Go Down, Moses Vocabulary List

airedale

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"Airedale," the boy said.

canaan

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We are seeing a new era, an era dedicated, as our founders intended it, to freedom, liberty and equality for all, to which this country will be the new Canaan----' 'Freedom from what?

capulet

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"Confound it, Carothers," the commissioner said, "what the hell kind of Senegambian Montague and Capulet is this anyhow?"

chickasaw

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Boon Hogganbeck's grandmother had been a Chickasaw woman too, and although the blood had run white since and Boon was a white man, it was not chief's blood.

chimbley

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"My chimbley cooks good," George said.

damnit

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"Damnit, Sibbey," Mr Hubert said.

doored

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Then they would emerge, they would be out of it, the line as sharp as the demarcation of a doored wall.

foreknowing

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"He put them both here: man, and the game he would follow and kill, foreknowing it.

fotch

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Why cant you declare us voced like you done Oscar and that yellow slut he fotched out here from Memphis last summer?

fotched

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Why cant you declare us voced like you done Oscar and that yellow slut he fotched out here from Memphis last summer?

gaunted

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It lay on its side while Sam touched it, its head and the gaunted body, the dog lying motionless, the yellow eyes open.

gowan

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"When that federal lawyer gets through with Nat, and Nat gets through with George, and George gets through with you and Judge Gowan gets through with all of you.

grassless

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Lucas crossed the grassless and sunglared yard, the light dust swept into the intricate and curving patterns which Molly had taught Nat.

griefless

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Her first) child was born, solitary, inflexible, griefless, ceremonial, in formal and succinct repudiation of grief and despair who had already had to repudiate belief and hope that was all.

headkerchief

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Again the hand rose, slender and delicate and markless of any labor, and touched the back of her headkerchief.

helling

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"I'm too old to go helling through the woods on a mule or a horse or anything else any more.

hitler

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"After Hitler gets through with it?

indrawing

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He drank, filling his gullet for the third time and lowered the jug one instant ahead of the bright intact repetition, panting, indrawing the cool of air until he could breathe.

loverlike

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It caught the dog in both arms, almost loverlike, and they both went down.

malignance

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They were not fierce and there was nothing of petty malevolence in them, but a cold and almost impersonal malignance like some natural force.

markless

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Again the hand rose, slender and delicate and markless of any labor, and touched the back of her headkerchief.

milkiness

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"It's a dog," Sam said, his nostrils arching and collapsing faintly and steadily and that faint, fierce milkiness in his eyes again as on that first morning when the hounds had struck the old bear.

moiling

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He drew back both hammers of the gun but he could see nothing but moiling spotted houndbodies until the bear surged up again.

onliest

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You's de onliest least thing whut ever kep up wid me one day, leff alone fo weeks.")

paintless

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He saw the camp--a paintless six-room bungalow set on piles above the spring high-water--and he knew already how it was going to look.

peckerwood

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You sound almost like a Northerner even, not like the draggle-tailed women of these Delta peckerwoods.

percentum

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Beauchamp McCaslin or his heirs twenty-five (25) pieces Gold This & All preceeding constituting My notes of hand at twenty (20) percentum compounded annually.

percheron

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He watched the big Norman draft horses, the Percherons; the trim carriages from which the men in the fine overcoats and the ladies rosy in furs descended and entered the station.

plowline

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Then he and Uncle Buck and the nigger with the fyce went on, the nigger leading old Jake with one hand and holding the fyce's leash (it was a piece of gnawed plowline) with the other.

roached

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The salesman looked up as Lucas approached.

saddleless

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Then, himself on the mare and the two negroes on saddleless mules, they went back across the pasture, fording the creek, to the gap in the fence through which the mule had been led.

sheetless

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He laid Lion, blood coat and all, on his stale sheetless pallet bed which not even Ash, as deft in the house as a woman, could ever make smooth.

snicked

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Pump it:' but the gun already snicked and he said, 'Pump it.

spoot

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And for a space he could hear her feet too on the planks of the hall behind him and her voice crying after him from the door: "Spoot!

suppled

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It just stopped for an instant, taller than any man, looking at them; then its muscles suppled, gathered.

suspired

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It should have suspired again then but it did not.

swamper

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They were not all swampers this time.

swampers

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They were not all swampers this time.

theophilus

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"Watch Theophilus.

tomcatting

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I dont know what you do at night, but you are too old to be tomcatting around the country whether you think so or not."

unamazed

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This is it, the white man thought, with that rapid and even unamazed clarity, gathering himself as much as he dared.

unharnessing

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He was back at the stable, his mules watered and rubbed down and stalled and fed while George was still unharnessing.

unlooped

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Major de Spain unlooped the leather thong of his compass from his buttonhole and gave it to Tennie's Jim.

unpathed

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Sam led them on foot now, unpathed through the markless afternoon, the boy pressing close behind him, the two others, or so it seemed to the boy, on his heels.

unrational

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It was as if the unrational and inanimate wood had invested, mesmerised the man with some of its own primal inertia.

upflare

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It was steady again now, the fresh wood accepted, being assimilated; soon it would begin to fade again, taking with it the last echo of that sudden upflare of a young man's passion and unrest.

upfling

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But it stopped just outside the front door, where he could see it now, and the upfling of its head as the howl began, and then he saw her too.

wanter

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Whut He wanter come messin wid me and----" "Hush!"

weighin

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Ah just cant wawk straight fer des yar money weighin me down."

womenfolks

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"I gonter tell you something to remember: anytime you wants to git something done, from hoeing out a crop to getting married, just get the womenfolks to working at it.