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[Text: Burton R. Pollin, "List I, Single Words First Used or Coined by Poe," Poe, Creator of Words, Baltimore: The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, 1974. (This lecture was delivered by Dr. Pollin at the Fifty-first Annual Commemoration Program of the Poe Society, October 7, 1973. Revisions have been applied from supplementary material published in 1980, 1983, 1989 and 1994. More current revisions have been applied directly to this e-text edition.) © 1974, by The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Inc.; 1980, by Burton R. Pollin; 1998, by Burton R. Pollin and the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Inc.]


after-dream - H:3.273, "Usher," 1839: the after-dream of the reveller upon opium. Not in OED. [P74:41]

after-drunkenness - M:1.158, "Introduction," 1831: And after-drunkenness of soul / Succeeds the glories of the bowl. Not in OED. [P74:41]

after-insertion - H:16.105, Marginalia, 1846: after-insertion (of a moral). Not in OED. [P74:41]

air-box - (the air-chamber of a fire-engine or lifeboat in the manner of some life-boats). Pym in CW:1.63: The small jolly . . . was fitted . . . with air-boxes. See CW:1.223, for accounts of the early life-boats from which Poe may have taken the term, ascribed to him by the OED, possibly H. Greathead, W. Wouldhave, or W. Hillary. Lionel Lukin, in The Invention of .. . Unimmergible Boats, 1806, writes of "the enclosure for air [in a] gunwale of cork" and "such boxes are suitable for ships' boats," without using Poe's compound word.  [P94.29-30 item 1]

all-devouring - H:4.8, "Eiros and Charmion," 1839: all-devouring (combustion). OED lists it without date or instance. [P74:41]

all-divine - O:2.393, 1848: all-divine love. OED gives it without date or citation. [P74:41]

all-engrossing - H:4.105, "Mystification," 1840: the all-engrossing topic. Not in OED. [P74:41]

all-fervid - H:4.8, "Eiros," 1839: all-fervid heat. Not in OED. [P74:41]

all-hallowed - M:1.207, "Paean," 1836: To join the all-hallowed mirth / Of more than thrones in heaven. Not in OED. [P74:41]

all-heavenly - O:2.387, 1848: all-Heavenly delight. Not in OED. [P74:41]

all-living - M:1.41, Tamerlane, 1828: With ray of the all-living light. (In 1827, Poe wrote: all living, without a hyphen.) Not in OED. [P74:41]

all-sufficient - H:9.15, review, 1836: all-sufficient excuse; also H:11.112, review, 1842: all-sufficient intelligence. Given in OED as first in 1879.  [P80:83]

angel-nod - M:1.114, Al Aaraaf, 1829: Nor ask a reason save the angel-nod / She grants to us. Not in OED. [P74:41]

antithesis-hunter - H:10.136, review, 1841: that absurd antithesis-hunter, Victor Hugo. Not in OED. [P74:41]

art-naked - H:12.142, review, 1845: Everything is art-naked. Not in OED. [P74:41]

art-novel - The Aristidean, p. 376, uncollected Article XII, "American Poetry," October 1845: "Criticism is not . . . an essay . . . nor a prose-poem, nor an art-novel." Not in OED. [P83:39]

art-product - H:11.7, ''Exordium,'' 1842: the work as an art-product; also H:12.10, review, 1845: consistent Art-products; also H:16.183: Eureka,1848: the composition as an Art-Product. OED lists it without date or citation. [P74:41]

art-scarred - H:4.205, "Monos and Una," 1841: Art-scarred surface of the Earth. Not in OED. [P74:41]

asphodel-interspersed - H:4.197, "Island of Fay," 1841: sweet-scented and Asphodel-interspersed. Not in OED. [P74:41]

attaghan-maker - Varner, p 52, "Bargain lost," 1832: attaghan-maker to the Effendi (a curved sword Poe's apparently unique spelling for ataghan). Not in OED with either spelling. [P74:42]

awe-stricken - H:3.312, ''William Wilson," 1839: Awe-stricken . . . I extinguished the light. OED gives 1853 as earliest, but awe-struck is an old form. [P74:42]

awkward-looking - H:9.20, review, 1836: awkward-looking specimens. OED gives 1872 as sole instance. [P74:42]

Babylon-like - M:1.200, "City in the Sea," 1831: Up fanes up Babylon-like walls. Not in OED. [P74:42]

back-water - (adjectival; OED in no. 7 gives Poe's as first for the swell of the sea thrown back from contact with a solid body, especially from the paddles of steamboats; hence, the loss of power occasioned by it in steamboats]. OED gives as first Poe's Pym of 1838, CW:1:117: Those which came from the larboard being what are called back- water seas. (Poe's spelling differs from the standard, "backwater").  [P94.30 item 7]

ballad-legend - H:11.80, review, 1842: obvious movement of the true ballad-legend. Not in OED. [P74:42]

balloon-bag - H:6.200, "Mellonta Tauta," 1844: the summit of the balloon-bag. Not in OED. [P74:42]

balloon-hoax - H:5.224, "Balloon-Hoax," 1844: title of tale. Not in OED. [P74:42]

banner-like - M:1.193, "The Valley Nis," 1836: Some lilies wave all banner-like, above a grave. OED lists it without citation or date. [P74:42]

battle-lanterns - H:2.7 and 13, "MS. Found in a Bottle," 1833: innumerable battle-lanterns, which swung to and fro above her rigging. Not in OED, but Craigie gives 1830 (J. F. Cooper), 1861, and 1883. [P74:42]  Also H3.88, Pym, 1838: a kind of battle-lantern. Benjamin Morrell, Narrative of Four Voyages (New York, 1832), p. 405, offers: "The battle-lanterns were always at hand."   [P80:89]

beast-like - H:6.223, "Hop-Frog," 1849: The imitations made by the dwarf were sufficiently beast-like. Not in OED. [P74:42]

bee-line - OED gives, as its only instance, "Gold-Bug" of 1843, M:3.842/20: a bee-line, or . . . a straight line. However, Mathews gives an 1830 Massachusetts Spy example, and Craigie gives three American instances of 1845, 1856, 1848.  [P94.30 item 10]

belfry-man - H:3.257, "Devil in Belfry," 1839: belfry-man. Not in OED. [P74:42]

big-wigs - M:1.394, "Model Verses," 1849: . . . somewhere close by the Down East / Frog Pond munching of peanuts and pumpkins and buried in big-wigs (see M:1.395, n. 4, for probable reference to Miss Cornelia Walter). Not in OED. [P74:42]

black-looking - H:4.91 and 97, "Rodman," 1840: black-looking stones; black-looking loam. OED gives only an 1854 example. [P74:42]  Also H:3.250, "Devil," 1839: black-looking wood. [P80:89].

bleak-looking - Not in OED. In "Maelström," 1841, M:2.579/8: There was visible a small, bleak-looking island.  [P94.30 item 13]

blood-bedewed - H:4.258, "Masque," 1842: blood-bedewed halls. Not in OED. [P74:42]

blood-tinted - H:4.252, "Masque," 1842: blood-tinted panes. Not in OED. [P74:42]

blue-fire - H:15.188, Autography, 1841: blue-fire melodramaticism. OED gives only 1875 instance. [P74:42]

book-purpose - H:16.37, Marginalia, 1844: The true book-purpose is answered. Not in OED. [P74:42]

book-reputation - Doings of Gotham, p. 43, 1844: his character, apart from his book-reputation. Not in OED. [P74:42]

bookseller-coteries - H:11.2, ''Exordium,'' 1842: the home-dictation of the bookseller-coteries. Not in OED. [P74:43]

book-unity - O:2.328, 1846: In writing these tales . . . I have kept the book-unity always in mind. Not in OED. [P74:43]

border-ground - H:16.90, Marginalia, 1846: this border-ground. OED gives 1875 as first. [P74:43]

bottle-loving -, H:13.39, review, 1845: bottle-loving rascal. Not in OED.  [P80:84]

brain-scattering - H:16.3, Marginalia, 1844: what the Germans call the "brain-scattering" humor of the moment. Not in OED. [P74:43]

brandy-saturated - H:6.112, "Angel of the Odd," 1844: brandy-saturated corn. Not in OED. [P74:43]

break-bones - (for osprey or ossifrage). OED gives Poe credit for the earliest use in Pym, 1838, CW:1:151/30-32: The great peterel . . . is frequently called the break-bones, or osprey peterel. Despite this attribution, Poe is undoubtedly citing it from Benjamin Morrell's Narrative of Four Voyages (New York, 1832), 64: "The great petrel . . . is sometimes called the osprey-petrel, or break-bones" (q.v., in CW:1:295, note to paragraph 14.12A on page 151).  [P94.31 item 17]

briar-encumbered - H:8.241, review, 1836: in the briar-encumbered graveyard. Not in OED. [P74:43]

brilliantly-plumed - H:6.263, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: brilliantly-plumed ducks. Not in OED. [P74:43]

