As I Lay Dying Vocabulary List

anticipant

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Pa looks at her, his shabby profile that of anticipant and disgruntled annoyance.

armsful

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He reaches up and drags down hay in hurried armsful and crams it into the rack.

begrudges

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My own born daughter that has et my food for seventeen years, begrudges me the loan of ten dollars."

chapping

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"Nonsense," Anse said; "you and me aint nigh done chapping yet, with just two."

chickasaw

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Some early maps transliterated the river's Chickasaw name as Yockney-Patafa.

curiousest

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But the curiousest thing was Dewey Dell.

curvetting

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With tossing mane and tail and rolling eye the horse makes another short curvetting rush and stops again, feet bunched, watching Jewel.

dassent

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Pa dassent sweat because he will catch his death from the sickness so everybody that comes to help us.

dickered

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I believe I could have dickered Suratt down to five dollars on that one of his.

discommode

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"We wouldn't discommode you.

englishman

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He went to Canada, where he pretended to be an Englishman and joined the RAF training program there.

fitten

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It's Hisn to wash up if He sees it fitten so.

forehanded

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I'm forehanded; I got a good honest name.

fuzzed

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While they were in the moon, Mr Gillespie's boy's leg fuzzed.

gaunted

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I was just sorry for them bone-gaunted mules.

gethsemane

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The flood, the danger, behind, and as I rode on across the firm earth again and the scene of my Gethsemane drew closer and closer, I framed the words which I should use.

graphophone

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It was one of them graphophones.

grimm

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Because about a hour after breakfast next morning Eustace Grimm that works Snopes' place come up with a span of mules, hunting Anse.

grummet

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The other son was in Grummet's, trying to make Grummet break a sack and let him have ten cents' worth, and finally Grummet broke the sack to get him out.

halloween

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7 Christmas masts] According to Faulkner, comic masks worn by children at Christmas and Halloween.

inverness

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Peabody had gone down below Inverness somewhere, but Uncle Billy come back with him, with his satchel of horse-physic.

lawed

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"He should be lawed for treating her so."

liefer

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"I'd liefer go back there," she said.

limberness

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Then Jewel is enclosed by a glittering maze of hooves as by an illusion of wings; among them, beneath the upreared chest, he moves with the flashing limberness of a snake.

longways

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Because if He'd a aimed for man to be always a-moving and going somewheres else, wouldn't He a put him longways on his belly, like a snake?

ludicrosities

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Squatting, Dewey Dell's wet dress shapes for the dead eyes of three blind men those mammalian ludicrosities which are the horizons and the valleys of the earth.

misfortunate

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Was there ere a such misfortunate man."

mislikes

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"No man mislikes it more than me," he says.

nuzzles

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She nuzzles at me, snuffing, blowing her breath in a sweet, hot blast, through my dress, against my hot nakedness, moaning.

outdrawn

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Pa is tilting snuff from the lid of his snuff-box into his lower lip, holding the lip outdrawn between thumb and finger.

plowline

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After a while Vardaman appears with the plowline.

rawhiding

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Just about when you decide they mean one thing, I be durn if you not only haven't got to change your mind, like as not you got to take a rawhiding for thinking they meant it.

rubbling

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My hands grab at the bushes; beneath my feet the rocks and dirt go rubbling down.

sawbuck

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Certainly not for no little paltry sawbuck."

scuttering

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They descend the hill in a series of spine-jolting jumps, Jewel high, leech-like on the withers, to the fence where the horse bunches to a scuttering halt again.

slicking

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She watches Cash stooping at the plank, the turgid savage gleam of the lantern slicking on the raincoat as he moves.

splotching

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I see him dissolve--legs, a rolling eye, a gaudy splotching like cold flames--and float upon the dark in fading solution; all one yet neither; all either yet none.

spraddled

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For another moment the horse stands spraddled, with lowered head, before it bursts into motion.

suspicioned

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"If I'd just suspicioned it, I could a come down last week and taken a sight on it."

swagged

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Anse was setting there, looking at the bridge where it was swagged down into the river with just the two ends in sight.

swagging

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He was standing there, humped, mournful, looking at the empty road beyond the swagging and swaying bridge.

unalone

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I feel my body, my bones and flesh beginning to part and open upon the alone, and the process of coming unalone is terrible.

uncapitalized

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Commas are sometimes used expressively to suggest the movements of voice, and capitals are sometimes meant to give significances to a word beyond those it might have in its uncapitalized form.

uncurried

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Looking like a uncurried horse dressed up: I dont know.

undecision

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"I mislike undecision as much as ere a man," pa says.

unhurrying

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They begin at my feet and rise along my body to my face, and then my dress is gone: I sit naked on the seat above the unhurrying mules, above the travail.

unvirgin

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It was not that I could think of myself as no longer unvirgin, because I was three now.

unwinded

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From the crest of a hill, as we get into the wagon again, we can see the smoke low and flat, seemingly unmoving in the unwinded afternoon.

upends

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We see his shoulders strain as he upends the coffin and slides it single-handed from the saw-horses.

womenfolks

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"Well," I says, "since you are so particular about your womenfolks, I am too.