James Joyce's "Ulysses" Part 1

Vocabulary study list for James Joyce's "Ulysses" (Part 1).
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  1. money cowrie
    cowrie whose shell is used for money in parts of the southern Pacific and in parts of Africa
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  2. bedraggle
    make wet and dirty, as from rain
    He stopped, sniffed, stalked round it, brother, nosing closer, went round it, sniffling rapidly like a dog all over the dead dog's bedraggled fell.
  3. omphalos
    a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
    To ourselves... new paganism... omphalos.
  4. ineluctable
    impossible to avoid or evade
    Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes.
  5. postprandial
    following a meal (especially dinner)
    Your postprandial, do you know that word?
  6. bladderwrack
    a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
    A bloated carcass of a dog lay lolled on bladderwrack.
  7. modality
    how something is done or how it happens
    Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes.
  8. barnacle goose
    European goose smaller than the brant
    God becomes man becomes fish becomes barnacle goose becomes featherbed mountain.
  9. loofah
    the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
    He waited by the counter, inhaling slowly the keen reek of drugs, the dusty dry smell of sponges and loofahs.
  10. shipworm
    wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells
    His boots trod again a damp crackling mast, razorshells, squeaking pebbles, that on the unnumbered pebbles beats, wood sieved by the shipworm, lost Armada.
  11. cither
    a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers
    And Mastiansky with the old cither.
  12. embattle
    prepare for battle or conflict
    The void awaits surely all them that weave the wind: a menace, a disarming and a worsting from those embattled angels of the church, Michael's host, who defend her ever in the hour of conflict with their lances and their shields.
  13. Malachi
    a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
    --My name is absurd too: Malachi Mulligan, two dactyls.
  14. consubstantial
    regarded as the same in substance or essence
    A _lex eterna_ stays about Him. Is that then the divine substance wherein Father and Son are consubstantial?
  15. acatalectic
    metrically complete
    Acatalectic tetrameter of iambs marching.
  16. thumbnail
    the nail of the thumb
    Buck Mulligan made way for him to scramble past and, glancing at Haines and Stephen, crossed himself piously with his thumbnail at brow and lips and breastbone.
  17. rag paper
    paper made partly or wholly from rags
    While the postmistress searched a pigeonhole he gazed at the recruiting poster with soldiers of all arms on parade: and held the tip of his baton against his nostrils, smelling freshprinted rag paper.
  18. simnel
    a crisp bread of fine white flour
    The Bruce's brother, Thomas Fitzgerald, silken knight, Perkin Warbeck, York's false scion, in breeches of silk of whiterose ivory, wonder of a day, and Lambert Simnel, with a tail of nans and sutlers, a scullion crowned.
  19. cascara sagrada
    dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
    One tabloid of cascara sagrada.
  20. bantam
    any of various small breeds of fowl
    --I was with Bob Doran, he's on one of his periodical bends, and what do you call him Bantam Lyons.
  21. bemuse
    cause to be confused emotionally
    --I read a theological interpretation of it somewhere, he said bemused.
  22. throstle
    common Old World thrush noted for its song
    A throstle.
  23. raddle
    twist or braid together, interlace
    Outside them and through them ran raddled sheep bleating their fear.
  24. Pyrrhus
    king of Epirus
    What was the end of Pyrrhus?
  25. underlip
    the lower lip
    Buck Mulligan attacked the hollow beneath his underlip.
  26. Occam
    English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    Dan Occam thought of that, invincible doctor.
  27. countinghouse
    office used by the accountants of a business
    The king was in his countinghouse.
  28. rinderpest
    an acute infectious viral disease of cattle
    Rinderpest.
  29. whispering gallery
    a space beneath a dome or arch in which sounds produced at certain points are clearly audible at certain distant points
    Whispering gallery walls have ears.
  30. impale
    pierce with a sharp stake or point
    He lunged towards his messmates in turn a thick slice of bread, impaled on his knife.
  31. backache
    an ache localized in the back
    We have nothing in the house but backache pills.
  32. damascene
    a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
    Making his day's stations, the dingy printingcase, his three taverns, the Montmartre lair he sleeps short night in, rue de la Goutte-d'Or, damascened with flyblown faces of the gone.
  33. cascara
    dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
    One tabloid of cascara sagrada.
  34. scarlet runner
    long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths
    Scarlet runners.
  35. rosewood
    any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
    Silently, in a dream she had come to him after her death, her wasted body within its loose brown graveclothes giving off an odour of wax and rosewood, her breath, that had bent upon him, mute, reproachful, a faint odour of wetted ashes.
  36. citron
    thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
    You pay eighty marks and they plant a dunam of land for you with olives, oranges, almonds or citrons.
  37. lapin
    the fur of a rabbit
    Lap, _ lapin._
  38. Mercurial
    relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury
    Mercurial Malachi.
  39. rasher
    a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    The Sassenach wants his morning rashers.
  40. scut
    a short erect tail
    God speed scut.
  41. almond oil
    pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds
    --Sweet almond oil and tincture of benzoin, Mr Bloom said, and then orangeflower water...
  42. aleph
    the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
    Aleph, alpha: nought, nought, one.
  43. lascivious
    driven by lust
    I wouldn't let my brother, not even my own brother, most lascivious thing.
  44. Albert Edward
    King of England from 1901 to 1910
    Mr Deasy stared sternly for some moments over the mantelpiece at the shapely bulk of a man in tartan filibegs: Albert Edward, prince of Wales.
  45. tetrameter
    a verse line having four metrical feet
    Acatalectic tetrameter of iambs marching.
  46. trudge
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    Shouldering their bags they trudged, the red Egyptians.
  47. Arius
    a Greek who was a Christian theologian active in Alexandria and who was declared a heretic for his doctrines about God (which came to be known as Arianism) (256?-336)
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  48. crumple
    gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    Stephen suffered him to pull out and hold up on show by its corner a dirty crumpled handkerchief.
  49. crick
    a painful muscle spasm, especially in the neck or back
    Crush, crack, crick, crick.
  50. armpit
    the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
    He folded it under his armpit, went to the door and opened it.
  51. dangle
    hang freely
    And putting on his stiff collar and rebellious tie he spoke to them, chiding them, and to his dangling watchchain.
  52. scarlatina
    an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
    Scarlatina, influenza epidemics.
  53. coupler
    a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    They clasped and sundered, did the coupler's will.
  54. haulage
    the act of drawing or hauling something
    On the slow weedy waterway he had floated on his raft coastward over Ireland drawn by a haulage rope past beds of reeds, over slime, mudchoked bottles, carrion dogs.
  55. embezzle
    appropriate fraudulently to one's own use
    Jack Fleming embezzling to gamble then smuggled off to America.
  56. slops
    wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    In cups of rocks it slops: flop, slop, slap: bounded in barrels.
  57. iamb
    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
    Acatalectic tetrameter of iambs marching.
  58. sodality
    people engaged in a particular occupation
    Something going on: some sodality.
  59. navel
    a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
    Spouse and helpmate of Adam Kadmon: Heva, naked Eve. She had no navel.
  60. baton
    a metal rod wielded or twirled by a drum major or majorette
    As he walked he took the folded _Freeman_ from his sidepocket, unfolded it, rolled it lengthwise in a baton and tapped it at each sauntering step against his trouserleg.
  61. whelk
    large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  62. white corpuscle
    blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi
    A little trouble about those white corpuscles.
  63. joust
    fight someone in a tournament on horseback
    I am among them, among their battling bodies in a medley, the joust of life.
  64. requiescat
    a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
    A bogoak frame over his bald head: Wilde's _ Requiescat_.
  65. pyx
    any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept
    And two streets off another locking it into a pyx.
  66. Cassiopeia
    the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
    Darkly they are there behind this light, darkness shining in the brightness, delta of Cassiopeia, worlds.
  67. mummer
    an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    --But a lovely mummer! he murmured to himself.
  68. calve
    birth
    _Descende, calve, ut ne amplius decalveris_.
  69. equine
    resembling a horse
    Stephen Dedalus, displeased and sleepy, leaned his arms on the top of the staircase and looked coldly at the shaking gurgling face that blessed him, equine in its length, and at the light untonsured hair, grained and hued like pale oak.
  70. parapet
    a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
    He pointed his finger in friendly jest and went over to the parapet, laughing to himself.
  71. sphincter
    a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
    The sphincter loose.
