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- 1 ☽ YDAU - Gately's struggle to understand a Higher Power
- 2 Very late October, YDAU - Madame Psychosis's unannounced sabbatical
- 3 November 9th, YDAU - Morning Drills
- 4 More on Gately at Ennet House
☽ YDAU - Gately's struggle to understand a Higher Power
a town in Massachusetts about 13 miles south-southeast of Boston
An easement is a right to use part of someone else's land for a limited purpose, often a right to cross it on a defined pathway. Thus the Higher Power as a cheese-easement refers to Gately's analogy to a lab rat who's learned one route through a maze to the cheese.
a little under 4 inches
the Lord's Prayer
"Hog" is a slang term for a Harley-Davidson
the praying mantis
a covering for the uppers of shoes
a suburb of Boston about 9 miles south-southeast of the city; pronounced "Quinzy"
showing warmth and friendliness
a brand of cognac
a piece of cloth embroidered with stitches, sometimes incorporating platitudes
the native population of Estonia
iron in nearly carbon-free form, making it readily forged
prison on a Navy ship
actually a common Kazakh first name
pertaining to a son or daughter
Chester William Nimitz (1885-1966) was a U.S. admiral and commander of Naval forces in the Pacific during WWII.
a type of blanket
considerate and courteous to women
Page 449 (cont'd)
Sir Osis of Thuliver
i.e., cirrhosis of the liver
He means "vassals."
Very late October, YDAU - Madame Psychosis's unannounced sabbatical
the most common sedimentary rock
having a lower female voice
Horkheimer and Adorno
Max Horkheimer (1895-1973) was a German philosopher and sociologist, a founder and guiding thinker of the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969) was a German sociologist and fellow member of the Frankfurt School.
the band featured on the television series of the same name
tone of voice
short name for the superior rectus muscle
Page 450 (cont'd)
in a way suggesting a coffin
November 9th, YDAU - Morning Drills
arrangements of the same items in different sequences
"...the thing it's not entirely impossible he may have fathered..."
This is to say that C.T. may have been Mario's father and not James O. Incandenza. Given that C.T. and Avril are blood relatives, this would explain Mario's profound birth defects.
coated with metal
i.e., perquisite, a special benefit
wool taken from an animal closely related to the camel and llama
brand name of parapectolin. A pink, clay-like antidiarrheal; believed to work by adsorbing the bacteria or germ that may be causing the diarrhea.
put in an oblique position
the trumpet call played in the morning to awaken sleeping soldiers
crown or halo
the barrel of a gun
This is a small German sausage composed of pork and beef; the name is German for "chopped meat sausage."
a punitive run designed to make one vomit
another name for a kick serve
over 6'6" tall
low 10's C
10º C is equal to 50º Fahrenheit.
Picric acid is an explosive, so the word "picric" w/r/t clouds probably implies an explosive (or about to explode) quality.
In baseball a fungo is a pop fly deliberately hit to train players in fielding. Presumably here, in tennis, these balls are thrown in a deliberate place in a deliberate manner to exercise a particular skill.
here meaning "mercy"
German: forward (Actually, it's only meant to look/sound German. The actual German word for "forward" is "vorwärts" or "voran".)
23.8 meters, 8 I think .2 meters
close to 80 feet by nearly 27 feet
The Web site is here. Kaiserlautern means something like "Emperor acclamation" in German and is a city in southwest Germany.
a popular doll seen here
the measurement of depth
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French artist who lived in Tahiti.
a musical term meaning "a gradual decrescendo at the end of a strain or cadence" (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)
More on Gately at Ennet House
1964 Ford Aventura
There is no such car.
Year of the Whisper-Quiet Maytag Dishmaster
Driving Under the Influence
Drunk and Disorderly conduct
Possession With Intent
i.e., with intent to distribute
Division of Substance Abuse Services
a body of peace officers
second-degree murder, or murder without premeditation
an island in Boston Harbor, and until 1991 the site of the Suffolk County House of Correction
According to the OED, hink as a verb means "to halt" or "to falter." The implication here is that 90 days in jail isn't much to Gately since he'd already served 17 months in another sentence.
Year of the Tucks Medicated Pad
women's leg-shaver thing
contempt against the government or courts
i.e., Cape Cod
The Korean War (1950–53) was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and People's Republic of China, with air support from the Soviet Union.
January 1969 to August 1974
188 cm. and 128 kg.
Gately is a hair over 6'2" and weights over 282 lbs.
a city on the Ohio River about 120 miles south of Columbus, Ohio