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babylon

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Now, Josef was loudly comparing the hole to the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Colossus of Rhodes.

backslapper

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"The only people who get ahead at Accousti-gem, boy, are the backslappers and snow-job artists.

beethoven

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But it must have been about as difficult for Big Floyd as the Fifth Symphony had been for Beethoven.

bluebeard

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Larry was something of a Bluebeard, and, may I say, a lucky dog while his luck held out.

boozily

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He coughed boozily, flagged them down with his hands.

buick

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"Don't blame you for trying to run away from yourself," said Confido, "but it can't be done--not even in a Buick."

bushwah

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"What's this bushwah about a Wednesday paper?"

calmingly

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"All right, all right, all right," said Lemming calmingly.

cardplayer

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He put his fingertips on them, like a cardplayer standing pat.

cartier

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A diamond tiara from Cartier!"

chevrolet

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There was about three dollars' worth of chickens, a fifty-dollar Chevrolet, and the family wash on the clothesline.

chickenhearted

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You're looking at a man who went over the top eight times in the Great War, so you ain't looking at anybody who'd be too chickenhearted to shoot.

clankingly

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Its progress was grindingly, clankingly slow.

crooningly

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He went over the good news for her again--crooningly.

depreciatively

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"Ohhhhhh," Ellen thought depreciatively, "I haven't been through so much.

dillydally

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They could only dillydally with the arts.

edinburgh

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"As it happens," said Weems, "I hold two doctor's degrees--one from Budapest, another from Edinburgh."

foxily

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The old man smiled foxily, shook his head.

goethe

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This works out fine for the cubists, and Slotkin had plenty of good evidence for its applying to Goethe, Thoreau, Hemingway, and just about anybody you care to name.

grisliness

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Nancy's sweet face twisted as Red forced her to look at the grisliness of life.

groceress

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"That wholesale groceress, of course!

halloween

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"Halloween or something?

hearst

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The statue, a fourteenth-century Saint Catherine from Toledo, I bought from the estate of William Randolph Hearst.

heartbrokenly

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said Lowell heartbrokenly.

honeybunch

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"Honeybunch?"

jailbreaker

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"Not a jailbreaker or a kidnapper, either, eh?"

larruped

(vocab lists with larruped)
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It was being larruped by Big Floyd Hires, the biggest, the most pleasant, and the dumbest boy in school.

moonfaced

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In came the third detective, a pale, moonfaced, huge, young Swede.

myrmecologist

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Peter and his brother, Russia's leading myrmecologists, had been summoned from the University of Dnipropetrovsk to see the hole--or, rather, to see the fossils that had come out of it.

myrmecology

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Myrmecology, they had explained to the hundred-odd guards who had stopped them on their way into the area, was that branch of science devoted to the study of ants.

paltriest

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What he would see in Francine's heavenly face, he knew, would be the paltriest of all positive emotions, which is respect.

pipingly

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she asked pipingly.

prissily

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Red pursed his lips prissily.

quaveringly

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"Tell the truth," said Judge Wampler quaveringly.

queasily

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"Come on--" said Fred queasily, waving his gun, "wake 'em up."

reedily

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Fuzz whistled reedily, the tip of his tongue against the roof of his mouth.

ruggedest

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Natural selection at its ruggedest--survival of the fittest."

rustily

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An empty streetcar far away screamed rustily, rang its cracked bell.

scrawniness

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It shocked him delightfully, stripped away his feelings of paleness and scrawniness.

scudder

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You must of seen me and Harry and Stan and Mr. Mott and Eddie Scudder and everybody else crossing the bridge, and you never said a word?"

siberia

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said Peter, letting go of his end of the saw and turning his back to the Siberian wind.

siberian

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said Peter, letting go of his end of the saw and turning his back to the Siberian wind.

springily

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She sat down springily in the revolving posture chair that was hers, stripped the cover from her typewriter, twittered her fingers over the keys.

stalin

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It was said, not without awe, that he was the favorite third cousin of Stalin himself, and that he was merely serving an apprenticeship for much bigger things.

telephoner

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"And somebody else find out who's taking care of the kids," said the telephoner, "and, for God's sake, make sure the papers and the radio stations find out this guy isn't a maniac after all."

tinnily

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Two coat hangers hung from the doorknob, tinkled tinnily as Weems opened and closed the door.

turtlelike

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Turtlelike, he watched with pop eyes for signs of trust.

twitteringly

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She stopped weeping now, smiled twitteringly, moved her elbows up and down as though they were the wing tips of a happy little bird.

wincingly

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Francine nodded wincingly.

wooziness

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The wound on the back of his head stung, as though it were open again, and waves of wooziness came and went.