The Reivers Vocabulary List

acheron

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So this time I had a volunteer from the crowd to hold Lightning's head, McWillie glaring at me while Acheron skittered and plunged under him while the groom gradually worked him back toward position.

adulator

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Ned was trotting toward us, Grandfather behind him though not trotting; our sycophants and adulators of yesterday had abandoned us; Caesar was not Caesar now.

bollixed

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Me and Sugar Boy was kind of bollixed up at one another for a while.

bookwright

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What I told him was, before he brought that wagon back this morning I would expect him to go by Mack Winbush's and bring me back a gallon of Uncle Cal Bookwright's whiskey.

bossiness

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Now Ned looked at her, for a full quarter of a minute; the spoiled immune privileged-retainer impudence of his relations with Boon and the avuncular bossiness of those with me, were completely gone.

counterthrust

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I was already en garde and had even begun the counterthrust, opening my mouth to say It's too hot to sit on anybody today.

cumshaw

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They were not even cumshaw, lagniappe.

doubletree

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"He even got a log chain already hooked to that doubletree--" "Didn't you hear me say shut up?"

fauntleroy

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You and Sweet Thing bobbasheely on back to the hotel now, and me and Uncle Remus and Lord Fauntleroy will mosey along any time up to midnight, providing of course we are through here."

footlog

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There is a ditch, a chasm; as a boy you crossed it on a footlog.

forrader

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I mean, we were no forrader.

fragrancy

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When it's women, they calls it fragrancy."

grandpappy

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He said: "Me and that boy's grandpappy are Masons."

grassless

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We were almost there: a house needing about the same amount of paint the others did, in a small grassless yard but with a sort of lattice vestibule like a well house at the front door.

hardish

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It was a cloth tobacco sack containing a hardish lump about the size of a pecan.

heatless

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We all did, Boon holding the lamp high so its light fell mostly on his and Ned's faces, speaking again in that heatless monotone, he and Ned both: "This horse is stolen," Boon murmured.

kinging

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They tell how that old Pharaoh was pretty good at kinging, and another old one back in the Bible times named Caesar, that did the best he knew how.

lagniappe

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They were not even cumshaw, lagniappe.

longlegs

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If one hand can even wake him up, it will take more hands than a spider or a daddy longlegs to get him out in front of that horse of Colonel Linscomb's."

lousiest

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There aint the lousiest puniest bastard one of you, providing he's less than seventy years old, that cant make any woman believe there wasn't no other way."

middlebuster

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"Only, what in the world do he want with the middlebuster?"

mislay

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I might lay it down somewhere and mislay it.

onliest

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"The onliest one that needs any plan is Lightning," Ned said.

overalled

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I dont know what I had expected: maybe still more of the overalled and tieless aficionados squatting and chewing tobacco along the wall as we had seen them in the dining room at breakfast.

oversleep

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If you dont oversleep, maybe we'll see you."

postmeridian

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Nor always awake, because Lycurgus was standing over me and time had passed; the very light looked postmeridian.

puniest

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There aint the lousiest puniest bastard one of you, providing he's less than seventy years old, that cant make any woman believe there wasn't no other way."

reivers

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataFaulkner, William, 1897-1962.The reivers: a reminiscence / William Faulkner.--1st VintageInternational ed.p.

revenuer

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Which certainly included sheriffs, who were not only sensible but family men too, and who had the example of the federal revenuer who had vanished in that direction not so long ago.

roguishness

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Anyhow, they got to learn for themselves that roguishness dont pay.

rotgut

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"You brought me a half a jug of rotgut, mainly lye and red pepper," Boon said.

scrimped

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"Minnie had that tooth made that way, so she could put it in and take it out--worked extra and scrimped and saved for--how many years was it, Minnie?

shurf

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"You and Mr Shurf want Lucius to bring the horse out?"

singletrees

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He just brought the mules up and turned them side by side while Boon and Ned hooked the trace chains to the singletrees and then Boon squatted in the mud to make the log chain fast to the car.

skeer

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He's done already found out aint nothing at the other end gonter hurt or skeer him."

skiddoo

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"Twenty-three skiddoo," Otis said.

spondulicks

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"Spondulicks.

squalled

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"That's why he squalled like a wildcat this morning when you told him he wasn't going back home but would have to come on to Parsham with you," she told Everbe.

tieless

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I dont know what I had expected: maybe still more of the overalled and tieless aficionados squatting and chewing tobacco along the wall as we had seen them in the dining room at breakfast.

tomcatted

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"You finally tomcatted yourself clean out of Jefferson and now you got to ramshack the country to locate another back window you can crawl in.

tooken

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It would have tooken a braver man than me to just took his automobile back to him.

treeing

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He must have got a little sleep last night, even with the hounds treeing Otis every now and then.

tromped

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He took the grips and they went on; they didn't look toward us, Miss Reba with her head mad and hard and high; if the deputy hadn't moved quick she would have tromped right over him, grips and all.

unbacked

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You see, I did not dare trust Boon unbacked in Aunt Callie's hands.

underthings

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"Your underthings and stockings, your blouse.

unhung

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If you got any business still hanging, better get it unhung before I get back or something might get tore," and drove away.

unimpugnable

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like that: all specious and rational; unimpugnable even, when the simple truth was, I wanted to go home and just wasn't brave enough to say so, let alone do it.

untacked

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We went back to the barn and untacked and Lycurgus brought a bucket and a rag and Lycurgus washed him down and dried him with crokersacks before stalling and feeding him--or had started to.

upstarted

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He had to buy that automobile to put Colonel Sartoris back in his place he had done upstarted from.

womenfolks

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"If your womenfolks are too busy dusting and sweeping to invite us in the house, tell them to bring some chairs out here so this young lady can set down.