Britannia-ware - H:6.62, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: Our gentleman was a Britannia-ware teapot. Not in OED. [P74:43]

broker-land - O:1.302, 1845: nooks and corners of Broker-Land. Not in OED. [P74:43]

bubble-blower - H:8.320, review, 1836: Our bubble-blower observes everything. OED gives it without a dated citation. [P74:43]

buffo-singer - M:1.257, Politian, III, 1835: With him and the buffo-singer. Not in OED. [P74:43]

bull-roarings - H:2.173, "King Pest," 1835: bull-roarings in basso. OED gives 1881 for bull-roarer. [P74:43]

bullet-headedness - H:16.34, Marginalia,1844: the disgusting . . . bullet-headedness of her husband; also, Democratic Review 19.30, (not in Harrison) July 1846: more supineness more bullet-headedness. The first is the only OED citation. [P74:43]

button-headed - H:4.124, "Business Man," 1840: sent home to my button-headed family. Not in OED. [P74:43]

cab-introduction (i.e., introduction of cabs), Brigham, p. 107, 1840: The cab-introduction will bring among us a peculiar race of people, the cabman. Not in OED. [P74:43]

cabalistic-looking - H:14.120, essay, 1841: cabalistic-looking solutions of the cryptographs; also, cabalistic looking (without a hyphen); H:2.288, "A Predicament," 1838: cabalistic looking machinery. Not in OED. [P74:43]

cadaverous-looking - H:6.64, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: And then, said a cadaverous-looking personage, near the foot of the table. Not in OED. [P74:43]

carbuncle-nose - H:6.125, "Some Words with a Mummy," 1845: a little carbuncle-nosed gentleman. OED gives an 1845 use of carbuncled nose only. [P74:44]

carrying-one's-self-in-a-handbasket - Griswold 1.274, Marginalia I (not in Harrison), 1844: carrying-one's-self-in-a-handbasket logic. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cart-loading - H:14.86, review, 1836: cart-loading and embarkation. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cat-act (legislation for a bounty for cat heads), H:4.133, "Business Man," 1840: The assembly . . . crowned all with the Cat-Act. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cat-growing - H:4.132, "Business Man," 1840: the Cat-Growing way (business). Not in OED. [P74:44]

cat-peltries - H:6.199, "Mellonta Tauta," 1849: a retail shop for cat-peltries and other furs. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cat-au-rabbit (and) cat-au-rabbit, H:6.64 (and Tales, p. 1011), "Dr. Tarr," 1844. The reference is to a dish of spurious meat. Not in OED.  [P80:84]

chandelier-chain - H:6.226, "Hop-Frog," 1849: the chandelier-chain was drawn so far upward. Not in OED. [P74:44]

chandelier-looking - H:12.64, Outis series, 1845: chandelier-looking tree. Not in OED. [P74:44]

chanticleer-note - H:6.149, "Imp," 1845: chanticleer-note to the ghost. Not in OED. [P74:44]

character-painting - H:11.214, review, 1843: one of the finest pieces of mere character-painting. Not in OED. [P74:44]

chasm-like - H:6.193, and 194, "Arnheim," 1847: a chasm-like rift in the hills (193) and chasm-like appearance (194). Not in OED. [P74:44]

chicken-cock - H:6.66, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: She had been turned into a chicken-cock. Not in OED. [P74:44]

child-opinion - H:16.92, Marginalia, 1846: The child-opinion coincides with that of the man proper. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cigar-girl - H:5.4, "Marie R.," 1842: the unfortunate "cigar-girl." Not in OED. [P74:44]

clam-and-cat-fish (adjective), Doings of Gotham, p. 61, 1844: the clam-and-cat-fish venders. Not in OED. [P74:44]

clique-ridden - H:10.185, review, 1841: He has asserted that we are clique-ridden. Not in OED. [P74:44]

closely-buttoned - H:4.140, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: closely-buttoned roquelaire. OED omits it from its three examples of adverb plus past participle, with the note that a hyphen is usually inserted. [P74:44]

cloudy-looking - M:1.140, "Fairy-Land," 1829: And cloudy-looking woods. Not in OED. [P74:44]

cock-a-doodleing (noun), H:6.76, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: whooping and cock-a-doodleing. OED gives, for 1599, cockadoodling cocks. [P74:45]

coffin-tressels - H:2.174, "King Pest," 1835: Upon coffin-tressels, was seated a company of six. Not in OED. [P74:45]

color-grouping - H:6.184, "Domain of Arnheim," 1847: disturbances of color-grouping. Not in OED. [P74:45]

come-at-able - H:4.231, "Three Sundays," 1841: Her little amount...was not come-at-able. Not in OED. [P74:45] Given by OED.  [P80:89]

conception-invention - H:11.281, review, 1844: merits of conception-invention. Not in OED.  [P80:84]

conspirator-like - Not in OED. In 1836 review of Paris and the Parisians, H:9:19/12, describing a picture: Two conspirator-like republic ans stand in the gardens of the Luxembourg.  [P94.32 item 27]

content-tables - H:12.166, review, 1845: content-tables of our magazines. Not in OED. [P74:45]

cool-blooded - Brigham, p. 105, 1840: cool-blooded assassination. OED gives early cold-blooded only. [P74:45]

cosy-looking - H:5.221, "Diddling," 1845: cosy-looking shoes. Not in OED. [P74:45]

cottage-built - H:3.343, "William Wilson," 1839: rambling cottage-built, and somewhat decayed building. Not in OED. [P74:45]

counter-hopper - M:1.10, "Oh, Tempora," 1825: a neat, frisky counter-hopper (for a clerk). Not in OED. In Craigie for 1845 and 1867. [P74:45]

couplet-maker - Not in OED. See review of W. C. Bryant of Jan. 1837 in H:9:273/3, which elevates Pope as a versifier above the mere couplet-maker of his day.  [P94.32 item 29]

crimson-tinted - H:14.107 and 109, essay, 1840: crimson-tinted glass. Not in OED. [P74:45]

crockery-cracking - H:12.211, review, 1845: crockery-cracking and other Tom-Foolery. Not in OED. [P74:45]

crooked-looking - H:3.250, "Devil in Belfry," 1839: fierce crooked-looking fire dogs. Not in OED. [P74:45]

cul-de-sac (attributive), H:13.48, review, 1845: cul-de-sac machinations. Not in OED. [P74:45]

cur-spattering - H:4.130, "Business Man," 1840: Cur-spattering (profession). Not in OED. [P74:45]

dais-chamber - H:2.179, "King Pest," 1835: Dais-Chamber of our Palace. OED gives chamber of dais for 1818. [P74:45]

dancing mad - M:1.329, motto for "The Gold-Bug,''1843: This fellow is dancing mad (no hyphens used). Not in OED. [P74:45]

death-bed (as adjective), H:12.63, "Outis Papers," 1845: Death-Bed friend. In OED as noun only. [P74:45]

dear-eye - M:1.380, "Impromptu. To Kate Carol,"1845: The bright i-dea, or bright dear-eye. Not in OED. [P74:45]

death-condemned - H:5.81, "Pit and Pendulum," 1842: death-condemned. Not in OED. [P74:45]

death-furniture (of an undertaker), H:2.184, "King Pest," 1835: Death-furniture floundered about. Not in OED. [P74:45]

death-producing - H:4.202, "Monos and Una," 1841: and of its forbidden fruit, death-producing, . . . a distinct intimation. Not in OED. [P74:46]

death-purged - H:4.205, "Monos and Una," 1841: man the death-purged. Not in OED. [P74:46]

death-refined - H:6.185, "Domain of Arnheim," 1847: death-refined appreciation of the beautiful. Not in OED. [P74:46]

death-struggles - "The Maelström" of 1841 (M:2.590): "My death-struggles with the water." Not in OED (unlike "death-throe"). William A. Craigie and James R. Hurlbert's Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1960) gives an unpublished 1837 item from Diplomatic Correspondence, issued in 1908.  [P83:40]

deep-buried - Poems, p. 400, "To M. L. S. ," 1847: "For the resurrection of deep-buried faith." Not in OED. [P74:46]

deeply-shadowed - H:3.301, "William Wilson," 1839: the refreshing chilliness of its deeply-shadowed avenues. Not in OED. [P74:46]

delicately-granulated - H:6.261, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: delicately-granulated columnar stems. Not in OED. [P74:46]

demagogue-ridden - H:14.161, essay, 1845: the demagogue-ridden public. Not in OED. [P74:46]

demon-light - M:1.27, Tamerlane, 1827: A demon-light around my throne. Not in OED. [P74:46]

demon-traps - H:14.195, essay, 1846: the tackle for scene-shifting the stepladders and the demon-traps. OED lists demon-trap with no date or citation. [P74:46]

devil-me-care - H:15.172, Autography, 1836: An air of the quizzical, and devil-me-care. OED gives devil-may-care for 1837 and Poe's word for 1858. [P74:46]

dim-remembered - M:1.316, "Haunted Palace," 1839: Is but a dim-remembered story of the old-time entombed. OED lists it but with no citation or date. [P74:46]

dock-loafers - H:17.249, in public newspaper notice on T. D. English, July 10, 1846: dock-loafers . . . his cronies. Not in OED. [P80:85]

