The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger Study Help Full Glossary

sack bed.

sadist one who gets pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain on another or others.

sagitarius Phoebe, whose best subject is spelling, has misspelled "Sagittarius," the ninth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about November 21.

Salvation Army an international organization on semi-military lines, founded in England by William Booth in 1865 for religious and philanthropic purposes among the very poor.

scraggy-looking lean; bony; skinny.

shadow punches sparring with an imaginary opponent, especially in training as a boxer.

sinus any of the air cavities in the skull opening into the nasal cavities.

snowing deceiving, misleading, or winning over by glib talk, flattery, etc.

socks hard hits with the fist.

Stork Club or El Morocco fashionable New York City nightclubs, where one was more likely to spot celebrities.

storm shoes all-weather boots.

strong box a heavily made box or safe for storing valuables.

suave smoothly gracious or polite; polished; blandly ingratiating; urbane.

swanky ostentatiously stylish; expensive and showy.

t.b. tuberculosis (an infectious disease characterized by the formation of abnormal hard swellings in tissues of the body, especially in the lungs).

Tattersall having a checkered pattern of dark lines on a light background.

taurus Taurus (capital "T") is the second sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about April 21.

Tom Collins an iced drink made with gin, mixed with soda water, lime or lemon juice, and sugar; typically a summer drink.

West Point military reservation in southeastern New York state; site of the U.S. Military Academy.

windbreaker a warm jacket of leather, wool, etc., having a closefitting elastic waistband and cuffs.

wooden press here, a frame that holds a wooden tennis racket to prevent warping.

yellow cowardly.

Yellowstone Park national park mostly in northwestern Wyoming, but including narrow strips of southern Montana and eastern Idaho; it contains geysers, boilings springs, etc.

Ziegfeld Follies a lavish Broadway variety show, produced by American Florenz Ziegfeld (1869-1932).

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