Against The Day Vocabulary List

anamorphoscope

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"So we have a sort of anamorphoscope, more properly no doubt a paramorphoscope because it reveals worlds which are set to the side of the one we have taken, until now, to be the only world given us."

aviated

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"We've aviated ourselves away from the clambake, that's certain," Chick said.

aviatory

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From time to time, the aeronauts hailed one another through megaphones, and the evening was thus atwitter, like the trees of many a street in the city nearby, with aviatory pleasantries.

bobbejaan

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The man was a bobbejaan.

circassian

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All right with Frank, who, having begun wondering when Bob and Rudie would make their appearance, needed to put in a little time next to some Circassian walnut.

cohens

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Grand Cohens are flirt-proof.

darwinists

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Social Darwinists of the day were forever on about the joys of bloody teeth and claws, but they were curiously uncelebratory of speed and deception, poison and surprise.

dashedly

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Our options Mushtaq are dashedly few and not one of them practicable--but I say, your teeth--didn't used to be that color, did they?"

dragsaw

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Mrs. Dragsaw over there's the one to see."

dustwoman

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"Dustwoman," said Jenny, Sophrosyne and Yashmeen more or less at the same time.

edwardian

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By the Edwardian standards of rationally-arrived-at code of values and stable career, young Traverse here was an obviously drifting wreck without much hope of ever being straightened out.

elflock

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Last time he'd checked, its position in the Icosadyad was occupied by one Lamont Replevin, of Elflock Villa, Stuffed Edge, Herts.

englishwoman

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And that evening, sure enough, long after the King's Band had left off playing, there they were, together out in front of Florian's, Hunter's eyes exclusively engaged with those of the Englishwoman.

euphrates

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Lindsay recognized the smell of wild "Euphrates" poplars coming into blossom.

eurasia

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Eurasia, Africa, America.

fellatrice

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Into his mouth Reef in one stroke, no more, and then you must be perfectly still and allow this wicked little fellatrice to do all the work.

gamomania

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Last time Lindsay went in, back in Medicine Hat, Alberta, they had run some tests and caught signs of Incipient Gamomania, "That is, the abnormal desire to be married."

genghis

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"Then the Mahommedans swept in," said Prance, "and next came Genghis Khan, and after him the desert."

goldang

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"Startin to goldang annoy me, here?"

gomorrah

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"Sodom and Gomorrah will just be a Sunday-school picnic in comparison to this place."

hellkite

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Little Hellkite works over by Telluride?"

iowan

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Lew found Merle discussing potato-salad recipes with a bunch of Iowans.

iscariot

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even the stamping mills were silent, even Silver itself taking its day of rest, as if to recognize the price Judas Iscariot received.

juans

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In the middle of the night, deep in the southern San Juans, the train came to a halt, there was metallic thumping overhead, the door slid open.

kirghiz

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That said, one day he creaked up onto one of the tough, low-set Kirghiz horses and went riding out alone, perhaps in search of the Compassionate, perhaps of whatever, by now, had become of Shambhala.

limehouse

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They found themselves in Limehouse so often that eventually they took rooms there.

martinmas

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"Martinmas, I think."

megacosm

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Howsoever, over their cloistering walls and into the map of the megacosm, the two professors continued to launch their cadres of spellbound familiars and enslaved disciples.

mousmee

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"Who's the mousmee?"

neuropathist

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Even an amateur neuropathist observing them at this time would have diagnosed a postpartum folie a trois.

oldsmobile

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"No, but my thinking was 's if I already know how to take apart the latest Oldsmobile, and put it back together again blindfolded, well how tough could this contraption be?"

pashto

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"Oh, aye, not to mention Russian, Turkish, Persian, Pashto, spot of Mountain Tadjik as well.

perseid

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It was the Perseid meteor shower, a seasonal event, but for a while it seemed like that the whole firmament was coming unstitched.

pommery

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They were up in the grand dining room at the Bauer-Grunwald eating roast tenderloin of lamb and guzzling Pommery.

porkin

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Porkin away--ain't that pretty cheerful for a man's about to be lined up against the wall?"

pulicide

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"Afraid not," Gaspereaux objected, "that'd be pulicide.

quaternionist

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"Quaternionist talk," shouted his collegial nemesis Hastings Throyle.

savile

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"We have our long-standing arrangements--Colonial Office, One Savile Row, other less official tie-ins.

slavonian

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The Slavonian steamship line that currently owned and operated her seemed mysteriously to have sprung, overnight, from nowhere.

spagyrist

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Back when I was still a junior alchemist, passing through What Cheer, Iowa, met up with this old-school spagyrist name of Doddling, who showed me how to get silver to grow just like a tree.

thracian

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In the Orphic story of the world's beginning, Night preceded the creation of the Universe, she was the daughter of Chaos, the Greeks called her Nvx, and the old Thracians worshipped her as a deity.

tungus

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Dodge Flannelette was impulsively reaching for his rifle, when Mr. Hastings Throyle, I believe it was, called out in Tungus, adding, "Damned if it isn't old Magyakan.

uncleansable

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"Hurry, shift's almost changin, we're about to be stampeded over by that whole herd o' squareheads--" They climbed in an ore bucket, into iron shadows and an uncleansable telluric smell.

unconfided

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They seemed held here, as if under some unconfided spell.

unflatted

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The interval which our awkwardly unflatted B makes with F was known to the ancients as 'the devil in the music.'

unframable

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Beards unknown for weeks to razor-steel, bared yellow eyeteeth, eyes rimmed in the hot flush of some unframable desire .

unmischievous

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Her smile was not unmischievous.

voetsak

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Voetsak, voetsak!"

whitechapel

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"It is curious," said Khautsch, "that these Whitechapel murders occurred not that long before the tragedy at Mayerling, which to some of us in Austria has always suggested a common origin."

zeiss

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A photographer set up his tripod and Zeiss "Palmos Panoram" for any who might wish visual mementoes of the encounter.