Soldiers Pay Vocabulary List

airproof

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IV Mrs. Burney's black was neat and completely airproof: she did not believe in air save as a necessary adjunct to breathing.

attaboy

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Attaboy," as the other lowered his fumbling hand.

baggily

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Jones descended fatly, baggily, and stood dragging his jacket across his thick, heavy hips, staring yellowly at Mr. Rivers.

bodyless

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His yellow bodyless stare was as impersonal as the stars of yellowish liquid in the windows and her heart sank.

bonelessly

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Her dress held heat, her umbrella tripped her bonelessly, then bonelessly avoided her.

brittlely

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Gilligan sat brittlely in his chair, focusing his eyes with an effort, having those intruments of vision evade him, slimy as broken eggs.

cerberus

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And playing Cerberus to Emmy.

countryward

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Sparrows in a final delirium in the dusty elms, the last wagons going slowly countryward.

creakingly

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Mrs. Saunders sighed creakingly.

doorward

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His mother pushed him firmly doorward.

draggling

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At its foot among dark trees was unseen water and Emmy walked slowly on, feeling the tall wet grass sopping her to the knees, draggling her skirt.

galahad

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"Nothing, Mr. Galahad, nothing at all.

greyly

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With officers gone and officers' wives Having the grand old time of their lives---- an overcast sky, and earth dissolving monotonously into a grey mist, greyly.

hoyle

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Suppose I did do something that ain't exactly according to holy Hoyle: you know damn well that I can help him--if I don't let a whole lot of don'ts stop me.

impalpably

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Eastward the sky paled impalpably, more like a death than a birth of anything; and they peered out in front of them, seeing nothing.

interminability

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Beside him sat two of his new companions, quarrelling, spitting, holding hands and weeping over the cracked interminability of the phonograph record.

janes

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There was a couple of janes on the train I met.

kitchenward

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"All right, Uncle Joe," she said, fleeing kitchenward.

limberly

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He took the lurching of the train limberly and Cadet Lowe said, "For Christ's sake."

longly

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Her windy dress moulded her longly.

loured

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He attached Jones to himself and they trod their shadows across the lawn, herding them beneath the subdued grace of a fanlight of dim-coloured glass lovely with lack of washing.

misdoubted

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I always misdoubted him."

mommer

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Yo' mommer gwine tear yo' hair and my hair bofe out if you late like this .

napoleonic

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She was quite feminine and Napoleonic: "Why did you send me on ahead instead of coming yourself?

nightward

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At last he left the track at right angles and climbed a wire fence into woods where spring becoming languorous with summer turned sweetly nightward, though summer had not quite come.

nimbused

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Her unseen face nimbused with light and her body, which was no body, crumpling a dress that had been dreamed.

reaves

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But Jones had got clean away; the slow hands of dusk had removed him as cleanly as the prestidigitator reaves a rabbit from an immaculate hat.

rousseau

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They had done with Rome and they now swam through the tedious charm of Rousseau's "Confessions" to Gilligan's hushed childish delight.

rumorous

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There seemed to be no war here at all, though to the right of them a rumorous guttural of guns rose and fell thickly and heavily on the weary dawn.

sevum

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Dey ain't enough water in de sevum seas to keep me from my baby.

shavetail

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He's the one trophy of the war I got: something that wasn't never bawled out by a shavetail for not saluting.

shropshire

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But the lid yielded as he spoke and the divine spread on the desk the sorry contents: a woman's chemise, a cheap paper-covered "Shropshire Lad," a mummied hyacinth bulb.

spryer

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I'm spryer than her, thought Mrs. Burney exultantly, watching the other's gouty painful movement.

stuffily

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At his right was an open door and he entered a stuffily formal room.

suspiring

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The negro cornetist spurred his men to fiercer endeavour, the brass died and a plaintive minor of hushed voices carried the rhythm until the brass, suspiring again, took it.

sybaritically

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Regarding food, Jones was sybaritically rather than aesthetically inclined.

sybaritish

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He held her face where the light could fall on it, examining it with sybaritish anticipation.

tanagra

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Then they reassumed depth and she, fragile as a Tanagra, and he slouching and shapeless and tweeded, disappeared.

tweeded

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he wondered, straining his ears, bending to the bulky tweeded Narcissus of himself in the polished wood.

umptieth

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Lowe, Julian, number----, late a Flying Cadet, Umptieth Squadron, Air Service, known as "One Wing" by the other embryonic aces of his flight, regarded the world with a yellow and disgruntled eye.

unawaked

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Her hand seemed to melt into his yet remain without volition, her hand unawaked in his and her body also yet sleeping, crushed softly about with her fragile clothing.

uncorseted

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Jones with counterfeit awkwardness felt her soft uncorseted thigh against the back of his hand and her sharp stare was like ice water.

uncreased

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He had once been precise and dapper but now he was clad slovenly in careless uncreased grey and earthy shoes.

unillusioned

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You are good, you are, he thought in grudging, unillusioned admiration.

unpickable

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Ten o'clock Dew on the grass, dew on small unpickable roses, making them sweeter, giving them an odour.

unpretty

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One importuned him from behind and she raised her pretty unpretty face.

unseriousness

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"All right, Loot," he said., quietly matching her tone, with a trace of his old ambiguous unseriousness.

untactful

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With the instinct of his race the negro knew that his kindness was becoming untactful, yet he ventured again.

yellowly

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Jones, foiled for the second time, became yellowly speculative: tactical; then, watching his chance, he cut in upon glued hair and a dinner coat.

youngly

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She thought of her husband youngly dead in France in a recurrence of fretful exasperation with having been tricked by a wanton Fate: a joke amusing to no one.