acquiescence
1. A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; - distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction. 2. (law) Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
ashplant
(Irish) A walking stick.
baize
A thick woolen cloth used for coverings on card tables etc. Note that the covering of billiard and snooker tables is often referred to as the Green Baize but is actually a fine woolen cloth and not baize
bale
A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation
ballocks
(plurale tantum, vulgar) The testicles of a man or beast; also a vulgar nickname for a parson.
bead
1. (archaic) Prayer, later especially with a rosary. [from 9th c.]; 2.Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster. [from 14th c.]
bolster
A large cushion or pillow.
censer
An ornamental container for burning incense, especially during religious ceremonies.
cerement
A burial shroud or garment.
chasuble
A long sleeveless vestment worn over the alb by the celebrant at Mass.
ciborium
A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.
contrition
the state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse; deep sorrow and repentance for sin either because sin is displeasing to God or arising from love of God; humble penitence through repentance.
cope
A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
cower
To crouch or cringe in fear.
dais
A raised platform in a room for dignified occupancy
deftly
quickly and neatly in action
desecration
An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred
dewlap
1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any other animal; 2. The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person
divest
1. (archaic) To remove all of one's clothing; to strip. 2 (archaic, figuratively) To strip, deprive or dispossess oneself of something (such as a right, passion, privilege or prejudice). Used with the preposition of.
drisheen
An Irish sausage.
eon
An extended period of time. Usually assumed to be more than a millennium.
ferulae
(obsolete) the stroke of a cane
frowsy
Having a dingy, neglected, and scruffy appearance.
gallnut
Slight protuberance on a tree, caused by insects
gamecock
A fighting cock: a rooster used in cockfighting
girth
A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddles in place.
harbinger
A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.
hireling
an employee who is hired, often to perform unpleasant tasks with little independence
jackeen
(Irish, slang) A person from Dublin.
jibe
1. (nautical) A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind; 2. (nautical) sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.
lair
1. A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground. 2. (figuratively) A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain.
lank
Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean
magistrate
A judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. A magistrate's court may have jurisdiction in civil or criminal cases, or both.
monstrance
An ornamental, often precious receptacle, either open or with a transparent cover, in which the consecrated host is placed for veneration
pandybat
A stout leather strap reinforced internally with whalebone or even lead and used to inflict punishment - especially by using it to strike against the open uplifted hands on schoolboys.
paramour
An illicit lover, either male or female.
paten
A plate used to hold the Eucharistic bread.
plump
Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
Pope's nose
(idiomatic) The tail end piece of a cooked chicken.
quid of Tullamore
(Irish and British colloquial) a pound
sash
The opening part of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in box sash window.
sere
Without moisture
shite
A foolish or deceitful person.
smugging
Being irritatingly pleased with oneself; self-satisfied
sodality
1. Companionship. 2. A fraternity, a society or association.
sugan
(Irish) A wooden chair with a seat made from woven twine stretched over the frame.
surd
1. (arithmetic) An irrational number, especially one expressed using the √ symbol. 2. (linguistics) A voiceless consonant.
tail coat
A formal evening jacket with an extended back panel; a dress coat
thurible
see censer
tig
(British) tag, the children's game
trellis
1. An outdoor garden frame which can be used for partitioning a common area. 2. An outdoor garden frame which can be used to grow vines or other climbing plants.
tryst
A prearranged meeting or assignation, now especially between lovers, to meet at a specific place and time
tub of guts
A very fat person(crude, cruel, and also a rude term of adress)
turf
1. a layer of earth covered with grass; 2. (Irish) a sod of peat used as fuel
turnip
1. The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle. 2. (Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Atlantic Canada) The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus.
tussle
A physical fight or struggle.
vestry
A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy
wan
1.Pale, sickly-looking. 2. Dim, faint.