A Study In Scarlet Vocabulary List

afeared

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I ain't afeared of anything on this side o' the grave; but I thought that maybe it was him that died o' the typhoid inspecting the drains what killed him.

baggily

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His gaunt face, however, and his clothes, which hung so baggily over his shrivelled limbs, proclaimed what it was that gave him that senile and decrepit appearance.

blandest

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"May I ask, my lad," I said, in the blandest voice, "what your trade may be?"

boccaccio

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Pocket edition of Boccaccio's 'Decameron,' with name of Joseph Stangerson upon the fly-leaf.

bombay

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On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy's country.

boney

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His face assumed an expression of incredulity as he gazed, and he passed his boney hand over his eyes.

bullier

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Put your head up agin me like that, and then you'll feel bullier.

cabbing

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I went on cabbing it for a day or so, intending to keep at it until I could save enough to take me back to America.

carolled

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Leaning back in the cab, this amateur bloodhound carolled away like a lark while I meditated upon the many-sidedness of the human mind.

chopin

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What's that little thing of Chopin's she plays so magnificently: Tra-la-la-lira-lira-lay."

commiseratingly

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he said, commiseratingly, after he had listened to my misfortunes.

condonement

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11 (return) [ "condonment": should be condonement.]

copernican

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My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.

cowper

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As he approached, he recognized him as a Mormon named Cowper, to whom he had rendered services at different times.

danish

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At the Danish capital he was again a few days late, for they had journeyed on to London, where he at last succeeded in running them to earth.

deader

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"Then mother's a deader too," cried the little girl dropping her face in her pinafore and sobbing bitterly.

decamping

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Above all, why should the second man write up the German word RACHE before decamping?

dingiest

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In the dingiest and dreariest of them our driver suddenly came to a stand.

disremember

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"I disremember them," he answered.

dunderhead

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"If I used my own some of these dunderheads would recognize it, and want to meddle in the affair."

egyptian

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"We are of those who believe in those sacred writings, drawn in Egyptian letters on plates of beaten gold, which were handed unto the holy Joseph Smith at Palmyra.

ferrier

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JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET.

hullo

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Hullo!

jarveys

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All these considerations led me to the irresistible conclusion that Jefferson Hope was to be found among the jarveys of the Metropolis.

jauntiness

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The assurance and jauntiness which generally marked his demeanour and dress were, however, wanting.

jezail

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There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.

knuckling

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I don't care about knuckling under to any man, as these folk do to their darned prophet.

mendelssohn

(vocab lists with mendelssohn)
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That he could play pieces, and difficult pieces, I knew well, because at my request he has played me some of Mendelssohn's Lieder, and other favourites.

mormon

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Part II, The Country of the Saints, deals much with the Mormon Church.

naivest

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Upon my quoting Thomas Carlyle, he inquired in the naivest way who he might be and what he had done.

niagara

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"From a drop of water," said the writer, "a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.

paperhanger

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On inquiring at Number 13 we found that the house belonged to a respectable paperhanger, named Keswick, and that no one of the name either of Sawyer or Dennis had ever been heard of there."

parthian

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With which Parthian shot he walked away, leaving the two rivals open-mouthed behind him.

puzzler

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We are at a loss as to how he came into the empty house; indeed, the whole affair is a puzzler.

rache

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Across this bare space there was scrawled in blood-red letters a single word-- RACHE.

scotland

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There is no crime to detect, or, at most, some bungling villainy with a motive so transparent that even a Scotland Yard official can see through it."

scrunching

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With a threatening gesture of his hand, he turned from the door, and Ferrier heard his heavy step scrunching along the shingly path.

shingly

(vocab lists with shingly)
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With a threatening gesture of his hand, he turned from the door, and Ferrier heard his heavy step scrunching along the shingly path.

sickish

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The Boots pointed out the door to me, and was about to go downstairs again when I saw something that made me feel sickish, in spite of my twenty years' experience.

singlestick

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Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.

skulks

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The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.

staghound

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Woodwork and glass gave way before him; but before he got quite through, Gregson, Lestrade, and Holmes sprang upon him like so many staghounds.

stradivarius

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My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati.

towsy

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he answered anxiously, for she was still rubbing the towsy golden curls which covered the back of her head.

trichinopoly

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He was more than six feet high, was in the prime of life, had small feet for his height, wore coarse, square-toed boots and smoked a Trichinopoly cigar.

unextinguishable

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Fresh women appeared in the harems of the Elders--women who pined and wept, and bore upon their faces the traces of an unextinguishable horror.

unslinging

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At the sight there was a general reining up of horses and unslinging of guns, while fresh horsemen came galloping up to reinforce the vanguard.

upstair

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"'He is upstairs in bed.

yarder

(vocab lists with yarder)
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"Gregson is the smartest of the Scotland Yarders," my friend remarked; "he and Lestrade are the pick of a bad lot.

yorkers

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I guessed that what puzzled the New Yorkers would puzzle the Londoners, so I dipped my finger in my own blood and printed it on a convenient place on the wall.