  72. amble
    walk leisurely
    Their dog ambled about a bank of dwindling sand, trotting, sniffing on all sides.
  73. inhale
    draw deep into the lungs in by breathing
    She gazed straight before her, inhaling through her arched nostrils.
  74. prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
    --The islanders, Mulligan said to Haines casually, speak frequently of the collector of prepuces.
  75. wheedle
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice: --When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said.
  76. sleeping draught
    a soporific drug in the form of a pill
    Sleeping draughts.
  77. weird sister
    any of the three goddesses of destiny
    Printed by the weird sisters in the year of the big wind.
  78. spearmint
    common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
    He bent down to regard a lean file of spearmint growing by the wall.
  79. phlegm
    saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages
    A coughball of laughter leaped from his throat dragging after it a rattling chain of phlegm.
  80. naughty
    badly behaved
    I called you naughty boy because I do not like that other world.
  81. frontlet
    an adornment worn on the forehead
    White horses with white frontlet plumes came round the Rotunda corner, galloping.
  82. costive
    retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating
    So. Ah! Costive.
  83. exhume
    dig up for reburial or for medical investigation
    The body to be exhumed.
  84. vaccinate
    produce immunity in by inoculation
    Suppose she wouldn't let herself be vaccinated again.
  85. ecce homo
    a representation of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns
    Not like Ecce Homo.
  86. dabble
    bob under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
    His hindpaws then scattered the sand: then his forepaws dabbled and delved.
  87. laissez faire
    a doctrine that government should not interfere in commerce
    That doctrine of _ laissez faire_ which so often in our history.
  88. vibrato
    (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch
    Old Glynn he knew how to make that instrument talk, the _ vibrato_: fifty pounds a year they say he had in Gardiner street.
  89. monstrance
    (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
    A garland of grey hair on his comminated head see him me clambering down to the footpace (_descende_!), clutching a monstrance, basiliskeyed.
  90. delve
    turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    His hindpaws then scattered the sand: then his forepaws dabbled and delved.
  91. eucalyptus tree
    a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
    To purchase waste sandy tracts from Turkish government and plant with eucalyptus trees.
  92. holdfast
    restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    Haines laughed and, as he took his soft grey hat from the holdfast of the hammock, said: --I don't know, I'm sure.
  93. slavey
    a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
    Chummies and slaveys.
  94. dead march
    a slow march to be played for funeral processions
    Dead March from _Saul._
  95. maladroit
    not quick or skillful in action or thought
    They swarmed loud, uncouth about the temple, their heads thickplotting under maladroit silk hats.
  96. ranker
    an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed forces
    Walk along a strand, strange land, come to a city gate, sentry there, old ranker too, old Tweedy's big moustaches, leaning on a long kind of a spear.
  97. geld
    cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
    A choir gives back menace and echo, assisting about the altar's horns, the snorted Latin of jackpriests moving burly in their albs, tonsured and oiled and gelded, fat with the fat of kidneys of wheat.
  98. stereoscope
    an optical device for viewing stereoscopic photographs
    Falls back suddenly, frozen in stereoscope.
  99. litmus paper
    unsized paper treated with litmus for use as an acid-base indicator
    Test: turns blue litmus paper red.
  100. ferrule
    a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
    Its ferrule followed lightly on the path, squealing at his heels.
  101. riddle
    pierce with many holes
    To Caesar what is Caesar's, to God what is God's. A long look from dark eyes, a riddling sentence to be woven and woven on the church's looms.
  102. bluebottle
    an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
    That bee or bluebottle here Whitmonday.
  103. Averroes
    Arabian philosopher born in Spain
    Gone too from the world, Averroes and Moses Maimonides, dark men in mien and movement, flashing in their mocking mirrors the obscure soul of the world, a darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend.
  104. seahorse
    small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
    The whitemaned seahorses, champing, brightwindbridled, the steeds of Mananaan.
  105. benzoin
    gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
    --Sweet almond oil and tincture of benzoin, Mr Bloom said, and then orangeflower water...
  106. sensitive plant
    prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
    Sensitive plants.
  107. toenail
    the nail at the end of a toe
    Crusted toenails too.
  108. quay
    wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
    Of course if they ran a tramline along the North Circular from the cattlemarket to the quays value would go up like a shot.
  109. blackwood
    any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
    But I am descended from sir John Blackwood who voted for the union.
  110. lap
    the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    Patrice, home on furlough, lapped warm milk with me in the bar MacMahon.
  111. lough
    Irish word for a lake
    Thanks: new tam: Mr Coghlan: lough Owel picnic: young student: Blazes Boylan's seaside girls.
  112. sweet almond
    small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
    -- Sweet almond oil and tincture of benzoin, Mr Bloom said, and then orangeflower water...
  113. dander
    particles of animal skin or hair that may be allergenic
    Dander along all day.
  114. scapular
    garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit
    Brown scapulars in tatters, defending her both ways.
  115. bunion
    a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
    Warts, bunions and pimples to make it worse.
  116. childbed
    concluding state of pregnancy
    Bridebed, childbed, bed of death, ghostcandled.
  117. feeler
    one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
    Fed and feeding brains about me: under glowlamps, impaled, with faintly beating feelers: and in my mind's darkness a sloth of the underworld, reluctant, shy of brightness, shifting her dragon scaly folds.
  118. land agent
    a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
    Dull business by day, land agents, temperance hotel, Falconer's railway guide, civil service college, Gill's, catholic club, the industrious blind.
  119. sleeping sickness
    an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926
    Sleeping sickness in the air.
  120. mute
    expressed without speech
    Silently, in a dream she had come to him after her death, her wasted body within its loose brown graveclothes giving off an odour of wax and rosewood, her breath, that had bent upon him, mute, reproachful, a faint odour of wetted ashes.
  121. shelve
    place on a shelf
    They came down the steps from Leahy's terrace prudently, _Frauenzimmer_: and down the shelving shore flabbily, their splayed feet sinking in the silted sand.
  122. lump
    a compact mass
    --I'm giving you two lumps each, he said.
  123. midden
    a heap of dung or refuse
    Unwholesome sandflats waited to suck his treading soles, breathing upward sewage breath, a pocket of seaweed smouldered in seafire under a midden of man's ashes.
  124. Hail Mary
    a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
    Hail Mary and Holy Mary.
  125. grainy
    composed of or covered with particles resembling meal
    The grainy sand had gone from under his feet.
  126. overdose
    dose too heavily
    Overdose of laudanum.
  127. reek
    give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
    A poor soul gone to heaven: and on a heath beneath winking stars a fox, red reek of rapine in his fur, with merciless bright eyes scraped in the earth, listened, scraped up the earth, listened, scraped and scraped.
  128. spurn
    reject with contempt
    Inshore and farther out the mirror of water whitened, spurned by lightshod hurrying feet.
  129. breastbone
    the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
    Buck Mulligan made way for him to scramble past and, glancing at Haines and Stephen, crossed himself piously with his thumbnail at brow and lips and breastbone.
  130. cowry
    any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  131. money order
    a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office
    With mother's money order, eight shillings, the banging door of the post office slammed in your face by the usher.
  132. rustle
    make a dry crackling sound
    They bundled their books away, pencils clacking, pages rustling.
  133. dactyl
    a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
    --My name is absurd too: Malachi Mulligan, two dactyls.
  134. dulcimer
    a stringed instrument used in American folk music
    A girl playing one of those instruments what do you call them: dulcimers.
  135. sunburst
    a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds
    Sunburst on the titlepage.
  136. server
    a person whose occupation is to serve at table
    A server of a servant.
  137. liana
    a woody climbing usually tropical plant
    Lovely spot it must be: the garden of the world, big lazy leaves to float about on, cactuses, flowery meads, snaky lianas they call them.
  138. loll
    be lazy or idle
    A bloated carcass of a dog lay lolled on bladderwrack.
  139. Aquinas
    (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    I'm not equal to Thomas Aquinas and the fiftyfive reasons he has made out to prop it up.
  140. reincarnation
    a second or new birth
    Reincarnation: that's the word.
  141. undertow
    a current that flows away from the shore after waves break
    A corpse rising saltwhite from the undertow, bobbing a pace a pace a porpoise landward.
  142. drone
    make a monotonous low dull sound
    His head vanished but the drone of his descending voice boomed out of the stairhead: _And no more turn aside and brood Upon love's bitter mystery For Fergus rules the brazen cars._
  143. bard
    a lyric poet
    Then, gazing over the handkerchief, he said: --The bard's noserag!
