Collected Shorter Fiction, Volume 1 Vocabulary List

beethoven

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'Play this,' he said, opening a book of Beethoven's music at the adagio of the Moonlight Sonata.

bemol

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The handsome young man was profoundly explaining to Ilyushka that there is more soulfulness in pianoforte music, and that it is not possible to play bemols on a guitar.

bostonian

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Chekhov: first volume of stories.James: The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima.

bustlingly

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The submissive are divided into (a) the calmly submissive and (b) the bustlingly submissive.

californian

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Revolution in France: Second Republic declared.First Californian Gold Rush.

caucasus

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After Tolstoy joined the army and was posted as a young lieutenant to the Caucasus, he became seriously interested in military life and made his own kind of study of it.

circassian

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A Tartar in a white Circassian coat rode up to him and, gesticulating and whispering, talked with him for some time.

constantinople

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8 Constantinople.

cracknels

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A servant brought tea, cream, and cracknels on a silver tray.

crimea

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The soldiers come to life even more vividly in this tale than they do in the Sevastopol Sketches which Tolstoy wrote a little later whilst on active service during the Crimean war.

crimean

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The soldiers come to life even more vividly in this tale than they do in the Sevastopol Sketches which Tolstoy wrote a little later whilst on active service during the Crimean war.

decembrist

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Publishes fragments from The Decembrists (unfinished novel).

desyatin

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'I want him to rent land from me, about thirty desyatins,7 and start a farm, and also buy a forest jointly with me.

dostoevsky

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STEINER, GEORGE: Tolstoy or Dostoevsky - An Essay in Contrast, Faber, London, 1960.

ecossaise

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With her he danced a quadrille, an ecossaise, and a mazurka.

englishwoman

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The first evening that I went out again to hear the band, I learnt that Lady S--, an Englishwoman famous for her beauty, who had long been expected, had arrived in my absence.

flaubert

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Flaubert: Madame Bovary.

frenchwoman

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They spoke of women and of who kept this one or that, a gipsy, a ballet-girl, or a Frenchwoman.

greenwich

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Accession of Tsar Nicholas II.Great Britain: Greenwich bomb outrage.

grovellings

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You know I don't like grovellings.

makar

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Death of Turgenev.Korolenko: Makar's Dream.Garshin: The Scarlet Flower.

maupassant

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Death of Maupassant.

mediatress

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'Here, this is the icon of our Mother Mediatress of the Burning Bush,' said she, crossing herself and kissing the icon of the Virgin and placing it in my hands.

miscalls

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15 The soldier miscalls the Andiysky chain of mountains 'Indeysky', apparently connecting them with India.

mohammedan

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6Russians in the Caucasus used the word 'Tartar' loosely for any of the native Mohammedan tribes (Circassians, Kabardans, &c.).

mossier

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Bongjour, mossier!

napoleonic

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4 M. H. Miloradovich (1770-1825) distinguished himself in the Napoleonic war, became Governor-General of Petersburg, and was killed when suppressing the 'Decembrist' mutiny in 1825.

nikon

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Go to Vodnoe village, ask for the old woman Nikonovna - she's my own mother, see?

piebalds

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Till then there had been no piebalds among all my relatives.

prussia

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Bismarck becomes Prime Minister of Prussia.

reaumur

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10 Reaumur = thirteen below zero Fahrenheit.

scabbiness

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Any scabbiness you may have it will get rid of at once ...' and she laughed still louder.

seville

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'8 'I heard him in Paris in the Barbier de Seville.

siberia

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The fact that she had ended up as a convict on the way to Siberia is, in the circumstances, both wholly convincing and deeply pitiable as well.

siberian

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Beginning of Trans-Siberian Railway construction.Famine in southern Russia.

sicily

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HISTORICAL EVENTS Vladivostok founded.Italy: Garibaldi captures Naples and Sicily.

slavonic

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said the other, 'when the Slavonic lands.... Well, ask him in.'

sussy

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'Eh sussy, poor quah se waso lie?

swingletree

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Looking across its back I could see the same little piebald off-horse on the right, with its tail tied up short, and the swingletree which sometimes knocked against the front of the sledge.

tolstoy

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lf a century, these stories reflect every aspect of Tolstoy's art and personality.

trickily

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But Fedot knows his business and plays trickily while they miss or run in.

uhlan

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He thought of his kind comrade the Uhlan: how the latter used to get angry and lose when they played cards in the study for kopek points and how his wife used to laugh at him.

ukrainian

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Now and then Ukrainian words and laughter could be heard in their ranks.

unblacked

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He had greyish check trousers on, and soldier's boots with short unblacked tops.

uncord

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The maid went out, but the porter remained and asked if he should uncord my luggage.

uncorded

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When the porter had uncorded, I said: 'Please go to Number Eight and tell the gentleman who came here with me that I shall be ready immediately and will come to him.'

unreverential

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A stimulating, consciously unreverential treatment which is very readable, and good on the ideas as well as the literary writings.

unthatched

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Things hardly hold together,' said Churis, looking contemptuously at his unthatched, crooked, and dilapidated sheds.

zakuska

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15 The zakuska ('little bite') consists of a choice of snacks: caviare, salt-fish, cheese, radishes, or what not, with small glasses of vodka or other spirits.

zurich

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He had gone every year to all the best and most frequented places in Switzerland: Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Chamonix, and so on; and was now going round for the eighteenth time.