cormac mccarthy’s compound words 5

On and on, with Suttree.

(Vintage International, p.14)

-dumbshow

-halfmoon

-seawater (“perhaps his skull held seawater”)

-alltime

-fishmongers

An entire page goes by without incident.

(p.16)

-woodknots (“Behind him in the western wall the candled woodknots shone blood red and incandescent like the eyes of watching fiends.”)

(p.17)

-goodlooking [And it occurs in dialogue. I was pretty excited.]

-nighthawks

(p.20)

-whorehouse

-colorblindness

-houseboat

-railspur

-highbacked (“the river spooled past highbacked and hissing in the dark at his feet”)

-eyesockets

-foreshort

-bridgelamps

-courthouse [bisected with a hyphen that carries it over to:]

(p.21)

-halfbald

-meetinghouse

-blackbird

-goldwire (“looked like a storybook blackbird in his suit and goldwire spectacles”)

-netherworld

-toothfillings (“he heard news in his toothfillings”)

-walkways

-footpurchase

-lightbulb

-undershirt

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~ by ironcupshrug on 12/01/2009.

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