dog-leaf - H:2.358, "Loss of Breath," 1835: a dog-leaf in the primer. OED gives Southey's 1823 dog-leaving, but no substantive. [P74:46]

dollar-manufacture - H:14.106, essay, 1840: a pendant of the dollar-manufacture. Not in OED. [P74:46]

double-diluted - H:10.145, review, 1841: This is sympathy double-diluted. Not in OED. [P74:46]

double-winded - H:2.165, "Loss of Breath," 1835: double-winded idiot. Not in OED. [P74:46]

doubt-vapors - H:14.209, essay, 1843: The doubt-vapors may be made to assume any and every shape. Not in OED. [P74:46]

dream-life - H:10.53, review, 1839: dream-life character of the whole fiction. In OED it is listed without date or citation. [P74:46]

dreaming-book - M:1.158, "Introduction," 1831: "And even the greybeard will o'erlook / Connivingly my dreaming-book." Not in OED. [P74:46]

droll-looking - Brigham, p. 37, 1840: droll-looking hieroglyphical mysteries. Not in OED. [P74:47]

dusky-visaged - H:5.168, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: a dusky-visaged and half-naked man. Not in OED. [P74:47]

eagle-hope - M:1.59, Tamerlane (D), 1829: When towering Eagle-Hope could see. Not in OED. [P74:47]

earth-angels - H:6.185, "Arnheim," 1847: earth-angels. Not in OED. [P74:47]

Eastern-looking - H:5.169, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: an Eastern-looking city, such as . . . in the Arabian Tales. Not in OED. [P74:47]

eel-skinning (as noun), H:6.231, "X-ing a Paragrab," 1849: eel-skinning principle. OED gives eel-skin as an adjective only. [P74:47]

effeminate-looking - H:5.172, " Ragged Mountains, " 1844: effeminate-looking person. Not in OED. [P74:47]

Electro-tintinnabulic - Tales, p. 1119, "The Swiss Bell-Ringers," 1844; a descriptive term, Poe says, analagous to the "Electro-Magnetic Telegraph."  [P80:85]

enigma-guessing - Brigham, p. 13, 1839: Rigid method enters into enigma-guessing. Not in OED. [P74:47]

ever-victorious - H:6.218, "Hop-Frog," 1849: ever-victorious generals. Not in OED. [P74:47]

every-man-for-himself - H:6.207, "Mellonta Tauta," 1849: a sort of everyman-for-himself confederacy. Not in OED. [P74:47]

eye-sore-prig - H:4.130, "Business Man," 1840: an eye-sore-prig (listed for the combination only either nonsense or of obscure meaning). Not in OED. [P74:47]

fairy-law - H:8.286, review, 1836: He has broken Fairy-law. Not in OED. [P74:47]

fairy-looking - H:4.43, "Julius Rodman," 1840: fairy-looking situations. Not in OED. [P74:47]

falsely-figurative - H:15.191, Autography, 1841: the most inflated, involved, and falsely-figurative of . . . poets. Not in OED. [P74:47]

fancy-exciting - H:15.134, Literati, 1846: fancy-exciting and reason-repressing character of the alleged discoveries. Not in OED. [P74:47]

fang-like - H:6.227, "Hop-Frog," 1849: from the fang-like teeth of the dwarf. Not in OED. [P74:47]

fantastical-looking - H:2.99, "Pfaall," 1835: fantastical-looking city. Not in OED. [P74:47]

far-distant - H:3.241, Pym, 1839: far-distant rampart; also, H:4.196, "Island of the Fay," 1841: far-distant region. Not in OED.  [P74:47]  Also H:14.291, "Poetic Principle," 1850: far-distant . . . islands.   [P80:89]

far-fetchedness - H:12.21 and 27, review, 1845: a certain far-fetchedness of imagery. OED gives Poe's as first. [P74:47]

far-reaching - H:10.91, review, 1840: his far-reaching fame. Not in OED. [P74:47]

far-searching - H:4.195, "Island of the Fay," 1841: My wanderings... have been . . . far-searching. Not in OED. [P74:47]

fear-enkindled - H:4.5, "Eiros and Charmion," 1839: an earnestness fear-enkindled. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fellow-atom - H:16.301, Eureka, 1848: Every atom is perpetually impelled to seek its fellow-atom. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fellow-sojourners - H:6.249, "Von Kempelen," 1849: We were fellow-sojourners. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fellow-townsmen - H:10.151, review, 1841: our fellow-townsmen. OED gives 1846 for first example. [P74:48]

fellow-wayfarers - H:4.135, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: pushed against by fellow-wayfarers. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fellow-writer - H:8.201, review, 1836: patronizing a fellow-writer. Not in OED. [P74:48]

ferocious-looking - H:3.51, Pym, 1838: ferocious-looking men; also, H:6.225, "Hop-Frog," 1849: ferocious-looking creatures. OED gives 1849 for first use. [P74:48]  Used by Irving in Astoria (1836), ch. 20, paragraph 11: a ferocious-looking savage.   [P80:89]

fever-demons - H:2.172, "King Pest," 1835: pest-spirits, plague-goblins, and fever-demons. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fickle-mindedness - "A Tale of Jerusalem," used in the first version of June 1832 (M:2.43): "Fickle-mindedness has ever been an attribute of the worshippers of Baal" Not in OED.  [P83:40]

fiery-colored - H:2.190 and 192, "Metzengerstein," 1836: also, H:2.199, "L'Omelette," 1836: fiery-colored horse (first two) and fiery-colored clouds (third). OED gives fiery-color only. [P74:48]

fine-looking - H:6.54, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: fine-looking gentleman. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fire-and-fury - Ostrom ,1.175, 1841: a fire-and-fury sermon. Not in OED. [P74:48]

fire-dog - (a term for andiron, usually American). OED notes "fire-dog" under "fire" in "special combinations" II no. 5 with an 1826 Woodstock by Scott for "dogs" only, but Craigie gives 1792 Massachusetts Spy (newspaper) instance of the full word (which is copied into the 1987 OED supplement. Poe gives fierce crooked-looking fire-dogs in "Devil in Belfry" of 1839, in M:2.36768, and OED gives an 1840 Dickens, Barnaby Rudge instance.  [P94.44 item 37]

flash-name - H:6.251, "Von Kempelen," 1849: known by the flash-name. Not in OED. [P74:48]

flapping-to - H:4.190, "Murders in the R. M.," 1841: the flapping-to of the shutter. Not in the OED as a substantive. [P74:48]

flower-enamelled - OED gives Drayton's "flow'r-enamell'd vales" from Mortimeriados of 1596 (revised 1603) and no other instance. Poe has, in the 1837 sonnet "To Zante" ( M:1.310/12): flower-enamelled shore.  [P94.33 item 45]

fIy-leaf - H:11.86, review, 1842: expressions in a fly-leaf; also, H:10.186, review, 1841: fly-leaves of the book. OED gives only 1850 and 1869. [P74:48]

fog-canopy - H:6.258, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: under the fog-canopy. Not in OED. [P74:48]

forlorn-hope-like - H:14.169, essay, 1845: forlorn-hope-like experiment. OED gives this as first for attributive use. [P74:48]

forward-two-ing - H:8.59, review, 1835: forward-two-ing (for dancing). Not in OED. [P74:48]

fountain-flood - M:1.91, "Sonnet to Science," 1829: the gentle Naiad from her fountain-flood. Not in OED. [P74:48]

frail-minded - H:8.96, review, 1835: a daughter . . . frail-minded. Not in OED. [P74:48]

frightful-looking - H:3.140, Pym, 1838: frightful-looking worms mingled with slime. Not in OED. [P74:49]

frog-faced - M:1.394, "Model Verses," 1846: Frog-faced, stupid old... Pundits. Not in OED. [P74:49]

frog-man - H:6.75, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: The frog-man croaked away. Not in OED. [P74:49]

funnel-cap - H:6.110, "Angel of the Odd," 1844: taking off his funnel-cap. Not in OED. [P74:49]

gaily-jewelled - M:1.202, "City in the Sea," 1831: Not the gaily-jewelled dead / Tempt the waters from their bed. OED gives this as only instance of the combination. [P74:49]

gallant-looking - H:4.61, "Rodman," 1840: gallant-looking men. Not in OED. [P74:49]

gas-littenBGM, "Philosophy of Furniture," May 1840: glass chandeliers, prism-cut, gas-litten, and without shade (not in Harrison). Not in OED. [P74:49]

gently-flowing - H:5.169, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: gently-flowing river. Not in OED. [P74:49]

ghastly-looking - H:2.173, "King Pest," 1835: a tall and ghastly-looking building. OED gives early "ghastly-look and "this ghastly looking." [P74:49]

ghoul-haunted - M:1.416, "Ulalume," 1847: In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir. Only instance in OED. [P74:49]

gimlet-dust - H:6.35, "Purloined Letter," 1845: a single grain of gimlet-dust. Not in OED. [P74:49]

gin-dealer - H:14.83, review, 1836: gin-dealer. Not in OED. [P74:49]

gin-nurtured - H:5.145, "Black Cat," 1843: fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured. Not in OED. [P74:49]

