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acapulco

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And the outer beach, for all practical purposes infinite, puts the beach of Acapulco to shame.

aleutian

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At the same time, ten V-2s are being readied for firing in New Mexico, and fifty radio-controlled jet bombers are being equipped for a mock attack on the Aleutians.

ausgespielt

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Ausgespielt!

babylon

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His expression was one of disapproval, of a holy man in Babylon.

brainlessly

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He mopped like a robot, jerkily, brainlessly, but took pains not to splash suds over the toes of his black boots.

bronx

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Jim gave a soft Bronx cheer.

bushwa

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"Bushwa," said George quietly.

caspian

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I would have asked my elder son Stepan about life in space, but he was far away in Guryev, on the Caspian Sea.

charlottesville

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We were quartered in an old mansion near Charlottesville, Virginia, to which we had been whisked five days after the letter was mailed.

chevrolet

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The Rolls-Royce pulled abreast of an old Chevrolet, a car in such bad repair that its back door was lashed shut with clothesline.

clampers

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Hazel, as a matter of fact, bore a strong resemblance to the Handicapper General, a woman named Diana Moon Clampers.

congressing

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I found only one abrupt verb for sexually congressing a woman, and we surely have Edward Albee to thank for its currency, though he gets no credit for it.

coolidge

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Taft, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover were all guests of my father in this very house.

dowdier

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And the filing cabinets got fuller and fuller, and the McClellan house got dowdier and dowdier.

dullsville

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But linguistically speaking, Disraeli is dullsville."

eisenhower

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"M-W-3," incidentally, came out during the dying days of the Eisenhower Administration, when simply everybody was talking like Art Linkletter.

experted

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If you ask me, our boys were experted to death.

flimflammed

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The worst experience I ever had with a body was when I was flimflammed into taking out the one that had belonged to Dr. Ellis Konigswasser.

gettysburg

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The pills were so effective that you could blindfold a man who had taken one, tell him to recite the Gettysburg Address, kick him in the balls while he was doing it, and he wouldn't miss a syllable.

glimmeringly

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He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison, but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that.

goldwater

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The Hyannis Port thing happened because somebody misunderstood something I said, and thought I was an ardent Goldwater Republican.

groaningly

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He stood, stretched groaningly.

halloween

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The rest of Harrison's appearance was Halloween and hardware.

hampshire

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My field of operation is usually within about twenty-five miles of my home, which is in North Crawford, New Hampshire.

hearselike

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And then, hearselike, a truck from the express company drove up to the firehouse.

honeybunch

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"Why don't you stretch out on the sofa, so's you can rest your handicap bag on the pillows, honeybunch."

khrushchev

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"I have Mr. Khrushchev's son-in-law with me," said the President.

loathingly

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When the coughing died down, Nancy said loathingly through the blanket, "You're so strong, so masterful, so healthy.

mells

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The dilettantes ask for Pell Mells.

mousetrapped

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Fuller reddened, mousetrapped by egoism.

murra

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George Murra, the writer, was the one I knew.

netman

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She pronounced the name, as almost all Americans did, a colorless Netman.

niagara

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These are the pajamas my great-great-grandfather wore on his wedding night in Niagara Falls.

olympics

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"Yes--and before that it was the Olympics, and before that the World's Series, and before that the Presidential Elections, and before that I-don't-know-what.

oysterlike

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Jim raised his head, and Helmholtz saw that his eyes were oysterlike again.

playland

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He there worked off his frustrations on a miniature golf course called Playland.

pronging

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One pronging was the encouragement of ethical suicide, which consisted of going to the nearest Suicide Parlor and asking a Hostess to kill you painlessly while you lay on a Barcalounger.

pulmotor

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Then, when the rainstorm turned to sleet, he headed back home and was interested to see firemen on the edge of a lagoon, where they were using a pulmotor on a drowned man.

sahara

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Except for us, that street was as quiet as a stretch of the Sahara Desert.

screecher

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Susanna looked indulgently in the direction of the screech, forgiving the screecher.

seacocks

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I hope he was opening the seacocks when beaten insensible by truncheons."

sinatra

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They actually expected to be invited to play touch football with Eunice and Frank Sinatra and the Secretary of Health and Welfare.

soreheadedness

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On his face was a strange mixture of guilt and soreheadedness.

taoism

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No herbs, no golden rule, no muscle control, no sticking our noses in other people's troubles to forget our own; no hobbies, Taoism, push-ups or contemplation of a lotus.

teemingly

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And ducks and geese and herons and other waterfowl were out there, too, teemingly, in the great salt marsh that bounds the harbor on the west.

ungraced

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The first thing I noticed was that there were already two dilapidated filing cabinets in the hall, ungraced by wallpaper or clear shellac.

unimitative

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

unsnarled

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It took me several weeks to realize that the message really meant something, that the first nine sentences, when unsnarled, could be taken as instructions.

whistlingly

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He sucked whistlingly on a toothpick, and talked of vision--his own.

zoroastrian

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"He may have been a Zoroastrian, for all I know.