God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Vocabulary List

archimedes

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But we still hire the experts to teach us the use of aqueducts, dams, reservoirs, siphons, bucket brigades, and the Archimedes' screw.

argyll

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As it happened, he was wearing Argyll socks, and he hitched up his trousers some to look at them.

aslop

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He was a portly man, aslop with coffee, gravid with Danish pastry.

beaverboard

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The only official document that hung on the mildewed beaverboard wall of Eliot's busy office was his commission as a notary public.

beethoven

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"Why, my dear child," she said, "that is none other than the immortal Beethoven."

blatted

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"A Greyhound bus has blatted its Roman trumpets flatulently outside the bus depot, which is also a candy store.

blueballs

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This is what he sang: I've got the clap, and the blueballs, too.

boozily

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"Ten thousand years from now," Eliot predicted boozily, "the names of our generals and presidents will be forgotten, and the only hero of our time still remembered will be the author of 2BRO2B."

bulgarian

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"Welcome to the Bulgarian World's Fair!"

buntline

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Caroline had taken lately to drinking lunch with a rich Lesbian named Amanita Buntline.

bunty

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The playthings had names like Scomber and Skat and Rosebud II and Follow Me and Red Dog and Bunty.

carpetbagging

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And, with broom profits, Castor Buntline and his spastic son Elihu went carpetbagging, became tobacco kings.

clankingly

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" "How stimulating to hear you talk of taste," said the Senator clankingly.

creakingly

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He went creakingly upstairs.

disserting

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While disserting, he would paw women shamelessly, would never touch a man.

domesday

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He called it his Domesday Book.

eisenhower

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His sixteen-foot closet became a depressing museum of coveralls, overalls, Robert Hall Easter specials, field jackets, Eisenhower jackets, sweatshirts and so on.

flatulently

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"A Greyhound bus has blatted its Roman trumpets flatulently outside the bus depot, which is also a candy store.

fumingly

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His whole being is intent on not offending the mighty bus driver, who looks down fumingly from his blue leather throne.

geographics

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Canned goods and tax forms and National Geographics were piled on the toilet tank.

georgian

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It was Georgian.

gigglingly

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She would pluck his cheek, coax kisses from him, kisses she gigglingly declined to receive.

goosefish

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A goosefish, a prehistoric monstrosity, a ten-pound tadpole studded with chancres and warts, came to the surface, opened its needle -filled mouth, surrendered.

gramps

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"Is it Gramps?"

hackingly

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He coughed hackingly.

hoosier

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This line was the first half of a fine old joke by the Hoosier humorist, Kin Hubbard.

lapstreak

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She was a gray, lapstreak tub whose purpose was to wallow home in all weather with tons of fresh fish on board.

lebanese

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He was of Lebanese extraction, the son of a Brooklyn rug merchant.

macedon

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Eunice also wrote an historical novel about a female gladiator, Ramba of Macedon, which was a best-seller in 1936.

michelangelo

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Harry was middle-aged and bandy-legged, but he had a head and shoulders Michelangelo might have given to Moses or God.

parthenon

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In the dead center of town was a Parthenon built of honest red brick, columns and all.

picasso

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As a child and young woman, she had met many of the greatest men of her time in her parents' home--Picasso, Schweitzer, Hemingway, Toscanini, Churchill, de Gaulle.

rembrandt

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Would you be prouder of me, if I'd contributed two and a half million dollars to buy Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer?"

sawmaker

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Because saws are so important here, the athletes of Noah Rosewater Memorial High School are known as 'The Fighting Sawmakers.'

scalplock

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He was an athlete gone to lard, a big man, six-feet-three, two hundred thirty pounds, pale, balding on all sides of a wispy scalplock.

scandinavian

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Male preparatory school teacher badly needs course in manners from stern instructress, preferably a horse-lover of German or Scandinavian extraction, said another.

scomber

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The playthings had names like Scomber and Skat and Rosebud II and Follow Me and Red Dog and Bunty.

slaveringly

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It seemed unwise to me, Dr. Brown wrote and Norman Mushari read slaveringly, to set the noisy conscience of Mrs. Z at liberty again.

stickmen

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His momentarily injured eyes saw two loafers on the courthouse steps as charred stickmen surrounded by steam.

suety

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Harry threw an arm over Fred's suety shoulders.

tailcoated

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Eliot looked sleekly marvelous, tall, tailcoated, his big, friendly face pink, and his blue eyes glittering with mental hygiene.

tennyson

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asks a bawdy soul, drawing this reply: "Try 'Lay of the Last Minstrel,' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson."

topsiders

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Bunny Weeks now loped into The Jolly Whaler, his Topsiders squeaking as they squeegeed.

twittery

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It was very high and fast and twittery, and Mrs. Buntline was humming along with it, rocking her head from side to side to show me how much she loved it.

unimitative

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

unplayful

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He never saw anything funny in anything, so deeply immured was he by the utterly unplayful spirit of the law.

viennese

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He was resigning the case because, in his taut Viennese opinion, Eliot was untreatable.

whiskbroom

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A "General Rosewater" was a whiskbroom.

wincingly

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"Eliot--" said Charley wincingly, "that was three years ago."

yahooism

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Yahooism, drinking, cuckolding, and self-esteem all took sharp upturns.