bend one's back forward from the waist on down
Uncle Maury said to not let anybody see us, so we better
stoop over, Caddy said.
Stoop over, Benjy.
scrape with a coarse file
We stooped over and crossed the garden, where the flowers
rasped and rattled against us.
The ground was hard,
churned and knotted.
move up and down repeatedly
Caddy was walking. Then she was running, her booksatchel swinging and
jouncing behind her.
let saliva dribble from the mouth
Cant you shut up that moaning and
slobbering, Luster said.
a loud and disturbing noise
Aint you shamed of yourself, making all this
any painful disorder of the joints or muscles
“You know just as well as me that Roskus got the
rheumatism too bad to do more than he have to, Miss Cahline.”
move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
jolted and crunched on the drive.
“Do you want to get that damn looney to
bawling in the middle of the square. Drive on, T. P.”
in an indicated distant place
“They aint nothing over
yonder but houses.”
have care of or look after
“I aint studying no quarter. I got my own business to
expect, believe, or suppose
“He just starts like that. He been at it all morning. Cause it his birthday, I
part of a dress above the waist
Caddy took her dress off and threw it on the bank. Then she didn’t have on anything but her
bodice and drawers, and Quentin slapped her and she slipped and fell down in the water.
a container from which cattle or horses feed
He was down at the branch when we got to where we could smell the pigs. They were grunting and snuffing in the
trough in the corner.
gently rub or push one's nose or face against something
The calf was in the pig pen. It
nuzzled at the wire, bawling.
an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
“Your bad luck talk got them Memphis
notions into Versh. That ought to satisfy you.”
summon into action or bring into existence
“You take Luster outen that bed, mammy.” Frony said. “That boy
framework consisting of an ornamental wood or metal design
We drank the sassprilluh and T. P. pushed the bottle through the
lattice, under the house, and went away.
move or stir about violently
The tree quit
thrashing. We looked up into the still branches.
be shiny, as if wet
Caddy got the box and set it on the floor and opened it. It was full of stars. When I was still, they were still. When I moved, they
glinted and sparkled.
allow unwillingly or reluctantly
begrudge Maury your food, why aren’t you man enough to say so to his face. To ridicule him before the children, behind his back.”
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
Bad health is the primary reason for all life. Created by disease, within
putrefaction, into decay.
walk by dragging one's feet
Dan came waddling out from under the steps and chewed my ankle. I went around the kitchen, where the moon was. Dan came
scuffling along, into the moon.
a man with whom one has a romantic relationship
Luster came back. Wait, he said. Here. Dont go over there. Miss Quentin and her
beau in the swing yonder. You come on this way. Come back here, Benjy.
disturb, especially by minor irritations
“Getting Quentin all
riled up.” Dilsey said. “Why cant you keep him away from her. Dont you know she dont like him where she at.”
a small storeroom for storing food or beverages
“Look in the
pantry and tear a piece off of that rag hanging on the nail.”
carry with difficulty
“You aint big enough to
tote a flea. You go on and be quiet, like Mr Jason said.”
walk with great difficulty
Caddy stooped and lifted me. We
characteristic way of bearing one's body
“He’s too big for you to carry. You must stop trying. You’ll injure your back. All of our women have prided themselves on their
carriage. Do you want to look like a washerwoman.”
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
“I told you not to call him that. It was bad enough when your father insisted on calling you by that silly nickname, and I will not have him called by one. Nicknames are
vulgar. Only common people use them. Benjamin.”