  144. trenchant
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought
    _His singing of that simple ballad, Martin, is the most trenchant rendering I ever heard in the whole course of my experience._
  145. silt
    mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
    They came down the steps from Leahy's terrace prudently, _Frauenzimmer_: and down the shelving shore flabbily, their splayed feet sinking in the silted sand.
  146. guarantor
    one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    Must get that Capel street library book renewed or they'll write to Kearney, my guarantor.
  147. whooping cough
    a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
    Whooping cough they say it cures.
  148. veterinary surgeon
    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    Veterinary surgeons.
  149. peer
    look searchingly
    Halted, he peered down the dark winding stairs and called out coarsely: --Come up, Kinch!
  150. cowrie
    any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  151. tide
    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level
    Wavewhite wedded words shimmering on the dim tide.
  152. clammy
    unpleasantly cool and humid
    He went over to it, held it in his hands awhile, feeling its coolness, smelling the clammy slaver of the lather in which the brush was stuck.
  153. hoof
    the hard foot of some mammals
    Buck Mulligan bent across to Stephen and said with coarse vigour: --You put your hoof in it now.
  154. whistle
    the sound made by something moving rapidly
    He peered sideways up and gave a long slow whistle of call, then paused awhile in rapt attention, his even white teeth glistening here and there with gold points.
  155. chloroform
    a volatile liquid haloform ; formerly used as an anesthetic
    Enough stuff here to chloroform you.
  156. salute
    a formal military gesture of respect
    Chap you know just to salute bit of a bore.
  157. grill
    a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate
    Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.
  158. incense
    make furious
    So I carried the boat of incense then at Clongowes.
  159. lollipop
    hard candy on a stick
    Lollipop.
  160. Zarathustra
    Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism
    Thus spake Zarathustra.
  161. upend
    become turned or set on end
    Stephen haled his upended valise to the table and sat down to wait.
  162. swerve
    turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    The carriage swerved from the tramtrack to the smoother road past Watery lane.
  163. bearish
    expecting prices to fall
    The dog yelped running to them, reared up and pawed them, dropping on all fours, again reared up at them with mute bearish fawning.
  164. strand
    line consisting of a complex of fibers twisted together
    Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount strand?
  165. epiphany
    a divine manifestation
    O yes, W. Remember your epiphanies written on green oval leaves, deeply deep, copies to be sent if you died to all the great libraries of the world, including Alexandria?
  166. Maimonides
    Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Gone too from the world, Averroes and Moses Maimonides, dark men in mien and movement, flashing in their mocking mirrors the obscure soul of the world, a darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend.
  167. boulder
    a large smooth mass of rock detached from a place of origin
    His feet marched in sudden proud rhythm over the sand furrows, along by the boulders of the south wall.
  168. livid
    furiously angry
    I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame.
  169. pirouette
    a rapid spin of the body
    Pirouette!
  170. lying-in
    concluding state of pregnancy
    He's gone over to the lying-in hospital they told me.
  171. topple
    fall down, as if collapsing
    I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame.
  172. mitre
    joint that forms a corner
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  173. eczema
    an inflammatory condition of the skin
    A smaller girl with scars of eczema on her forehead eyed him, listlessly holding her battered caskhoop.
  174. crackle
    make a crackling sound
    Stephen closed his eyes to hear his boots crush crackling wrack and shells.
  175. splay
    spread open or apart
    They came down the steps from Leahy's terrace prudently, _Frauenzimmer_: and down the shelving shore flabbily, their splayed feet sinking in the silted sand.
  176. limp
    walk impeded by some physical injury
    A limp black missile flew out of his talking hands.
  177. hackle
    long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
    There: bearskin cap and hackle plume.
  178. snail
    freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
    On his cheek, dull and bloodless, a soft stain of ink lay, dateshaped, recent and damp as a snail's bed.
  179. prod
    to push against gently
    He peered from under his shaggy brows at the manuscript by his elbow and, muttering, began to prod the stiff buttons of the keyboard slowly, sometimes blowing as he screwed up the drum to erase an error.
  180. heifer
    young cow
    Sound meat there: like a stallfed heifer.
  181. forepaw
    front paw; analogous to the human hand
    His hindpaws then scattered the sand: then his forepaws dabbled and delved.
  182. ooze
    pass gradually or leak or as if through small openings
    A kidney oozed bloodgouts on the willowpatterned dish: the last.
  183. snout
    a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head
    They halted, looking towards the blunt cape of Bray Head that lay on the water like the snout of a sleeping whale.
  184. drouth
    a shortage of rainfall
    No good eggs with this drouth.
  185. symbol
    something visible that represents something invisible
    Drawing back and pointing, Stephen said with bitterness: --It is a symbol of Irish art.
  186. mocker
    someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  187. strapping
    muscular and heavily built
    --Two, he said, strapping and stowing his pocketbook away.
  188. emulsion
    a mixture of liquids that do not normally stay mixed
    Electuary or emulsion.
  189. quoit
    game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits
    He heard then a warm heavy sigh, softer, as she turned over and the loose brass quoits of the bedstead jingled.
  190. pawnshop
    a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    For them too history was a tale like any other too often heard, their land a pawnshop.
  191. sway
    move back and forth
    Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds.
  192. tonsure
    shaving the crown of the head by priests or monks
    A choir gives back menace and echo, assisting about the altar's horns, the snorted Latin of jackpriests moving burly in their albs, tonsured and oiled and gelded, fat with the fat of kidneys of wheat.
  193. civet
    cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
    Aha. Eating your groatsworth of _mou en civet_, fleshpots of Egypt, elbowed by belching cabmen.
  194. gizzard
    thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food
    He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes.
  195. toadstool
    common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric
    Crouching by a patient cow at daybreak in the lush field, a witch on her toadstool, her wrinkled fingers quick at the squirting dugs.
  196. euthanasia
    the act of killing someone painlessly
    Illstarred heresiarch' In a Greek watercloset he breathed his last: euthanasia.
  197. condole
    express one's sympathy on the occasion of someone's death
    Condole with her.
  198. hypostasis
    (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
    A misty English morning the imp hypostasis tickled his brain.
  199. redcoat
    British soldier; so-called because of his red coat
    Redcoats.
  200. contaminate
    make impure
    That Mulligan is a contaminated bloody doubledyed ruffian by all accounts.
  201. chemist
    a scientist who specializes in chemistry
    Chemists rarely move.
  202. coin
    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
    Stephen laid the coin in her uneager hand.
  203. awry
    turned or twisted to one side
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  204. hew
    make or shape as with an axe
    Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice: --When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said.
  205. Gomorrah
    (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants
    Brimstone they called it raining down: the cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom.
  206. piebald
    having sections or patches colored differently and brightly
    Piebald for bachelors.
  207. arbutus
    any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
    Arbutus place: Pleasants street: pleasant old times.
  208. catholic
    free from provincial prejudices or attachments
    --The imperial British state, Stephen answered, his colour rising, and the holy Roman catholic and apostolic church.
  209. askance
    with suspicion or disapproval
    Sargent peered askance through his slanted glasses.
  210. kosher
    conforming to dietary laws
    Kosher.
  211. sutler
    a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
    The Bruce's brother, Thomas Fitzgerald, silken knight, Perkin Warbeck, York's false scion, in breeches of silk of whiterose ivory, wonder of a day, and Lambert Simnel, with a tail of nans and sutlers, a scullion crowned.
  212. lethargy
    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
    Lethargy.
  213. paleface
    a derogatory term for a white person
    Palefaces: they hold their ribs with laughter, one clasping another.
  214. conquistador
    an adventurer
    Faces of Paris men go by, their wellpleased pleasers, curled conquistadores.
  215. louse
    a wingless, parasitic insect
    Her shapely fingernails reddened by the blood of squashed lice from the children's shirts.
  216. dawdle
    hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc.
    Along by the edge of the mole he lolloped, dawdled, smelt a rock and from under a cocked hindleg pissed against it.
  217. wax
    substance solid at normal temperature and insoluble in water
    Silently, in a dream she had come to him after her death, her wasted body within its loose brown graveclothes giving off an odour of wax and rosewood, her breath, that had bent upon him, mute, reproachful, a faint odour of wetted ashes.
  218. funky
    (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    Not a bit funky.
