Collected Stories Vocabulary List

anzac

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There was an Anzac battalion resting in the ditch beside the road.

beaverette

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"Only we should have said, Beaverette," Don said.

bookwright

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Father had gone to town early on Homer Bookwright's cattletruck and now it was sundown.

burrheaded

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"You, a damn, trifling, worthless, ignorant, burrheaded nigger?"

charlottesville

(vocab lists with charlottesville)
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When he went away to college she went with him; she kept a house in Charlottesville, Virginia, for four years while he graduated.

chickasaw

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"Let us hope that I remember enough law Latin to keep it from sounding like either English or Chickasaw," the President said.

choctaw

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He was a Choctaw chief.

cloakless

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Weddel was now cloakless.

coolidge

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"Because of that Republican Coolidge.

cornwallis

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And suppose those damned guns explode: they have not been fired since Washington shot them last at Cornwallis: will they impeach me?"

cricketlike

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His voice seemed to reach him from a distance, dry, cricketlike: "How do you fire it?"

defunctive

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They obeyed, leaving her sitting there: a slender, erect figure indicated only by the single gleam of her hair, in the wheel chair beside the window framed by the sparse and defunctive Carolina glass.

ditchbank

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"That fox is hid yonder on that ditchbank.

dormie

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"Dormie, madame?"

embusque

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"Topping hole-up for embusque birds and such," the subaltern says.

gesticulant

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The five young men had all turned; their heads were together, now and then a hand, an arm, secret, gesticulant, their faces all one way.

gettysburg

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"Complaint, complaint, complaint: here is a farmer near Gettysburg.

hawkshaw

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She was about five when Hawkshaw first came to town.

immelmann

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The airplane came over the loop with one wing down, as though about to make an Immelmann turn.

malbrouck

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But then, the Malbroucks don't make the wars, anyway.

mastheaded

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I shot through the gates, carrying with me that picture of George, the glazed hat still gallantly aloft like the mastheaded pennant of a man-of-war, vanishing beneath the surface.

mississippian

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I am a Mississippian.

mussolini

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I love Mussolini."

nimbused

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The street lights hung nimbused as in water.

outfigured

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Maybe the whole thing is, I don't mind admitting here in private that I been outfigured, but I be dog if I'm going to set here by myself tomorrow morning admitting it in public.

parcher

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And from midnight on, after the load went off, we never had enough steam in all three of them boilers put together to run a peanut parcher.

piccadilly

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He no longer gave his pennies to the blind and the maimed in Piccadilly.

pimlico

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"How could he, when Gawtrey never owned no horse no more than I do, unless it's maybe some dog still finishing last year's Selling Plate at Pimlico?

plumbless

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In both directions the cavern fades into darkness, plumbless and profound, filled with the quiet skeletons sitting and leaning against the walls, their arms beside them.

provine

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Provine is also a native of the county.

prussia

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"My people are of Prussia little barons.

pupilless

(vocab lists with pupilless)
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His face was now completely shocked, into complete immobility like a mask; the sensitive, worn mouth, the delicate nostrils, the eyes all pupil or pupilless.

saberlike

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The saberlike grass thrusts sparsely and rigidly upward.

santy

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Santy Claus coming to see you tomorrow?"

smokepot

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'So it was you that rolled out of that loop with two passengers and a twenty model Hisso smokepot?'

sootlike

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Beyond them, above the steady candles, the Host rose, soaring into sootlike shadows like festooned cobwebs, with a quality sorrowful and triumphant, like wings.

sploshed

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She made the sound into the cup and the coffee sploshed out onto her hands and her dress.

sploshing

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I can't, the rusted can in his hand now, the liquid sploshing in it as he ran back to the house and into it, into the sound of his mother's weeping in the next room, and handed the can to his father.

stirrupless

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The mules paced on in the light, whispering soil, their ears bobbing, the two men sitting loose, with dangling, stirrupless feet.

trapezist

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But in that instant Bogard caught something in the look, something strange: a flicker; a kind of covert and curious respect, something like a boy of fifteen looking at a circus trapezist.

unbreaking

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You have watched an unbreaking groundswell in a cove, the water shallow, the cove quiet, a little sinister with satiate familiarity, while beyond the darkling horizon the dying storm has raged on.

unbrightness

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The sun, strained by the vague high soft almost nebulous California haze, fell upon the terrace with a kind of treacherous unbrightness.

undeviation

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He ate them slowly, watching the unbroken line move up the log and into oblivious doom with a steady and terrific undeviation.

unmundane

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The cow's head likewise had a quality transient and abrupt and unmundane.

unquality

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I just say to let quality consort with quality, and unquality do the same thing.

unrecking

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But then, that would not have suited Snopes, since he apparently had neither the high vision of a confidence man nor the unrecking courage of a brigand.

unwindowed

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In a hired car he jounced through a gutted street between gutted walls rising undoored and unwindowed in jagged shards in the dusk.

vitry

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At that time the Chevalier Soeur Blonde de Vitry was an old man in Paris, in a toupee and a corset, with a careful toothless old face fixed in a grimace quizzical and profoundly tragic.

vizorless

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Gray stares doggedly past his shoulder, his face beneath his vizorless bonnet as oblivious of the cold lances of rain as though it were granite.

woolworth

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And me standing there like a fool and him looking at the ring like it might have come from Woolworth's.