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Obock
See annotation p. 904.

Odo
Ictibus's assistant; 344;

Oeuillade, Jean-Raoul
1066; "Oeuillade" is another name for the red-wine grape Cinsaut or Cinsault, that is widely planted in France. Cinsaut grapes can withstand very hot weather and are highly productive, creating wines that are light in body and neutral in flavor. Because of their high acidity and low tannins, Cinsaut wines are usually balanced with a blend of grenache and/or carignin (in Languedoc-Roussillon and surrounding areas). In the southern rhône where its yield is strictly controlled (a limited volume per acre), Cinsaut produces wines that are more deeply colored, concentrated, and flavorful. [1]

Offenbach
See annotation p. 422; "Halls of Montezoo-HOO-ma."

Ogdai
765: Doosra's horse. 776: Ogdai Khan (1185-1241), 3rd son of Genghis Khan and the ruler of Mongol Empire between 1229-1241.

Ohmic Drift Compensator
565;

Okhrana
496, 631, 716, 717, 779, 780, 790, 1024, 1025. As a common noun, "okhrana" means "protection" or "guard" in Russian. As a proper name--a shortening of "Okhrana Otdeleniye" ("Division of Protection")--it designates the secret police of Tsarist Russia and its empire, and was a part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). A primary purpose of the agency was the security of the Tsar and the royal family, and so its activities included, but were not limited to, the surveillance and suppression of anarchists, terrorists, socialists, and revolutionaries.

"Old Zip Coon"
33; Sung to the tune of "Turkey In The Straw," "Old Zip Coon" was written around 1829 by either George Washington Dixon, Bob Farrell or George Nichols, as the composer credit is disputed. Wikipedia entry; The Lyrics

Old Gideon
40; bourbon

Old Stearinery Bell Tower
412;

Oltre Giubba
30; misspelled name of Oltre Giuba (Italian, literally: across the Juba; now Jubaland) is a strip of land 50 to 100 miles in width, west of the Juba River in southwesternmost Somalia (East Africa). It was ceded to Italy by Great Britain in 1924. Oltre Giuba was incorporated into Italian Somaliland on July 1 that year, and stamps for Oltre Giuba were discontinued. In 1936 it became part of Italian East Africa.

One-Tooth Elsie
345;

Oneida
473; Crystal's cousin; the Oneida are an American Indian tribe in New York;

opopanax and vervain
399; opopanax, also called "sweet myrhh", is an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicines; the highly flammable resin can be burned as incense to produce a scent somewhat like balsam or lavender. Vervain is believed to be a galactagogue (promotes secretion of milk). Folk legend states that vervain (Common Vervain V. officinalis) was used to staunch Jesus's wounds after his removal from the cross. Tea can also be made from vervain, as a remedy for insomnia.

orange phosphate
47;

Organization, The
845; in Salonica, assassinating Bulgarians for Greeks and Turkish police

Oriental Presence
682;

Original Sin
87; 145; "no such thing as," 223; responsible for the Southwestern desert, 393;

O'Rooney, Wolfe Tone
370; "travelling insurrectionist" in Maman in New Orleans; "Way of the Potato" 373; "after weapons for the Irish cause" 642; Theobald Wolfe Tone, commonly known as Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) was a leading figure in the United Irishmen Irish independence movement and is regarded as the father of Irish republicans. He died, allegedly by cutting his own throat, following an illness after being sentenced to death for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798; 890;

A wolf tone, or simply a "wolf", is a noise that is produced when a note played on a stringed instrument matches the natural resonating frequency of the instrument, producing a tone that is loud and harsh, and basically unwelcomed by most musicians.

Orozco, Pascual
983; "once a major force in the Madero Revolution"; Orozquista, 983;

Orpheus
and Atys, 612; "a lyre tuning that [...] may be traceable all the way back to Orpheus himself, who was a native of Thrace, after all, and was eventually worshipped there as a god" 640; "[Bilocation] had begun to filter into ancient Greece around the seventh century B.C., and become a feature of Orphic, and presently Pythagorean, religion" 686; "the similarity, if not identity, between Pythagorean and Orphic teachings" 940; Because what he could make out were words only the young had any right to sing [...] as if Orpheus might once have sung it to Eurydice in Hell, calling downward through intoxicant fumes, across helically thundering watercourse" 945-946; "Later the Professor seemed to have Orpheus on the brain" 946; "the Thracian demigod Orpheus, and his dismemberment not far from here, on the banks of the Hebrus River" 956; "At some point Orpheus, never comfortable in any kind of history that could not be sung, changed identities, or slowly blended with another demigod, Zalmoxis" 957; "In the Orphic story of the world’s beginning, Night preceded the creation of the Universe, she was the daughter of Chaos" 959"; More detail on entries...

