Deadeye Dick Vocabulary List

austrian

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He was a native Austrian.

beebee

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When he was little, a playmate had shot him in the eye with a beebee gun.

bendel

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Well, you go to Bendel's or Saks or Bloomingdale's, naked except for a credit card-- FELIX: My brother and your clothes.

blathered

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* * * But Father knew nothing of this, obviously, as he blathered on about safety habits.

borneo

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I was a wild man from Borneo.

brainlessly

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He was able to identify the drug which had made him so brainlessly ardent, too.

burma

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He went wandering into Tibet instead, and then northern Burma, and then China, where the Japanese captured him.

cadillac

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He might have been expected to remain close to the hearse, and to duck curious and possibly accusing eyes by getting into the undertaker's Cadillac limousine behind it.

camelot

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But then Sir Galahad presented himself at Camelot, and it was evident to everyone that his heart was perfectly pure.

chopin

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"Chopin," said Father.

daedalus

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Father might say to another one, "I am Daedalus!

darvon

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My own brother came home from New York City--bombed on Darvon and Ritalin and methaqualone and Valium, and God only knows what all.

daymare

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And then it became a daymare.

draftiness

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They would make me come out of the little kitchen and into the vast draftiness of the rest of the ground floor, so that I would grow up hardy and vigorous, I suppose.

dyslectic

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Now that I think about it, he may have been dyslectic.

englishman

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It was John Fortune, of course, and his costume was so strange to both the Englishman and the Nepalese that he was asked to say what it was.

flabbergasting

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So Felix burbled off toward the black part of town in that flabbergasting apparatus.

galahad

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He asked me, for instance, if I knew Sir Galahad had been a Jew.

gatch

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I was pretty sure he was one of the Gatch brothers, who used to work for the Maritimo Brothers Construction Company, until they were caught stealing tools and building materials.

gotham

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A couple of spunky kids from the Middle West, making it big in Gotham.

greenwich

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In a twinkling I was on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village at high noon, gazing up at a theater marquee as snowflakes kissed my face.

haggardly

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And then, as I came down from the gun room, he looked up at me, and he said, haggardly, "Nice to be home again."

haitian

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Whatever an American dollar is worth, that is what a Haitian dollar is worth, and actual American dollars are in general circulation.

harrowingly

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He elects to recapture GENEVIEVE'S attention by becoming pitiful and harrowingly frank.)

hazan

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They have been inspired by James Beard's American Cookery, Marcella Hazan's The Classic Italian Cook Book, and Bea Sandler's The African Cookbook.

himalaya

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Hilton located this imaginary Garden of Eden somewhere in the Himalayas, and he called it "Shangri-La."

honeybunch

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According to Tiger, Gatch said this to the blacked-out house: "Sleep tight, honeybunch."

inviters

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So far as I know, only two people told the inviters that displaying a boy in a cage was a terrible thing to do, and stunk of the Middle Ages and so on.

knackwurst

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I was wearing my best suit, which was as tight as the skin of a knackwurst.

liederkranz

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The cheese, incidentally, was Liederkranz, which most people assume is a European cheese.

mephistopheles

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So he might say to the eight-year-old son of a tool-checker over at Green Diamond Plow, "You look at me as though I were Mephistopheles.

minorite

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And there really was an Adolf Hitler, who studied art in Vienna before the First World War, and whose finest picture may in fact have been "The Minorite Church of Vienna."

morepork

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There in that little plane, she imitated the bulbul of Malaysia and the morepork owl of New Zealand, and so on.

nepalese

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My dentist, Herb Stacks, has been there three times so far, and his waiting room is chock-a-block with Nepalese art.

pericles

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That was roughly the population of Athens during the Golden Age of Pericles.

picasso

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It has the same general theme, I guess, of Picasso's "Guernica," which I have seen.

roistered

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2 FATHER WAS so well received in Vienna, known to one and all as an American millionaire disguised as a ragged genius, that he roistered there for nearly four years.

sinatra

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"Do be do be do"--Frank Sinatra.

snaggletoothed

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She hadn't yet been made all raddled and addled and snaggletoothed and haggard by amphetamine.

sparta

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She was already married to the king of Sparta, so that Paris, a Trojan, had to kidnap her.

tibet

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He went wandering into Tibet instead, and then northern Burma, and then China, where the Japanese captured him.

unblanched

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Add one cup of unblanched almonds and one cup of toasted filberts, both chopped fine.

unimitative

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--The Atlantic Monthly "AN UNIMITATIVE AND INIMITABLE SOCIAL SATIRIST."

unvain

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Mother and son were so unvain and unafraid.

viennese

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To all practical purposes, he spent most of his adult life, except for the last fifteen years, at a table in a Viennese cafe before the First World War.

vinci

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He was an only child, and his mother, on the basis of almost no evidence whatsoever, concluded that he could be another Leonardo da Vinci.

voltaire

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It was a bust of Voltaire.

voodooism

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They could come ashore, and start converting people to voodooism.

voodooist

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The dolphin had come with the hotel, like the voodooist head-waiter, Hippolyte Paul De Mille.

waxer

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So the floor waxer, who was one of the Gatch brothers, drove out on the runway in his own car.