Animal Farm Vocabulary List

animalism

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A too rigid equality in rations, Squealer explained, would have been contrary to the principles of Animalism.

blacksmithing

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Here, in the evenings, they studied blacksmithing, carpentering, and other necessary arts from books which they had brought out of the farmhouse.

bleated

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The cows lowed it, the dogs whined it, the sheep bleated it, the horses whinnied it, the ducks quacked it.

brainworker

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We pigs are brainworkers.

capered

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All the animals capered with joy when they saw the whips going up in flames.

carpentering

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Here, in the evenings, they studied blacksmithing, carpentering, and other necessary arts from books which they had brought out of the farmhouse.

coccidiosis

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Their bodies were buried in the orchard, and it was given out that they had died of coccidiosis.

cowman

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Even the cat suddenly leapt off a roof onto a cowman's shoulders and sank her claws in his neck, at which he yelled horribly.

cucaracha

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As he had said, his voice was hoarse, but he sang well enough, and it was a stirring tune, something between Clementine and La Cucaracha.

dissentients

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There were only four dissentients, the three dogs and the cat, who was afterwards discovered to have voted on both sides.

dogcart

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Whymper had bought himself a dogcart.

foxhound

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You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker, who will cut your throat and boil you down for the foxhounds.

foxwood

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Mr. Pilkington, of Foxwood, had stood up, his mug in his hand.

frisking

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exclaimed Squealer, frisking from side to side.

gambolled

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In the ecstasy of that thought they gambolled round and round, they hurled themselves into the air in great leaps of excitement.

greyer

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Only old Benjamin was much the same as ever, except for being a little greyer about the muzzle, and, since Boxer's death, more morose and taciturn than ever.

hayfield

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Then they made a tour of inspection of the whole farm and surveyed with speechless admiration the ploughland, the hayfield, the orchard, the pool, the spinney.

henhouse

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He snuffed in every corner, in the barn, in the cow-shed, in the henhouses, in the vegetable garden, and found traces of Snowball almost everywhere.

knacker

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They are taking Boxer to the knacker's! "

maltreating

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They had never seen animals behave like this before, and this sudden uprising of creatures whom they were used to thrashing and maltreating just as theychose, frightened them almost out of their wits.

mangels

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For days at a time the animals had nothing to eat but chaff and mangels.

matchwood

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The time had been when a few kicks from Boxer's hoofs would have smashed the van to matchwood.

minorca

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Led by three young Black Minorca pullets, the hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon's wishes.

neighed

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She neighed again, and all the animals broke into a gallop and rushed into the yard.

nosebag

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The reins, the halters, the blinkers, the degrading nosebags, were thrown on to the rubbish fire which was burning in the yard.

november

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November came, with raging south-west winds.

nuzzling

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Benjamin felt a nose nuzzling at his shoulder.

outdoing

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This was a wickedness far outdoing Snowball's destruction of the windmill.

overslept

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She was late for work every morning and excused herself by saying that she had overslept, and she complained of mysterious pains, although her appetite was excellent.

overstrain

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Clover warned him sometimes to be careful not to overstrain himself, but Boxer would never listen to her.

pincher

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Muriel was dead; Bluebell, Jessie, and Pincher were dead.

ploughland

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Then they made a tour of inspection of the whole farm and surveyed with speechless admiration the ploughland, the hayfield, the orchard, the pool, the spinney.

porker

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You young porkers who are sitting in front of me, every one of you will scream your lives out at the block within a year.

quacked

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The cows lowed it, the dogs whined it, the sheep bleated it, the horses whinnied it, the ducks quacked it.

rabbiting

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The men had milked the cows in the early morning and then had gone out rabbiting, without bothering to feed the animals.

rheumy

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Clover was an old stout mare now, stiff in the joints and with a tendency to rheumy eyes.

slaughterer

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But Benjamin pushed her aside and in the midst of a deadly silence he read: " 'Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon.

spinney

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Then they made a tour of inspection of the whole farm and surveyed with speechless admiration the ploughland, the hayfield, the orchard, the pool, the spinney.

squealer

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A too rigid equality in rations, Squealer explained, would have been contrary to the principles of Animalism.

stockbreeder

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Snowball had made a close study of some back numbers of the Farmer and Stockbreeder which he had found in the farmhouse, and was full of plans for innovations and improvements.

stupider

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It was also found that the stupider animals, such as the sheep, hens, and ducks, were unable to learn the Seven Commandments by heart.

tatted

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For a minute or two they stood gazing at the tatted wall with its white lettering.

titbit

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It did not seem strange to learn that the pigs had bought themselves a wireless set, were arranging to install a telephone, and had taken out subscriptions to John Bull, TitBits, and the Daily Mirror.

tunefully

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The other animals sitting round her took it up, and they sang it three times over-very tunefully, but slowly and mournfully, in a way they had never sung it before.

tush

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He was twelve years old and had lately grown rather stout, but he was still a majestic-looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut.

tyrannise

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And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind.

unfed

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When Mr. Jones got back he immediately went to sleep on the drawing-room sofa with the News of the World over his face, so that when evening came, the animals were still unfed.

whelped

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It happened that Jessie and Bluebell had both whelped soon after the hay harvest, giving birth between them to nine sturdy puppies.

whinnied

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The cows lowed it, the dogs whined it, the sheep bleated it, the horses whinnied it, the ducks quacked it.

whinny

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He fidgeted to and fro, swishing his long black tail against his sides and occasionally uttering a little whinny of surprise.