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"Felicity" means happiness, while Zweig is German for "stick" or "branch."
still not a real player
still not a real player
resembling Hamlet's girlfriend — see Hamlet IV.v
This is a form of natural language semantics.
wildly expensive hdcover
It's a real book and the hardcover goes for $105.85. It has been issued in softcover for $29. The publication information is either wrong or varies.
public limited company
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about 32.8 feet
the starched front of a shirt
a patch of hair standing on end
a pennant or flag or banner
knowing without having been told
a brand of cigarette lighter
This is a town close to Québec City; Pamphile is St. Pamphilus.
talking in a rambling, foolish way
769 · Mario and Hal at Night
"Thank you Sir may I have another"
a line from Animal House
a smooth transition from one thing to another
not having yielded or submitted
Pangloss is a character in Voltaire's Candide, who is wont to say "in the best of all possible worlds."
in a manner of one who is lying
ornate or florid in speech
in a manner using few words
Eve Arden (1908-1990) was an American actress.
774 · Marathe and Kate G. Talk
the AA handbook
Switzerland does not have provinces; it has cantons.
Swiss metal helmets
Kate is probably thinking "Swedish" as in a Viking's helmet.
He probably means schuss, i.e., skiing.
recurrence of stenosis, i.e., narrowing of blood vessels
French: Boy! (used in reference to the waiter)
m'épouse au future
French: future spouse
misspelling of "Jarvik"
She may be using this particular epithet to mean "one who has holes in his head," à la Swiss cheese.
I voot make ze hreply zat
i.e., I would make the reply that — Kate making fun of Marathe's accent
782 · Hal and Mario Continued
i.e., a strong-smelling brand of soap
conventional wisdom telling that eating such bagels would cause one to test positive for opiates
to sniff as in trying to detect something
they clear the system very quickly
a brand of steak knives, once sold on late-night television commercials
Read about this here.
a perfect score
which is 1600
i.e., pores over books, reads them carefully
Rise Over Run
The rise (amount the line increases) of a line divided over the run (length of the line) give you the slope of the line, which is also equal in calculus to the first derivative.
This concept is explained here.
the process by which one determines the first derivative of a mathematical function
songs written by other people than yourself
bacteria that live in the intestine and aid in digestion
Verdun Protestant Hospital
now called Douglas Mental Health Institute
really bad French for "you know what"
apparently some sort of drug
a character from Pinocchio