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dagga rooker
169; South African colloquial term for a person who smokes dagga, a South African word for marijuana (rooker is Afrikaans: smoker, pronounced ROW-kur);

28; daughter of Merle Rideout, flaming red hair.

Dalmation revolutionists

Dance of Lavalava, the Volcano Goddess
27; performed by Miss McAdoo

Dante (1265-1321)
154; Durante degli Alighieri, better known as Dante Alighieri or simply Dante, was an Italian Florentine poet; 226; 401; Wikipedia entry

Darrow, Brother

Dash, Mayva
88; saloon girl at Pap Wyman's Saloon; married Webb Traverse

Davis, Richard Harding
591; Wikipedia entry

122; A camouflage painting technique used on WWI ships, both war ships and commercial liners. A series of bright colours and diagonal lines, intersecting shapes, influenced by cubism, that made it difficult for someone looking through a periscope to tell what direction the ship was moving. Try printing some of the pictures on the linked page and looking at them through a piece of Icelandic Spar (optical calcite) Link: [1] Wikipedia: [2]

Dawes, Linnet
204; schoolteacher friend of Stray's; "had picked up a kind of glaze" 461;

Jeshimon, 209-210; "dreamland of his death," 214; "is a region of metaphor" 230; "white riders of the borderline" 362; and the State, 372; counter-death, aka Chemistry, 372; "momias," i.e., "mummies," 383; 392; 436; 461; 478; anterooms of, 526; Japanese character for "death" is four, 564; the dead in Venice, 572; the "died-again" 586; 664; country of, 671; 720; and Time, 784; and self-similarity, 961; ghosts, 1023;

De Bottle, Coombs
234; in Cheapside, London, 691; 935;

Decena Trágica
994; ten-day battle in Mexico City;

de Decker
540; Woevre's section officer; 549; 561;


Dee, Curly
260; runs a road ranch for n'er-do-wells in Telluride

Deep Blavatsky
434; under-sand mountain ranges

De Forest, Lee
29; at Yale; 532; 675; his triode, 1036;

41; comes from the Latin de, meaning down or away from, and lira, a furrow or track in the fields; that is, to be off the track, or out of the groove. See "The Crying of Lot 49", p. 128, Library Binding edition (1997).


815; "a still-bracing Δt"

Deltchev, Gotse
845; of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (I.M.R.O.)

de Mérode

Denza, Luigi (1846-1922)
353; Italian composer, born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. He studied music under Saverio Mercadante and Paolo Serrao at the Naples Conservatory. Later, he moved to London and became a professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in 1898. Denza wrote an opera, Wallenstein, and hundreds of songs. The most popular of these was the Neapolitan song Funiculì, Funiculà; 741;

de Pompadoura, Marquis

de Richelieu, duc

Descarte, René (1596-1650)

10; René Descartes, also known as Cartesius, was a noted French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the "Founder of Modern Philosophy" and the "Father of Modern Mathematics," he ranks as one of the most important and influential thinkers of modern times. For good or bad, much of subsequent western philosophy is a reaction to his writings, which have been closely studied from his time down to the present day; Wikipedia entry

529; Parisian explosives specialist who came up with Designolle's Powder, made at Bouchon, consisting of picrate of potash, saltpetre, and charcoal. It was made in three varieties, viz., for rifles, big guns, and torpedoes and shells. These powders are made much in the same way as gunpowder. The advantages claimed for them over gunpowder are, greater strength, comparative absence of smoke, and freedom from injurious action on the bores of guns.

373; "tramp steamer"

Destiny 41; "Es mi destino, Pancho," 389;

See Kindred, Deuce

Deux Espéces
372; French: two species;

212; upsidedown star; 226; "dust-devil," 434;

de Wolfe, Elsie (20 Dec. 1865 - 12 July 1950)
161; interior designer. De Wolfe was an actress and a member of the New York 'Society'. She stopped acting in 1905 and published in 1913 "The House in Good Taste".

846; Vesna's gangster boyfriend in Smyrna. In Eric Ambler's 1939 novel MASK OF DIMITRIOS (aka A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS) the eponymous criminal first comes to the notice of the authorities in Smyrna.

Dias, Felix
994; Porfirio's nephew

Diaz, President Porfirio (1830-1915)
7; José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was a Mexican war hero and President (later considered a dictator), ruled Mexico from 1876 until 1911 (with the exception of a four-year period); 379; 982; Wikipedia entry

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)
167; Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was an English novelist. Wikipedia entry

292; the barkeep at Cosmopolitan Saloon

Dime Novels
5; 157; 398;

Dingkopf, Dr. Willi
anti-Semitic doctor in Göttingen hospital, 623;

Dinsmore, Elsie
480; a character in a series of books written by Martha Finley (1828-1909), between 1867 and 1894, that chart Elsie's life from the age of 8 till she's married. They're wholesome and shot through with Christian values; The Elsie Dinsmore website...