  219. button
    a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats
    He peered from under his shaggy brows at the manuscript by his elbow and, muttering, began to prod the stiff buttons of the keyboard slowly, sometimes blowing as he screwed up the drum to erase an error.
  220. doff
    remove
    Stepping into the porch he doffed his hat, took the card from his pocket and tucked it again behind the leather headband.
  221. dodder
    a leafless annual parasitic vine
    Wallace Bros: the bottleworks: Dodder bridge.
  222. nimbus
    a dark grey cloud bearing rain
    The priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly.
  223. prickle
    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    Then it fetched up three coins from his trousers' pocket and laid them on the rubber prickles.
  224. droppings
    fecal matter of animals
    The hens in the next garden: their droppings are very good top dressing.
  225. qualm
    uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    A soft qualm, regret, flowed down his backbone, increasing.
  226. weave
    pattern or structure of a fabric
    The void awaits surely all them that weave the wind: a menace, a disarming and a worsting from those embattled angels of the church, Michael's host, who defend her ever in the hour of conflict with their lances and their shields.
  227. homo
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
    Not like Ecce Homo.
  228. litmus
    a coloring material that turns red in acid solutions
    Test: turns blue litmus paper red.
  229. aromatic
    having a strong pleasant odor
    Cantrell and Cochrane's Ginger Ale ( Aromatic).
  230. stench
    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    Hauled stark over the gunwale he breathes upward the stench of his green grave, his leprous nosehole snoring to the sun.
  231. rosary
    a string of beads used in counting prayers
    Could meet one Sunday after the rosary.
  232. jingle
    a metallic sound
    He heard then a warm heavy sigh, softer, as she turned over and the loose brass quoits of the bedstead jingled.
  233. communion
    sharing thoughts and feelings
    Do you know that the orange lodges agitated for repeal of the union twenty years before O'Connell did or before the prelates of your communion denounced him as a demagogue?
  234. full stop
    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    -- Full stop, Mr Deasy bade his keys.
  235. forearm
    the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
    --No, thank you, sir, the old woman said, slipping the ring of the milkcan on her forearm and about to go.
  236. anemic
    relating to or having a deficiency of red blood cells
    Anemic a little.
  237. relict
    an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated
    Mrs Florence MacCabe, relict of the late Patk MacCabe, deeply lamented, of Bride Street.
  238. homing
    orienting or directing homeward or to a destination
    Moving through the air high spars of a threemaster, her sails brailed up on the crosstrees, homing, upstream, silently moving, a silent ship.
  239. mignonette
    Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white flowers having an intense spicy fragrance
    She liked mignonette.
  240. twang
    a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
    Bringing his host down and kneeling he heard twine with his second bell the first bell in the transept (he is lifting his) and, rising, heard (now I am lifting) their two bells (he is kneeling) twang in diphthong.
  241. skull
    the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
    He stared at them proudly, piled stone mammoth skulls.
  242. fennel
    any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
    Drink water scented with fennel, sherbet.
  243. prop
    a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
    Stephen Dedalus stepped up, followed him wearily halfway and sat down on the edge of the gunrest, watching him still as he propped his mirror on the parapet, dipped the brush in the bowl and lathered cheeks and neck.
  244. licentious
    lacking moral discipline
    Licentious men.
  245. sherbet
    a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar
    Drink water scented with fennel, sherbet.
  246. banknote
    a piece of paper money
    The banknotes, blast them.
  247. udder
    mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
    He looked calmly down on her bulk and between her large soft bubs, sloping within her nightdress like a shegoat's udder.
  248. gobbler
    a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
    About us gobblers fork spiced beans down their gullets.
  249. frown
    a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
    Buck Mulligan frowned at the lather on his razorblade.
  250. springer
    a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
    Springers.
  251. hoard
    a secret store of valuables or money
    An old pilgrim's hoard, dead treasure, hollow shells.
  252. invisibility
    the quality of not being perceivable by the eye
    She heard old Royce sing in the pantomime of Turko the Terrible and laughed with others when he sang: _I am the boy That can enjoy Invisibility._
  253. brass buttons
    South African herb with golden-yellow globose flower heads
    Shoot him to bloody bits with a bang shotgun, bits man spattered walls all brass buttons.
  254. colander
    bowl-shaped strainer used to wash or drain foods
    Like through a colander.
  255. ghoul
    an evil spirit or ghost
    Ghoul!
  256. hallway
    an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    Open hallway.
  257. rummage
    search haphazardly
    His hands plunged and rummaged in his trunk while he called for a clean handkerchief.
  258. moiety
    one of two approximately equal parts
    He has washed the upper moiety.
  259. bulrush
    tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads
    They have tucked it safe mong the bulrushes.
  260. shamrock
    clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers
    Clever idea Saint Patrick the shamrock.
  261. squash
    any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
    Her shapely fingernails reddened by the blood of squashed lice from the children's shirts.
  262. saunter
    walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    She stood outside the shop in sunlight and sauntered lazily to the right.
  263. dolce
    gently and sweetly
    Those Cinghalese lobbing about in the sun in _ dolce far niente_, not doing a hand's turn all day.
  264. rancid
    having a rank smell or taste
    A shefiend's whiteness under her rancid rags.
  265. sconce
    a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or lights
    How? By knocking his sconce against them, sure.
  266. diphthong
    a sound consisting of two vowel sounds
    Bringing his host down and kneeling he heard twine with his second bell the first bell in the transept (he is lifting his) and, rising, heard (now I am lifting) their two bells (he is kneeling) twang in diphthong.
  267. Thomas Aquinas
    (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    I'm not equal to Thomas Aquinas and the fiftyfive reasons he has made out to prop it up.
  268. chemise
    a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
    --Give us that key, Kinch, Buck Mulligan said, to keep my chemise flat.
  269. bemused
    perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
    --I read a theological interpretation of it somewhere, he said bemused.
  270. stroll
    a leisurely walk, usually in some public place
    He strolled out to the doorway.
  271. sniff
    perceive by inhaling through the nose
    Their dog ambled about a bank of dwindling sand, trotting, sniffing on all sides.
  272. choir
    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
    A choir gives back menace and echo, assisting about the altar's horns, the snorted Latin of jackpriests moving burly in their albs, tonsured and oiled and gelded, fat with the fat of kidneys of wheat.
  273. infanticide
    murdering an infant
    They have no mercy on that here or infanticide.
  274. decompose
    break down
    Then the insides decompose quickly.
  275. vaccinated
    having been rendered unsusceptible to a disease
    Suppose she wouldn't let herself be vaccinated again.
  276. fingertip
    the end (tip) of a finger
    She swallowed a draught of tea from her cup held by nothandle and, having wiped her fingertips smartly on the blanket, began to search the text with the hairpin till she reached the word.
  277. tread
    put down or press the foot, place the foot
    His boots trod again a damp crackling mast, razorshells, squeaking pebbles, that on the unnumbered pebbles beats, wood sieved by the shipworm, lost Armada.
  278. raindrop
    a drop of rain
    A raindrop spat on his hat.
  279. tabby
    having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
    A wise tabby, a blinking sphinx, watched from her warm sill.
  280. cactus
    a succulent and often spiny plant native to arid regions
    Lovely spot it must be: the garden of the world, big lazy leaves to float about on, cactuses, flowery meads, snaky lianas they call them.
  281. acetic acid
    a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
    Belluomo rises from the bed of his wife's lover's wife, the kerchiefed housewife is astir, a saucer of acetic acid in her hand.
  282. mosque
    a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
    The shadows of the mosques among the pillars: priest with a scroll rolled up.
  283. laudanum
    narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
    Overdose of laudanum.
  284. tassel
    adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end
    Her secrets: old featherfans, tasselled dancecards, powdered with musk, a gaud of amber beads in her locked drawer.
  285. mummery
    meaningless ceremonies and flattery
    Across the page the symbols moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes.
  286. yelp
    a sharp high-pitched cry
    He saved men from drowning and you shake at a cur's yelping.
  287. pan
    shallow container made of metal
    To smell the gentle smoke of tea, fume of the pan, sizzling butter.
  288. sanatorium
    a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
    Can become ideal winter sanatorium.
  289. gape
    look with amazement
    Stephen, shielding the gaping wounds which the words had left in his heart, said very coldly: --I am not thinking of the offence to my mother.
  290. browbeat
    discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner
    No browbeating him.
  291. fingernail
    the nail at the end of a finger
    Her shapely fingernails reddened by the blood of squashed lice from the children's shirts.
