No Country For Old Men Vocabulary List

aztec

(vocab lists with aztec)
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He loped wincing down the sidewalk past the Aztec Theatre.

backpedaling

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He turned and looked back toward the rim, blowing and backpedaling through the slate-blue water.

badman

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He looked like a badman on a slab.

bajada

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At the foot of a rockslide on the edge of the bajada was a small piece of something blue.

birdshot

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The reason I used the birdshot was that I didnt want to break the glass.

bootprint

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Faint outline of a bootprint in blood.

bubba

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Well Bubba, what are your plans now?

buick

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The car that hit Chigurh in the intersection three blocks from the house was a ten year old Buick that had run a stopsign.

cabstand

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He walked down to the cabstand and opened the rear door of the cab parked there and got in.

cadillac

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The Cadillac was crossways in the intersection and there was gunfire in the street.

candelilla

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Candelilla and scrub catclaw.

caroming

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The long crack of a rifle went caroming out over the pan.

carrizo

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Where he reached the river it made a broad sweep out of a canyon and carried down past great stands of carrizo cane.

carwash

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The Barracuda pulled into a truckstop outside of Balmorhea and drove into the bay of the adjoining carwash.

catclaw

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Candelilla and scrub catclaw.

cattlegate

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He finally marked where he thought the trucks should be and then he traced a route cross country back to Harkle's cattlegate.

cherokee

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Drove down to Cherokee and took 501.

chifforobe

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A chifforobe.

coatrack

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He pushed the chair back and rose and got down his gunbelt from the coatrack behind his desk and hung it over his shoulder and picked up his hat and put it on.

comanche

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Up in Comanche County.

downshifted

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A westbound semi coming around the long curve of the span downshifted when the lights came into view.

downshifting

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Passing trucks on the interstate were downshifting as they approached.

facecloth

(vocab lists with facecloth)
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He squared up the cut with the file and smoothed it and wiped out the muzzle of the barrel with a damp facecloth and set it aside.

gimping

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He went gimping down the hallway and down the steps at the rear of the hotel and out into the parking lot.

grandaddy

(vocab lists with grandaddy)
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Same ones my grandaddy had to deal with.

guayabera

(vocab lists with guayabera)
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A Mexican in a green guayabera had sat up on the bed and was reaching for a small machinegun beside him.

gunbarrel

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In the afternoon he went for a long walk out along the lake, taking the cut-off gunbarrel and the stock with him in the bag.

lobos

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Hay lobos.

mauser

(vocab lists with mauser)
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The rifle strapped over his shoulder with a harness-leather sling was a heavybarreled .270 on a '98 Mauser action with a laminated stock of maple and walnut.

mexican

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For a Mexican dopedealer.

outgeneraled

(vocab lists with outgeneraled)
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I think we been outgeneraled.

palmful

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He put his hand in the water and raised a palmful and let it spill again.

recodes

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It recodes itself after every trip.

redtail

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It was a big redtail.

rifleshot

(vocab lists with rifleshot)
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And then he said, and he didnt look at me, he just looked out across the yard, and he said: He was the best rifleshot I ever saw.

saddlebow

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They rode down into the caldera carrying the Winchesters upright before them in the saddlebow.

safecracker

(vocab lists with safecracker)
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Are you a safecracker?

scabrock

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He sat in the scabrock with his boots crossed before him.

sidecutters

(vocab lists with sidecutters)
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A pair of pliers and a pair of sidecutters.

silverbelly

(vocab lists with silverbelly)
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That silverbelly color.

sipes

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You can see the sipes real clear.

toecap

(vocab lists with toecap)
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They were about a size fourteen and had Left and Right written on the toecaps in purple ink.

totting

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Bell sat at the desk signing checks and totting up figures on a hand calculator.

tousling

(vocab lists with tousling)
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Wells stood on the bridge with the wind off the river tousling his thin and sandy hair.

uncocked

(vocab lists with uncocked)
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When he got to the crest of the ridge he crouched and took the .45 out of his belt and uncocked it and put it back again and looked out to the north and to the east.

unfull

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I talked to him this mornin and he seemed to me to be about as unfull of it as they come.

unrisen

(vocab lists with unrisen)
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The light of the unrisen moon before him spread out along the dark placard hills like scrimlights in a theatre.

wadcutter

(vocab lists with wadcutter)
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Almost like a wadcutter.

whump

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He was almost to the cane when it rattled all about him and there was a heavy whump and then the echo of it from across the river.

wiregrass

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Wiregrass and sacahuista.