True At First Light Vocabulary List

abyssinia

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He had learned "Buona notte" in Abyssinia with the K.A.R.

beerily

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"Piga chui, tu," Ngui explained just a little beerily, I thought, to Mr. Singh, who bowed in congratulations and indicated that these three bottles were on the house.

belgian

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I want to see the Belgian Congo."

burberry

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When she came back and flapped the rain from her hat, hung her Burberry on the tent pole and changed her boots for dry slippers I asked how the troops were.

burma

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General Burma.

burmese

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But no one has dealt much with these new types except Waugh a little bit at the end of Black Mischief and Orwell completely in Burmese Days.

bwanas

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"I have lived all my life with the Bwanas.

castilian

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We talked about the different Castilian towns which had always had storks' nests on the churches and from all I could learn from the trucking man these were as plentiful as ever.

chevrolet

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The Chevrolet truck chassis on which the hunting car body had been built had good brakes but with the load we had we could not carry more than about six extra people.

coldheartedness

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The coldheartedness of the Widow, my wanderings on the Mountain."

conjugable

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"Conjugate me conjugable love.

dekko

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"We'll have another dekko."

floatingly

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I held my breath, squeezed the trigger softly, and broke his neck and Keiti ran toward him to halal as the others leaped and jumped floatingly into the cover.

frenchwoman

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But he has a neighbor who has a wife who is a Frenchwoman and they'd be good to have for her.

georgics

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We were all reading the Georgics then in the C. Day Lewis translation.

gerenuk

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"Can we go back through the gerenuk country?"

grimacer

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Don't let it lead you toward the grimacer.

himalaya

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"We call them the Fathers of the Himalayas," I explained modestly.

jambo

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Debba and I never spoke to each other in front of the others except for me to say "Jambo, tu," and she would bow her head very gravely if there were others than Ngui and Mthuka present.

maneless

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The one was so big with cubs that she looked to be a maneless lion.

masai

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"A Masai murderer.

medaled

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He was the horse-tail plumed, medaled, mustached type and his barracks were not very far away in the quarter.

mohammedan

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He was not a Mohammedan as his father was.

mutterer

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I translated it carefully into Kamba with the help of Msembi and then feeling the guilt of a phrase mutterer I asked Ngui if he would find my spears because I was going out to hunt when the moon rose.

nutted

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I did not meet their look but continued purchasing, now moving into the field of hard candies, bottled, and the various types of chocolate bars both nutted and plain.

ochered

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The women stared at you boldly from head to foot and the young warriors with their heavy ochered pigtails and bangs were insolent and cheerful.

oleograph

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We then stood and looked at the oleograph of the original Singh strangling two lions one in each hand.

orwell

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But no one has dealt much with these new types except Waugh a little bit at the end of Black Mischief and Orwell completely in Burmese Days.

outsmarts

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"But he outsmarts us every morning and he can keep it up forever."

overhunted

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"We overhunted him, honey.

paunched

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He lay big paunched and dusty, all his bluff gone and his horns gray and undistinguished.

proustian

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It's his Proustian side.

pulitzer

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It is amazing to me that a group of people could award you the Pulitzer Prize.

puntilla

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Miss Mary would have killed her lion and been happy about it always and I would only have given him the puntilla and she would know it and love me very much forever world without end amen.

ramadan

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Charo had wished to convert me to Islam some twenty years before and I had gone all through Ramadan with him observing the fast.

repugn

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"My husband is a delicate and sensitive man and they repugn him."

repugns

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"I'm glad something repugns him," G.C.

rockies

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"You ate bear in America hunting in the Rockies.

shauri

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"It's your shauri.

sicily

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Berenson was well, which made me happy, and was in Sicily, which worried me unnecessarily since he knew much more about what he was doing than I did.

simba

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"Hapana simba kubwa sana," Keiti said to me, his eyes mocking but apologetic and absolutely confident.

somali

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But he was an informer and he had lost out in life long ago and it was the Bwanas who had ruined him although he gave full credit for that process to a Somali wife.

swahili

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Pop still cursed them in English or in Swahili and they loved it.

tauric

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On this particularly hot day in Castile Miss Mary had discovered the storks nested on top of the tower of the church which had looked down on so many tauric incidents.

undelighting

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I knew the answer and it was stupid of me and the first undelighting thing that we had done all day.

unflickering

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I asked watching the firelight and the unflickering light from the lantern.

unrealness

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I feel superior to such nonsense and to the unrealness.

unsteadied

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But he was unsteadied because nobody helped Miss Mary.

unwasting

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He spoke in a sort of swinging lilting voice that moved with the rhythm that a great boxer has when he is floating in and out with perfect, unwasting movements.

wuthering

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You sound like Wuthering Heights."