Intruder In The Dust Vocabulary List

america

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american

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bleared

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He drew a long breath and expelled it while they faced each other through the bars, the bleared old man's eyes watching him, inscrutable and secret.

british

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how you said that by 1918 all British officers seemed to be either subalterns of seventeen or one-eyed or one-armed or one-legged colonels of twenty-three?'

coffeepot

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The sheriff served the plates while his uncle and Legate passed theirs and the sheriff's cup to Miss Habersham at the coffeepot.

confetti

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Because (quitting abandoning emerging from scattering with one sweep that confetti-swirl of raging facetiae) he realised that he had never doubted getting out there and even getting the body up.

convenes

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Then if you like I'll have Mr Hampton move you to Mottstown or even further away than that, until court convenes next month.

crassly

(vocab lists with crassly)
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Not even a murderer is that crassly and arrogantly extrovert.'

crowbait

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'Keep on walking around here with that look on your face and what you'll be is crowbait,' the white man said.

cussed

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He cussed me so natural."

dammit

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Dammit, will you wait?'

debonair

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They didn't move, looking past the marshal still at the sheriff, not at all defiant, not really daring anyone: just tolerant, goodhumored, debonair almost.

disputative

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'No, Shurf,' the other said, immediate, with no change whatever in the voice: not disputative, nothing: just a statement: 'Not that grave.'

equably

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'I don't think he's worrying about Beat Four yet,' Legate said still pleasantly and equably.

exhume

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And if I went that far, I'd heap rather tell him I just wanted to exhume it to dig the gold out of its teeth than to tell him the reason was to save a nigger from being lynched.'

facetiae

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Because (quitting abandoning emerging from scattering with one sweep that confetti-swirl of raging facetiae) he realised that he had never doubted getting out there and even getting the body up.

facks

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They're too busy with facks.

gawking

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I'm going to the jail:' already in the kitchen now and only her voice coming back: 'I'm not going to let Miss Habersham sit there by herself with the whole county gawking at her.

glasgow

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Since then I reckon he's been laying around his pa's farm over beyond Glasgow.

heatless

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Watching him he thought of one of the cold lightblue tearshaped apparently heatless flames which balance themselves on even less than tiptoe over gasjets.

highboy

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Three SO IF HE HAD GONE straight home from the barbershop this morning and saddled Highboy when he first thought of it he would be ten hours away by now, probably fifty miles.

inattentively

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he said mildly, almost inattentively: so that his uncle stopped perfectly still watching him as the sheriff turned from the table, the knife in his hand.

inflectionless

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'That's right, boys,' the old man said in his high inflectionless voice.

jackleg

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A kind of jackleg timber buyer now.

kudos

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Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in the bank either.

lathered

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Highboy was still edgy; held down he would merely have lathered himself to no end so since it was cool tonight for the first mile he actually kept in sight of the truck's tail-light.

leastways

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Leastways they was buying the lumber as the sawmill cut it----' 'Who were they?'

luger

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'A German Luger automatic, Mr Gowrie,' the sheriff said.

lyncher

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The sheriff to catch (or try to or hope to or whatever it is you are going to do) the murderer and a lawyer to defend the lynchers.'

lynchers

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The sheriff to catch (or try to or hope to or whatever it is you are going to do) the murderer and a lawyer to defend the lynchers.'

lynches

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the folks that lynches the nigger is supposed to dig the grave?'

menfolks

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If you ever needs to get anything done outside the common run, dont waste yo time on the menfolks; get the womens and children to working at it.'

mought

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and Ephraim looked at him a while, rocking steadily and placidly and sucking at his cold ashfilled pipe with each rock like the sound of a small asthmatic cylinder: 'I mought have told your maw.

outland

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So we are not really resisting what the outland calls (and we too) progress and enlightenment.

padlocked

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Just beyond there was a door in the mesh, not padlocked but just hooked with a hasp and staple such as you might see on a dog-kennel or a corn crib but the jailer passed it.

passel

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His voice rose again; it was not calm now: 'And how am I going to live with myself if I let a passel of nogood sonabitches take a prisoner away from me?'

pattering

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There was nothing in it at all until a thin trickle of dirt flowed down into it with a whispering pattering sound.

sambo

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--And the ones named Sambo, they live in both, they elect both because they can stand either because they can stand anything.'

scarless

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'Thou shalt not kill in precept and even when you do, precept still remains unblemished and scarless: Thou shalt not kill and who knows, perhaps next time maybe you wont.

shoestring

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He's some kind of a shoestring timber-buyer from over in Crossman County.'

shurf

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'Shurf Hampton's home in bed now.'

sidesaddle

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This aint a sidesaddle but maybe you could sit sideways.

skeet

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He said: 'I imagine I'll find Skeets McGowan loafing somewhere on the Square.

snaffle

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Aleck Sander reached his spare hand around him and took the pick and shovel; again for a second Highboy could actually see them but this time he had both hands free for the snaffle and the curb too.

stewing

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'Aint you done enough rushing and stewing around tonight to last you awhile?

subterrene

(vocab lists with subterrene)
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He could hear him breathing, vast subterrene and deliberate, like sighing almost.

tenderfoot

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'I haven't been a Tenderfoot scout since I was twelve years old.'

toting

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'What was that he was toting on the saddle in front of him?'

unfastening

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But he was already unfastening his shirt and his belt and trousers too with the other hand, all ready to step in one motion out of both.

yarding

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'They was yarding it up as the mill cut it, gonter sell it all at once when the sawing was finished.