cormac mccarthy’s compound words 6

Or: you know if I hadn’t started this nonsense I could probably get 100 baht for my copy of Suttree within the hour.

(Vintage International, p.22)

-gasjet

-lightbulb

-beercan

-mousecolored

(p.23)

-whiskeybottle [Suttree quite wisely turns down a pull of Early Times]

-sootstreaked

(p.24)

-graylooking

-gooseshot (“Bubbles the size of gooseshot veered greasily up through the smoky fuel it held.”)

(p.25)

-workhouse

-betterhearted (“they wasnt nobody in McAnally no betterhearted”)

(p.26)

-doorframe

-clothesline

-spotlights

(p.27)

-screendoor

-watertruck

-footmen

-oilskins

-watchman’s

-padlocked

-shopfronts

-poultrydresser’s

-halfnaked (“a poultrydresser’s window where halfnaked cockerels nod in constant blue dawn”)

-Clockchime

-belltoll

-sleepfast (“lonely in the brooding sleepfast town”)

-streetlamps

-cuphandle

-homecome (“lies drunken homecome soldiers sprawled in painless crucifixion”)

-counterpanes

-mossgreen

-eyedoctor’s

-shopwindow

(p.28)

-alleymouth

-ashcans

-dreamwinds (“The wind was cold, dreamwinds are so”)

-lamplight

-trolleyrails

-footfalls

-facedown

-underclothes

-orangeblossoms

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~ by ironcupshrug on 12/05/2009.

2 Responses to “cormac mccarthy’s compound words 6”

  1. i heart compound words. a lot.

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