God-abstractions - H:16.35, Marginalia, 1844: the God-abstractions of the modern polytheism. Not in OED. [P74:49]

God-assigned - H:11.89, review, 1842: his office God-assigned. OED gives 1894 for first instance. [P74:49]

God-born - M:1.339 and 394, "Hexameter" and "Model Verses," 1843 and 1846: (1) Man is a complex, compound, compost, yet is he God-born. (2) stupid old God-born Pundits. Not in OED. [P74:49]  Also H:16.72, Marginalia, 1845: same verse.   [P80:89]

gold-bug - in title of tale and as designation of insect, 1843. Ascribed to Poe as first by Mathews and Craigie, and indicated without date as an Americanism for plutocrat in OED. But see Notes and Queries, 1859, p. 302, for Suffolk dialect "gowden-bug," meaning "ladybug," in children's rhyme.  [P80:85]

gold-excitement - O:2.433, 1849. Not in OED. [P74:49]

gold-fever - O:2.433, 1849. OED gives 1881 as first citation. [P74:49]

gold-flowered - H:14.108, essay, 1840: gold-flowered (silk). Not in OED. [P74:49]

gold-seeker - H:5.116, "Gold-Bug," 1843: The gold-seeker . . . clambered from the pit. OED gives only 1852 citation. [P74:49]

gold-threaded - H:14.108, essay, 1840: gold-threaded marble. Not in OED. [P74:49]

good-for-nothing-to-nobody - H:6.233, "X-ing a Paragrab,'' 1849: a poor old, good-for-nothing-to-nobody, log, clog, hog or frog. OED gives many examples of good-for-nothing as a noun. [P74:50]

grave-cerements - H:4.258, "Masque," 1842: horror at finding the grave-cerements untenanted by any tangible form. Not in OED. [P74:50]

greasy-looking - H:16.141, Marginalia, 1849: greasy-looking lithograph. Not in OED. [P74:50]  Also BGM:6.294, uncollected review, 1840: same phrase.  [P80:89]

great-gander - H:10.131, review, 1841: the public, great-gander as it is. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half allegorical - H:13.19, review, 1845: half sentimental half allegorical compositions. Not in OED. [P74:50]  Also H:13.188, review, 1849: half-allegorical compositions. [P80:90]

half aloud - H:6.151, "Imp," 1845: murmuring, half aloud. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half apologetic - H:5.164, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: a sort of half explanatory, half apologetic strain. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half asphyxia - H:10.215, review, 1841: recurring visions, half night-mare, half asphyxia. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half bantering - H:15.128, Literati, 1846: style half plausible, half bantering. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-civilized - H:11.205 and H:11.208, review, 1843: the half-civilized Indian. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-closing - M:1.46, Tamerlane (F), 1831: Appear'd to my half-closing eye (half closing used in 1829 ed.). Not in OED. [P74:50]

half comic - H:15.232, Autography, 1841: half comic half serious pedantry. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-credence - H:5.2, "Marie R.," 1842: half-credence in the supernatural. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-engendered - H:3.62, Pym, 1838: half-engendered notions of profit and pleasure. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half European - H:5.171, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: clad in garments half-Indian, half European. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half explanatory - H:5.164, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: a sort of half explanatory, half apologetic strain. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-fancy - H:14.205, "Philosophy of Composition," 1846: adopting the half-fancy. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-hope - O:1.271, 1844: felt a half-hope. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-inclined - H:10.132, essay, 1841: half-inclined to accuse us. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-Indian - H:5.171, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: clad in garments half-Indian, half European. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-insane - H:6.220, "Hop-Frog," 1849: half-insane stare. Not in OED. [P74:50]

half-negligent - H:6.256, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: with a kind of half-precise, half-negligent and wholly picturesque definition. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half night-mare - H:10.215, review, 1841: recurring visions, half night-mare, half asphyxia. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-painted - Doings of Gotham, p. 48, 1844: had half-painted the sign. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-parted - H:4.318, "Oval Portrait," 1842: smile of the half-parted lips. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-petulant - H:12.144, review, 1845: half-playful, half-petulant air. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half plausible - H:15.128, Literati, 1846: a style half plausible, half bantering. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-playful - H:12.144, review, 1845: half-playful, half-petulant air. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-pleasurable - H:3.273, "Usher," 1839: half-pleasurable because poetic sentiment. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-precise - H:6.256, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: with a kind of half-precise, half-negligent and wholly picturesque definition. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-profound - H:16.12, Marginalia, 1844: It is the half-profound, half-silly and wholly irrational composition. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-quizzical - H:2.170, "King Pest," 1835: a feeling half-wondrous, half-quizzical. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half reclining - H:4.247, "Oval Portrait," 1842. OED gives only M. Fuller's 1845 use (dated 1850).  [P80:85]

half satire - O:1.84, 1836: intended for half banter half satire. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-sentiment - H:5.148, "Black Cat," 1843: a half-sentiment that seemed . . . remorse; also, H:5.242, "Mesmeric Revelation," 1844: vague half-sentiment. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half sentimental - H:13.19, review, 1845: half sentimental half allegorical compositions. Not in OED. [P74:51]  Also H:13.188, review, 1849: half-sentimental compositions. [P80:90]

half serious - H:15.232, Autography, 1841: half comic half serious pedantry; also, H:16.18, Marginalia, 1844: more than half serious. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-silly - M:1.30, Tamerlane (A), 1827: Laughing at her half-silly wiles; also, H:16.12, Marginalia, 1844: half-profound, half-silly . . . composition. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half sitting - H:4.247, "Oval Portrait," 1842. Not in OED.  [P80:85]

half-slumber - H:4.247, "Oval Portrait," 1842: shaken from its half slumber; also, H:2.261, "Ligeia," 1838: state of half-slumber. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-slumberous - H:5.161, "Elk," 1843: the half-slumberous fancies. Not in OED. [P74:51]

half-stole - O:1.261, 1844: half-stole the thought from Socrates. Not in OED. [P74:52]

half-subdued - H:4.254, "Masque," 1842: a light, half-subdued laughter. Not in OED. [P74:52]

half-wondrous - H:2.170, "King Pest,"1835: a feeling half-wondrous, half-quizzical. Not in OED. [P74:52]

happily-timed - H:5.307, "Thou Art,"1844: happily-timed confession. Not in OED. [P74:52]

happy-dandy - H:2.288, "Predicament," 1838: happy-dandy Flos Aeris of Java (discussed by B. Pollin in Papers on Poe, pp. 97-98). Not in OED. [P74:52]

hearse-plumes - H:2.175, "King Pest," 1835: His head was stuck full of sable hearse-plumes. OED gives 1848 as first instance. [P74:52]

heart-histories - M:1.446, "To Helen," 1848: What wild heart-histories seem to lie enwritten. Not in OED. [P74:52]

heart-riches - O:2.383, 1848: the heart-riches we might offer each to each. Not in OED. [P74:52]

heart-stirring - H:2.120, "Assignation," 1835: a passage of the most heart-stirring excitement. OED gives 1848 as first, but the work is dated 1831 in the bibliography. [P74:52]

hearty-looking - H:4.138, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: hearty-looking rubicund faces. Not in OED. [P74:52]

history-writing - H:16.12, Marginalia, 1844: epidemic of history-writing. Not in OED. [P74:52]

home-dictation - H:11.2, "Exordium," 1842: the home-dictation of the bookseller-coteries. Not in OED. [P74:52]

home-piece - H:14.89, review, 1836: a Flemish home-piece of the highest order. Not in OED. [P74:52]

hookah-case - H:4.316, "Oval Portrait," 1842: opium which lay . . . in the hookah-case. Not in OED. [P74:52]

hop-skip-and-go - H:11.18, review, 1842: a species of hop-skip-and-go merry rhodomontade. Not in OED. [P74:52]

hop-skip-and-jump - H:15.72, Literati, 1846: hop-skip-and-jump air of the words. Poe's is not in OED but is the first worded and used thus and hyphenated as adjective. [P74:52]

horror-inspiring - H:4.8, "Eiros and Charmion," 1839: the fiery and horror-inspiring denunciations of the prophecies. OED lists it as no. 6, with no date or instances. [P74:52]

horse-shade - Title of "Metzengerstein" in "Phantasy-Pieces," of 1842 (see Quinn, Poe, p. 337, and Tales, p. 18). Not in OED.   [P80:86]

horse-bazaar - H:10.125, review, 1841: horse-bazaar in a remote portion of a country. Not in OED. [P74:52]

hot-headedness - H:5.298, ''Thou Art the Man," 1842: hot-headedness of their zeal. OED gives 1872 as first. [P74:53]

human-looking - H:2.194, "Metzengerstein," 1836: the . . . expression of his earnest and human-looking eye. Not in OED. [P74:53]

human-perfectibility - H:2.38, "Lionizing," 1835: a human-perfectibility man. Not in OED. [P74:53]

