The Unvanquished Vocabulary List

bandsaw

(vocab lists with bandsaw)
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"You have been using castoff bandsaw bands for traces, hey?

barer

(vocab lists with barer)
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The barer of this my promise and garntee.

brushfire

(vocab lists with brushfire)
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It sounded like thunder and it made as much smoke as a brushfire and I heard the horse scream but I didn't see anything else; it was Ringo wailing, "Great God, Bayard!

bushwhack

(vocab lists with bushwhack)
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We spoke one time, then no more: "We could bushwhack him," he said.

castoff

(vocab lists with castoff)
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"You have been using castoff bandsaw bands for traces, hey?

chinkapin

(vocab lists with chinkapin)
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1 chinkapin] The dwarf chestnut, a shrubby tree 6 to 20 feet high that produces a small nut in a chestnut-like husk.

claybank

(vocab lists with claybank)
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I mounted the steps and stood beside Granny, and with Ringo and Loosh on the ground below the gallery we watched the claybank stallion enter the gate which was never closed now, and come up the drive.

croker

(vocab lists with croker)
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Cousin Drusilla had already unsaddled Bobolink and she was rubbing him down with a croker sack when I came in.

crowbait

(vocab lists with crowbait)
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He hells all over the country day and night with a hundred armed men, and it's all he can do to keep them in crowbait to ride on.

derringer

(vocab lists with derringer)
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"John's got two shots in the derringer," George said.

devilment

(vocab lists with devilment)
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Sometimes she would even meet us before we had time to circle, and Ringo hiding behind me then while she scolded at us: "What devilment yawl into now?

edinburgh

(vocab lists with edinburgh)
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(Edinburgh), F.R.S.S., a complete Walter Scott, a complete Fenimore Cooper, a paper-bound Dumas complete, too, save for the volume which Father lost from his pocket at Manassas (retreating, he said).

englishman

(vocab lists with englishman)
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There was one of them, an Englishman.

fiddlestick

(vocab lists with fiddlestick)
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"A thousand fiddlesticks," Granny said.

forgetters

(vocab lists with forgetters)
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Your wedding train of forgetters?

fotch

(vocab lists with fotch)
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"Fotch back the which?"

frogged

(vocab lists with frogged)
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He was on Jupiter now; he wore the frogged gray field-officer's tunic; and while we watched he drew the sabre.

gaunted

(vocab lists with gaunted)
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"Tennessee sho gaunted you," Ringo said.

hayrack

(vocab lists with hayrack)
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Jupiter was in his stall, eating; he slashed out at us, his feet banged against the wall right by my head twice like pistols before Ringo jumped down from the hayrack onto his head.

hellion

(vocab lists with hellion)
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"If you was to, I reckon these hellion boys can remind you," Louvinia said.

hoofprint

(vocab lists with hoofprint)
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So we went on at daylight, following the hoofprints now.

howdy

(vocab lists with howdy)
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"Howdy, men," he said.

leastways

(vocab lists with leastways)
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"Leastways he can tend the horses."

lightwood

(vocab lists with lightwood)
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Then somebody struck a light and we saw the officer sitting his horse beside the wagon while one of the soldiers lit one lightwood splinter from another.

littler

(vocab lists with littler)
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She knelt down in the pew; she looked littler than Cousin Denny; it was only Mrs Compson's hat above the pew back they had to look at now.

marse

(vocab lists with marse)
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Ask Marse John."

menfolks

(vocab lists with menfolks)
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Folks hereabouts is got used to having ther menfolks killed and even shot from behind.

misdoubted

(vocab lists with misdoubted)
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"I misdoubted this all the time."

moony

(vocab lists with moony)
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It had sung all night too but now it was the day song, no longer the drowsy moony fluting.

mought

(vocab lists with mought)
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"Maybe if They just seed the end of hit They mought think hit was the whole gun," he said.

october

(vocab lists with october)
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"It's October now.

outen

(vocab lists with outen)
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And them that dont like hit can git outen the way or git trompled.

pappy

(vocab lists with pappy)
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"Gawn tell your pappy and Loosh to get the lantern and the shovels and come on up here."

pokeberry

(vocab lists with pokeberry)
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Granny wrote the note with pokeberry juice.

ratiocinative

(vocab lists with ratiocinative)
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So they departed, went away; presently only George was left, watching me with that pale bleak stare which was speculative yet not at all ratiocinative.

rocklike

(vocab lists with rocklike)
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I walked toward him, toward the pistol in the rocklike hand, I heard no bullet.

shoat

(vocab lists with shoat)
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There was a fire now and a shoat cooking over it and we ate.

sicced

(vocab lists with sicced)
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"It wasn't my grandmaw you sicced onto that snake den."

skeered

(vocab lists with skeered)
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But that dont suit John Sartoris because John Sartoris is a damned confounded selfish coward, askeered to stay at home where the Yankees might get him.

stovewood

(vocab lists with stovewood)
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After a while I heard Louvinia come up across the back yard and go into the kitchen; I heard the door and then the long crash of her armful of stovewood into the box.

tarnation

(vocab lists with tarnation)
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"What in the tarnation do you want with sixty prisoners, John?"

theophilus

(vocab lists with theophilus)
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There were two of them; I mean, there were two McCaslins, Amodeus and Theophilus, twins, only everybody called them Buck and Buddy except themselves.

uncapitalized

(vocab lists with uncapitalized)
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Commas are sometimes used expressively to suggest the movements of voice, and capitals are sometimes meant to give significance to a word beyond those it might have in its uncapitalized form.

unsaddle

(vocab lists with unsaddle)
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Cousin Drusilla had already unsaddled Bobolink and she was rubbing him down with a croker sack when I came in.

unvanquished

(vocab lists with unvanquished)
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"Ambuscade," "Retreat," "Raid," "Riposte in Tertio" (under the title "The Unvanquished"), and "Vendee" appeared originally in The Saturday Evening Post.

wanter

(vocab lists with wanter)
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But how come you wanter dig hit up tonight when you aint leaving until tomor----" "You do what I said," Granny said.

wetly

(vocab lists with wetly)
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Because there was no sound nor sign of life at all; just the huge rotting building with the gray afternoon dying wetly upon it, and then at the end of the hall a faint crack of light beneath a door.

woning

(vocab lists with woning)
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It was a scrap of dirty paper, with big crude printed letters like a child might have made them: Last woning not thret.

woodbox

(vocab lists with woodbox)
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Loosh was sitting on the woodbox, still, with the two shovels between his knees but I didn't see him at first because of Ringo's shadow.

yellowhammer

(vocab lists with yellowhammer)
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There was a bird somewhere--a yellowhammer--I had been hearing it all the time; even the three shots hadn't frightened it.