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'''188 cm. and 128 kg.'''<br />
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Gately is a hair over 6'2" and weights over 282 lbs.
Gately is a hair over 6'2" and weights over 282 lbs.
'''flask-alkie'''<br />
i.e., an alcoholic who carries a hip flask containing a small amount (8-12 oz.) of liquor
'''Ashland KY'''<br />
'''Ashland KY'''<br />

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☽ YDAU - Gately's struggle to understand a Higher Power

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a town in Massachusetts about 13 miles south-southeast of Boston

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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.


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probation officer

a little under 4 inches

Our Father
the Lord's Prayer

"Hog" is a slang term for a Harley-Davidson

the praying mantis

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standard operating procedure

a covering for the uppers of shoes

Quincy Market
a shopping area in downtown Boston. Like the nearby suburb, Quincy is pronounced "Quinzy."

showing warmth and friendliness

Rte. 3
highway running southeast from Boston along the South Shore toward Cape Cod

a brand of cognac

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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

military policeman

prison on a Navy ship

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actually a common Kazakh first name

Yirrell Beach bridge in Point Shirley
these are references to Winthrop, a coastal town just northeast of Boston and separated from Logan Airport by a narrow inlet of Boston Harbor. Interestingly, Sylvia Plath's family lived for a time in the Point Shirley section of Winthrop and in 1960 she wrote a poem titled "Point Shirley."

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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

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Endnote 179

considerate and courteous to women

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Sir Osis of Thuliver
i.e., cirrhosis of the liver

He means "vassals."

Very late October, YDAU - Madame Psychosis's unannounced sabbatical

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the most common sedimentary rock

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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.

Patridge Family
the band featured on the television series of the same name


tone of voice

Endnote 180

Rectus Bulbi
short name for the superior rectus muscle

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in a way suggesting a coffin

November 9th, YDAU - Morning Drills

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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

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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

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the barrel of a gun

does not appear to be an actual suburb of Tucson. The word means redness of the skin as the result of various causes, including infection and sunburn.

This is a small German sausage composed of pork and beef; the name is German for "chopped meat sausage."

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one who returns after death or a long absence

a punitive run designed to make one vomit

American Twist
another name for a kick serve

2 m.
over 6'6" tall

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low 10's C
10º C is equal to 50º Fahrenheit.

like mother of pearl

of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension (Source: Merriam-Webster)

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Picric acid is an explosive, so the word "picric" w/r/t clouds probably implies an explosive (or about to explode) quality. It is also a toxic yellow.

pro forma

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In baseball a fungo is a pop fly deliberately hit to train players in fielding. Presumably here, in tennis, these balls are hit in a deliberate place in a deliberate manner to exercise a particular skill.

here meaning "mercy"

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"forward", said with a German accent

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23.8 meters, 8 I think .2 meters
approximately 78 feet by 27 feet, the dimensions of a singles tennis court

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Gymnasium Kaiserlautern
The Web site is here. Kaiserlautern means something like "Emperor acclamation" in German and is a city in southwest Germany.

Raggedy Andy
a popular doll seen here

z coordinate
the measurement of depth

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French artist who lived in Tahiti.

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a musical term meaning "a gradual decrescendo at the end of a strain or cadence" (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary), from the Italian for "dying"

More on Gately at Ennet House

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1964 Ford Aventura
There is no such car, and the Mustang itself was not introduced until a few months before the 1965 model year (although the earliest ones were sometimes designated 1964 1/2).

Purity Supreme Market
A New England supermarket chain that ceased operations in 1997 after being bought by a competitor.

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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

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second-degree murder, or murder without premeditation

Deer Island
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.

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Year of the Tucks Medicated Pad

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women's leg-shaver thing
i.e., Epi-Lady

contempt against the government or courts; however, it can also mean, in a non-legal sense, misunderstanding, which may be the meaning here (for example, Gately confusing "epilepsy" with "Epi-Lady")

i.e., Cape Cod

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Jesus Christ

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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.

Nixon administration
January 1969 to August 1974

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188 cm. and 128 kg.
Gately is a hair over 6'2" and weights over 282 lbs.

i.e., an alcoholic who carries a hip flask containing a small amount (8-12 oz.) of liquor

Ashland KY
a city on the Ohio River about 120 miles south of Columbus, Ohio

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