Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion Vocabulary List

affrontment

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She went out; she seemed to have been sucked violently out of the door by her own irate affrontment.

appalachian

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A mile back he had left the rich, broad, flat river-bottom country and entered the hills--a region which topographically was the final blue and dying echo of the Appalachian Mountains.

bitless

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Or if that blood and bone and muscles represented that polygamous and bitless masculinity which he had relinquished, he never said that.

bluetick

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You know: two dogs comes trotting up and takes a snuff and Number One says, 'I be dawg if here aint that old bobtail Bluetick from up at Wyott's Crossing.

bookwright

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"Hah," the other said--a sturdy short-legged black-browed ready-faced man named Odum Bookwright.

chippendale

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They brought no slaves and no Phyfe and Chippendale highboys; indeed, what they did bring most of them could (and did) carry in their hands.

circumambience

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He began to snatch them quickly up; he cried once himself, hoarse and amazed, whereupon, as though in answer, the smoke, the circumambience itself, screamed back at him.

condonance

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"If there is brass in that tank--valuable property of the city unlawfully constrained into that tank by the connivance ad condonance of a employee of the city, a crime has been committed.

creamlike

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Just like now," he added in a tone of absolutely creamlike innocence.

crowbait

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Naturally they got spirit; I aint selling crowbait.

crumblings

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So I was at home in time to be actually present at the first innocent crumblings of what he had obviously assumed to be his impregnable bastions; to "stand up" with him, be groomsman to his disaster.

dogfennel

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What dust the three horses raised blew lightly aside on the faint breeze, among the dogfennel and bitter-weed just beginning to bloom in the roadside ditches.

downtrod

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So much plenty that even the downtrod communist shoe patchers and tinsmiths and Negro children can afford to not need her now.

durndest

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In fact I'd pure hate for that-ere doctor to see me getting out of even a cotton truck or likely he'd try his durndest to collect another dollar from me."

elizabethan

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By the end of that first week they all knew him--the hungry mouth, the insufferable humorless eyes, the intense ugly blue-shaved face like a composite photograph of Voltaire and an Elizabethan pirate.

enragement

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I mean foster-uncleship in the sense that simple enragement and outrage and obsession per se take care of their own just as simple per se poverty and (so they say) virtue do of theirs.

gethsemane

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By then he was the monk indeed, the bleak schoolhouse, the little barren village, was his mountain, his Gethsemane and, he knew it, his Golgotha too.

golgotha

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By then he was the monk indeed, the bleak schoolhouse, the little barren village, was his mountain, his Gethsemane and, he knew it, his Golgotha too.

grabbling

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A nigger grabbling in that slough found that durn gun before the water even quit shaking."

greenwich

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It was to a place named Greenwich Village in New York; Lawyer had it all arranged, friends he knowed in Harvard to meet the ain at the depot and take care of her, get her settled and ever thing.

grimm

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Because as soon as he recognised Grimm, something in him had clicked, though it would be three days before he would know what it was.

inviolacy

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"--said he had wanted to talk to me about it, but there was the ..." "Inviolacy," I said.

junoesque

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She wasn't too big, heroic, what they call Junoesque.

kleagle

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He had been the local Kleagle, Dragon, whatever the title was, right up to the day he announced his candidacy--or so the County thought.

meditant

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She does not even stop drinking; his hand has lain on her flank for a second or two before she lifts her dripping muzzle and looks back at him, once more maiden meditant, shame-free.

moonshade

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He turned into the lane and went on toward the lot; it was Mrs Littlejn who spoke to him from the dense moonshade beside the fence: "Who's that?"

mussolini

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Then it was 1936 and there was less and less of that time left: Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany and sho enough, like Lawyer said, that one in Spain too; Lawyer said, "Pack your grip.

parcher

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

patchers

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So much plenty that even the downtrod communist shoe patchers and tinsmiths and Negro children can afford to not need her now.

plowline

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Without looking back, Henry raised his voice: "Bring that ere plowline."

provine

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Have you forgotten about Wilbur Provine last year?"

santy

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I mean, presently, after the polite amount of time after he turned up president of the bank; not to have Santy Claus come all at once you might say.

scrouging

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I could lay my ear to her belly and hear Eula kicking and scrouging like all get-out, feeling the moon."

squirl

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'What the hell you mean, you black son of a bitch,' I says, 'borrowing Mr Snopes's gun last fall to go squirl hunting and letting it fall in that ere slough and claiming you couldn't find it?'

staglike

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Then the broad clay-colored hat soared deliberately outward; an instant later the Texan followed it, though still on his feet, and the pony shot free in mad, staglike bounds.

supperward

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The horse, travelling supperward, was going well in the evening's cool, when Varner pulled it to a stop and held it for a full moment.

suption

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"I chew up a nickel now and then until the suption is out of it.

suspired

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Now he watches the recurrence of that which he discovered for the first time three days ago: that dawn, light, is not decanted onto earth from the sky, but instead is from the earth itself suspired.

texan

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"Here, Eck," the Texan said.

tomcatting

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He was too old, he told her baldly and plainly, to be tomcatting around at night, about his own house or any other man's.

tromple

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These folks have probably done already trompled up most of the evidence.

tromps

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"There's some folks thinks all I does, I tromps this town all day long from can-see to cant, with a hand full of gimme and a mouth full of much oblige.

unaxed

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But he knew better: unaxed in memory and unaxeable, inviolable and immune, golden and splendid with October.

unbitted

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He was not wild, he was merely unbitted yet; not high-spirited so much as possessed of that strong lust, not for life, not even for movement, but for that fetterless immobility called freedom.

uncapitulating

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It was a feud, a gage, wordless, uncapitulating, between that unflagging will not for love or passion but for the married state, and that furious and as unbending one for solitariness and freedom.

undismayable

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And always there was the face which still never addressed him nor even looked at him, bent, in profile or three-quarters, sober and undismayable.

unenchanted

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Because he was unenchanted now, you see, done freed at last of that fallen seraphim.

unforewarned

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Yet in all innocence, unsuspecting, unforewarned.

unimpugnable

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The best people, the pure, the unimpugnable.

wattman

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So the three of them in Gavin's car drove up to Jakeleg Wattman's so-called fishing camp at Wyott's Crossing so she would know where and how herself next time.