Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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canted

There was even a mystery floor with a canted roof and oddly shaped windows creating a visual effect that nauseated the legal department staffers housed there

—p.357 by Douglas Edwards
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copacetic

Finally, the product launched and all was copacetic.

—p.251 by Douglas Edwards
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tule fog

As I finished reading, I realized that I had allowed myself to inhale the air of inevitability settling around our office like a tule fog.

—p.139 by Douglas Edwards
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abattoir

I felt sorry for new Googlers who stepped into the reality abattoir for the first time and looked around the room with naked-at-school-nightmare eyes

—p.105 by Douglas Edwards
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vitiate

As time went on and the shadow of fool-made history vitiated even the exactitude of sundials, we moved more restlessly over Europe

—p.306 by Vladimir Nabokov
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friable

there is in every child the essentially human urge to reshape the earth, to act upon a friable environment (unless he is a born Marxist or a corpse and meekly waits for the environment to fashion him)

lol @ the tendentiousness but understandable i guess

—p.302 by Vladimir Nabokov
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dappled

fabulous forests where there were more birds than tigers and more fruit than thorns, and where, in some dappled depth, man’s mind had been born

—p.297 by Vladimir Nabokov
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couvade

I look back upon my almost couvade-like concern with our baby

—p.297 by Vladimir Nabokov
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limpid

A limpid dawn had completely unsheathed one side of the empty street.

—p.295 by Vladimir Nabokov
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emetic

The day before, after months of soliciting and cursing, the emetic of a bribe had been administered to the right rat at the right office

—p.292 by Vladimir Nabokov
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exigent

I was always ready to sacrifice purity of form to the exigencies of fantastic content, causing form to bulge and burst like a sponge-bag containing a small furious devil

—p.290 by Vladimir Nabokov
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plangent

His plangent tonalities I shall never forget, nor shall I ever forgive myself the ill-tempered review in which I attacked him for trivial faults in his unfledged verse

—p.287 by Vladimir Nabokov
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pallid

we emerged into the pallid bleakness of a Paris winter day

—p.286 by Vladimir Nabokov
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eschatology

Bunin, a spry old gentleman, with a rich and unchaste vocabulary, was puzzled by my irresponsiveness to the hazel grouse of which I had had enough in my childhood and exasperated by my refusal to discuss eschatological matters

—p.286 by Vladimir Nabokov
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genuflect

Only much later, in the forties, did some of those writers finally discover a definite slope down which to slide in a more or less genuflectory attitude.

—p.284 by Vladimir Nabokov
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garret

Current prose and poetry, brilliant planets and pale galaxies, flowed by the casement of my garret night after night

—p.284 by Vladimir Nabokov
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syncopal

The break in my own destiny affords me in retrospect a syncopal kick that I would not have missed for worlds

not entirely sure

—p.250 by Vladimir Nabokov
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plangent

her high-school-girlish prose could evoke with plangent strength

—p.249 by Vladimir Nabokov
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fronds

every whiff of damp leaf, every autumn-rusted frond of fern in the St. Petersburg countryside

—p.249 by Vladimir Nabokov
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portico

my livid light flitted across the six-pillared white portico at the back of my uncle’s mute, shuttered manor

—p.237 by Vladimir Nabokov
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pallid

Only in very expert hands could it be made to transcend its humble origin—the pallid poetry of eighteenth-century France

on Russian elegies

—p.219 by Vladimir Nabokov
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discarnate

After riding on horseback most of the afternoon, bicycling in the colored dusk was a curiously subtle, almost discarnate feeling

great word

—p.208 by Vladimir Nabokov
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quiddity

Biarritz still retained its quiddity in those days

—p.146 by Vladimir Nabokov
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dappled

In the distance, fleeting cloud shadows dappled the dull green of slopes above timber line, and the gray and white of Longs Peak

—p.139 by Vladimir Nabokov
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retiary

America has shown even more of this morbid interest in my retiary activities than other countries have

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS A WORD

—p.131 by Vladimir Nabokov
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