  292. bearskin
    the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
    There: bearskin cap and hackle plume.
  293. shrive
    grant remission of a sin to
    To the voice that will shrive and oil for the grave all there is of her but her woman's unclean loins, of man's flesh made not in God's likeness, the serpent's prey.
  294. gullet
    the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
    About us gobblers fork spiced beans down their gullets.
  295. croup
    a disease of infants and young children
    A divided drove of branded cattle passed the windows, lowing, slouching by on padded hoofs, whisking their tails slowly on their clotted bony croups.
  296. Creation
    (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
    Creation from nothing and miracles and a personal God. --There's only one sense of the word, it seems to me, Stephen said.
  297. still life
    a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
    Still life.
  298. regatta
    a series of boat races
    Bob Cowley lent him his for the Wicklow regatta concert last year and never heard tidings of it from that good day to this.
  299. refract
    subject to change in direction of a propagating wave
    Black conducts, reflects, ( refracts is it?), the heat.
  300. pestle
    a hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
    Mortar and pestle.
  301. nymph
    a minor nature goddess depicted as a beautiful maiden
    The _Bath of the Nymph_ over the bed.
  302. headland
    a natural elevation
    Stephen stood at his post, gazing over the calm sea towards the headland.
  303. nutshell
    the shell around the kernel of a nut
    --I have put the matter into a nutshell, Mr Deasy said.
  304. requiem
    a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person
    Pallbearers, gold reins, requiem mass, firing a volley.
  305. acetic
    relating to a clear organic acid with a pungent odor
    Belluomo rises from the bed of his wife's lover's wife, the kerchiefed housewife is astir, a saucer of acetic acid in her hand.
  306. mortuary
    a building where bodies are kept before burial or cremation
    They halted about the door of the mortuary chapel.
  307. lithe
    moving and bending with ease
    Prr. Mr Bloom watched curiously, kindly the lithe black form.
  308. lintel
    horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    He went in, bowing his head under the low lintel.
  309. linseed
    the seed of flax used as a source of oil
    By lorries along sir John Rogerson's quay Mr Bloom walked soberly, past Windmill lane, Leask's the linseed crusher, the postal telegraph office.
  310. drab
    a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
    Stale smoky air hung in the study with the smell of drab abraded leather of its chairs.
  311. elfin
    small and delicate
    Elfin riders sat them, watchful of a sign.
  312. melt
    reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state
    --I'm melting, he said, as the candle remarked when...
  313. scald
    burn with a hot liquid or steam
    -- Scald the teapot.
  314. shaky
    vibrating slightly and irregularly
    In long shaky strokes Sargent copied the data.
  315. welt
    a raised mark on the skin
    Rubbing smartly in turn each welt against her stockinged calf.
  316. playgoer
    someone who attends the theater
    Written by Mr Philip Beaufoy, Playgoers' Club, London.
  317. upstream
    toward the source or against the current
    Moving through the air high spars of a threemaster, her sails brailed up on the crosstrees, homing, upstream, silently moving, a silent ship.
  318. spangle
    adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material
    On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins.
  319. curriculum
    an integrated course of academic studies
    The college curriculum.
  320. uncouth
    lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    They swarmed loud, uncouth about the temple, their heads thickplotting under maladroit silk hats.
  321. cease
    put an end to a state or an activity
    Ceasing, he began to shave with care.
  322. jibe
    shift from one side of the ship to the other
    --I blow him out about you, Buck Mulligan said, and then you come along with your lousy leer and your gloomy jesuit jibes.
  323. inshore
    close to a shore
    Inshore and farther out the mirror of water whitened, spurned by lightshod hurrying feet.
  324. link
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    Buck Mulligan suddenly linked his arm in Stephen's and walked with him round the tower, his razor and mirror clacking in the pocket where he had thrust them.
  325. pock
    mark with a scar
    He lay back at full stretch over the sharp rocks, cramming the scribbled note and pencil into a pock his hat.
  326. sunbeam
    a ray of sunlight
    He stepped swiftly off, his eyes coming to blue life as they passed a broad sunbeam.
  327. tweak
    adjust finely
    Mr Deasy looked down and held for awhile the wings of his nose tweaked between his fingers.
  328. crook
    a long staff with one end being hook shaped
    Stephen bent forward and peered at the mirror held out to him, cleft by a crooked crack.
  329. rotunda
    a building having a circular plan and a dome
    White horses with white frontlet plumes came round the Rotunda corner, galloping.
  330. Henry I
    King of England from 1100 to 1135
    Dear Henry I got your last letter to me and thank you very much for it.
  331. minnow
    very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
    A quiver of minnows, fat of a spongy titbit, flash through the slits of his buttoned trouserfly.
  332. Easter
    a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
    Given away with the Easter number of _Photo Bits_: Splendid masterpiece in art colours.
  333. stalk
    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant
    He stopped, sniffed, stalked round it, brother, nosing closer, went round it, sniffling rapidly like a dog all over the dead dog's bedraggled fell.
  334. overtone
    (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    There again: the overtone following through the air, third.
  335. harpy
    a kind of fruit bat
    Leanjawed harpy, hard woman at a bargain, her bonnet awry.
  336. poke
    thrust abruptly
    --Tell me now, Stephen said, poking the boy's shoulder with the book, what is a pier.
  337. lout
    an awkward stupid person
    Sir Lout's toys.
  338. rotten
    having decayed or disintegrated
    --If we could live on good food like that, he said to her somewhat loudly, we wouldn't have the country full of rotten teeth and rotten guts.
  339. communicant
    a person entitled to receive Communion
    First communicants.
  340. linked
    connected, as railway cars or trailer trucks
    Buck Mulligan suddenly linked his arm in Stephen's and walked with him round the tower, his razor and mirror clacking in the pocket where he had thrust them.
  341. eucalyptus
    a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
    To purchase waste sandy tracts from Turkish government and plant with eucalyptus trees.
  342. midland
    the interior part of a country
    With turf from the midland bogs.
  343. crozier
    a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
    With beaded mitre and with crozier, stalled upon his throne, widower of a widowed see, with upstiffed omophorion, with clotted hinderparts.
  344. veterinary
    of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine
    Veterinary surgeons.
  345. sedge
    grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
    He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.
  346. caper
    a playful leap or hop
    He capered before them down towards the fortyfoot hole, fluttering his winglike hands, leaping nimbly, Mercury's hat quivering in the fresh wind that bore back to them his brief birdsweet cries.
  347. mildew
    a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
    All raised their thighs and eyed with disfavour the mildewed buttonless leather of the seats.
  348. fawning
    attempting to win favor by flattery
    The dog yelped running to them, reared up and pawed them, dropping on all fours, again reared up at them with mute bearish fawning.
  349. gallon
    United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
    Twopence a pint, fourpence a quart, eightpence a gallon of porter, no, one and fourpence a gallon of porter.
  350. caldron
    a very large pot that is used for boiling
    A jet of coffee steam from the burnished caldron.
  351. coroner
    an official who investigates death not due to natural causes
    There's a drowning case at Sandycove may turn up and then the coroner and myself would have to go down if the body is found.
  352. fumble
    feel about uncertainly or blindly
    Here, I can't go fumbling at the damned eggs.
  353. clockwork
    any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock
    Wonderful organisation certainly, goes like clockwork.
  354. wormwood
    any of several aromatic herbs
    Moist pith of farls of bread, the froggreen wormwood, her matin incense, court the air.
  355. sluggish
    moving slowly
    A bowl of white china had stood beside her deathbed holding the green sluggish bile which she had torn up from her rotting liver by fits of loud groaning vomiting.
  356. constipation
    irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    Midway, his last resistance yielding, he allowed his bowels to ease themselves quietly as he read, reading still patiently that slight constipation of yesterday quite gone.
  357. canvass
    get opinions by asking specific questions
    No use canvassing him for an ad.
  358. clasp
    hold firmly and tightly
    Palefaces: they hold their ribs with laughter, one clasping another.
  359. laggard
    someone who takes more time than necessary
    He stood in the porch and watched the laggard hurry towards the scrappy field where sharp voices were in strife.
  360. concert
    a performance of music by players or singers
    There is to be a concert in the Greville Arms on Saturday.
  361. flutter
    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
    He tugged swiftly at Stephen's ashplant in farewell and, running forward to a brow of the cliff, fluttered his hands at his sides like fins or wings of one about to rise in the air, and chanted: _--Goodbye, now, goodbye!