humming-top - H:2.275, "Blackwood Article," 1838: The words must be all in a whirl, like a humming-top. OED gives 1851 as first. [P74:53]

ill-admeasurement - H:6.41, "Purloined Letter," 1844: by ill-admeasurement . . . of the intellect. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-arranged - H:8.221, review, 1836: It is one of the most ludicrously, ill-arranged . . . pieces of composition; also, H:8.149, review, 1836: language . . . ill-arranged. In OED without date or citation. [P74:53]

ill-based - H:12.247, review, 1845: A truly profound philosophy might readily prove them ill-based. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-directed - H:3.300, "W. Wilson," 1839: some feeble and ill-directed efforts. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-founded - H:15.81, review, Literati, 1846: the supposition ill-founded. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-hanging - H:11.208, review, 1843: ill-hanging a gate. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-motivirt - H:10.215, review, 1841: excessively ill-motiviert (sic); also, H:13.49, "American Drama," 1845: exceedingly ill-motivirt. Not in OED. [P74:53]

ill-sustained - H:9.77, review, 1830: ill-sustained pretension. Not in OED. [P74:53]

imaginative-natural - H:13.135, review, 1846: the highest class of poetry, the imaginative-natural. Not in OED. [P74:53]

indignity-mist - H:16.161, Marginalia, 1849: through the indignity-mist of man's life. Not in OED. [P74:53]

iron-clasped - H:16.162, Marginalia, 1849: iron-clasped volume of Despair. Not in OED. [P74:53]

iron-riveted (in Poe's MS.), Tales, p. 1492: solid iron-riveted wall. Not in OED.   [P80:86]

iron-willed - BJ:2.404, review, 1845: iron-willed ruler. Given by OED without date or citation. [P74:53]

ivory-looking - H:2.26, "Berenice," 1835: ivory-looking substances (teeth). Not in OED. [P74:53]

ivy-clad - M:1.229, "Coliseum," 1841 (for the reading of line): But stay! these walls these ivy-clad arcades . OED gives only an 1875 example. [P74:53]

ivy-wreathed - H:2.112, "Assignation," 1836: ivy-wreathed . . . cornices. OED gives it without a citation or date. [P74:53]

katy-didn't - H:6.18, "Thingum Bob," 1844: "The York-Town Katy-Did, and the Bunker-Hill Katy-Didn't" (satirical names of newspapers). Not in OED. [P74:54]

key-phrase - H:10.136, review, 1836: The key-phrase may be in (any language). Not in OED. [P74:54]  See, however, "Secret Writing," 1841, H:14.123, for Poe's ascription to R. Walsh's book; also used in H:14.124 (twice), 126-127, 129 (twice), 130 (six times), 131 (thrice), 155, 146, 147 (twice).   [P80:90]

king-coxcomb - H:10.130, review, 1841: He is king-coxcomb of figures of speech. Not in OED. [P74:54]

labyrinth-like - OED gives only 1622 from Drayton, Poly-olbion, and 1855 from Richardson, Geology, omitting Poe's "To the River" of 1828, 1829, and 1839: Of chrystal, labyrinth-like wafer (1. 2), M:1.135.  [P94.35 item 59]

laughter-like - H:2.173, "King Pest,"1831: wild, laughter-like, and fiendish shrieks. Not in OED. [P74:54]

laughter-moving - H:8.320, review, 1836: a . . . laughter-moving conceit. Not in OED. [P74:54]

law-encumbered - H:5.252, "Mesmeric Revelation," 1844: The organic life and matter, (complex, substantial, and law-encumbered,) were contrived. Not in OED. [P74:54]

leaden-hued - H:3.276, "Usher," 1839: vapour, dull . . . leaden-hued. OED gives only an 1877 example. [P74:54]

leather-bottomed - H:2.132, "Bon-Bon," 1835: leather-bottomed armchair. Not in OED.

lee-lurch - H:2.170, "King Pest," 1835: lee-lurch about the whole sign; also H:3.96, Pym, 1838: The brig gave a tremendous lee-lurch. Not in OED. [P74:54]  In OED as first in 1848, but used in Mariner's Chronicles (a major source of Pym), ed. of 1804-1806, London, 4.155. [P80:90]

lenticular-shaped - H:2.64, "Hans Pfaall," 1835: lenticular-shaped phenomenon, also called the zodiacal light. First example in OED.  [P74:54]  Poe probably saw it in Herschel's Treatise on Astronomy (1833). ch. 12, section 626: lenticular-shaped light.  [P80:90]

life-contemning - H:11.78, review, 1842: life-contemning grief. Not in OED.  [P74:54]

light-heartedness - OED's first instance is 1882, but it appears in the 1835 "Berenice," M:2.210/31: the early days of her lightheartedness and joy.  [P94.35 item 61]

life-likeliness - H:4.247, "Oval Portrait," 1842: an absolute life-likeliness of expression; also, BJ:1.371, "Premature Burial," 1845: a more than ordinary degree of life-likeliness in the convulsive action. This form of "life-likeness" (see below), apparently preferred by Poe, to judge from his revision in "Premature Burial," is not in the OED.  [P74:54]  Also, Tales, p. 1182, "Mummy," April 1845: movement of exceeding life-likeliness; also BGM:5.282, uncollected review, November 1839: well-sustained life-likeliness.  [P80:90]

life-likeness (see life-likeliness above), H:13.47, "The American Drama," 1845: that real life-likeness which is the soul of the drama of character; also, H:5.262, "Premature Burial," 1844: a more than ordinary degree of life-likeness in the convulsive action. OED gives examples only for 1857, 1862, and 1884. [P74:54]  Also, H:6.122, "Mummy," November 1845: movement of exceeding life-likeness.  [P80:90]

light-house-looking - Doings of Gotham, p. 40, 1844: the white, light-house-looking shot-tower. Not in OED. [P74:54]

light-impressions - H:16.225, Eureka, 1848: the number of light-impressions. Not in OED. [P74:54]

light-looking - H:6.262, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: an inconceivably light-looking bridge. Not in OED. [P74:55]

light-particles - H:6.225, Eureka, 1848: light-particles (or, if the phrase be preferred, the numbers of light-impressions). Not in OED. [P74:55]

lily-fringed - H:6.196, "Domain of Arnheim," 1847: lily-fringed lakes. Not in OED.

lily-looking - H:2.80, "Pfaall," 1835: Slender, lily-looking flowers spread themselves out a weary distance. Not in OED.

line-manager - H:3.62, Pym, 1838: the less bloodthirsty of the party, among whom was a line-manager . . . by the name of Dirk Peters. Not in OED and not in any nautical dictionary consulted, such as Arthur Young's (1863), Totten's (1862), Admiral W. H. Smyth's (1867), and Hamersly's (1881), nor in any of many earlier nautical dictionaries. [P74:55]

linen-draping - H:4.285, "The Business Man," 1840: (the) linen-draping line (of work). Not in OED. [P74:55]

lip-begotten - M:1.132, 1829: Of lip-begotten words. Not in OED. [P74:55]

liquid-looking - H:2.116, "The Assignation," 1835: liquid-looking cloth of chili gold. Not in OED. [P74:55]

little-distant - O:2.396, 1848: the little-distant magnolias. Not in OED. [P74:55]

liver-like - H:3.113, Pym, 1838: liver-like substance. Not in OED. [P74:55]

long-abandon'd - M:1.38, Tamerlane A, 1827: long-abandon'd land. Not in OED. [P74:55]

long-decked - H:14.82, review, 1836: the hold of a long-decked barge. Not in OED. [P74:55]

long-imprisoned - H:6.152, "Imp of the Perverse," 1845: (The) long-imprisoned secret burst forth. Not in OED. [P74:55]

long-indulged - H:8.259, review, 1836: the long-indulged literary supineness of the South. Not in OED. [P74:55]

long-leggedness - H:14.263, "Rationale of Verse," 1843: long-leggedness, of the Feltonian hexameter. Not in OED. [P74:55]

loud-toned - H:4.143, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: A loud-toned clock struck eleven. Not in OED. [P74:55]

love-entanglement - H:11.43, review, 1842: the love-entanglement of which we speak. Not in OED. [P74:55]

love-haunted - M:1.112, Al Aaraaf, 1829: To his love-haunted heart and melancholy. Not in OED. [P74:55]

