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Title: wainscot, hut

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Before or early in 1856

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07428

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: This manuscript features a list of terms, many of which are found in "Broad-Axe Poem," first published in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. It is likely, therefore, that the list was written before or early in 1856.

Related item: On the back of this leaf is a poetry manuscript with lines that appeared in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, in the poem that would eventually be titled "Song of Myself." See loc.00507.

Contributors to digital file: Sandy Byrd, Charles Green, Farrah Lehman, Kenneth M. Price, Nicole Gray, and Kevin McMullen

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wainscot, g
hut g
dwelling g
g prop
f trellis
l edifice
g window
f g sash
g vane
g shutter
g shingle
g rail
c garret
c lath
c gable
f jamb
f wicket
f lintel, the head piece of a door or window-frame
f balustrade
f balcony
f panel
f pilaster a square column, or half a one
l cornice
l library
l turret
l cellar
l recess
c tent
f dungeon
f pillory
f kennel
f citadel, a place of defence in or near a city
l academy, a grove at Athens, a high school

bear's cubs
wolf's cubs
l hospital a house for strangers—for the infirm and poor.
g Corinthian, pertaining to Corinth—a delicate style of building
g Doric—of the Dorians—a simple and strong style of building
g Ionic,—of the Ionians—a slender and majestic order of building
g pew
l pulpit
l organ
l cathedral
g tub
g hoop
f chair
f table
g clumsy
c limber
c fagot
g drub
g bounce
g cruller
l crisp
g mash
g crumble
g slice
f mitten
f gusset, angular piece of cloth
l cincture, the belt or girdle worn round the body,
c darn
g nip
g spirt
c lubber
f chum

[illegible] crackling
g plump
c tall
g gait
g groin
l tendon, a bundle of fibres by which a muscle is joined to a bone
f fibre, a thread, a fine part of the flesh of the body
g lusty
bulky, hardy, strong stout, powerful, rough, muscular, vigorous, robust, vital, physical,
[f?] jump
[g?] shiver
f pant
g skill
g blear, sore and watery, as the eye
c freckle
c shout
c bump
l suture, the knitting or seam of the bones of the head
l mandible, that which chews, as the jaw.
l lineaments the outline of the features
g haggard
g wry
f molar, having the power to grind, as the molar teeth.
g [craunch?]

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