The Pickwick Papers Vocabulary List

abernethy

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The messenger fortunately found Mr. Solomon Pell in court, regaling himself, business being rather slack, with a cold collation of an Abernethy biscuit and a saveloy.

bramah

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said Lowten, drawing a Bramah key from his pocket, with a small plug therein, to keep the dust out.

budger

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The stranger walked boldly up to, and returned with, the master of the ceremonies; a little introductory pantomime; and the stranger and Mrs. Budger took their places in a quadrille.

bulder

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'Colonel Bulder, Mrs.

chaunter

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He WAS a horse chaunter: he's a leg now.'

chummage

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Your chummage ticket will be on twenty-seven, in the third.'

connubiality

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replied Mr. Weller; 'why, I think he's the wictim o' connubiality, as Blue Beard's domestic chaplain said, vith a tear of pity, ven he buried him.'

curliest

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His linen was of the very whitest, finest, and stiffest; his wig of the glossiest, blackest, and curliest.

deploringly

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Mr. Tupman shook his head deploringly, Mr. Snodgrass drew forth his handkerchief, with undisguised emotion; and Mr. Winkle retired to the window, and sniffed aloud.

dorking

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It was just seven o'clock when Samuel Weller, alighting from the box of a stage-coach which passed through Dorking, stood within a few hundred yards of the Marquis of Granby.

drury

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That man, Sir,' said Smangle, with a solemn countenance, 'has comic powers that would do honour to Drury Lane Theatre.'

gammoned

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'He ain't far out there, Sammy,' replied Mr. Weller; 'they MUST be a soft sex--a wery soft sex, indeed--if they let themselves be gammoned by such fellers as him.'

glasgow

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I have heard of a Glasgow man and a Dundee man drinking against each other for fifteen hours at a sitting.

groveller

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Have you no feeling for your profession, you groveller?

grummer

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'Is Grummer downstairs?'

hocussing

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'What do you mean by "hocussing" brandy-and-water?'

horser

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The attorney was in high glee, for the embarrassed coach- horser was ordered to be discharged forthwith.

imperence

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'I'm wery much afeerd, sir, that the properiator o' this here coach is a playin' some imperence vith us.'

kentish

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The temptation to be present at the ball, and to form his first impressions of the beauty of the Kentish ladies, was strong upon Mr. Tupman.

lushy

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'It was half-past four when I got to Somers Town, and then I was so uncommon lushy, that I couldn't find the place where the latch-key went in, and was obliged to knock up the old 'ooman.

marshalsea

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'In the Borough High Street, near St. George's Church, and on the same side of the way, stands, as most people know, the smallest of our debtors' prisons, the Marshalsea.

maudlinism

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At this precise period of his existence, Mr. Benjamin Allen had perhaps a greater predisposition to maudlinism than he had ever known before; the cause of which malady was briefly this.

newfoundland

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'I AM rather wet,' said Bob, giving himself a shake and casting a little hydraulic shower around, like a Newfoundland dog just emerged from the water.

newgate

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The condemned felon has as good a yard for air and exercise in Newgate, as the insolvent debtor in the Marshalsea Prison.

overing

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'Oh, you do remember that, Mr. Weller,' said Serjeant Buzfuz, recovering his spirits; 'I thought we should get at something at last.'

pavin

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But on that high ground, and in the crescent, which the wind swept round and round as if it were going to tear the paving stones up, its fury was tremendous.

pickwick

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to which Mr. Perker invariably forwarded the reply, 'Dear Pickwick.

pickwickian

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Saying this, Mrs. Pott smiled sweetly on the disturbed Pickwickian, and extended her hand towards him.

podder

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Struggles was selected to do the same kind office for the hitherto unconquered Podder.

pythagoras

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Plato, Zeno, Epicurus, Pythagoras--all founders of clubs.'

refreshen

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There's nothin' so refreshen' as sleep, sir, as the servant girl said afore she drank the egg-cupful of laudanum.'

roker

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"Ah," says he, "if I hadn't been obliged to take that ugly article at the old broker's valuation, I might have got something comfortable for the money.

smouch

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'Here, Smouch!'

soliloquise

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'She's a-goin' off,' soliloquised Sam in great perplexity.

staggery

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'Why, if I felt less like a walking brandy-bottle I shouldn't be quite so staggery this mornin',' replied Sam.

suffolk

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You recollect the case of the Middlesex Dumpling and the Suffolk Bantam, Grummer?'

swarry

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The swarry to be on table at half-past nine o'clock punctually.'

thames

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How many vain pleaders for mercy, do you think, have turned away heart-sick from the lawyer's office, to find a resting-place in the Thames, or a refuge in the jail?

twigging

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'Twigging of me, Sam!'

tyburn

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If you walley my precious life don't upset me, as the gen'l'm'n said to the driver when they was a-carryin' him to Tyburn.'

unfatherly

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Mr. Pickwick had great influence over him, and he had been much struck with Mary's appearance; having, in fact, bestowed several very unfatherly winks upon her, already.

unpolled

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A small body of electors remained unpolled on the very last day.

unreclaimable

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'And an unreclaimable blaygaird,' added the gentleman in purple.

unremorseful

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'Wy, I'd rayther not let myself down to ask a favour o' this here unremorseful enemy.'

unsuspicion

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'You're quite right, Sam,' said Mr. Pickwick; 'but old men may come here through their own heedlessness and unsuspicion, and young men may be brought here by the selfishness of those they serve.

veskit

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'Vait a minit' Sammy; ven you grow as old as your father, you von't get into your veskit quite as easy as you do now, my boy.'

wessel

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'Stead of beggin' my pardon as any gen'l'm'n would ha' done, he got more abusive than ever:--called me a wessel, Sammy--a wessel of wrath--and all sorts o' names.

whiffer

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Gentlemen, our friend Mr. Whiffers (everybody looked at the individual in orange), our friend Mr. Whiffers has resigned.'

whitechapel

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'I shall work down to Ipswich the day arter to-morrow, Sir,' said Mr. Weller the elder, 'from the Bull in Whitechapel; and if you really mean to go, you'd better go with me.'

widders

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'Hush,' whispered Mr. Weller, with apprehensive looks, 'don't take no notice on 'em, Sammy, it's vun o' the widders, p'raps.'