Love-passages - H:14.151, "On Byron," 1844: love-passages between the two. OED gives 1865 as first instance. [P74:55]

lunar-lunatic - H:2.359, "Loss of Breath,'' 1835: lunar-lunatic theories in St. Pierre. Not in OED. [P74:56]

lunatic-nurses - H:6.70, "Dr. Tarr," 1845: the best lunatic-nurses in the world. Not in OED. [P74:56]

machine-ruled - H:15.205, Autography, 1841: machine-ruled paper. OED gives 1878 instance only. [P74:56]

madonna-like - H:5.181, "Spectacles," 1844: the Madonna-like and matronly air of the face. Not in OED. [P74:56]

maiden-angel - M:1.112, Al Aaraaf, 1829: A maiden-angel and her seraph-lover. Not in OED. [P74:56]

mail-robber - H:2.159, "Loss of Breath," 1835: the mail-robber . . . passing from the city jail. Not in OED. [P74:56]

man-animal - H:6.87, ''Scheherazade,'' 1845: the good will of the man-animal. Not in OED. [P74:56]

man-bat - H:15.127 and 133, Literati, 1846: (1) any man-bat of them all; (2) his man-bats, . . . his game of all kinds. Not in OED. [P74:56]

mass-constitution - Eureka (paragraph 50), 1848 (H:16.209): "the very first processes of mass- constitution." Also, Eureka  H:16.259,  (paragraph 159): "first movements of the atoms towards mass-constitution." Not in OED.  [P89:41]

mass-constitutive - H:16.265, Eureka, 1848: all these mass-constitutive, processes. Not in OED. [P74:56] Also, Eureka (paragraph 166), 1848 (H:16.264): "the epoch at which the mass- constitutive processes began." Not in OED.  [P89:41]

massive-looking - H:2.260, "Ligeia," 1838: a heavy and massive-looking tapestry. Not in OED. [P74:56]

master-mind - OED gives "master mind" in Pope's Iliad of 1720 and (in its supplement) Hazlitt's 1821 Table-Talk as well as Poe's "William Wilson," 1839, M:2.431/27: the despotism of a master mind in boyhood (revised to master- mind in 1845); see also "Monos and Una" of 1841, 2:609/20: at long intervals some master-minds appeared. The Supplement also gives an 1857 Dickens instance and four post-1900 examples.  [P94.35 item 66]

memory-stirring - M:1.432, review cited by T. O. Mabbott, 1839: memory-stirring bell. Not in OED. [P74:56]  Also, BGM:5.116, uncollected review, August 1839: memory-stirring bell.  [P80:90]  Also, BGM:5.16, uncollected review, August 1839: "memory-stirring bell."   [P89:42]

men-mathematicians - H:6.94, ''Scheherazade,'' 1845: men-mathematicians. Not in OED. [P74:56]

men-vermin - H:6.86, "Scheherazade," 1845: men-vermin. Not in OED. [P74:56]

men-worshippers - H:16.100, Marginalia, 1846: the class of men-worshippers. Not in OED. [P74:56]

mental-absentees - H:14.186, "Chapter of Suggestions," 1836: the tribe of mental-absentees. Not in OED. [P74:56]

merchant-barber - H:6.2, "Thingum Bob," 1844: merchant-barber in the city. Not in OED. [P74:56]

military-looking - H:14.76, review, 1836: military-looking shoemaker. Not in OED. [P74:56]

misty-looking - H:3.301, ''William Wilson," 1839: a misty-looking village of England. Not in OED. [P74:56]

misty-winged - H:2.249, "Ligeia," 1838: misty-winged Ashtophet of idolatrous Egypt. Not in OED. [P74:56]

mob-disorder - Doings of Gotham, p. 39, 1844: danger from the mob-disorder. Not in OED. [P74:56]

molten-golden - M:1.435, "The Bells," 1849: From the molten-golden notes. Cf. H:14.182, 1845: a broad river of molten gold. Not in OED. [P74:57]

money-finders - H:5.130, "Gold-Bug," 1843: the stories are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders. Not in OED. [P74:57]

money-pouches - H:14.173, "Fifty Suggestions," 1845: frightfully long money-pouches. Not in OED. [P74:57]

money-seekers - H:5.130, "Gold-Bug," 1843: The stories are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders. Not in OED. [P74:57]

monkey-exhibiters - H:4.139, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: monkey-exhibiters and ballad mongers. Not in OED. [P74:57]

monkey-exhibitors - Doings of Gotham, p. 61, 1844: monkey-exhibitors. Not in OED. [P74:57]

moon-attended - H:16.279, Eureka, 1848: Planets . . . revolve, moon-attended, about their starry circles. Not in OED. [P74:57]

moon-hoax-y - H:6.247, "Von Kempelen," 1849: It had an amazingly moon-hoax-y air. Not in OED. [P74:57]

moon-ray - M:1.110, Al Aaraaf, 1829 and 1845: Beneath the moon-ray (printed without a hyphen in 1829). OED cites an 1844 moon-rays. [P74:57]

moon-tints - M:1.349, "Eulalie," 1844: With the moon-tints of purple and pearl. Not in OED. [P74:57]

morn-tints - M:1.350, "Eulalie" (B) 1845: With the morn-tints of purple and pearl. Not in OED. [P74:57]

moss-y-mantled - M:1.112, Al Aaraaf, 1845: A wanderer by moss-y-mantled well; also, mossy-mantled in Al Aaraaf (E), of 1836. Not in OED. [P74:57]

much-injured - H:10.49, review, 1849: no one of the much-injured race. Not in OED. [P74:57]

mud-dabbling - H:4.129, "Business Man," 1840: I turned my attention . . . to Mud-Dabbling. Not in OED. [P74:57]

muddle-pates - H:11.253, review, 1844: the cant of the muddle-pates (the transcendentalists). OED gives only this with an 1849 date. [P74:57]

muscular-looking - H:4.185, "Murders in R. M.," 1841: muscular-looking person. Not in OED. [P74:57]

music-mill - H:4.131, "Business Man," 1840: music-mill (for a hand organ). Not in OED. [P74:57]

myriad-tinted - H:6.192, "Domain of Arnheim," 1847: the myriad-tinted slope. Not in OED. [P74:57]

navigator-trader - H:13.75, review, 1845: old navigator-trader. Not in OED. [P74:57]

neck-or-nothingness - BJ:2.387, review, 1845: neck-or-nothingness of his manner. Not in OED. [P74:58]

never-contented - M:1.141, "Fairy-Land," 1845: never-contented things. Not in OED. [P74:58]

new-touch - H:4.286, "Business Man," 1840: new-touch strapped pants. Not in OED. [P74:58]

newly-discovered - H:13.62, "American Drama," 1845: newly-discovered father. OED gives only 1890 example. [P74:58]

night-tide - M:1.478, "Annabel Lee," 1849: All the night-tide, I lie down by the side. OED gives only a 14 usage plus Poe's and 1887. [P74:58]

nine-titled - "Letter to B," 1831 (H:7.xiii): "Poetry . . . with as many appellations as the nine titled Corcyra" (for modern Corfu). Not in OED.  [P83:40]

no-color - H:14.170, "Fifty Suggestions," 1845: the Pure, the no-color, black. OED gives only 1895 "this no-colored gown." [P74:58]

no-difference - H:16.212, Eureka, 1848: just as no-difference was the essentiality of their course. Not in OED. [P74:58]

not-over-acute - H:5.51, "Marie R.," 1842: not-over-acute person. Not in OED. [P74:58]  Also H:5.137, "Gold-Bug," 1843: a not over-acute man.   [P80:90]

not-too - H:11.50, review, 1842: the mind of the not-too acute reader. Not in OED. [P74:58]

novel-hero - H:16.4, Marginalia, 1849: in short, like a novel-hero dilemma'd. Not in OED. [P74:58]

novel-reader - H:10.211, review, 1841: the superficial and important novel-reader. OED gives 1894 as first instance, but an 1810 novel-reading. [P74:58]

ocean-crag - H:2.21, "Berenice," 1835: that ocean-crag spoken of by Ptolemy Hephestion. Not in OED. [P74:58]

ocean-wrath - M:1.105, Al Aaraaf, 1829: The storm, the earthquake, and the ocean-wrath. Not in OED. [P74:58]

official-looking - Varner, p. 56, "A Bargain Lost," 1832: official-looking personage. Not in OED. [P74:58]

old-dramatist - H:16.157, Marginalia, 1847: "old-dramatist" imitators. Not in OED. [P74:58]

old-time - M:1.316, "Haunted Palace," 1848 version: Of the old-time entombed. OED gives 1888 as first for old-time (attributive) and 1824 and 1856 for old-times. [P74:58]  See H:8.155-156, review, 1836, for Poe's objection to eight instances of the word in The Partisan by Simms.   [P80:90]
one-idead - H:16.191, Eureka, 1848: philosophers one-idead. Not in OED. [P74:58]

opium-engendered - H:2.264, "Ligeia" 1838: wild visions, opium-engendered. Not in OED. [P74:58]

out-looking - H:15.84, Literati, 1846: their shrewd out-looking for self-interest. OED gives it, as gerund, only in 1850 and 1888. [P74:58]

outrageous-looking - Brigham, p. 81, 1840: outrageous-looking piece of composition. Not in OED. [P74:59]

out-rave - H:10.136, review, 1841: out-rant and out-rave them. Not in OED. [P74:59]

over-acuteness - H:5.91, "Tell-Tale Heart," 1843: over-acuteness of the senses. OED lists it without date or citation. See also not-over acute. [P74:59]

over-effeminacy (of handwriting), H:15.152 and 166, Autography, 1836, and H:15.198, Autography, 1841. Not in OED. [P74:59]

over-niceties - H:6.216, "Hop-Frog," 1849: Over-niceties wearied him (the king). OED gives 1897 as first instance. [P74:59]

