Right now I’m reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It’s really immersing but many words just go way above my head. So instead of letting them pass by, and me being non the wiser, this time I’m going to look up the words and present them here.
In my word-understanding-quest I found this nice site with background facts that the book just mention on the fly. If you have that site and my word list on your side while reading the book, the book might be more rewarding.
Scullery fire, a fire in a utility/bathing/cooking room.
Parricide, parental killer.
Teamster, horse cabbie.
Batboard jake, rough outhouse.
Bungstarter, sledgehammer for opening wine barrels.
Burro, small donkey.
Buzzard, medium sized bird of prey.
Wattled huts, weaving of thin branches.
Onyx, volcanic type of rock.
Scatlin, timber used to frame houses or boats.
Fowl, bird group, e.g. chickens.
Filibuster, unauthorized group of people that want to throw away the government in another country, e.g. Mexico.
Raillery, good-humoured mocking/joking.
Sutler, civil merchant selling to the army from a wagon.
Mortices, holes that the spokes of the wheel go in.
Pumice, vulcanic rock.
Cordilleras, mountain ranges.
Jacal, house type.
Corral, animal enclosure.
Sotols, distilled spirits.
Farrier, specialist in horse hoof care.
Sodomized, human to animal sex.
Talus slides, accumulation of broken rock fragments below for instance a rock face.