David Copperfield Vocabulary List

abear

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'I can't abear to see you so, sir: I'm a mother myself.'

arabian

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We'll make some regular Arabian Nights of it.'

astrand

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There were some boats and barges astrand in the mud, and these enabled us to come within a few yards of her without being seen.

blackboy

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Even when, at last, I had knocked, and was waiting at the door, I had some flurried thought of asking if that were Mr. Blackboy's (in imitation of poor Barkis), begging pardon, and retreating.

britannia

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Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

cloggy

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A cloggy sensation of the lukewarm fat of meat is upon me (we dined an hour or two ago), and my head is as heavy as so much lead.

cockboat

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We have put to sea in a cockboat, but we are quite prepared to rough it.

colosseum

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They had something of the sort of pleasure in us, I suppose, that they might have had in a pretty toy, or a pocket model of the Colosseum.

covent

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The stage-coach was to put us down near Covent Garden, where we were to take another stage-coach for Highgate.

cowpock

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'If I hadn't a family, and that family hadn't the cowpock,' said the waiter, 'I wouldn't take a sixpence.

crookeder

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So the crooked courses will become crookeder, at any moment, for the least reason, or for none.

dartle

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She was introduced as Miss Dartle, and both Steerforth and his mother called her Rosa.

devonshire

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'Mine, perhaps you recollect,' said Traddles, with a serious look, 'lives down in Devonshire - one of ten.

elizabethan

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This was bad enough; but, as the philosophic Dane observes, with that universal applicability which distinguishes the illustrious ornament of the Elizabethan Era, worse remains behind!"'

elseways

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If I was to die, and it was lost, or stole, or elseways made away with, and it was never know'd by him but what I'd took it, I believe the t'other wureld wouldn't hold me!

englishman

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- as the Englishman said for "Good night", when he first learnt French, and thought it so like English.

enjoyingly

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He was tender of the very slippers she had been warming, as he put them on, and stretched his feet enjoyingly upon the fender.

gormed

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When I go a looking and looking about that theer pritty house of our Em'ly's, I'm - I'm Gormed,' said Mr. Peggotty, with sudden emphasis - 'theer!

gowans

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I may say, of myself and Copperfield, in words we have sung together before now, that We twa hae run about the braes And pu'd the gowans' fine - in a figurative point of view - on several occasions.

gruffish

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said he - 'bag with a good deal of room in it - is gruffish, and comes down upon you, sharp?'

hanbury

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Look at Truman, Hanbury, and Buxton!

handkercher

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I'm here and there, and where not, like the conjurer's half-crown in the lady's handkercher.

houselessness

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'Welcome misery, welcome houselessness, welcome hunger, rags, tempest, and beggary!

immeshed

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And that I thus became immeshed in the web he had spun for my reception?"'

joram

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OMER AND Joram was now written up, where OMER used to be; but the inscription, DRAPER, TAILOR, HABERDASHER, FUNERAL FURNISHER, &c., remained as it was.

kentish

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My shirt and trousers, stained with heat, dew, grass, and the Kentish soil on which I had slept - and torn besides - might have frightened the birds from my aunt's garden, as I stood at the gate.

kettleful

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Having done the honours of his house in this hospitable manner, Mr. Peggotty went out to wash himself in a kettleful of hot water, remarking that 'cold would never get his muck off'.

knowingest

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Twenty Seven was the knowingest bird of the lot, and had very nearly kept himself safe; but not quite.

messrs

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At about mid-day, we set out for the office of Messrs Spenlow and Jorkins, in Doctors' Commons.

micawber

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I was glad to infer, from these slight premises, that Mr. Micawber was doing well; and consequently was much surprised to receive, about this time, the following letter from his amiable wife.

michaelmas

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And I assure you I am quite sorry that they are going home on Tuesday, which is the day before the first day of Michaelmas Term.

mithers

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But I give you my word and honour I was at Lady Mithers's last week - THERE'S a woman!

mizzle

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'Now you may mizzle, jemmy (as we say at Court), and if Mr. Copperfield will take the chair I'll operate on him.'

numble

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I mustn't be put upon, as a numble person, too much.

phoebus

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Phoebus!'

phrenologically

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The pigeon-pie was not bad, but it was a delusive pie: the crust being like a disappointing head, phrenologically speaking: full of lumps and bumps, with nothing particular underneath.

sahara

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But Miss Mills, mistrusting the acceptability of her presence to the higher powers, had not yet gone; and we were all benighted in the Desert of Sahara.

saracen

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Miss Betsey, looking round the room, slowly and inquiringly, began on the other side, and carried her eyes on, like a Saracen's Head in a Dutch clock, until they reached my mother.

saveloy

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What would they say, who made so light of money, if they could know how I had scraped my halfpence together, for the purchase of my daily saveloy and beer, or my slices of pudding?

scotland

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I was born at Blunderstone, in Suffolk, or 'there by', as they say in Scotland.

shaggiest

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Master Micawber was hardly visible in a Guernsey shirt, and the shaggiest suit of slops I ever saw; and the children were done up, like preserved meats, in impervious cases.

sickliest

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said Uriah, with his sickliest smile.

sinecurist

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All the Sinecurists.

snuggest

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Mrs. Gummidge's peculiar corner of the fireside seemed to me to be the warmest and snuggest in the place, as her chair was certainly the easiest, but it didn't suit her that day at all.

suffolk

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I shall go down into Suffolk afterwards.'

weskit

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'Put a price on this here little weskit.'

wheer

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'I took my dear child away last night,' Mr. Peggotty began, as he raised his eyes to ours, 'to my lodging, wheer I have a long time been expecting of her and preparing fur her.

whitechapel

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We approached it by degrees, and got, in due time, to the inn in the Whitechapel district, for which we were bound.

worrit

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No, Mr. Murdstone, I have not worrited and frightened any sweet creetur to an early grave!'

worrited

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No, Mr. Murdstone, I have not worrited and frightened any sweet creetur to an early grave!'