over-profound - H:13.43, review, 1845: over-profound criticisms. Not in OED. [P74:59]

overtouched - H:14.108, essay, 1840: a fine work of Art overtouched. Not in OED. [P74:59]

owl-downy - M:1.425, "An Enigma," 1848: owl-downy nonsense. Only example in OED. [P74:59]

pain-intertangled - H:16.314, Eureka, 1848: the partial and pain-intertangled pleasures. Not in OED. [P74:59]

paint-begrimed - H:4.138, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: paint-begrimed beldame. Not in OED. [P74:59]

pall-like - H:2.260, "Ligeia," 1838: pall-like canopy. OED lists it without date or citation. [P74:59]

passion-free - M:1.382, "To ," 1845: A love which shall be passion-free. Not in OED. [P74:59]

passion-hearted - M:1.100, Al Aaraaf, 1829: Or (music of the passion-hearted). Not in OED. [P74:59]

paté-pans - H:2.132, "Bon-Bon," 1832: the economy of his paté-pans. Not in OED. [P74:59]

patent-blacking - H:4.285, "Business Man," 1840: The patent-blacking line (business), perhaps an error for patten-blacking. Not in OED. [P74:59]

patriot-farmer - review of Paulding's Life of Washington, SLM, May 1836 (H:9.14), reprinted in the "Griswold Marginalia" of 1850, as No. CXCIII: "He has taken us abroad with the patriot-farmer in his rambles about his homestead." Not in OED, but compare "patriot army," cited in Mathews' Dictionary from the 1783 Washington Writings: "The illustrious appellation of tile patriot army."  [P83:40]

peace-compelling - BJ:1.339, 1845: the peace-compelling effect of their intercourse with John Bull. Not in OED.

peculiar-looking - H:2.162, "Loss of Breath," 1835: peculiar-looking form; also, O:1.137, 1840: peculiar-looking M. S. Not in OED. [P74:59]

pen-dreading - H:15.85, Literati, 1846: the pen-dreading denizens of the West. Not in OED. [P74:59]

pen-holding - H:4.137, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: ears, long used to pen-holding. First OED instance is 1871. [P74:59]

pencil-scratches - H:16.3, Marginalia, 1844: the numerous pencil-scratches. Not in OED. [P74:59]

perfume-burners - Doings of Gotham, p. 48, 1844: perfume-burners sold in Tiffany's. Not in OED. [P74:60]

perfumery-girl - H:5.9, "Marie R.," 1842: perfumery-girl. Not in OED. [P74:60]

pert-looking, H:15.22, "Literati," 1846: pert-looking nose. Not in OED.   [P80:86]

pest-spirits - H:2.172, "King Pest," 1835: Pest-spirits . . . were the popular imps of mischief. Not in OED. [P74:60]

petty-larceny - H:12.58, "Longfellow War," 1845: petty-larceny client. OED does not give it as attributive. [P74:60]

phantasy-pieces - H:10.39, review, 1839: Phantasy Pieces of . . . Callot; also, H:1.150, Preface to Tales, 1839: The "phantasy-pieces" now given are Germanic; also, Poems, p. 552: Phantasy-Pieces (title of a collection of tales planned in 1842); also, H:16.28, Marginalia, 1844: such phantasy-pieces as the "Lady of Shalott." Not in OED but cf. translation of "Fantasy Piece" by Hoffmann in Arcturus, 2.178-183, of 1841. [P74:60]  Also O:1.271: my tales . . . termed Phantasy Pieces.   [P80:90]

phantom-peopled - M:1.286, Politian, 1835: gaunt vestibules, and phantom-peopled aisles. Not in OED. [P74:60]

pick-pocketism - BJ:2.173, 1845: the charge of pick-pocketism. Not in OED. [P74:60]

picturesque-hunters - H:5.159, "The Elk," 1843: Philadelphia picturesque-hunters. Not in OED. [P80:87]

picturesque-looking - H:4.281, "Von Jung,"1840: picturesque-looking eyebrow. Not in OED. [P74:60]

pigeon-winger - H:4.221, "Never Bet," 1841: The best pigeon-winger . . . was Carlyle (jumper or dancer). Not in OED. [P74:60]

pirate-captain - H:9.115, review, 1836: The pirate-captain . . . is . . . a fratricide. Not in OED. [P74:60]

plague-goblins - H:2.172, "King Pest," 1835: Plague-goblins . . . were the popular imps of mischief. Not in OED. [P74:60]

plain-speaking - H:16.172, Marginalia, 1849: As for American Letters, plain-speaking about them is. . . needed. OED gives 1852, 1864, 1884 instances. [P74:60]

plume-like - H:6.191, "Arnheim," 1847: plume-like. OED gives an 1847 but different plumelike and 1851 plume-like. [P74:60]

poet-love - H:14.150, essay, 1844: the boyish poet-love. Not in OED. [P74:60]

poet-nature - O:2.383, 1848: your poet-nature. Not in OED. [P74:60]

post-notes - New York Weekly Mirror 1.251, uncollected essay, January 15, 1845: Post-Notes by the Critic (i.e. Poe). OED gives the word only for banknote. [P74:60]

pretty-looking - Brigham, p. 101, 1840: The "Virginian Star" is a pretty-looking sheet. Not in OED. [P74:60]

print-like - H:15.228, Autography, 1841: print-like appearance. Not in OED. [P74:60]

prism-cut - H:14.105, ''Philosophy of Furniture," 1840: glass chandeliers, prism-cut. Not in OED. [P74:61]

prison-like - H:3.301, "William Wilson," 1839: prison-like rampart. OED gives 1847 as first. [P74:61]

profundity-button - H:16.6, Marginalia, 1844: a little flat profundity-button. Not in OED. [P74:61]

proof-tones - H:4.202, "Monos," 1841: by that analogy which speaks in proof-tones to the imagination alone. Not in OED. [P74:61]

prose-poem - H:11.6, "Exordium," 1842: also subtitle of Eureka, 1848. OED gives 1906 as first date. [P74:61] Also, Article XII, American Poetry," The Aristidean for October 1845, page 376 (uncollected): Criticism is not . . . an essay . . . nor a prose-poem, nor an art-novel."   [P89:42]

Punch-men - H:10.154, review, 1841: the tinkering of the Punch-men among the tombs. OED gives 1861 as first: owner of a Punch and Judy show. [P74:61]

rabble-men - M:1.58, Tamerlane (H) 1845: But that, among the rabble-men, / Lion ambition is chain'd down. Printed without a hyphen in 1831 (p. 50). Not in OED. [P74:61]

rakish-looking - H:3.146, Pym, 1838: rakish-looking topsail schooner. OED gives 1861 as first. [P74:61]

ratlin-stuff - H:2.10, "MS. Found," 1833: a pile of ratlin-stuff and old sails. OED gives 1899 as first. [P74:61]

raven-winged - H:2.18, "Berenice," 1835: the raven-winged hours. Not in OED. [P74:61]

raw-head-and-bloody-bone - Brigham, p. 68, 1840: raw-head-and-bloody-bone stories about the beasts (blood hounds). Not in OED. [P74:61]

ray-streams - H:16.229, Eureka, 1848: a continuous outpouring of ray-streams. Not in OED. [P74:61]

razor-like - H:5.81-82, "Pit and Pendulum," 1842: the razor-like crescent. Not in OED. [P74:61]

reading-flow - "Notes upon English Verse," as above, paragraph 56: "It yet preserves . . . a concordance between its scansion and reading-flow" (essay reprinted by Greenwood; for this, see p. 80, lines 6-7). Not in OED.  [P83:40]

ready-slided - H:14.259, "Rationale of Verse," 1843: It is just as well to print them (vowels) ready-slided. Not in OED. [P74:61]

reason-repressing - H:15.134, Literati, 1846: fancy-exciting and reason-repressing character of the discoveries. Not in OED. [P74:61]

resplendently-blooming - H:6.270, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: resplendently-blooming flowers. Not in OED. [P74:61]

review-cliques - H:15.201, Marginalia, 1841: Review-cliques. Not in OED. [P74:61]

review-making - H:11.101, review, 1842: this style of Review-making. Not in OED. [P74:61]

review-system - H:11.101, review, 1842: the English review-system. Not in OED. [P74:61]

rich-ermined - H:2.188, "Metzengerstein," 1832: rich-ermined priests. Not in OED. [P74:61]

rock-blaster - H:3.208, Pym, 1838: marks . . . made by the drill of the rock-blaster. Not in OED, which gives rock-blasting without date or citation. [P74:62]

rock-girt - M:1.386, "Stanzas to F. S. O.," 1845: rock-girt shore of Time. OED gives 1847 as first; Poe's is not given. [P74:62]

romance-writing - H:10.125, review, 1841: till romance-writing shall be no more. Not in OED.  [P80:87]

romantic-looking - H:4.76, "Julius Rodman," 1840: romantic-looking river. OED cites 1849 for first use. [P74:62]

rudely-constructed - H:2.378, "Tale of Jerusalem," 1836: OED cites Marryat, 1835, for rudely constructed. [P74:62]

run-mad - BJ:2.404, 1845: run-mad comments of Carlyle; cf. H:15.242, Autography, 1841: metaphor run mad. Not in OED. [P74:62]  Also H:11.38, review, 1842: metaphor run-mad; H:13.155, review, 1847: 'metaphor run-mad'; uncollected review in Snowden's Lady's Companion, April 1843, H:18.308: prose-run-mad farragoes.   [P80:91]

sable-bound - Varner, p. 56, "The Bargain Lost," 1832: the sable-bound volume. Not in OED. [P74:62]

sable-draperied - H:10.74, review, 1840: by the sable-draperied, by the corporate Night. Not in OED. [P74:62]

sable-feathered - H:2.110, "Assignation," 1836: sable-feathered condor. Not in OED. [P74:62]

sad-serene - M:1.202, "City in the Sea," 1845: On oceans not so sad-serene. Not in OED. [P74:62]

saffran-like - H:3.114, Pym, 1838: saffran-like hue. Not in OED. [P74:62]

salt and batter man - H:4.130, "Business Man," 1840: salt and batter man. Not in OED. [P74:62]

sand-island - H:4.43, "Rodman," 1840: a large sand-island. Not in OED. [P74:62]

satyr-like - 2.112, "Assignation," 1832: Satyr-like figure of Mentoni himself. OED gives 1882 as first.

