Flags In The Dust Vocabulary List

bedward

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Aunt Sally had left them at last and tapped her slow bedward way.

bowering

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The clock on the courthouse raised its four faces above the bowering elms, in glimpses seen between arching vistas of bordering oaks.

brownly

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Old man Falls spat neatly and brownly into the cold fireplace.

cerberus

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The college Cerberus came across the dappled lawn to the fence, but without antagonistic intent.

choctaw

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"My granny got that 'ere from a Choctaw woman nigh a hundred year ago.

doddered

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Presently thereafter the janitor, an ancient, practically incapacitated negro called Doctor Jones, came in and doddered futilely with a broom.

doorward

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When he looked doorward again Harry was gone.

gratton

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"Captain Sartoris, shake hands with Mr. Gratton here.

helling

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Men can't seem to stand anything," she repeated "Can't even stand helling around with no worry and no responsibility and no limit to all of the meanness they can think about wanting to do.

hoodless

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Low down upon its domed and hoodless radiator the two lamps gave it an expressions beetling patient astonishment, like a skull, and a lean cow ruminated and watched them without interest.

horry

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I will be glad when Horry gets home, she thought going on.

inflectionless

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"Simon's here, Colonel," he said in an inflectionless voice.

interminability

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Aunt Sally's voice droned on with bland querulous interminability, and Narcissa turned the pages restively under her unseeing eyes.

jailkeeper

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They entered through the kitchen, into the jailkeeper's living quarters, and Bayard stood in a dark passage while the other fumbled with hushed sounds ahead of him.

jeffersonian

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The older residents, from their Jeffersonian houses and genteel stores and offices, looked on with amusement at first But this was long since become something like consternation.

kitchenward

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Simon reappeared, with a huge silver coffee urn, set it at Miss Jenny's hand and retreated kitchenward.

marse

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"Pappy out dar talkin' ter Marse John agin," Isom told her.

mechlin

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The brocade was richly hushed and the fall of fine Mechlin was dustily yellow, pale and textureless as winter sunlight.

mellowly

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In the kitchen Elnora crooned mellowly as she labored; her voice came rich and plaintful and sad along the sunny reaches of the air.

murmurously

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Simon's activity below stairs had long ceased, but a murmur of voices reached her at intervals from somewhere, murmurously indistinguishable.

orneriest

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One time he come back with seven of the orneriest critters that ever walked, I reckon.

oversweet

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Saccharine melodies she played, from memory and in the current mode, that you might hear on any vaudeville stage, and with shallow skill, a sense for their oversweet nuances.

parcher

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"In that little peanut parcher?"

plaintful

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In the kitchen Elnora crooned mellowly as she labored; her voice came rich and plaintful and sad along the sunny reaches of the air.

punily

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The sound of the unmuffled engine crashed into the dust and swirled it into lethargic bursting shapes, and faded punily across the fecund valley quick with cotton and corn.

rotundly

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The jug sat rotundly, benignantly between them.

schoolward

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They have one son, a pale, quiet boy of twelve or so, who is always on the monthly honor roll at school; he may be seen on spring mornings schoolward bound with a bouquet of flowers.

scotsman

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The Scotsman pondered again.

scottish

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The guest, the Scottish engineer, had sat quietly, listening.

shaled

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Ashes soft as rosy feathers shaled glowing onto the hearth, and faded to the softest gray.

shapelessly

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The furniture loomed shapelessly in its dun shrouds; the piano alone was uncovered, and the younger woman drew the bench up and removed her hat and let it slip to the floor beside her.

sibilantly

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The chanting ceased, and as he turned toward the stairs a tall mulatto woman appeared in the slanting sunlight without the back door and came sibilantly into the hall.

squatly

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A door opened upon jolly leaping flames; a figure stood squatly in it.

streetward

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About the oak and from the funereal scimitar of the drive, lawn flowed streetward with good sward broken by random clumps of jonquil and narcissus and gladiolus.

strother

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"Ef it ain't Brother Strother," they said in unison.

supperward

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and supperward.

textureless

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The brocade was richly hushed and the fall of fine Mechlin was dustily yellow, pale and textureless as winter sunlight.

tromple

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Tromple him in de dust, but when de trouble bust loose, hit's 'Please, suh, Mr.

uncasing

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"Yes," Harry answered, uncasing his racket again 'Where I can play by myself, sometimes.

unclamped

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He doffed his hat and unclamped his cigar and stowed it away in the hat-band.

undisastrous

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Old unchanging days; unwinged, perhaps, but undisastrous, too.

unlaughing

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The other woman laughed, unctuously, steadily, watching them with her lidless unlaughing eyes.

unminded

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a while Bayard had half listened, staring at the man with his bleak chill eyes, but now he was watching something across the room, letting the man talk on, unminded.

unrepose

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Belle kneeling in a soft swishing of silk, with her rich and smoldering unrepose.

unswaddled

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They brought the tulip bulbs up from the cellar and set them out, Narcissa helping, and spaded up the other beds and unswaddled the roses and the transplanted jasmine.

unwinged

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Old unchanging days; unwinged, perhaps, but undisastrous, too.

valhalla

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The Valhalla which John Sartoris, turning the wine glass in his big, well-shaped hand that night at the supper table, had seen in its chaste and fragile bubble.

vittle

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"Dey won't no vittle hurt you ez long ez you kin stomach 'um," the cook agreed, raising her saucer to her lips again.

volitionless

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It still flowed easily behind her as she went up the hall; as she stood in the door it was still going on, volitionless, as though entranced with its own existence and feeding on its own momentum.

weariedly

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Weariedly knowing.