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563 · Gately in Conversation
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i.e., a rat
shy or coy
565 · Orin and the Swiss Hand Model
the airport serving Phoenix
Interstate 17 runs from Phoenix to Interstate 10, which to Flagstaff, Ariz.
lack of energy
567 · In the Tunnel
swelling of the dura mater due to excess liquid
by force of circumstance
a small lump
Pemulis probably means to say "insurmountable."
advantage, use, efficacy
"...part the veil of Maya.."
This means to glimpse transcendental truth by parting the veil of Maya. Why Idris, a Muslim from Pakistan, would be aware of this Hindu reference is not explained
hearing denoting radioactivity
chemical notation for uranium tetrafluoride, used in some nuclear reactors
a transition metal element
a common Irish nickname for one's father
Pemulis is probably about to say "cuckold."
Atomic Energy Commission
likely to be greatly hated
a disease syndrome, or a disease that itself causes other diseases
German for "yes" in a particularly enthusiastic way
i.e., anabolic steroids
"...each month's prime numbers..."
Which would be the second, third, fifth, seventh, eleventh, thirteenth, seventeenth, nineteenth, twenty-third, twenty-ninth, and thirty-first (when the month has thirty-one days)
backlights with a special light used as a lure during hunting
referring to T.S. Eliot, author of The Waste Land
574 · Orin Realizes Something
Juno is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Hera. Orin means to say that "Helen" is like a goddess.
Arizona State Route 85 connects Interstate 10 to the Mexican border near Lukesville, Ariz.
575 · More With Lenz and Green
a misspelled reference to rhinophyma, the reddening of the nose common to alcoholics
"...like a seahorse..."
Seahorses actually have two eyes.
General Equivalency Degree
nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas
another name for sodium pentothal, a powerful general anesthetic
Page 575 (cont'd)
a long, formless, loose-hanging dress
fabric woven with an elaborate design
past tense of "heave"
i.e., ordinal, or increasing by number
to move joltingly up and down
apparently a combination of "recess" and "receptacle"
not a synonym for "journey," as Lenz is using it, but rather a term meaning a stay in a place for a prolonged period
intended to offend or insult
Lenz means "plaintively."
Michael Stanley Dukakis (born 1933) was governor of Massachusetts (1983-1991) and the 1988 Democratic nominee for President.
That should be "18th Circuit."
about 4.9 feet
Pieter Cornelis (Piet) Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter. The reference to his work makes more sense when seen right.
a meter is music with five quarter-notes per measure
a derogatory term for a black person
provoking the sound of the zither, a string instrument
covered with frost
a high-crowned felt or fur hat worn by Turks and Central Asians
displaying all the colors of the rainbow
Youth Corrections Act
French: pastry chefs
Buns of Steel
still available for sale
involving much sitting
slang sailor term for a boatswain
a brand of beer that stopped being brewed in 2005
a small candy originating in Germany
i.e., a heart attack
cloudy; not allowing light through
beaten with thorns
an explosive used to make detonators
Veterans of Foreign Wars
members of Rotary International
members of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
William Miller (1782-1849) was an American religious leader and one of the founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement.
Madame Thérèse Defarge is a character in Charles Dickens's novel A Tale of Two Cities.
Ohio Department of Corrections
produced by volcanic action
Turkish or Middle-Eastern style hats (see right)
tending to warble, i.e., to sing with a trill
an upward slope
a route that turns at a sharp angle
probably taken from the Jif peanut butter commerical slogan: "Choosy Mothers Choose Jif"
another name for the mesencephalon
War of the Welles
a reference to the film War of the Worlds, itself adapted from the 1938 radio play by George Orson Welles (1915-1985), American actor and filmmaker
Donald Tai Loy Ho (1930-2007) was a Hawaiian musician.
Sol Hoopi Players
Solomon Ho'opi'i Ka'ai'ai (1902-1953) was another famous Hawaiian musician.
blue and white Quenucker flag
an audio wares company
to move about secretively
a Shetland pony, giving some idea how big the dog is
a superlative pun on noblesse oblige, the requirement of the wealthy to be kind to those less fortunate
to move like waves
a television series than ran in the late 1960s and 1970s
an orange-flavored whiskey
In music, this word indicates a moderately slow tempo.
Don Ho: From Hawaii With All My Love
This doesn't appear to be a real record.
misspelling of "lallations," i.e., baby-talk
a brand name of glow-in-the-dark fabrics
a machine used to measure radioactivity
'My Lovely Launa-Una Luau Lady'
Nor does this appear to be a real song.
i.e., in French
a Canadian brand of beer
nape of the neck
a little over 70 lbs
to talk rapidly
most likely Dieu!, French for "God!"
turns half-way around, i.e., 180º
away from the wind