cormac mccarthy’s compound words 12

No finer day for the inclusion of “claspknife”.

(Suttree, Vintage International, p.59)
-cornmeal
-pictureshow

(p.60)
-baseboards
-workhouse

(p.61)
-messhall
-fingerbones

(p.63)
-lumbermill
-sunriven (“watched through a split in the sunriven boards”)
-graveldredger
-houseboat
-anklebones
-forepockets
-claspknife

(p.64)
-shavingbag 2
-plankwalk
-railbed
-hotfoot
-watertanks
-roadbed
-crepepaper
-shadowshow (“glare of it like a crepepaper player in a shadowshow”)
-washbasin
-riverfront
-wirecolored

(p.65)
-gingerfooted
-washbasin
-houseboat
-longhandled
-hatbrim

(p.66)
-windowcorners
-farmgoods
-meatmarkets
-underlips
-dogeared
-greenstuff (“stepping gutters clogged with greenstuff”)

(p.67)
-markethouse
-halfman
-skatecart (“a halfman on a skatecart oared past”)
-lunchcounters
-meatcounters
-bloodstained
-bonesaws
-blueflocced
-fishmarket

(p.68)
-windchimes
-markethouse
-bottleneck
-graylooking
-kneecrooks (“a hatful of pencils trapped in his wasted kneecrooks”)
-gogglewise (“smoked glasses worn gogglewise”)

(p.69)
-firehouse
-secondhand
-beerdrinkers
-meatcase
-buglemouth
-bloodstained
-pawnshop
-shirtsleeved
-dimestore
-salesgirls
-airconditioned
-shoehorn
-waistband

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~ by ironcupshrug on 02/16/2010.

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