By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats Glossary

Midland (proper noun)

The middle (not coastal) part of Ireland.

auld (adjective)


fancy (verb)

feel a desire or liking for.

Snap (proper noun)

a card game.

asunder (adverb)

An archaic, literary term for apart, or divided.

tinker (noun)

a person who travels from place to place mending metal utensils as a way of making a living.

quell (verb)

subdue or silence something.

Jezebel (proper noun)

A derogatory term for an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman.

bile (noun)

anger; irritability.

callow (adjective)

(of a young person) inexperienced and immature.

sham (noun)

a thing that is not what it is purported to be.

naggin (noun)

An Irish term for a flask of liquor.

eradicate (verb)

Destroy completely; put an end to.

Orion (proper noun)

a constellation on the equator east of Taurus represented on charts by the figure of a hunter with belt and sword.

brazen (adjective)

bold and without shame.

nappy (noun)

a piece of absorbent material wrapped around a baby's bottom and between its legs to absorb and retain urine and feces; a diaper.

aspersion (noun)

an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.

glowery (adjective)

having an angry or sullen look on one's face; scowl.

hovel (noun)

a small, squalid, unpleasant, or simply constructed dwelling.

strychnine (noun)

a bitter and highly poisonous compound obtained from nux vomica and related plants. An alkaloid, it has occasionally been used as a stimulant.