The Old Man And The Sea Vocabulary List

albacore

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Today I'll work out where the schools of bonito and albacore are and maybe there will be a big one with them.

american

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''In the American League it is the Yankees as I said,'' the old man said happily.''

bettor

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Many of the bettors had asked for a draw because they had to go to work on the docks loading sacks of sugar or at the Havana Coal Company.

bight

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I could just drift, he thought, and sleep and put a bight of line around my toe to wake me.

bonito

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Today I'll work out where the schools of bonito and albacore are and maybe there will be a big one with them.

braked

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He had no feeling of his left hand but he braked all he could with his right and the line rushed out.

brisa

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''Light brisa,'' he said.

broadbill

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It could have been a marlin or a broadbill or a shark.

carapaced

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The turtles saw them, approached them from the front, then shut their eyes so they were completely carapaced and ate them filaments and all.

catalan

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I will have lost two hundred fathoms of good Catalan cardel and the hooks and leaders.

christ

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''Christ knows he can't have gone.

crisped

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They were shaped like a man's fingers when they are crisped like claws.

discolouring

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The shaft of the harpoon was projecting at an angle from the fish's shoulder and the sea was discolouring with the red of the blood from his heart.

dorado

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He called it dorado.

falsest

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But they were the falsest thing in the sea and the old man loved to see the big sea turtles eating them.

fibered

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On the brown walls of the flattened, overlapping leaves of the sturdy fibered guano there was a picture in color of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and another of the Virgin of Cobre.

fishless

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They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert.

freshening

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But now they were freshening as when the breeze rises.

furled

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The sail was patched with flour sacks and, furled, it looked like the flag of permanent defeat.

grippe

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But it was no worse than getting up at the hours that they rose and it was very good against all colds and grippes and it was good for the eyes.

humiliates

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But a cramp, he thought of it as a calambre, humiliates oneself especially when one is alone.

ineffectually

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As he watched the bird dipped again slanting his wings for the dive and then swinging them wildly and ineffectually as he followed the flying fish.

knifing

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He was built as a sword fish except for his huge jaws which were tight shut now as he swam fast, just under the surface with his high dorsal fin knifing through the water without wavering.

leprous

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The dolphin was cold and a leprous gray-white now in the starlight and the old man skinned one side of him while he held his right foot on the fish's head.

ligas

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He thought of the Big Leagues, to him they were the Gran Ligas, and he knew that the Yankees of New York were playing the Tigres of Detroit.

mushed

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He hit it with his blood mushed hands driving a good harpoon with all his strength.

nauseate

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But I have chewed it all well and I am not nauseated.

norther

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Then he dreamed that he was in the village on his bed and there was a norther and he was very cold and his right arm was asleep because his head had rested on it instead of a pillow.

oakum

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He smelled the tar and oakum of the deck as he slept and he smelled the smell of Africa that the land breeze brought at morning.

october

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He ate them all through May to be strong in September and October for the truly big fish.

pivoting

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But when the strain showed the fish had turned to come toward the boat, the old man rose to his feet and started the pivoting and the weaving pulling that brought in all the line he gained.

ptomaine

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It is humiliating before others to have a diarrhoea from ptomaine poisoning or to vomit from it.

rigel

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He did not know the name of Rigel but he saw it and knew soon they would all be out and he would have all his distant friends.

slitted

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The other watched the old man with his slitted yellow eyes and then came in fast with his half circle of jaws wide to hit the fish where he had already been bitten.

spanish

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He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her.

speedboat

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Then, on his back, with his tail lashing and his jaws clicking, the shark plowed over the water as a speedboat does.

stringiness

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There was no stringiness in it and he knew that it would bring the highest price In the market.

teetered

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He was too tired even to examine the line and he teetered on it as his delicate feet gripped it fast.

thole

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He fitted the rope lashings of the oars onto the thole pins and, leaning forward against the thrust of the blades in the water, he began to row out of the harbour in the dark.

tireder

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I'm tireder than I have ever been, he thought, and now the trade wind is rising.

uncramp

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It will uncramp though, he thought.

uncramped

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There was a small sea rising with the wind coming up from the east and at noon the old man's left hand was uncramped.

undefeated

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Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.

unendingly

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He came out unendingly and water poured from his sides.

unhooked

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The old man unhooked the fish, re-baited the line with another sardine and tossed it over.

unknotting

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His left hand was still cramped, but he was unknotting it slowly.

unrolling

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It was the weight of the fish and he let the line slip down, down, down, unrolling off the first of the two reserve coils.

urinated

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He urinated outside the shack and then went up the road to wake the boy.

whiplash

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But these poisonings from the agua mala came quickly and struck like a whiplash.

windless

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You shouldn't be that tired after a windless night.