Gravity'S Rainbow Vocabulary List

afrikaner

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But underneath all this reasonable talk, this scientific speculating, no white Afrikaner could quite put down the way it felt.

azores

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You can see clear out to the Azores.

baffs

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"She baffs at nothing, the heterospeed," cries Gerhardt von Goll.

bedfordshire

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Once a lady even wrote in to the Times from Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, asking who was the man with the lovely deep voice singing "Diadem."

boobish

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Still Slothrop keeps his map up daily, boobishly conscientious.

brennschluss

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Brennschluss.

charlottesville

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You did the Charlottesville shoat, check, the Forest Hills foal, check.

dingleberry

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He has toilet paper in his hair and a fuzzy thick dingleberry lodged up inside his right nostril.

dumbheaded

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"Y-you don't hear no dischodge, ya big dumbheaded Mick."

dunkirk

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Maggie Dunkirk on the way by, smoothing her gauntlets.

easterling

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Pumm, Easterling, Dromond, Lamplighter, Spectro .

edwardian

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ancient Edwardian ladies in crepe de Chine, West Indians softly plaiting vowels round less flexible chains of Russian-Jewish consonants.

faunish

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There is to his eyes tonight a definite faunish slant.

fauntleroy

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That somewhere tucked in the brain's plush album is always a child in Fauntleroy clothes, a pretty French maid begging to be whipped?"

gooier

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Fantastic pastry carts come by, big as pantechnicons: one has to go inside, search the numberless shelves, each revealing treats gooier and sweeter than the last .

gutierrez

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They both belonged to a kid who used to live in East Los Angeles, named Ricky Gutierrez.

immelmann

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He eases it down and flies on, and presently is trying a slow roll over Celle, then a loop over Brunswick, then, what the hell, an Immelmann over Magdeburg.

iscariot

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William felt that what Jesus was for the elect, Judas Iscariot was for the Preterite.

kibitzes

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Frieda kibitzes.

kirghiz

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It was a land of drunken nostalgia for the cities, silent Kirghiz riding, endless tremors in the earth .

liebig

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They'd lived in the same drafty mansarde in the Liebigstrasse in Munich.

navaho

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One Navaho.

nibelung

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He fell asleep during Nibelungen.

oceania

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"In Africa, Asia, Amerindia, Oceania, Europe came and established its order of Analysis and Death.

onwardly

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others latch on, and the pharmacology of the Tchitcherine thus modified, its onwardly revealed side-effects, can't necessarily be calculated ahead of time.

overbreed

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You see, Ludwig, they overbreed, it goes in cycles, when there are too many of them they panic and run off looking for food.

oxonian

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and speaks 33 languages including English with a strong Oxonian blither to it.

parvule

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O Jesu parvule, Nach dir ist mir so weh .

pirozhok

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fresh shellfish, a warm pirozhok, hot glasses of tea in the evenings, between performances .

plattdeutsch

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Kids play underfoot while the grownups deal, in Polish, Russian, north-Baltic, Plattdeutsch.

pokerface

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Massive movement in the dusk: Russian guardsmen, green-capped elite, marching and riding, pokerfaced, in trucks, on horseback.

rainlight

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It warms the rainlight with a handful of yellow.

rorschach

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The most famil-iar exam-ple of the type, is the Rorschach ink-blot.

savile

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His lab coats have even begun lately to take on a Savile Row serenity, suppressed waist, flaring vents, finer material, rather rakishly notched lapels.

sinatra

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Rumor sez he is cutting a swath these days across the Zone in a stolen American Special Services getup, posing as Frank Sinatra.

snaggleteeth

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Only the sun moved: from zenith down at last behind the snaggleteeth of mountains to Indian ocean, to tarry night.

snaphaan

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"Recent arrivals all carrying the new snaphaan .

sooper

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"Oh sooper dooper," she says, "think I'm catching a cold."

subdeb

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"Oh, that drip," say the subdeb trolls about those who are not as hep, "he just isn't out-of-the-tree about anything."

swastikaed

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It was well after dark and bitter cold by the time his paste bucket was empty and the ads all put up to be pissed on, torn down, swastikaed over.

tannhauser

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There is that not-so-rare personality disorder known as Tannhauserism.

tchaikovsky

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They shoot up: Wimpe eying the water-tap nervously, recalling Tchaikovsky, salmonella, a fast medley of whistlable tunes from the Pathetique.

tubework

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tubeworks of alloy and glass contracted tinkling in air that felt like the dead of winter, and amber light raced in phalanx among the small neon bulbs.

tubeworks

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tubeworks of alloy and glass contracted tinkling in air that felt like the dead of winter, and amber light raced in phalanx among the small neon bulbs.

turkic

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all agents--though none thought of it this way--representing the NTA (New Turkic Alphabet) in uncommonly alien country.

underslope

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The sun is still hours away, down the vast unreadable underslope of Russia.

uzbek

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They keep proposing reformed Arabic scripts--mostly on the model of one ratified at Bukhara in 1923 and used successfully among the Uzbeks.

wagnerian

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They were gently experimented with: exposed to cathedrals, Wagnerian soirees, Jaeger underwear, trying to get them interested in their souls.

whitsun

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* * * * * * * Mr. Pointsman has decided to spend Whitsun by the sea.

wilcoxon

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Yaah-ha-ha--yeah they'll be chained to th' oars, just haulin' ass, rowin' old Henry Wilcoxon away into th' sunset to fight them Greeks or Persians or somebody."