Friday, September 19, 2014

FW 1.13h --ALP as a hen, pecking--

1.13a: What a warm time we were in there but how keling is here the airabouts! We nowhere she lives...
1.13b: And such reasonable weather too! The wagrant wind's awalt'zaround the piltdowns and on every...
1.13c: A verytableland of bleakbardfields! Under his seven wrothschields lies one, Lumproar. His glav toside him...
1.13d: The three of crows have flapped it southenly, kraaking of de baccle to the kvarters of that sky whence triboos...
1.13e: No nubo no! Neblas on you liv! Her would be too moochy afreet. Of Burymeleg and Bindmerollingeyes...
1.13f: Here, and it goes on to appear now, she comes, a peacefugle, a parody's bird, a peri potmother, a pringlpik...
1.13g: But it's the armitides toonigh, militopucos, and toomourn we wish for a muddy kissmans to the minutia workers...
1.13h: She's burrowed the coacher's headlight the better to pry (who goes cute goes siocur and shoos aroun)...
1.13i: maps, keys and woodpiles of haypennies and moonled brooches with bloodstaned breeks in em, boaston...
1.13k: ills and ells with loffs of toffs and pleures of bells and the last sigh that come fro the hart (bucklied!)...

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FDV: "& she borrowed the coach lamp to see. Cartridges & ratlin buttins & nappy boots & flags of all nations & clavicurds & scapulars & piles of pennies & brooches with breeks in em" →
"& she burrowed the coacher's lamp to see. Cartridges & ratlin buttins & nappy boots & flasks of all nations & clavicurds & scampulars & piles of pennies & moonlit brooches with bloodstaned breeks in em"

She's burrowed the coacher's headlight the better to pry


coach's, coachdriver's

Shaun's lamp
(why does she need a lamp in the daylight?)

(who goes cute goes siocur and shoos aroun)

Irish song 'Siúl, siúl, siúl arún, Siúl go socair, Agus siúl go ciúin' (Irish 'Go, go, go my dear, go securely and go calmly'; Ulysses 17.727: 'By Stephen: suil, suil, suil arun, suil go siocair agus suil go cuin (walk, walk, walk your way, walk in safety, walk with care)')

"who goes cute goes siocur and shoos aroun"

shoots around

AngloIrish aroon: beloved (from Irish a rún)

and all spoiled goods go into her nabsack:

archaic spoiled: pillaged, plundered, stolen


curtrages and rattlin buttins,

curt rages?


VI.B3.111: "ratlins" (TFM 168: 'From the Cabby's Seat': 'Like a sailor shinning up the ratlins during a squall Jerry mounted to his professional seat')
Nautical ratlins, ratlines, ratlings: small lines fastened horizontally on the shrouds of a vessel, and serving as steps by which to go up and down the rigging

why buttIns?

nappy spattees and flasks of all nations,

archaic nappy: ale, liquor
nappy = diaper
natty: spruce, neatly smart

archaic spatters = spats, a type of gaiters to keep trousers from being spattered


slang all nations: a composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram shop collected in a vessel, into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied

clavicures and scampulars,

clavicles and scapulas (bones)

scapular: two squares of cloth, worn on priests-et-al's chest and back

cf U77


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