  362. glutton
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
    Gluttons, tall, long legs.
  363. Sodom
    (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
    Brimstone they called it raining down: the cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom.
  364. lotion
    any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin
    Better get that lotion made up.
  365. dentist
    a person qualified to practice dentistry
    Ought I go to a dentist, I wonder, with that money?
  366. frond
    compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
    Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds.
  367. fusilier
    a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
    There he is: royal Dublin fusiliers.
  368. garish
    tastelessly showy
    Their sharp voices cried about him on all sides: their many forms closed round him, the garish sunshine bleaching the honey of his illdyed head.
  369. clutch
    take hold of; grab
    A garland of grey hair on his comminated head see him me clambering down to the footpace (_descende_!), clutching a monstrance, basiliskeyed.
  370. crone
    an ugly, evil-looking old woman
    A wandering crone, lowly form of an immortal serving her conqueror and her gay betrayer, their common cuckquean, a messenger from the secret morning.
  371. smuggle
    import or export without paying customs duties
    Jack Fleming embezzling to gamble then smuggled off to America.
  372. turnover
    the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
    Boland's breadvan delivering with trays our daily but she prefers yesterday's loaves turnovers crisp crowns hot.
  373. Siamese
    of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people
    By his elbow a delicate Siamese conned a handbook of strategy.
  374. cockle
    common edible European bivalve
    No. My cockle hat and staff and hismy sandal shoon.
  375. swab
    cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    There he is, sure enough, my bold Larry, leaning against the sugarbin in his shirtsleeves watching the aproned curate swab up with mop and bucket.
  376. genitive
    serving to express or indicate possession
    _Amor matris:_ subjective and objective genitive.
  377. carcass
    the dead body of an animal
    A bloated carcass of a dog lay lolled on bladderwrack.
  378. mauve
    a moderate purple
    A dwarf's face, mauve and wrinkled like little Rudy's was.
  379. smelt
    extract by heating, as a metal
    Along by the edge of the mole he lolloped, dawdled, smelt a rock and from under a cocked hindleg pissed against it.
  380. anemone
    a marine polyp that resembles a flower
    Angry tulips with you darling manflower punish your cactus if you don't please poor forgetmenot how I long violets to dear roses when we soon anemone meet all naughty nightstalk wife Martha's perfume.
  381. snapshot
    an informal photograph
    -- Snapshot, eh?
  382. lilt
    a jaunty rhythm in music
    Or a lilt.
  383. vie
    compete for something
    Dicers and thimbleriggers we hurried by after the hoofs, the vying caps and jackets and past the meatfaced woman, a butcher's dame, nuzzling thirstily her clove of orange.
  384. buttercup
    any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
    She calls the doctor sir Peter Teazle and picks buttercups off the quilt.
  385. lingo
    a characteristic language of a particular group
    Buss her, wap in rogues' rum lingo, for, O, my dimber wapping dell!
  386. nickel
    a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
    The nickel shavingbowl shone, forgotten, on the parapet.
  387. junket
    dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
    Today the bards must drink and junket.
  388. menace
    something that is a source of danger
    Symbol of the apostles in the mass for pope Marcellus, the voices blended, singing alone loud in affirmation: and behind their chant the vigilant angel of the church militant disarmed and menaced her heresiarchs.
  389. potted
    of plants; planted or grown in a pot
    He unrolled the newspaper baton idly and read idly: _What is home without Plumtree's Potted Meat?
  390. funereal
    suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
    A team of horses passed from Finglas with toiling plodding tread, dragging through the funereal silence a creaking waggon on which lay a granite block.
  391. consumptive
    tending to consume or use often wastefully
    Living in a bogswamp, eating cheap food and the streets paved with dust, horsedung and consumptives' spits.
  392. swindle
    deprive of by deceit
    His old fellow made his tin by selling jalap to Zulus or some bloody swindle or other.
  393. trunk
    the main stem of a tree
    Laughter seized all his strong wellknit trunk.
  394. tuneful
    having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
    His tuneful whistle sounds again, finely shaded, with rushes of the air, his fists bigdrumming on his padded knees.
  395. jabber
    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    Monkwords, marybeads jabber on their girdles: roguewords, tough nuggets patter in their pockets.
  396. paradox
    a statement that contradicts itself
    Is it some paradox?
  397. tenement
    a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
    Ruins and tenements.
  398. barnacle
    marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages
    God becomes man becomes fish becomes barnacle goose becomes featherbed mountain.
  399. zebra
    any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
    Peachy cheeks, a zebra skirt, frisky as a young thing's.
  400. brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
    His head vanished but the drone of his descending voice boomed out of the stairhead: _And no more turn aside and brood Upon love's bitter mystery For Fergus rules the brazen cars._
  401. sleek
    having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    A sleek brown head, a seal's, far out on the water, round.
  402. corpuscle
    an unattached cell such as a red or white blood cell
    A little trouble about those white corpuscles.
  403. sluice
    conduit that carries a rapid flow of water
    Water rushed roaring through the sluices.
  404. tangle
    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    Around the slabbed tables the tangle of wined breaths and grumbling gorges.
  405. stump
    the base part that remains after a tree has been felled
    Gelded too: a stump of black guttapercha wagging limp between their haunches.
  406. alchemist
    one who tried to change ordinary metals into gold
    The alchemists.
  407. Menelaus
    the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War
    For a woman who was no better than she should be, Helen, the runaway wife of Menelaus, ten years the Greeks made war on Troy.
  408. misadventure
    an instance of misfortune
    Death by misadventure.
  409. snug
    enjoying comforting warmth and shelter in a small space
    And snug in their spooncase of purple plush, faded, the twelve apostles having preached to all the gentiles: world without end.
  410. writhe
    move in a twisting or contorted motion
    Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds.
  411. dank
    unpleasantly cool and humid
    The shreds fluttered away, sank in the dank air: a white flutter, then all sank.
  412. tepid
    moderately warm
    Enjoy a bath now: clean trough of water, cool enamel, the gentle tepid stream.
  413. dwindle
    become smaller or lose substance
    Their dog ambled about a bank of dwindling sand, trotting, sniffing on all sides.
  414. dusk
    the time of day immediately following sunset
    Blue dusk, nightfall, deep blue night.
  415. curd
    coagulated milk; used to make cheese
    Pure curd soap.
  416. venereal disease
    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
    Griffith's paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire.
  417. sphinx
    one of a number of large stone statues with the body of a lion and the head of a man that were built by the ancient Egyptians
    A wise tabby, a blinking sphinx, watched from her warm sill.
  418. medical student
    a student in medical school
    --Are you a medical student, sir? the old woman asked.
  419. putty
    a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil
    Dwarf's body, weak as putty, in a whitelined deal box.
  420. pristine
    immaculately clean and unused
    --In all his pristine beauty, Mr Power said.
  421. avid
    marked by active interest and enthusiasm
    She blinked up out of her avid shameclosing eyes, mewing plaintively and long, showing him her milkwhite teeth.
  422. solicitor
    a British lawyer who gives legal advice
    More than doctor or solicitor.
  423. womb
    a hollow muscular organ in which a developing fetus grows
    Womb of sin.
  424. vacant
    without an occupant or incumbent
    His vacant face stared pityingly at the postscript.
  425. beetle
    insect having biting mouthparts
    _That beetles o'er his base into the sea,_ isn't it?
  426. minaret
    a slender tower with balconies, especially on a mosque
    Remind you of a mosque, redbaked bricks, the minarets.
  427. pliant
    capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    Then he put a forkful into his mouth, chewing with discernment the toothsome pliant meat.
  428. hawker
    someone who travels about selling his wares
    Beyond the hind carriage a hawker stood by his barrow of cakes and fruit.
  429. funk
    a state of nervous depression
    Were you in a funk?
  430. Argos
    an ancient city in southeastern Greece
    Had Pyrrhus not fallen by a beldam's hand in Argos or Julius Caesar not been knifed to death.
  431. misty
    filled or abounding with fog
    His thick hair and scraggy neck gave witness of unreadiness and through his misty glasses weak eyes looked up pleading.
  432. gesture
    motion of hands or body to emphasize a thought or feeling
    Stephen sketched a brief gesture.
  433. calf
    young of domestic cattle
    A scared calf's face gilded with marmalade.
