cormac mccarthy’s compound words 10

When you’re an old man like myself, you celebrate your birthday abroad with Puzzle Bobble, pictures of heatstroke suffering dogs, and compound words.

(Suttree, Vintage International, p.46)

-pumpaction
-homerolled
-paperboy

(p.47)

-redheaded
-pumpkintoothed
-dishwarsher (sic)

(p.48)

-rabbitassed (“you’ve lost your rabbitassed mind, said Callahan”)
-workhouse
-moonlight
-melonmounter (“The crimes of the moonlight melonmounter follwed him as crimes will.”)
-dishwater

(p.49)

-dishwarsher (still sic)
-hallboy 2
-fruitstand
-whorehouse

(p.50)

-bathless
-bulblight
-potwashers
-fairgrounds 2
-funhouse
-flarelight (“watched by flarelight sequined aerialists aloft”)
-spiderlike
-crokersacks
-backhanded

(p.51)

-brownlooking
-halfspoiled
-lardpail
-goodnaturedly
-jailhouse
-messhall
-coinrim

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~ by ironcupshrug on 01/06/2010.

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