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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 29

Section 2 (376-383)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 29.2

So, iron on iron and headlong as fate, Frank and Ewball were borne into the Bajío on the eve of a turn in history.

Against the Day, p. 376

100 percent
29.2: 380 (- jailhouse business) Span | Measure
Amparo Vásquez
29.2: 380 Figures | Background
arroyo
29.2: 376 (-s) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
artemisia
29.2: 377 Plants/Critters | Mexico
ay
29.2: 381 (-, lisonjeros) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
bad-ass
29.2: 383 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Characterisation
Bajío
29.2: 376 Geography/Around the World | Mexico
big in the works
29.2: 382 (something -) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
black-irised
29.2: 382 (- eyes) Orthography Description | Colours
Bob Meldrum
29.2: 383 Characters | Colorado
bolillo
29.2: 381 (-s freshly baked) Food and Drinks | Spanish
Broomhandle
29.2: 378 Nick Names | Weapon
by-product
29.2: 376 (-s) Orthography Mining | Economics
caldereros y sus macheteros
29.2: 382 Exclamation/Dictionary | Spanish
Calle Juárez
29.2: 378 Street/Around the World | Mexico
calléjon
29.2: 377 Description | Spanish
Camilo Arriaga
29.2: 381 (that - too Mining | Mexico
Camilo
29.2: 381 Mining | Mexico
campesino
29.2: 376 (-s) Profession | Spanish
cantina
29.2: 376 (- life), 380, 382 (- downtrail) Bar/Drinking | Spanish
capital
2*, first 29.2: 376 Capitalised Functions | City
Catholic
29.2: 377 (- practice) Denomination | Christianity
centavodeón
29.2: 380 Rare Building - Space | Neologism
Cerro del Trozado
29.2: 378 Location/Around the World | Mexico
Chihuahua
29.2: 381 (- cheese) State/Around the World | Mexico
chinches
29.2: 379 (snuggle in with the -) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
Chinese
29.2: 380 (- community) Ethnicity/Around the World | China
cientificos
29.2: 380 (rogue -) Spanish
compadre
29.2: 379 (no say prayo-coopy, -) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
company
29.2: 378 (your - boys) Capitalised Organisation | Economy
corker
29.2: 381 Rare Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
corn-husk
29.2: 379 (- mattresses) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
cuchillo
29.2: 383 Objects | Weapon
delicate
29.2: 381 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Deuce Kindred
29.2: 377 Characters | The Traverse Family
Deuce
29.2: 377 Characters | The Traverse Family
Don
29.2: 379 (- Porfirio Díaz) Titles/Texts | Spanish
Dwayne Provecho
29.2: 379, 381, 383 Figures | Background
Dwayne
29.2: 381, 382 (old -), 382 Figures | Background
El Chinganáriz
29.2: 381 (chili known as -) Food and Drinks | Mexico
El Palacio de Cristal
29.2: 378 Building - Space | Mexico
El Paso
29.2: 376 City/Around the World | Texas
Ellmore Disco
29.2: 383 (Brother - up in Telluride)) Characters | Telluride
Ellmore
29.2: 383 Characters | Telluride
Empresas Oustianas S.A.
29.2: 376 Company | Mexico
empty-handed
29.2: 376 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
esposas
29.2: 378 Objects | Spanish
Ewb
29.2: 377, 379 Nick Names | The Traverse Family
Ewball
29.2: 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 383 Characters | Mexico
"expressionless"
29.2: 376 Description |
eyeball heliograph
29.2: 381 Rare Gesture |
fandango
29.2: 380 (- girl) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
faro
29.2: 380 (roulette and -) Gambling | United States
federales
29.2: 382 Mexico
felicitationes
29.2: 378 Expression/Dictionary | Spanish
field-shirts
29.2: 376 Orthography Clothing |
Flores Magón
29.2: 381 (- brothers), 381 Historical Persons | Mexico
Frank
29.2: 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383 Characters | The Traverse Family
frightened
29.2: 383 (I - Hair-trigger-Bob?) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
frontera
29.2: 379 Language/Dictionary | Spanish
fucked-up
29.2: 377 (another - gringo) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
German self-loader
29.2: 378 Orthography Device | Weapon
Good Friday
29.2: 377 (- sky), 378 Span | Religion
grifa
29.2: 380 (- peddlers) Stimulants | Drugs
gringo
29.2: 376 (as -s like to say), 377 (another fucked-up -), 378, 382 (-'s eyes) Spanish
Guanajuato
29.2: 376, 376 (- station), 379 State/Around the World | Mexico
Hair-Trigger Bob
29.2: 383 Nick Names | Background
hidalgo
29.2: 380 (-s) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
hoosegow
29.2: 379 (this Mexican -), 380 (- dynamics) Building - Space | Slang
hotel trap-drivers
29.2: 376 Orthography Description | Mexico
huh
29.2: 378 Doubting/Dictionary | Interjection