  434. ballad
    a narrative poem of popular origin
    --The ballad of joking Jesus, Stephen answered.
  435. sisterhood
    the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
    One of her sisterhood lugged me squealing into life.
  436. lancet
    a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade
    He fears the lancet of my art as I fear that of his.
  437. unscathed
    not injured
    The cry brought him skulking back to his master and a blunt bootless kick sent him unscathed across a spit of sand, crouched in flight.
  438. ripple
    a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    Buck Mulligan stood on a stone, in shirtsleeves, his unclipped tie rippling over his shoulder.
  439. pied
    having sections or patches colored differently and brightly
    _Tiens, quel petit pied!_
  440. serpentine
    resembling a snake in form
    You prayed to the devil in Serpentine avenue that the fubsy widow in front might lift her clothes still more from the wet street.
  441. mote
    a tiny piece of anything
    A deaf gardener, aproned, masked with Matthew Arnold's face, pushes his mower on the sombre lawn watching narrowly the dancing motes of grasshalms.
  442. mongrel
    derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
    Out of that, you mongrel!
  443. garland
    flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage
    He scrambled up by the stones, water glistening on his pate and on its garland of grey hair, water rilling over his chest and paunch and spilling jets out of his black sagging loincloth.
  444. mope
    be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed
    His head halted again for a moment at the top of the staircase, level with the roof: --Don't mope over it all day, he said.
  445. Shakespeare
    English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    He proves by algebra that Hamlet's grandson is Shakespeare's grandfather and that he himself is the ghost of his own father.
  446. belie
    be in contradiction with
    Their full slow eyes belied the words, the gestures eager and unoffending, but knew the rancours massed about them and knew their zeal was vain.
  447. orifice
    an opening, especially one that opens into a bodily cavity
    Much better to close up all the orifices.
  448. alibi
    proof that someone accused of a crime could not have done it
    Yes, used to carry punched tickets to prove an alibi if they arrested you for murder somewhere.
  449. blatant
    without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
    Salvation army blatant imitation.
  450. tout
    advertise in strongly positive terms
    The froeken, _bonne a tout faire_, who rubs male nakedness in the bath at Upsala.
  451. brimstone
    an old name for sulfur
    Brimstone they called it raining down: the cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom.
  452. music hall
    a theater in which vaudeville is staged
    Music hall stage.
  453. holy water
    water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
    He stood a moment unseeing by the cold black marble bowl while before him and behind two worshippers dipped furtive hands in the low tide of holy water.
  454. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
    --There's five fathoms out there, he said.
  455. horde
    a vast multitude
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  456. porpoise
    any of several small gregarious cetacean mammals having a blunt snout and many teeth
    A corpse rising saltwhite from the undertow, bobbing a pace a pace a porpoise landward.
  457. ruffian
    a cruel and brutal fellow
    With woman steps she followed: the ruffian and his strolling mort.
  458. rave
    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    --He was raving all night about a black panther, Stephen said.
  459. acrid
    strong and sharp, as a taste
    Loose tobaccoshreds catch fire: a flame and acrid smoke light our corner.
  460. blend
    mix together different elements
    Symbol of the apostles in the mass for pope Marcellus, the voices blended, singing alone loud in affirmation: and behind their chant the vigilant angel of the church militant disarmed and menaced her heresiarchs.
  461. elixir
    a substance believed to cure all ills
    Elixir of life.
  462. fingering
    the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
    Fingering still the letter in his pocket he drew the pin out of it.
  463. mausoleum
    a large burial chamber, usually above ground
    He glanced behind him to where a face with dark thinking eyes followed towards the cardinal's mausoleum.
  464. sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
    They clasped and sundered, did the coupler's will.
  465. carrion
    the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
    On the slow weedy waterway he had floated on his raft coastward over Ireland drawn by a haulage rope past beds of reeds, over slime, mudchoked bottles, carrion dogs.
  466. parade
    a ceremonial procession including people marching
    Wonder is poor Citron still in Saint Kevin's parade.
  467. warren
    a colony of rabbits
    And these, the stoneheaps of dead builders, a warren of weasel rats.
  468. porous
    full of vessels or holes
    To lap better, all porous holes.
  469. messmate
    an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess
    He lunged towards his messmates in turn a thick slice of bread, impaled on his knife.
  470. wart
    any small rounded protuberance
    Warts, bunions and pimples to make it worse.
  471. pith
    spongelike central cylinder of the stems of flowering plants
    Moist pith of farls of bread, the froggreen wormwood, her matin incense, court the air.
  472. tour
    a route all the way around a particular place or area
    --It's a kind of a tour, don't you see, Mr Bloom said thoughtfully.
  473. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
    They halted while Haines surveyed the tower and said at last: --Rather bleak in wintertime, I should say.
  474. instalment
    a part of a broadcast serial
    Can pay ten down and the balance in yearly instalments.
  475. agitate
    move or cause to move back and forth
    Do you know that the orange lodges agitated for repeal of the union twenty years before O'Connell did or before the prelates of your communion denounced him as a demagogue?
  476. blasphemous
    grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
    He's rather blasphemous.
  477. midwife
    a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
    Number one swung lourdily her midwife's bag, the other's gamp poked in the beach.
  478. glum
    moody and melancholic
    Funeral be rather glum.
  479. chord
    a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously
    A hand plucking the harpstrings, merging their twining chords.
  480. disarm
    take away the weapons from; render harmless
    Symbol of the apostles in the mass for pope Marcellus, the voices blended, singing alone loud in affirmation: and behind their chant the vigilant angel of the church militant disarmed and menaced her heresiarchs.
  481. flood
    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto land
    So in the moon's midwatches I pace the path above the rocks, in sable silvered, hearing Elsinore's tempting flood.
  482. goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
    Again: a goal.
  483. sovereign
    a nation's ruler usually by hereditary right
    --Four shining sovereigns, Buck Mulligan cried with delight.
  484. influenza
    an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
    Scarlatina, influenza epidemics.
  485. titter
    laugh nervously
    Their likes: their breaths, too, sweetened with tea and jam, their bracelets tittering in the struggle.
  486. quadrangle
    a four-sided polygon
    Shouts from the open window startling evening in the quadrangle.
  487. cornet
    a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
    The drunken little costdrawer and his brother, the cornet player.
  488. fume
    a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    Two shafts of soft daylight fell across the flagged floor from the high barbacans: and at the meeting of their rays a cloud of coalsmoke and fumes of fried grease floated, turning.
  489. breastwork
    fortification consisting of a low wall
    A swarthy boy opened a book and propped it nimbly under the breastwork of his satchel.
  490. lobe
    a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure
    Her cerebral lobes are not functioning.
  491. believer
    a supporter who accepts something as true
    I'm not a believer myself, that is to say.
  492. Calvary
    a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
    So here's to disciples and Calvary._
  493. vampire
    a corpse rising at night to drink the blood of the living
    He comes, pale vampire, through storm his eyes, his bat sails bloodying the sea, mouth to her mouth's kiss.
  494. chalice
    a bowl-shaped drinking vessel
    The priest was rinsing out the chalice: then he tossed off the dregs smartly.
  495. buckler
    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    Belly without blemish, bulging big, a buckler of taut vellum, no, whiteheaped corn, orient and immortal, standing from everlasting to everlasting.
  496. fray
    wear away by rubbing
    Stephen, an elbow rested on the jagged granite, leaned his palm against his brow and gazed at the fraying edge of his shiny black coat-sleeve.
  497. switch
    device for making or breaking the connections in a circuit
    Switch off the current, will you?
  498. wade
    walk through relatively shallow water
    They waded a little way in the water and, stooping, soused their bags and, lifting them again, waded out.
  499. resin
    a viscous substance obtained from plants or simple molecules
    I moved among them on the frozen Liffey, that I, a changeling, among the spluttering resin fires.
  500. statue
    a sculpture representing a human or animal
    Lourdes cure, waters of oblivion, and the Knock apparition, statues bleeding.
  501. squat
    sit on one's heels
    It sat there, dull and squat, its spout stuck out.
  502. scallop
    edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  503. venereal
    of or relating to the external sex organs
    Griffith's paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire.
  504. bile
    a digestive juice secreted by the liver
    A bowl of white china had stood beside her deathbed holding the green sluggish bile which she had torn up from her rotting liver by fits of loud groaning vomiting.
  505. Benedictine
    of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works
    Benedictine.
  506. Cassandra
    (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
    Cassandra.
