Bleak House Vocabulary List

arethusa

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"This," said Mr. Skimpole, "is my Beauty daughter, Arethusa--plays and sings odds and ends like her father.

babylon

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There is iron-dust on everything; and the smoke is seen through the windows rolling heavily out of the tall chimneys to mingle with the smoke from a vaporous Babylon of other chimneys.

bagnet

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He now shook them cordially by the hand and said, "Miss Summerson and gentlemen, this is an old comrade of mine, Matthew Bagnet.

bluffy

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"He ain't at all like Bluffy, mother!"

briton

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"He's a Briton.

caffre

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Into a beastly scrap of ground which a Turk would reject as a savage abomination and a Caffre would shudder at, they bring our dear brother here departed to receive Christian burial.

carstone

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"Why, Mr. Carstone," said Mrs. Badger, "is very well and is, I assure you, a great acquisition to our society.

charon

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I heard him a little while afterwards, through the floor here, humming like the wind, the only song he knows-- about Bibo, and old Charon, and Bibo being drunk when he died, or something or other.

chivying

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He wos allus willin fur to give me somethink he wos, though Mrs. Snagsby she was allus a- chivying on me--like everybody everywheres."

coodle

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Lord Coodle would go out, Sir Thomas Doodle wouldn't come in, and there being nobody in Great Britain (to speak of) except Coodle and Doodle, there has been no government.

cursitor

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He took us, first, to Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, where there was a house with barred windows, which he called Coavinses' Castle.

devonshire

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If they want a light-weight to be throwed for practice, Cornwall, Devonshire, or Lancashire, let 'em throw me.

enjoyingly

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until the flattest echo in the neighbourhood seemed to catch the contagion and to laugh as enjoyingly as he did or as we did when we heard him laugh.

excitableness

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"Just so, sir," returns Mr. Snagsby; "I was sure you would feel it yourself and would excuse the reasonableness of MY feelings when coupled with the known excitableness of my little woman.

flite

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It happened that we had arranged with my guardian to go to Miss Flite's that day.

flutteringly

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She flutteringly and slowly turned the dangerous point, after long lingering there, and then began to mend.

frenchwoman

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It was a Frenchwoman's.

gonoph

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He's as obstinate a young gonoph as I know.

growlery

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So, when to-morrow came, I went to my guardian after breakfast, in the room that was our town-substitute for the growlery, and told him that I had it in trust to tell him something.

grubble

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"It was W. Grubble, miss."

hertfordshire

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We belong to Hertfordshire."

indiaman

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The large Indiaman was our great attraction because she had come into the downs in the night.

indiscreetness

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"I'm surprised at the indiscreetness you commit.

ixion

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"Yes, with Ixion on it.

jaculation

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The effect of this act of jaculation is twofold.

kensington

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Recollect your school at Kensington at three."

kentish

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Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights.

lancashire

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If they want a light-weight to be throwed for practice, Cornwall, Devonshire, or Lancashire, let 'em throw me.

michaelmas

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Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall.

moiler

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Because I am a harvest-labourer, because I am a toiler and a moiler, because you are delivered over unto me and are become as a precious instrument in my hands.

murmuringly

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he murmuringly repeats.

nobbiest

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I'll come back in the course of the evening, if agreeable to you, and endeavour to meet your wishes respecting this unfortunate family matter and the nobbiest way of keeping it quiet.

olympus

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So the young man makes his bow and goes downstairs, where the supercilious Mercury does not consider himself called upon to leave his Olympus by the hall-fire to let the young man out.

outbidden

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I have long outbidden folly with folly, pride with pride, scorn with scorn, insolence with insolence, and have outlived many vanities with many more.

painfullest

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I shouldn't wonder if it might have already given rise to the painfullest mistakes even in the neighbours' minds, not mentioning (if such a thing was possible) my little woman.

parisian

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The fashionable intelligence says so for the comfort of the Parisians, and it knows all fashionable things.

peepy

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She was conscious of poor little Peepy being but a failure after all her trouble, and she showed it as she came in by the way in which she glanced first at him and then at us.

reconsigning

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Thus they pass on from room to room, raising the pictured Dedlocks for a few brief minutes as the young gardener admits the light, and reconsigning them to their graves as he shuts it out again.

revivingly

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The air blew as freshly and revivingly upon me as it had ever blown, and the healthy colour came into my new face as it had come into my old one.

shropshire

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I," he said, beating one hand on the other passionately, "am the man from Shropshire."

slyboots

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"Whereupon I wrote a line to my dear boy, the Honourable William Guppy, informing him of the appointment for to-night and advising him not to call before, Boguey being a slyboots."

tartary

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In the last scene, when the Emperor of Tartary gets up into a cart and condescends to bless the united lovers by hovering over them with the Union Jack, his eyelashes are moistened with emotion.

toothful

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Mr. Bucket frequently observes, in friendly circles where there is no restraint, that he likes a toothful of your fine old brown East Inder sherry better than anything you can offer him.

toughy

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At last there is a lair found out where Toughy, or the Tough Subject, lays him down at night; and it is thought that the Tough Subject may be Jo.

unbear

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"Unbear him half a moment to freshen him up, and I'll be back."

uncensorious

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In face, watchful behind a blind; habitually not uncensorious and contemptuous perhaps.

unopenable

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"There was one of them," says Mr. Tulkinghorn, carelessly feeling-- tight, unopenable oyster of the old school!--in the wrong coat- pocket, "the handwriting of which is peculiar, and I rather like.

unperturbable

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He refolds it and lays it in his desk with a countenance as unperturbable as death.

unpretendingly

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And you do so much, so unpretendingly!

vagabondizing

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"Then vagabondizing came natural to YOU from the beginning."