iron-riveted
29.2: 380 (- watchtowers) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Jezus Christ
29.2: 376 (or - to return), 377 (the passion of -), 378 Historical Persons | Christianity
Judas Iscariot
29.2: 377 Figures | Religion
juzgado
29.2: 378, 379 Building - Space | Spanish
Kid
29.2: 383 Characters | The Traverse Family
Kieselguhr Kid
29.2: 382 (- of Wild West legend), 382 (the real -), 383 Nick Names | The Traverse Family
knife-related
29.2: 381 (- mischief) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
La Política
29.2: 378 Expression/Dictionary | Spanish
larger-than-expected
29.2: 379 (- number of religious bores) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Leòn
29.2: 376 City/Around the World | Mexico
lip-buttoning
29.2: 377 Orthography Gesture | Vocabulary
lisonjero
29.2: 381 (ay, -s) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
Lord
29.2: 379 (the - on his return journey) Titles/Texts | Religion
magey
29.2: 376 (- juice) Plants/Critters | Mexico
Mauser
29.2: 377 Device | Weapon
mesquite
29.2: 376 Plants/Critters |
Mexican
29.2: 379 (this - hoosegow) Nationality | Mexico
Mexico
29.2: 377 Countries/Around the World | Middle America
mining-town
29.2: 380 (- riffraff) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
molten-eyed
29.2: 381 (- Sergeant Vásquez) Description | Vocabulary
mordida
29.2: 378 (- problems) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
Morgan Bank
29.2: 379 (safe as the -) Company | United States
'mug'
29.2: 383 (nobody ever looks like their -) Language/Dictionary | Slang
muñeca
29.2: 382 Language/Dictionary | Spanish
no say prayo-coopy
29.2: 379 (-, compadre) Rare Expression/Dictionary | Slang
Nogales
29.2: 379 Location/Around the World | Arizona
O.K.
29.2: 378 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
official-looking
29.2: 377 (- uniforms) Orthography Description | Vocabulary
opium joints
29.2: 380 Building - Space | Drugs
other side
29.2: 381 Capitalised Description | Death
P.L.M.
29.2: 381 Organisation | Mexico
Pantéon
29.2: 378 Building - Space | Mexico
paredón
29.2: 381 (the shadow of the -) Language/Dictionary | Spanish
pesos
29.2: 376 (couple -) Money | Mexico
pistoles
29.2: 378 Device | Weapon
pleasant-looking
29.2: 389 (a - young woman) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
polyrhythms
29.2: 380 Concepts | Music
Porfiriato
29.2: 382 (this ol'-) Span | Time
Porfirio Diaz
29.2: 379 (Don -) Dictator | Mexico
potosino
29.2: 381 Food and Drinks | Mexico
Provecho
29.2: 381 (el señor -'s employers) Last Name Figures | Background
pulque
29.2: 377 Liquor/Drinking | Mexico
red-brown
29.2: 377 (- mountainside) Orthography Description | Colours
right-of-way
29.2: 376 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
rurales
29.2: 377, 378 Description | Spanish
salsa
29.2: 381 (kitchen -) Food and Drinks | Mexico
same-model
29.2: 377 (- Mauser) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Sarge
29.2: 381 Titles/Texts | Rank
self-delusion
29.2: 381 Orthography Self-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Semanta Santa
29.2: 377 Span | Religion
señor
29.2: 381 (el - Provecho) Titles/Texts | Spanish
Sergeant
29.2: 380 (-, Vásquez), 380, 381 (- Vásquez), 382 Authorities | Rank
Sierra Madre
29.2: 376 Mountains/Around the World | Mexico
Silao
29.2: 376 Location/Around the World | Mexico
silver
29.2: 377 Capitalised Mining | Minerals
slop-bucket
29.2: 379 Orthography Objects | Vocabulary
smoke-darkened
29.2: 380 (- walls) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
sobebody you know
29.2: 379 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
squared-away
29.2: 389 (- uniform) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
subida
29.2: 377 Description | Spanish
Telluride
29.2: 383 City/Around the World | Colorado
tequila-and-beer
29.2: 382 (- caldereros y sus macheteros) Orthography Liquor/Drinking | Mexico
tlachiquero
29.2: 376 (-s) Profession | Mexico
Torreòn
29.2: 376 Location/Around the World | Mexico
Tucson
29.2: 379 City/Around the World | Arizona
uh-oh
29.2: 383 Exclamation/Dictionary | Interjection
Vásquez
29.2: 381 (Sergeant -) Last Name Figures | Background
Vera Cruz coffee
29.2: 381 Food and Drinks | Coffee
Vera Cruz puros
29.2: 376 Stimulants | Tobacco
Veta Madre
29.2: 382 Mining | Guanajuato
well-water
29.2: 376 Orthography Food and Drinks | Characterisation
Wild West
29.2: 382 (Kieselguhr Kid of - legend) Wild West/Around the World | United States
Yeahp
29.2: 379 Doubting/Dictionary | Interjection
Yehp
29.2: 381, 382 Doubting/Dictionary | Interjection
Zacatecas
29.2: 376 City/Around the World | Mexico
¿Dónde estamos?
29.2: 378 Expression/Dictionary | Spanish
¿verdad?
29.2: 381 Language/Dictionary | Spanish