree; sort of gourd