Green Hills Of Africa Vocabulary List

alaskan

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You know I wrote a diary of that Alaskan trip.'

angleworm

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All angleworms in a bottle, trying to derive knowledge and nourishment from their own contact and from the bottle.

austrian

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'That lorry is finished,' the Austrian said.

boltless

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As we came to camp, and the shade of the heavy trees, cool as a pool, I took the bolt out of the Springfield and handed the rifle, boltless, to M'Cola without speaking or looking at him.

chaplin

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A Chaplin comedy?'

chinaman

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'You black Chinaman.'

drizzlingly

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It rained drizzlingly and I undressed, got into mosquito boots and heavy pyjamas and sat on the cot, ate a breast of roast guinea hen and drank a couple of tin cups of half whisky and water.

dustiness

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The next day we hunted oryx in the dried-up dustiness of the Rift Valley and finally found a herd way off at the edge of the wooded hills on the far side above a Masai village.

englishman

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You know it's just what we did each day and how Alaska looked to an Englishman from Africa.

flaubert

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The discipline of Flaubert.

flighting

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That night after dinner we heard the flamingoes flighting in the dark.

godawful

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It was a godawful long shot.'

greasiness

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But here there had been a recent heavy rain and we had to be very careful about the low parts of the meadow where the tyres cut in through the turf to mud and spun in the slick greasiness.

grecian

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Their faces were a grey brown, the oldest looked to be about fifty, had thin lips, an almost Grecian nose, rather high cheekbones, and large, intelligent eyes.

hamstringing

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To-night he would die and the hyenas would eat him, or, worse, they would get him before he died, hamstringing him and pulling his guts out while he was alive.

hoptoads

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'Ask them if they would like to meet B'wana Hop-Toad, the inventor of the hoptoads and Mama Tziggi, who owns all these locusts.'

kneeing

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Looking across the plain through the mist we could see some other Masai coming along the road, earth-brown skins, and kneeing forward stride and spears thin in the morning light.

kongoni

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From the top of one rise we saw two kongoni showing yellow on a hillside about a mile away and I motioned to Droop that we would go after them.

liverish

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Makes you liverish.'

masai

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The next day we hunted oryx in the dried-up dustiness of the Rift Valley and finally found a herd way off at the edge of the wooded hills on the far side above a Masai village.

mohammedan

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The Mohammedans and all religions were a joke.

outrightly

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This was not outrightly funny to him.

outshoot

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I knew I could outshoot him and I could always outwalk him and, steadily, he got trophies that made mine dwarfs in comparison.

outwalk

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I knew I could outshoot him and I could always outwalk him and, steadily, he got trophies that made mine dwarfs in comparison.

oxonian

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'We'll take the two savages as one lot and these two Oxonians as the other,' Pop said.

pipsqueak

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By God, you 'can' shoot that little pipsqueak. '

quinet

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And that last night, drunk, with Joyce and the thing he kept quoting from Edgar Quinet, 'Fraiche et rose comme au jour de la bataille'.

ramadan

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All Ramadan he never swallowed his saliva until sunset and when the sun was almost down I'd see him watching nervously.

restfully

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We were all luxuriantly, restfully tired.

sabring

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I wished that I had a Michigan double-bitted axe, honed razor-sharp, to chop with instead of this sabring of trees.

shootable

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'He's shootable.'

siberia

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Dostoevski was made by being sent to Siberia.

simba

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'Piga Simba'.'

socking

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'If I get through this safari without socking you it's going to be a bloody marvel.

spearsman

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We started off, Droop and his spearsman in the lead, walking along the shadow of the trail that was broken by the sun through the leaves.

spooking

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One bull had stayed and our spooking him that morning would make it even more difficult now.

strawy

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There was also a rhino who, from the tracks and the kicked-up mound of strawy dung, came there each night.

swahili

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'Yes,' he agreed, in Swahili.

sweatband

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We stopped in the shelter of the ridge, me sweating heavily and fixing a handkerchief inside the sweatband of my Stetson, and sent Droop ahead to look.

thirstier

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I was tired all the way into my bones, my head felt cooked, and I was thirstier than I had ever been in my life.

throatily

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The shot was possible but it was too long to be certain and as I lay, watching, I felt somebody touch me on the arm and Garrick, who had crawled up, whispered throatily, 'Piga!

tireder

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He looked older, more disreputable and tireder than ever and his get-up was obviously a disguise.

tolstoy

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It was very hot climbing back up the sandy ravine and I was glad to lean my back against the tree trunk and read in Tolstoy's 'Sevastopol'.

unhelped

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But they hurt now, a stronger logic, and the situation was unhelped by the statement that men's new boots always hurt for weeks before they became comfortable.

unhesitant

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Instead of the sweet clean pull of the Springfield with the smooth, unhesitant release at the end, this trigger came to what, in a squeeze, seemed metal stuck against metal.

untragic

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But you are not alone, because if you have ever really loved her happy and untragic, she loves you always, no matter whom she loves nor where she goes she loves you more.

unwearable

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was limping, and in sudden whispered family bitterness there was a highly-righteous-on-both-sides clash, historically on unwearable shoes and boots in the past, and imperatively on these, which hurt.

viennese

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To-night we will have a special dish of Viennese dessert.

wildebeeste

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They came in carrying quarters of tommy, grant, and wildebeeste, dusty, the meat seared dry by the sun, and the porters were happy, crouched around their fires roasting the meat on sticks.

wooshing

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There was a wooshing snort and no movement, not a stir in the reeds.