Erse solid man

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  • Erse (pron urs): synonym for Irish Gaelic and sometimes also for Scottish Gaelic
  • ers: (Scots): arse, buttocks
  • erse solid: arse-soiled (see entailed 003.19)
  • erse solid: earth-solid; earth-soiled → Adam
    • Genesis 2:7: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
  • ars: (Latin): art, skill
  • erst: once; formerly; at first
  • ere: Before; i.e., before the fall, he was a solid man
  • Muldoon, the Solid Man: a parody song, written by Edward Harrigan; its first performance was probably in March 1874 in conjunction with a variety sketch called "Who Owns the Clothes Line." It became very popular and was covered by many other performers. It probably was spread to Ireland itself through the music-hall singing of William J. Ashcroft.
  • The Solid Man: William J. Ashcroft, Dublin music-hall performer, so-called after his signature song
  • William Muldoon: Irish-American wrestler (1852-1933), whose biography was entitled Muldoon, the Solid Man of Sport (1929)
  • sullied: soiled; polluted; defiled → Shakespeare, Hamlet 1.2.129-130: "O that this too too sullied flesh would melt,/ Thaw and resolve itself into a dew". The First Folio has solid, while Q1 and Q2 have sallied (in the sense of "assailed"); sullied is a nineteenth-century emendation
  • Ulysses 099.03: "And how is Dick, the solid man?"