Dipple, Archie
358; friend of Stray's, involved in Camel scheme

Disco, Ellmore
283; in Telluride, maybe from Mexico, or Finland; maybe "music-hall Chinese" 285; 383;

Disco, Loomis
286; son of Ellmore

Dishforth's Illustrated Weekly
75; in which Merle Rideout reads an article about Erlys

915; Heide's husband in The Burgher King;

Divine Walt
492; Whitman, not Disney;


1060; "old school spagyrist"; a spagyrist is a chemist, particularly one devoted to alchemistic pursuits. The spagyrists historically preceded the iatrochemists.

631; quietly in concealment

Dog Star Sirius

1072; flier friend of Kit's and Reef's

Doosra, The
756; In cricket the 'doosra' (from Urdu, meaning 'the other one' or 'the second one') is a delivery bowled by an off-spinner. It is a relatively recent invention (by Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan in the mid 1990s) involving spinning the ball from leg to off; prophet in Taklamakan, 756; Wikipedia entry

368; grifa, 375; grifa peddlers and opium joints, 380; hikuli, 392; pot, 419; 431; 433; "a little lettuc opium" 470; 473; laudanum, 473, 483; opium, 484, 545; opium beer, 490; 496; hashish, 522; absinthe, 529; 678; morphotuss cough syrup, 680; 684; 756; mushrooms, 757; Hassan's ganja, 772-73; mushrooms, 788; hasheesh, 843; "Blackstuff" 846; hikuli, 924;

Doppiatrice, La

Dora and Germane
944; student volunteers in Professor Sleepcoat's party

776; Tibetan Lama who was rumored to actually be Gurdjieff; and from this website:

A little before 1880 a young lama arrived in Lhasa. He had been born in Azochozki, on the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia, of the Mongolian Buriat race. In Tibet he was known as Comang Lobzang, later called Khende-chega and later still Tsannyis Khan-po. Also known as Ngaku-wang-dorje and Akohwan Darjilikoff. In Russia he was known as Hambro Akvan Dorzhieff or Dorjieff. This latter name is a Russian verion of the Tibetan word for thunderbolt. On his arrival in Tibet as a young man he entered the Drepung monastery. After years of study he became professor of metaphysics.
In 1898 he was sent back to Russia. He made futher trips back and forth and returned towards the end of 1901 with a draft treaty between Tibet and Russia. The British invaded Tibet in December 1904. Dorjieff disappeared but evidence that he returned to Tibet and was visited there by Karl Haushofer in 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908. Haushofer went on to found the Thule group, which was moulded on similar esoteric Tibetan groups, studying the Stanzas of Dzyan, the cornerstone of Blavatsky's "Secret Doctrine". The Thule-Gesellschaft was instrumental in shaping the Nazi movement.


Double Refraction

Dragshaw, Mrs.
337; hiring in New York restaurant

39; "We can teach you"; Lew's "teacher" back in Chicago, 689;

"at once dream-like and real," 36; "the voices of ice entered their dreams," 129; "not a dreamer in the lot," 141; "our cloud of self-deluding and dream," "Vain dream!" 145; 148; "dreamland of his death," 214; 250; 377; 379; 393; 418; "dreams of falling," 437; "maps begin as dreams," "Dreamtime Movy" (theater, see below), 450; Frank's of Estrella, 460; 471; Deuces, 475; Lake Traverse's, 480; 504; Dally's, 508, 523; Kit's, 511; Kit's of Umeki, 566; "one of those mathematicians' dreams that arise now and then in the folklore" 566; Umeki's of Kit flying away on an airship, 566; 577; 578; lucid, 592; Kit's "the great never-sleep hydropathic" 674; classic nightmare scene, 683; trade's "strenuous irrelevance to dream" 732; "territory unredeemed" 761; Halfcourt, of Yashmeen, 766; Kit's of stepping through the Prophet's Gate, 770; Fleetwood Vibe's, 791; Reef of Webb, 887; dream maps, 735; Frank Traverse's in Tenochtitlán; Deuce, 1054; Lake, 1055;

Dreamtime Movy
450; The theater in which Merle Rideout picks up a job for a while. In the booth are many of the novel's overarching themes: the harnessing of light, the use of nitro in the film itself, a kind of alchemical transformation of the darkness. Fisk talks about "too much energy loose in that little room."

Drop, Jimmy

198; "notorious local gunhand"; "longtime associate" of Reef Traverse, 206; 216; confrontation with Willis Turnstone, 309;

Drulov, Jacintha
822; "spritely young creature" aboard the John of Asia; in Cetinje with Bevis Moistleigh, 847;

Duse, Eleanora (1858-1924)
730; born in Vigevano, Italy, Duse entered acting (her family's profession) as a child. She came to fame in Italian versions of rôles made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. As an adult she toured Europe and America, and was particularly associated with the plays of Gabriele d'Annunzio. Wikipedia entry

Duck, Mock
338; his "boys", Chinese; "rogue gunman" of Hip Sing, 340;

duck soup
25; cinch: any undertaking that is easy to do;

308; Spanish: spirits;

du Motel, Stephanie


492; Crake's girlfriend


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