All The Pretty Horses Vocabulary List

aglint

(vocab lists with aglint)
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She tossed her head back and looked at him, smiling, her eyes aglint.

arabian

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She wore english riding boots and jodhpurs and a blue twill hacking jacket and she carried a ridingcrop and the horse she rode was a black Arabian saddlehorse.

balustered

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A balustered staircase rose on his right to the upper floor.

bandoleros

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Bandoleros.

bowlin

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Settin pins in a bowlin alley.

broadbrim

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He had on a broadbrim hat and bib overalls.

carabinero

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He told him to call the carabinero out from the shed and he called to him twice but the man would not come out.

carrizo

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The sandbar below them was thickly grown with willow and carrizo cane and the bluffs on the far side were stained and cavepocked and traversed by a constant myriad of swallows.

cervantes

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But even Cervantes could not envision such a country as Mexico.

cienaga

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They ate lunch under the trees at the edge of a small cienaga.

circassian

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The board was pieced from blocks of Circassian walnut and birdseye maple with a border of inlaid pearl and the chessmen were of carved ivory and black horn.

coffeecup

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He pushed away the coffeecup in front of him.

comanche

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His grandfather said the Comanche would cut the wires and splice them back with horsehair.

countertime

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Under the bandshell the accordion player struggled with his instrument and slammed his boot on the boards in countertime and stepped back and the trumpet player came forward.

deermeat

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If we dont founder on deermeat I'm a chinaman.

fourball

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The hacendado bent and sighted and banked the fourball the length of the table and stood and chalked his cue.

foxfire

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Like foxfire in a darkened wood.

gunbarrel

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John Grady moved behind the charro and put the gunbarrel in his ribs.

gunsel

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I think it's that gunsel.

halfcock

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He looked at the kid and flipped open the gate with his thumb and put the hammer at halfcock and turned the cylinder and ran one of the shells into his palm with the ejector rod and looked at it.

hatbrim

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The boy looked up at the hatbrim over his eyes.

ironshod

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Five minutes later they were standing in the street outside the tall ironshod wooden doors of the portal.

ladron

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Son ladrones?

levanto

(vocab lists with levanto)
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Ya se levanto?

longwise

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He opened the knife quietly against his leg and slid it open longwise under the buckle of his belt.

luminescing

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A thin rod lay luminescing in the blackness.

malignly

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He felt something cold and soulless enter him like another being and he imagined that it smiled malignly and he had no reason to believe that it would ever leave.

manada

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And in the manada were mares who took a great interest in what they saw and some would look back at the cows as they were ridden from the pasture.

mecate

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He held the mecate while Rawlins undid the sideropes from the hackamore and knelt and tied them to the front hobbles.

mesteno

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He didnt look at her until the Arabian was alongside his horse, stepping with its neck arched and one eye on the mesteno not with wariness but some faint equine disgust.

misgive

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Your pardner yonder looks a little misgive.

poolhall

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There's my poolhall card.

quixote

(vocab lists with quixote)
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The idea of Quixote.

refresco

(vocab lists with refresco)
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Dame el refresco, he said.

rimlands

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Birds were coming down out of the half darkness upcountry and shearing away off the edge of the mesa and to the north the lightning stood along the rimlands like burning mandrake.

sashless

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They were picking their way along one of those rutted gullies of which the town was composed when they saw the horse looking out of the sashless window of an abandoned mud house.

scabbarded

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The guards had long since scabbarded their rifles and they rode easily, half slouched in the saddle.

soogan

(vocab lists with soogan)
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Rawlins was trying to get his soogan tied on behind the saddle.

spaniard

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My family are considered gachupines here, but the madness of the Spaniard is not so different from the madness of the creole.

stakerope

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They saddled the horses and John Grady handed his stakerope to Blevins.

tailorwise

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They sat tailorwise on ground that shuddered under the thunder and they fed the fire out of the ruins of an old fence.

thisn

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You better rustle some more wood if you aim to eat thisn.

troca

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Es una troca muy fuerte.

trucha

(vocab lists with trucha)
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Quiero comprar una trucha, he said.

underlid

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She took a handkerchief from her sleeve and with it touched the underlid of each eye.

unmanacled

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He pulled himself up and took out the keys from his pocket and using the rifle to steady himself he hobbled over and bent and took hold of the captain's wrists and unmanacled them.

unpropped

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He unpropped his feet from the windowsill.

unsacred

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It is supposed to be made unsacred.

untracted

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Cars were starting up in the yard and groups of people were moving along the road and he untracted the greenbroke horse out from the lights and into the road before mounting up.

zaguan

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A woman came to the door and looked at the captain and went back down the zaguan and after a while the charro came to the door and nodded and stood picking his teeth.