V. Vocabulary List

adriatic

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"They'd go to the Adriatic on holiday," Godolphin said with a foolish smile, as if the memory were his own; "he, naked, rode his sorrel into the sea while she waited on the strand.

aegean

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9 July the Aegean Islands were hit by an earthquake and tidal waves, which killed forty-three.

alexandrian

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Waldetar was not an Alexandrian.

baedeker

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He had crossed the border into Baedeker land some eight years ago--'90--after an unpleasantness in Yorkshire.

bergomask

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On the back of a card she scribbled the address and a name--Oley Bergomask.

blithered

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The loudspeaker blithered at him as if it were angry.

botticelli

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And there was still Mantissa and his Botticelli.

chinatown

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They chose for pied-a-terre a flophouse in Chinatown and Stencil nipped over to the State Department to see what he could see.

constantinople

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In retaliation Mara was taken prisoner on one of her jaunts to Lampedusa by the corsair Dragut, and brought back to Constantinople.

crimea

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Where we can say, and believe, that this abattoir, but lately bankrupt, was fundamentally no different from the Franco-Prussian conflict, the Sudanese wars, even the Crimea.

defenestrate

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So speaking Winsome straightened his tie and prepared to defenestrate.

demivolt

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I'll leave her to you, Demivolt."

eiffel

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To her left she saw the Eiffel Tower, quite near.

euroclydon

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Now the winter's gregale brings in bombers from the north; as Euroclydon it brought in St. Paul.

fieldstrip

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He'd learned how to work a repeater--even how to fieldstrip and clean it--and now, two weeks on the job, he was almost beginning to feel less clumsy.

fingan

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"Hat fingan," the fat one roared, "hat fingan kahwa bisukkar, ya weled."

flannelmouthed

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He would stand on the fantail and harangue whoever would listen, flannelmouthed through aching gums.

freeloads

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Schoenmaker freeloads off my roommate, she freeloads off me.

goebbels

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The "vulgar song" was sung to a march called Colonel Bogie: Hitler Has only one left ball, Goering Has two but they are small; Himmler Has something similar, But Goebbels Has no balls At all.

halidoms

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He wanted only to do something for men like Godolphin, to help prevent a takeover of the profession by its unnatural and traitorous Halidoms.

herero

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In August 1904, von Trotha issued his "Vernichtungs Befehl," whereby the German forces were ordered to exterminate systematically every Herero man, woman and child they could find.

jacobean

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Such was the (as it were) Jacobean etiology of Esther's eventual trip to Cuba; which see.

lacily

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Esther arrived the next day garbed underneath as lacily and with as many fetishes as she could afford.

lanterloo

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The helmsman began to sing a monotonous, Levantine lanterloo.

libyan

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I As the afternoon progressed, yellow clouds began to gather over Place Mohammed Ali, from the direction of the Libyan desert.

nightlike

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Something nightlike had found its way here, distilled and pre-shaped in eyes that only this morning had reflected sun, whitecaps, real children.

oneiromancer

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Viola, oneiromancer and hypnotist, who passed through Valletta in 1944.

orleanist

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By the cover of Le Soleil, the Orleanist morning paper, it was 24 July 1913.

outdrank

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The Commandos outdrank them two-for-one.

panamanian

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The stuff was highly valued by string smokers, on the same level as Chivas Regal Scotch or black Panamanian marijuana.

peugeot

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En route to the villa Stencil clutched the Peugeot's seat, refusing to look at anything but the floorboards.

phoenicia

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Oh we were full of lyrical lines like "At the Phoenicia Hotel."

pillowless

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She lay back once more, hair spread above her on the pillowless mattress, breath taken by her own beauty.

robeless

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If it should come to a morning, any morning when all the muezzins were silent, the pigeons gone to hide among the catacombs, could he rise robeless in Nothing's dawn and do what he must?

schultze

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The old Chinese artificers and their successors Schultze and Nobel had devised a philtre far more potent than they knew.

screwers

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Is there this long daisy chain of victimizers and victims, screwers and screwees?

sephardi

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Though the inhabitants are not Sephardim, the area seems afflicted with a kind of geographical incest.

shapeups

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Maybe Profane had seen him under the street or at one of the shapeups.

tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture flowed syrupy around him and his passengers.

teledu

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A few hours after lights out Lazar and Teledu joined the plot after a blackjack game (payday stakes) in the mess hall.

theban

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"No first-rate work around the area since Grebaut discovered the tomb of the Theban priests back in '91.

tuareg

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After we'd shouted in every dialect we had among us, he replied in Tuareg: 'The master is gone, the crew is gone, I am here and I am painting the ship.'

uneyed

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But this was premature because sly young Sam Mannaro, the corpsman striker, was even now sneaking alum into Antoine's beer which sat uneyed by Antoine on the piano.

unflared

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American movies had given them stereotypes all, all but Paola Maijstral, who continued to regard him then with nostrils unflared, eyebrows at dead center.

unsprightly

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We stumbled, unsprightly, each using the other now and again for balance.

unwintry

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Spring came: quiet, unspectacular and after many false starts: hailstorms and high winds dovetailed with days of unwintry peace.

venezuelan

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V Earlier that day, the Venezuelan Consulate had been in an uproar.

viennese

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"So," she continued in a Viennese dialect, "this is what we call repressed hostility.

volkswagens

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Roony was an executive for Outlandish Records (Volkswagens in Hi-Fi, The Leavenworth Glee Club Sings Old Favorites) and spent most of his time out prowling for new curiosities.

wrynecked

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He foresaw nothing but a city of starved corpses, covering the sidewalks and the grass of the parks, lying belly-up in the fountains, hanging wrynecked from the streetlamps.