cormac mccarthy’s compound words 7

Seventh verse, same as the firstsix:

(Sutree, Vintage International, p. 29)

-toothpick

-storewindows

-eyecorner (“from out of his eyecorner watching them watch”)

-newspedlars

-bridgelights

-shackstrewn (“Out there a jumbled shackstrewn waste dimly lit.”)

-Kindlingwood (“Kindlingwood cottages, gardens of rue.”)

-lamplight (x2)

-husbandmen

-Downstream

-windowlight

-houseboat

-downriver

(p.30)

-castoff

-chickenfeeder

-washwater (x2)

-washingmachine

-slateblue

(p.31)

-daybed

-keeperspring (“the door set shut with a faint cry of the keeperspring”)

-shoesoles

-sleepfast (“solitary and starlit through the sleepfast countryside”)

-softworn

-nightbirds

-hippockets

-starblown (“beyond in the darkness against the starblown sky”)

-cornrows

-shellbrown

-quarteracre

(p.32)

-pocketknife

-underbelly

-harpiethroated (“The train had come on and her harpiethroated highball wailed down the lonely summer night.”)

-wheelclick

-couplingclacking [The best possible word to use when describing the aural backdrop to a rigorous melonfucking.]

-downgrade

-melonpatch

-wineslaked (“going to his knees in the rich and wineslaked loam”)

-sealedbeam (“When the light of the sealedbeam cut over the field he was lying prone upon a watermelon”)

-moonlike

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~ by ironcupshrug on 12/15/2009.

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