Dubliners Vocabulary List

araby

(vocab lists with araby)
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ARABY North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers' School set the boys free.

barmbrack

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The fire was nice and bright and on one of the side-tables were four very big barmbracks.

belgian

(vocab lists with belgian)
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Their team had finished solidly; they had been placed second and third and the driver of the winning German car was reported a Belgian.

boyos

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They're the boyos have influence.

briton

(vocab lists with briton)
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I didn't think you were a West Briton."

capel

(vocab lists with capel)
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He went into Capel Street and walked along towards the City Hall.

charmeuse

(vocab lists with charmeuse)
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Mrs Kearney bought some lovely blush-pink charmeuse in Brown Thomas's to let into the front of Kathleen's dress.

dolling

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"And they were a German cardinal by the name of Dolling ... or Dowling ... or----" "Dowling was no German, and that's a sure five," said Mr Power, laughing.

duckie

(vocab lists with duckie)
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Her husband called out to her: "And have you nothing for me, duckie?"

dunne

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P. Dunne, railway porter, stated that as the train was about to start he observed a woman attempting to cross the lines.

emotionalised

(vocab lists with emotionalised)
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This union exalted him, wore away the rough edges of his character, emotionalised his mental life.

englishman

(vocab lists with englishman)
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The party was increased by a young Englishman named Routh whom Jimmy had seen with Segouin at Cambridge.

escaladed

(vocab lists with escaladed)
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The cat escaped once more and Mahony began to throw stones at the wall she had escaladed.

florentine

(vocab lists with florentine)
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When he reported these dialogues he aspirated the first letter of his name after the manner of Florentines.

gallicism

(vocab lists with gallicism)
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In one of these trimly built cars was a party of four young men whose spirits seemed to be at present well above the level of successful Gallicism: in fact, these four young men were almost hilarious.

galway

(vocab lists with galway)
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"I'd love to see Galway again."

glasgow

(vocab lists with glasgow)
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One was in a draper's shop in Glasgow and the other was clerk to a tea-merchant in Belfast.

goster

(vocab lists with goster)
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I asked him again now, but he was leaning on the counter in his shirt-sleeves having a deep goster with Alderman Cowley."

jewess

(vocab lists with jewess)
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He thought of what Gallaher had said about rich Jewesses.

josser

(vocab lists with josser)
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He's a queer old josser!"

magellan

(vocab lists with magellan)
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He had sailed through the Straits of Magellan and he told her stories of the terrible Patagonians.

meath

(vocab lists with meath)
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James Flynn (formerly of S. Catherine's Church, Meath Street), aged sixty-five years.

miching

(vocab lists with miching)
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With Leo Dillon and a boy named Mahony I planned a day's miching.

moyle

(vocab lists with moyle)
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One hand played in the bass the melody of Silent, O Moyle, while the other hand careered in the treble after each group of notes.

nietzsche

(vocab lists with nietzsche)
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Some new pieces of music encumbered the music-stand in the lower room and on his shelves stood two volumes by Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra and The Gay Science.

norwegian

(vocab lists with norwegian)
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Some bystander said that she was a Norwegian vessel.

orangeman

(vocab lists with orangeman)
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I remember Crofton saying to me when we came out----" "But he's an Orangeman, Crofton, isn't he?"

oxter

(vocab lists with oxter)
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"There was many a good man went to the penny-a-week school with a sod of turf under his oxter," said Mr Kernan sententiously.

parkinson

(vocab lists with parkinson)
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"His name," said Aunt Kate, "was Parkinson.

persia

(vocab lists with persia)
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I felt that I had been very far away, in some land where the customs were strange--in Persia, I thought....

preconsidered

(vocab lists with preconsidered)
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As he walked on he preconsidered the terms in which he would narrate the incident to the boys: "So, I just looked at him--coolly, you know, and looked at her.

remonstrative

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His father, remonstrative, but covertly proud of the excess, had paid his bills and brought him home.

revengefully

(vocab lists with revengefully)
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The shadow took her faded dress into shelter but fell revengefully into the little cup behind her collar-bone.

revengefulness

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He was full of smouldering anger and revengefulness.

rosicrucian

(vocab lists with rosicrucian)
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That's what I'm always saying to that Rosicrucian there: take exercise.

roystered

(vocab lists with roystered)
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He picked his way deftly through all that minute vermin-like life and under the shadow of the gaunt spectral mansions in which the old nobility of Dublin had roystered.

scotland

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While she was threading her way back across the room Mrs Malins, without adverting to the interruption, went on to tell Gabriel what beautiful places there were in Scotland and beautiful scenery.

shoeboy

(vocab lists with shoeboy)
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"I asked the little shoeboy, but he said: 'Oh, now, Mr Henchy, when I see work going on properly I won't forget you, you may be sure.'

shoneens

(vocab lists with shoneens)
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Hasn't the working-man as good a right to be in the Corporation as anyone else--ay, and a better right than those shoneens that are always hat in hand before any fellow with a handle to his name?

simoniac

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But then I remembered that it had died of paralysis and I felt that I too was smiling feebly as if to absolve the simoniac of his sin.

spondulics

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"Anyway, I wish he'd turn up with the spondulics."

suffolk

(vocab lists with suffolk)
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"I saw the three of them hard at it yesterday at Suffolk Street corner."

tabinet

(vocab lists with tabinet)
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His mother had worked for him as a birthday present a waistcoat of purple tabinet, with little foxes' heads upon it, lined with brown satin and having round mulberry buttons.

tenebrae

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"O yes," said Mr M'Coy, "Tenebrae."

tinpot

(vocab lists with tinpot)
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He means well, you know, in his own tinpot way."

trayful

(vocab lists with trayful)
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At midday he went to Dan Burke's and took his lunch--a bottle of lager beer and a small trayful of arrowroot biscuits.

unbosoming

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"First I used to go with girls, you know," said Corley, unbosoming; "girls off the South Circular.

unresentfully

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Gabriel, leaning on his elbow, looked for a few moments unresentfully on her tangled hair and half-open mouth, listening to her deep-drawn breath.

vatican

(vocab lists with vatican)
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The Prisoner of the Vatican, he called him.

wisha

(vocab lists with wisha)
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'Wisha!