Orthogonal
(need other page numbers); 632; "a wild exclusion from the primly orthogonal floor-plans...; 843; "mosqueless idea of a city is nearly upon us, dull, modern, orthogonal..." 1080: "he toppled into the curiously orthagonal opening..."

Of or relating to right angles, also of or relating to a linear transformation preserving vector lengths. Wikipedia entry

Other Side, the
381; 389;

Otis, Gray
1058; See McNamara, John L. & James B.

Ottician, Vastroslav
871; Zlatko's brother

Ottician, Zlatko
864; Vlado Clissan's cousin;

Otzovists
616; radical wing of the Bolsheviks, led by Alexander Bogdanov; the God-builders, 616; "anti-Leninist Bolshies" 631; 719;

Ouspensky, Peter D. (1878-1947)
602; Russian philosopher with an analytic and mystical bent who combined geometry and psychology in his discussion of higher dimensions of existence. During his years in Moscow he wrote for several newspapers, and was particularly interested in the then-fashionable idea of the fourth dimension. He is best known, however, for his expositions of the early work of the Greek-Armenian mystic, G.I. Gurdjieff. The Fourth Dimension, 602; 616; 781; Wikipedia entry

Oust, Ewball
374; Anarchist and "a young fellow from Lake County, on the way down to the Veta Madre"; in Mexico; now in arms procurement, with Frank Traverse in Mexico, 637; with Stray, 921; "Stray had grown increasingly fascinated with Ewball, even though, as she reminded him every chance she got, he wasn’t really her type." 926; parting with Stray, 977; in Mexico with Frank Traverse and Stray, 921; "the one with the destiny" 981;

Oust is a odor eliminator the container of which has a quite phallic shape. And there's that phallic "U" again (See p.130), conjoined with "ball" which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as "5. Any rounded protuberant part of the body." It is thought that "ball" is derived from the Indo-European word bhel, meaning to blow, swell; with derivatives referring to various round objects and to the notion of tumescent masculinity. Derivatives include boulevard, boulder, phallus, balloon, ballot, and fool. [2] So Ewball Oust comfortably plays into The Sexual Angle in AtD, where sexual names proliferate.

Oust, Ewball Sr.
978; father of Ewball Jr.

Oust, Moline Velma
977; wife of Ewball Sr. and mother of Ewball Jr.;

Oust, Toplady
374; Ewball's uncle "Top", brother of Ewball Sr.; named after the Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady, the composer of "Rock of Ages."

Outer Indianoplace
29; "Indianoplace is generally regarded as derogatory name for Indianapolis, Indiana. Comes from the evident lack of anything to do other than get drunk and watch sports and the appearant resistance of many of its inhabitants to allow culture, change, or diversity into the mix; From Urban Dictionary

Overlunch, Lord & Lady
900; and Bananas, their sumptuous Oxfordshire manor; in Paris for stamp sale, 1081;

Oxus
753; Oxus, or Amu Darya, one of the great rivers of Central Asia. Prior to the meeting of the commissions appointed for the determination of the Russo-Afghan boundary in 1885, no very accurate geographical knowledge of the upper Oxus regions existed, and the course of the river itself was but roughly mapped. From Lake Victoria (Sor-Kul) in the Pamirs, which was originally reckoned as the true source of the river, to Khamiab, on the edge of the Andkhui district of Afghan Turkestan, for a distance of about 680 m., the Oxus forms the boundary between Afghanistan and Russia. For another 550 m. below Khamiab it follows an open and sluggish course till it is lost in the Sea of Aral, being spanned at Charjui, 150 m. below Khamiab, by the wooden bridge which carries the Russian railway from Mer y to Samarkand. 1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica

Oyswharf, Dr.
182; DISCUSSION

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