The Darling Glossary

The Darling Glossary

collegiate assessor

civil servant

operetta

short opera of ligh and amusing character

pantomime

performance in which the performers express themselves by gestures

'Faust Burlesqued'

Faust up to Date - musical burlesque by Meyer Lutz (1864)

'Orpheus in Hades'

Orpheus in the Underworld - operetta by Jacques Offenbach

Bryansk

city in the west of the European part of Russia

Kharkov

city in the north-east of Ukraine

vespers

evening prayers

genuflections

the act of bending the knee, or touching it to the ground in worship

akimbo

body position with hands on the hips and elbows bowed outwards

superfluous

excessice, unnecessary

cracknels

hard crips buscuits

Embrace

hold someone in your arms

Severity

intensely undesirable

Entwine

interlace

Defend

to resist an attack

Sardonic

cynical

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