Oliver Twist Vocabulary List

beadlehood

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He was in the full bloom and pride of beadlehood; his cocked hat and coat were dazzling in the morning sun; he clutched his cane with the vigorous tenacity of health and power.

beadleship

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He was degraded in their eyes; he had lost caste and station before the very paupers; he had fallen from all the height and pomp of beadleship, to the lowest depth of the most snubbed hen-peckery.

bister

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'Bister Sikes!'

blackhearted

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'She was hanging about me all day, and night too, when I was stretched on my back; and you, like a blackhearted wolf as you are, kept yourself aloof,' said Sikes.

blucher

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He was, altogether, as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six, or something less, in the bluchers.

bounceably

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'So am I,' said Brittles; 'only there's no call to tell a man he is, so bounceably.'

chillness

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replied Rose: shuddering as though some deadly chillness were passing over her, while she spoke; 'I shall be better presently.

chimbley

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said Mr. Sikes, reflectively, 'if I'd only got that young boy of Ned, the chimbley-sweeper's!

chitling

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'I wish,' said Toby turning to Mr. Chitling, 'that you had picked out some other crib when the two old ones got too warm, and had not come here, my fine feller.'

chorussed

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And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.

collectedly

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'What I say, Bill,' replied the lady collectedly.

cracksman

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You'll be a fine young cracksman afore the old file now.'

depredator

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Seeing the boy scudding away at such a rapid pace, he very naturally concluded him to be the depredator; and shouting 'Stop thief!'

doats

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'He doats on it, your worship,' replied Bumble; giving Oliver a sly pinch, to intimate that he had better not say he didn't.

downiest

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And he's the downiest one of the lot!'

englishman

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'I'm an Englishman, ain't I?'

fascinator

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'You know that Mr. Slout is worse to-night, my fascinator?'

haggardness

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He had the air of a stranger; and seemed, by a certain haggardness in his look, as well as by the dusty soils on his dress, to have travelled some distance.

hammersmith

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Kensington, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, were all passed; and yet they went on as steadily as if they had only just begun their journey.

jorum

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The host smiled, disappeared, and shortly afterwards returned with a steaming jorum: of which, the first gulp brought the water into Mr. Bumble's eyes.

kensington

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Kensington, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, were all passed; and yet they went on as steadily as if they had only just begun their journey.

kinchin

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'The kinchin lay.'

lairy

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'Tol de rol lol lol, right fol lairy, Work'us,' said Noah, as a tear rolled down Oliver's cheek.

lazybones

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What a lazybones yer are, Charlotte.'

lummy

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To think of Jack Dawkins--lummy Jack--the Dodger--the Artful Dodger--going abroad for a common twopenny-halfpenny sneeze-box!

lushed

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Mr. Giles, who had been feverishly putting the tea-cups to rights, blushed very red, and said that he had had that honour.

mistering

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'None of your mistering,' replied the ruffian; 'you always mean mischief when you come that.

mussulman

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Between the Mussulman and the Pharisee, commend me to the first!'

neptune

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Neptune!

newgate

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How will he stand in the Newgate Calendar?

peached

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'If he hasn't peached, and is committed, there's no fear till he comes out again,' said Mr. Sikes, 'and then he must be taken care on.

peaching

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'And the least given to peaching,' added Charley Bates.

pommelled

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In this favourable position of affairs, Noah rose from the ground, and pommelled him behind.

samaritan

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'The die is the same as the porochial seal--the Good Samaritan healing the sick and bruised man.

scragged

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'He'll come to be scragged, won't he?'

spirting

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The clanking of the engine-pumps, and the spirting and hissing of the water as it fell upon the blazing wood, added to the tremendous roar.

stoof

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'And what be that stoof?

thames

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Just below the end of the second, going down, the stone wall on the left terminates in an ornamental pilaster facing towards the Thames.

thieved

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I thieved for you when I was a child not half as old as this!'

thingummy

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Thingummy!'

tinkler

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Jerk the tinkler.'

undraw

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Seeing the faint light of early day without, the girl rose to undraw the curtain.

unhand

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Unhand him.

unpolite

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said Charley when he recovered, as an apology to the company for his unpolite behaviour.

unrelished

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As he glanced timidly up, and met the Jew's searching look, he felt that his pale face and trembling limbs were neither unnoticed nor unrelished by that wary old gentleman.

unstrapping

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'So give us the bundle,' said Noah, unstrapping it from the woman's shoulders, and slinging it over his own; 'and don't yer speak, except when yer spoke to.

ventriloquial

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I'll eat my head if he is not a bad one,' growled Mr. Grimwig, speaking by some ventriloquial power, without moving a muscle of his face.

vixenish

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Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, then, squeezed-up woman, with a vixenish countenance.

whitechapel

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The house to which Oliver had been conveyed, was in the neighborhood of Whitechapel.

worrit

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'A porochial life, ma'am,' continued Mr. Bumble, striking the table with his cane, 'is a life of worrit, and vexation, and hardihood; but all public characters, as I may say, must suffer prosecution.'