  507. applause
    a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    Prolonged applause.
  508. prelate
    a senior clergyman and dignitary
    The plump shadowed face and sullen oval jowl recalled a prelate, patron of arts in the middle ages.
  509. Lucifer
    chief spirit of evil and adversary of God
    Allbright he falls, proud lightning of the intellect, _ Lucifer, dico, qui nescit occasum_.
  510. weasel
    small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body
    And these, the stoneheaps of dead builders, a warren of weasel rats.
  511. auction
    the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    Bought it at the governor's auction.
  512. Blessed Virgin
    the mother of Jesus
    You prayed to the Blessed Virgin that you might not have a red nose.
  513. Windows
    an operating system with a graphical user interface
    Windows open.
  514. obtainable
    capable of being acquired
    The best obtainable.
  515. rapine
    the act of despoiling a country in warfare
    A poor soul gone to heaven: and on a heath beneath winking stars a fox, red reek of rapine in his fur, with merciless bright eyes scraped in the earth, listened, scraped up the earth, listened, scraped and scraped.
  516. obelisk
    a stone pillar tapering towards a pyramidal top
    In the darkness of the dome they wait, their pushedback chairs, my obelisk valise, around a board of abandoned platters.
  517. pillar
    a vertical cylindrical structure supporting a structure
    The lions couchant on the pillars as he passed out through the gate: toothless terrors.
  518. cliff
    a steep high face of rock
    --I mean to say, Haines explained to Stephen as they followed, this tower and these cliffs here remind me somehow of Elsinore.
  519. seaweed
    plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
    Unwholesome sandflats waited to suck his treading soles, breathing upward sewage breath, a pocket of seaweed smouldered in seafire under a midden of man's ashes.
  520. coy
    affectedly shy especially in a playful or provocative way
    Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds.
  521. links
    a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
    The shiny links, packed with forcemeat, fed his gaze and he breathed in tranquilly the lukewarm breath of cooked spicy pigs' blood.
  522. threadbare
    thin and tattered with age
    Across the threadbare cuffedge he saw the sea hailed as a great sweet mother by the wellfed voice beside him.
  523. rub
    move over something with pressure
    The froeken, _bonne a tout faire_, who rubs male nakedness in the bath at Upsala.
  524. persecute
    cause to suffer
    Ireland, they say, has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the jews.
  525. retrospective
    concerned with or related to the past
    And the retrospective arrangement.
  526. sustained
    continued at length without interruption or weakening
    A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air.
  527. dancing
    taking a series of rhythmical steps in time to music
    A deaf gardener, aproned, masked with Matthew Arnold's face, pushes his mower on the sombre lawn watching narrowly the dancing motes of grasshalms.
  528. dregs
    sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
    The priest was rinsing out the chalice: then he tossed off the dregs smartly.
  529. gruesome
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    A gruesome case.
  530. heresy
    a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the
  531. lope
    run easily
    His speckled body ambled ahead of them and then loped off at a calf's gallop.
  532. sexton
    an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
    On the curbstone before Jimmy Geary, the sexton's, an old tramp sat, grumbling, emptying the dirt and stones out of his huge dustbrown yawning boot.
  533. emir
    an independent ruler or chieftain
    Stephen's embarrassed hand moved over the shells heaped in the cold stone mortar: whelks and money cowries and leopard shells: and this, whorled as an emir's turban, and this, the scallop of saint James.
  534. pert
    characterized by a lightly exuberant quality
    Pert little piece she was.
  535. brine
    a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling
    Bag of corpsegas sopping in foul brine.
  536. liberator
    someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
    They passed under the hugecloaked Liberator's form.
  537. nettle
    plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation
    Those homely recipes are often the best: strawberries for the teeth: nettles and rainwater: oatmeal they say steeped in buttermilk.
  538. hollow
    not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
    Buck Mulligan attacked the hollow beneath his underlip.
  539. keyboard
    device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
    He peered from under his shaggy brows at the manuscript by his elbow and, muttering, began to prod the stiff buttons of the keyboard slowly, sometimes blowing as he screwed up the drum to erase an error.
  540. ventilation
    the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    But prompt ventilation of this allimportant question...
  541. pique
    a sudden outburst of anger
    --You pique my curiosity, Haines said amiably.
  542. embattled
    prepared for battle
    The void awaits surely all them that weave the wind: a menace, a disarming and a worsting from those embattled angels of the church, Michael's host, who defend her ever in the hour of conflict with their lances and their shields.
  543. breeder
    a person who breeds animals
    Those mornings in the cattlemarket, the beasts lowing in their pens, branded sheep, flop and fall of dung, the breeders in hobnailed boots trudging through the litter, slapping a palm on a ripemeated hindquarter, there's a prime one, unpeeled switc
  544. Gaelic
    any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
    Is there Gaelic on you?
  545. banging
    a continuing very loud noise
    With mother's money order, eight shillings, the banging door of the post office slammed in your face by the usher.
  546. maestro
    an artist of consummate skill
    Bald he was and a millionaire, _ maestro di color che sanno_.
  547. serum
    an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
    Serum and virus.
  548. strangle
    kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    His blued feet out of turnedup trousers slapped the clammy sand, a dull brick muffler strangling his unshaven neck.
  549. valuation
    an appraisal of the value of something
    Valuation is only twenty-eight.
  550. bloat
    swelling of the intestinal tract of animals caused by gas
    A bloated carcass of a dog lay lolled on bladderwrack.
  551. sustain
    lengthen or extend in duration or space
    A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air.
  552. thunderstorm
    a storm resulting from strong rising air currents
    Thunderstorm.
  553. settle
    become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
    Must get those settled really.
  554. shank
    the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
    He turned, bounded back, came nearer, trotted on twinkling shanks.
  555. skulk
    avoid responsibilities and duties
    The cry brought him skulking back to his master and a blunt bootless kick sent him unscathed across a spit of sand, crouched in flight.
  556. jester
    a clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman
    A jester at the court of his master, indulged and disesteemed, winning a clement master's praise.
  557. dictate
    a guiding principle
    Excuse me, he said over his shoulder, _the dictates of common sense._
  558. commodious
    large and roomy
    --Corny might have given us a more commodious yoke, Mr Power said.
  559. number one
    the first or highest in an ordering or series
    Number one swung lourdily her midwife's bag, the other's gamp poked in the beach.
  560. Blessed
    worthy of worship
    You prayed to the Blessed Virgin that you might not have a red nose.
  561. christian
    following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
    Refuse christian burial.
  562. spindle
    a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
    On the spindle side.
  563. morose
    showing a brooding ill humor
    Morose delectation Aquinas tunbelly calls this, _frate porcospino_.
  564. glisten
    be shiny, as if wet
    He peered sideways up and gave a long slow whistle of call, then paused awhile in rapt attention, his even white teeth glistening here and there with gold points.
  565. augur
    predict from an omen
    Me sits there with his augur's rod of ash, in borrowed sandals, by day beside a livid sea, unbeheld, in violet night walking beneath a reign of uncouth stars.
  566. brush
    an implement that has hairs or bristles set into a handle
    Stephen Dedalus stepped up, followed him wearily halfway and sat down on the edge of the gunrest, watching him still as he propped his mirror on the parapet, dipped the brush in the bowl and lathered cheeks and neck.
  567. rubble
    the remains of something that has been destroyed
    Driving before it a loose drift of rubble, fanshoals of fishes, silly shells.
  568. mallet
    a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head
    Sounds solid: made by the mallet of _Los Demiurgos_.
  569. eyeball
    the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    A hater of his kind ran from them to the wood of madness, his mane foaming in the moon, his eyeballs stars.
  570. jet
    a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish
    He scrambled up by the stones, water glistening on his pate and on its garland of grey hair, water rilling over his chest and paunch and spilling jets out of his black sagging loincloth.
  571. stork
    large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
    He fitted the book roughly into his inner pocket and, stubbing his toes against the broken commode, hurried out towards the smell, stepping hastily down the stairs with a flurried stork's legs.
  572. dominie
    a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
    Dominie Deasy kens them a'.
  573. archangel
    a spiritual at the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy
    The priest prayed: --Blessed Michael, archangel, defend us in the hour of conflict.
  574. vanish
    become invisible or unnoticeable
    His head vanished but the drone of his descending voice boomed out of the stairhead: _And no more turn aside and brood Upon love's bitter mystery For Fergus rules the brazen cars._

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