Player Piano Vocabulary List

antimachine

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"And," the girl continued, "it had an antimachine theme."

antwerp

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"Herbert J. van Antwerp," said Mac.

arabian

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After it came the band, which carried out the Arabian motif.

archcriminal

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When the police had identified Paul, they had been embarrassed by his I.Q., and his rank in the criminal hierarchy: the archcriminal, the would-be king of the saboteurs.

archprophet

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The archprophet of efficiency, Kroner, preferred it to the gracile, wipe-clean-with-a-damp-cloth steel and glass machines almost all of the engineers and managers lived in.

attaboy

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"Attaboy," said Kroner, smiling encouragingly.

bakula

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"Nibo bakula ni provo," he said at last.

boltheads

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The table was gone from the booth, and there were only cracked plaster and boltheads to show where it had once been moored to the wall.

braiders

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He stood in the old part of Building 58, which was now filled with welding machines and a bank of insulation braiders.

cayuga

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"Far above Cayuga's waters,With its waves of blue,Stands our noble Alma Mater,Glorious to view--" came the voices.

charlemagne

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of about 80, has titles that'd make Charlemagne sound like a cook's helper.

dizziest

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Civilization has reached the dizziest heights of all time!

dollied

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The television cameras dollied and panned about him like curious, friendly dinosaurs, sniffing and peering.

dubonnet

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"Dubonnet."

esperanto

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"How does he want me to tell him--in Esperanto?

funereally

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Both were dressed funereally, as though not to compete for glamour with the corpse.

gadgeteer

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Bud's mentality was one that had been remarked upon as being peculiarly American since the nation had been born--the restless, erratic insight and imagination of a gadgeteer.

georgian

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"For instance, there's a nice Georgian house on Griffin Boulevard.

goldilocks

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I've got fifty dollars on you with Goldilocks here, and I'll cover anybody else who thinks Checker Charley's got a chance."

goura

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Ippi goura Brahouna ta tippo a mismit."

gunrack

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Paul followed him into the dark-paneled study, and waited for him to choose his weapon from the gunrack that filled one wall.

heartwise

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Again he talked to the clouds--"heartwise."

himalaya

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"He say Americans have changed almost everything on earth," said Khashdrahr, "but it would be easier to move the Himalayas than to change the Army."

hoppity

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"Hop, hop, hop, hoppity hop.

illium

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Now, over bones and rotten palings and cannon balls and arrowheads, there lay a triangle of steel and masonry buildings, a half-mile on each side--the Illium Works.

inspirationally

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And then the next sentence sprang inspirationally to mind: "IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, NOT ONE CENT HAS BEEN REINVESTED IN THE BUSINESS, NOT ONE CENT LAID ASIDE FOR DEPRECIATION!"

irishman

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Paul had computed the value of Finnerty's record, book, and bottle collections and concluded that the Irishman would still have plenty left for even two new cars.

iroquois

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If the bridge across the Iroquois were dynamited, few daily routines would be disturbed.

leathercraft

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"If we hurry," said Doctor Dodge, "we'll probably catch the leathercraft class still in session."

mussolini

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Dressing up like that, and--" "Childish--like Hitler's Brown Shirts, like Mussolini's Black Shirts.

nuttiest

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"Nuttiest thing I ever heard of," said the President.

opaqued

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Each had before him a headless beer in a glass whose rim was opaqued by hours of slow, thoughtful sipping.

pythia

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The VFW and the Knights of Pythias wandered off, and the Masons never did show up.

ringbarked

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He's the one that ringbarked the oak."

rosicrucian

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"Maybe he sent a coupon to the Rosicrucians.

sahara

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"The Sahara Desert, you dumb bastard.

salet

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"Sim koula Takaru, akka sahn salet?"

shadowbox

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The man was jogging along the shoulder of the road, now and then breaking his pace to pirouette and shadowbox, then picking up his jogging again.

shovelman

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Shovelman First Class.

siamese

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In the quasi nightmare of being only half asleep, he visualized the notion of man and wife as one flesh--a physical monstrosity, pathetic, curious, and helpless Siamese twins.

sobber

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There were tears standing in many eyes, and here and there teeth were sunk in unstable lips, but nowhere could Paul see the sobber.

tarzan

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E. R. B. Hagstrohm liked Tarzan as much as his father had, and hated being a little man and being in Chicago ten times as much.

televiewer

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He might have turned on the televiewer, to see if the bell ringer was worth opening the door for, but he was hungry for companionship--just about any kind--and he went to the door gladly, gratefully.

tentmate

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"Get to know your tentmate, then lunch."

unimitative

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

vaultlike

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Even the box was archaic--a vaultlike affair bolted to the floor, with a steel door and lock.

weltschmerz

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Their eyes had met, and an inexpressibly sweet sense of eternal tragedy had passed between them, between their generations--a legacy of Weltschmerz as old as humanity.

westinghouse

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cried Halyard to the driver from the floor, "then out Westinghouse Boulevard!"

wheaties

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Had machines been watching things when Gelhorne started his climb to the top, his classification card would have come flying out of the card files like an old Wheaties box top.

zowie

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"Zowie!"