Still Sow - A cunning and selfish
man. " The still sow eats the wash or ' draff.' "
" We do not act, that often jest and laugh ; 'Tis old but true, ' Still swine eat all the draugh.' "
Tipler ----- Ale-house keeper.
Top of the house - - - To be " top of the house"
is to be out of temper.
Trim-tram Gate - The church lich-gate.
Tram means train or cortege.
Valiant - ... From vaillant (French),
stout; well built.
See Kipling's " Dymchurch Flit" : "She was a fine, valiant woman, the Widow Whitgift."
Weather-tender - Wise.
Kipling's Widow Whitgift, who could tell "where lost things might be found, an' what to put about a crooked baby's neck, an' how to join parted sweethearts," would be called weather-tender.