a card
quirky, eccentric
Bacchic
drunk and riotous
Belisha beacons
amber globe which marks a pedestrian crossing
blarney
to flatter or wheedle
bogies
police
buer
loose woman
cachou
a lozenge used to freshen breath
catgut
type of cord made from animal intestines
charabanc
open-topped motor vehicle
chinoiserie
European artistic style with Chinese influences
clapper
mouth
commissionaire
hotel doorman
cronies
friends
dicky
feeling sick or queasy
dowager
a rich widow
en brosse
hair cut so short it sticks up
ewer
a pitcher shaped like a vase
flickers
cinema
followers
the general public, the common man
gaff
home
garbo
Italian for polite or gentle
glace shoes
leather dress shoes
grass
betray or inform on
green
innocent, naive
hoarding
temporary wooden fence
jerry
toilet
kip
to nap
lamp
hit, attack
lit
drunk
matins
early morning or evening prayer service
milky
frightened, possibly pale
mug
face
natty
smart, well turned out
nicker
one pound
OK sauce
condiment, brown sauce
ordure
offensive, filthy
paddock
area of race track where horses are led out
plus fours
trousers that reach four inches below the knee, often worn to play golf
polony
plump person
pomade
greasy substance for styling hair
pony
twenty five pounds
Puritan
group of 16th century English Protestants
quoits
a game which involes throwing rings onto spikes
raffish
cheap or tawdry
roadhouse
slightly disreputable roadside restaurant or inn
Ruby
cheap port
salver
silver tray
shell case
used to pack propellant and then fitted into a firearm
spliced
to get married
squally
stormy
squealer
informer
squirt
small or young
stuffed up
congested, suffering from a cold
surplice
vestement, white linen or cotton tunic
the Host
bread that has been consecrated, representing the body of Christ
throw up the sponge
acknowledging defeat, giving up
titan
powerful deities in Greek mythology
totsies
sexually appealing
vox humana
Latin for human voice
walking out
dating, seeing each other
wangle
to obtain by unscrupulous means
welsher
fails to honour a debt or obligation
yellow
cowardly