[ilds] RG Justine -- "pegamoid" words, words, words

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 29 20:57:02 PDT 2007


Surely these are not new words, simply Durrell being cited to support 
definitions.

:Michael



On Monday, April 30, 2007, at 04:49  am, slighcl wrote:

> "He is a pegamoid sloth of a man" (1.12).  LD really does give us 
> pockets full of new words in these opening pages.  In order to 
> reassure all of those readers who kept note cards of unknown words 
> from their first reading of Justine, here follows all 50 words that 
> LD's novel contributed to the Oxford English Dictionary.   For 
> comparison, Woolf's To the Lighthouse is referenced 46 times. 
>
> It pleases me that the "great car" and Scobie and Pursewarden make the 
> list.  The inconsistent dating for LD's novel is more problematic:
>
> 1  1607   desireless, a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 84 As for me I was 
> cons
> 2   c725   horn, n. 1957 L.     Durrell Justine ii. 141 The same 
> night, on
> 3   1511    hub1  1957 L.     Durrell Justine 27 The great silver Rolls
> 4   1838    invert, n.            1957 L.     Durrell Justine ii. 96 
> At least the invert
> 5   c1175    John            1957 L.     Durrell Justine 249 She had 
> neatly tied hi
> 6   1855    kinetic, a. (n.)            1957 L.     Durrell Justine 
> ii. 134 It was these very
> 7   1793    manhole, n.            1957 L.     Durrell Justine iv. 
> 227, I stepped into th
> 8   1854    mariage de convenance, n.            1957 L.     Durrell 
> Justine iv. 235 Someone trapped in
> 9    1877   mari complaisant, n.            1958 L.     Durrell 
> Justine 1. 29 She was reputed to h
> 10  c1330  marvellous | marvelous, a., adv., and n.            1956 L. 
>     Durrell Justine i. 18 A door had suddenly
> 11 1340 measure, v. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 24 Reflecting on this h
> 12 OE miss, v.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 210 People only see i
> 13 1530 mission, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 113 The mission of the
> 14 1570 model, n. and a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 34 He had a model 
> of th
> 15 1474 mordant, a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 212 His view of thing
> 16 1528 mumchance, n. and a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 133 For my 
> part I rema
> 17 1957 mutilé, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 187 His expression be
> 18 OE open, v. 1956 L. Durrell Justine iii, I am about to say som
> 19 1191 pack, n.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 180 Justine .. would
> 20 1662 palatable, a. 1956 L. Durrell Justine i, Excuses which might 
> mak
> 21 ?a1425 palpitation, n. 1956 L. Durrell Justine i, In autumn the 
> female ba
> 22 1340 pearl, n.1 and a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 13 A sky of hot 
> nude pe
> 23 1895 pegamoid, n. and a. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 21 He is a 
> pegamoid slo
> 24 ?a1425 penetration, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 185 The whole 
> portent
> 25 c1460 personage, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 134 It was these 
> very
> 26 1874 petit mal, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 160 An occasional 
> hea
> 27 c1230 plaint, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 43 Professional mourner
> 28 c1387 poignant, adj. 1956 L. Durrell Justine ii. 134 By the bed the 
> ric
> 29 1581 pole, v.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 215 Faraj is out poli
> 30 1601 potentia 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 75 Life, the new materi
> 31 re-, prefix 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 199 The resonance of
> 32 13.. recover, v.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine iv. 233 It is strange when
> 33 1685 refugee, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 39 You are a mental ref
> 34 1760 rictus 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 107 This ghastly rictu
> 35 1752 scene-shifter 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 102 Quick as a 
> scene-s
> 36 1579 scoutmaster, scout-master 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 124 I've 
> done quite a
> 37 1393 screen, n.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 78 It is perhaps what t
> 38 c1470 scrimmage, scrummage, n. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 185 The 
> whole portent
> 39 1885 scupper, v. 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 155 You can help us s
> 40 1569 shark, n.1 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 183 Now in his ice-sm
> 41 1847 smarm, v. 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 143 He is a complete p
> 42 1481 smoulder, v. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 69 She seemed to smould
> 43 a1300 spit, n.2 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 37 A spitcurl at each t
> 44 1857 spring-cleaning 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 23 It was thrown 
> away b
> 45 1908 strap-hang, v. 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 53 Here, where the 
> gene
> 46 c1400 substitute, n. 1956 L. Durrell Justine i. 78 For her we, her 
> love
> 47 1598 tarot 1957 L. Durrell Justine iii. 180 Justine .. would
> 48 1885 ushabti 1957 L. Durrell Justine i. 57 The air was all at o
> 49 1796 vicariously, adv. 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 127 Those 
> interminable
> 50 1909 voulu, a. (n.) 1957 L. Durrell Justine ii. 132 The idea is not 
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