save-at-the-spigot - H:14.166, essay, 1845: Rough stone pavement roads are cheap only in a save-at-the-spigot understanding of the term. Not in OED.

school-model - H:15.206, Autography, 1841: A regular school-model (of manuscript). Not in OED.

school-thesis - H:10.85, review, 1840: verses, composed by him as a school-thesis. Not in OED.

scimetar-like - H:2.290, "A Predicament," 1838: scimetar-like (sic) minute-hand of the clock. Not in OED.

scrutiny-proof - H:14.122, "Secret Writing," 1841: scrutiny-proof (ciphers). Not in OED. [P74:62]

sea-brilliancy - H:2.6, "Manuscript," 1833: the phosphoric sea-brilliancy. Not in OED. [P74:62]

sea-burial - H:3.86, Pym, 1838: rites of sea-burial. Not in OED. [P74:62]

see-cathedral -, H:16.30, Marginalia, 1844: the dean and chapter of the see-cathedral. Not in OED. [P74:63]

sea-disaster - BGM:5.229,  in uncollected review, October 1839: narrative of his sea-disaster. Not in OED.  [P80:87]

sea-history - BGM:5.56,  in uncollected review, July 1839: Our sea-history labors under disadvantages. Not in OED. [P80:87]

sea-parlance - OED gives only a 1728 instance as sea-language. In Pym of l838, CW:1:105/31: Lying to, or, in sea- parlance, "laying-to."  [P94.38 item 92]

self-agency - H:3.322, "William Wilson," 1839: natural rights of self-agency. Only example in OED. [P74:63]

self-bepuffed - (based on Poe's coinage of "bepuffed" (q.v.) for lauded or publicized, used thrice, 1841 and 1842, and in 1845, q.v. in Broadway Journal CW:3:354/18. The new compound comes from a short review by Poe of Lowell's Pioneer magazine, anonymously inserted into an early January 1843 issue of the Philadelphia Saturday Museum (q.v. in T. O. Mabbott, "A Review of Lowell's Magazine," Notes & Queries 178 (1940): 457-58): these days of self-bepuffed and glorified magazines.  [P94.38 item 93]

self-cognizance - H:16.204, Eureka, 1848: The finest quality of thought is its self-cognizance. First as given in OED. [P74:63]

self-demonstrated - BJ:2.212, 1845: The accuracy of detail seems to be self-demonstrated. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-diffusion - H:16.314, Eureka, 1848: almost infinite Self-diffusion (of Divinity). Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-dimmed - H:10.147, review, 1840: self-dimmed by the galaxied lustre of the entire book. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-dispossessed - H:15.12, Literati, 1846: He is far too readily self-dispossessed. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-evidency - H:2.126, "Bon-Bon," 1835: self-evidency (of doctrines). Poe's form of the old self-evidence. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-infliction - H:16.93, Marginalia, 1846: self-infliction of puinshment. In OED an 1860 instance is first.  [P80:87]

self-luminous - H:16.257, Eureka, 1848: vividly self-luminous (the planets). Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-manifestation - H:11.41, review, 1842: capable of self-manifestation. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-polished - H:8.109, review, 1835: the self-polished pumps. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-puffery - Morgan Library manuscript, "The Living Writers of America" of 1846-1847 (?), page 2 (unpublished; my facsimile and annotated transcription forthcoming in Studies in the American Renaissance): "have alluded already to the gross dishonesty of the North American [i.e., the magazine]. Touch incidentally upon criticism of its system of self-puffery." Not in OED.  [P89:41]

self-repetition - H:16.133 and 134, Marginalia, 1848: apparent plagiarism . . . an author's self-repetition. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-ruin - BGM:5.56,  in uncollected review, July 1839: self-ruin . . . [of] his ill-temper. Not in OED.  [P80:87]

self-supremacy - M:1.42, Tamerlane, 1828: of its own self-supremacy. Not in OED. [P74:63]

self-sustained - BJ:2.214, 1845: self-sustained (representations of Christ). Not in OED. [P74:63]  [This entry was removed in the introductory material of P89:40, without explanation.]

sensation-paper - H:2.281, "A Blackwood Article," 1838: nothing like Greek for a genuine sensation-paper. Not in OED. [P74:63]

seraph-lover - M:1.112, Al Aaraaf, 1829: a maiden-angel and her seraph-lover. Not in OED. [P74:63]

shell-strown - BJ:2.260, 1845: shell-strown shore. OED gives only a 1613 shell-strewd and 1856 shell-strewn. [P74:63]

shifting-boards - H:2.8, "MS. Found," 1833: removing a small portion of the shifting-boards; also, H:3.70, Pym, 1838: a layer of stout shifting-boards. OED gives 1846 for first use in A. Young, Nautical Dictionary. [P74:63]

ship-furniture - H:3.55 (with a hyphen in the 1838 first edition) and H:3.73, Pym. Cited by OED, with date of 1841, only as "ship's furniture."  [P80:87]

shoe-peas - H:16.93, Marginalia, 1846: the monastic hair-cloths and shoe-peas. Not in OED. [P74:63]

shovel-footed (revival), H:9.114, review, 1836: Not a shovel-footed negro waddles across the stage. OED gives only a 1400 (?) instance. [P74:64]

shrill-sounding - H:3.230, Pym, 1838: shrill-sounding voice. Not in OED. [P74:64]

side-leap - H:11.91, review, 1842: causing his horse . . . to perform a Munchausen side-leap. Not in OED. [P74:64]

silvered-ginger bread - Doings of Gotham, p. 59, 1844: silvered-ginger bread . . . article of confectionery. Not in OED. [P74:64]

silvery-silken - M:1.445, "To Helen," 1848: There fell a silvery-silken veil of light. Only example in OED. [P74:64]

single-mooned - M:1. 105, Al Aaraaf, 1829: single-mooned eve. Not in OED.  [P74:64]

sky-rocketing - H:16.166, Marginalia, 1849: sky-rocketing (for Schwärmerei or for Boston criticism). Not in OED.  [P74:64]  Also H:11.175, review, 1845: the German word for "sky-rocketing."   [P80:91]

slang-syllabus - H:6.21, "Thingum Bob," 1841: I bought auction copies . . . of . . . the "New Slang-Syllabus." Not in OED.

sleep-producing - H:5.165, "Ragged Mountains," 1844: simple sleep-producing power. Not in OED. [P74:64]

sleep-waker - H:5.254, "Mesmeric Revelation," 1844; also H:6.164, "Valdemar," 1845: sleep-waker's state. OED gives 1884 for first use of the noun. [P74:64]  Also O:1.257, 1844: Thus, a sleep-waker may see ghosts. Poe fully states his concept in this letter.   [P80:91]

sleight-of-pen - H:12.36, review, 1845: sleight-of-pen trickeries. Not in OED. [P74:64]

slim-legged - H:3.193, Pym, 1838: slim-legged hogs. Not in OED. [P74:64]

sloop-fashion - H:3.6, Pym, 1838: was rigged sloop-fashion, Not in OED. [P74:64]

sober-sided - (sedate, serious; from old form "sober-sides"). OED (including the 1987 supplement) gives as first an 1847 instance of Mrs. Gore plus four of 1880 and later. Poe's is in the 1843 "Diddling," M:3.878/3: Your well-to-do, sober-sided . . . "man of business."  [P94.38 item 97]

soft-murmured - M:1.400, "To M. L. S. ," 1847: At thy soft murmured words. Not in OED. [P74:64]

solar-microscoped - H:12.5, review, 1845: prose . . . which when solar-microscoped into poetry. Not in OED. [P74:64]

solid-looking - H:4.136, "Man of the Crowd," 1840: solid-looking shoes. OED gives 1883 as first. [P74:64]

song-essence - H:10.44, review, 1839: repeated, H:16.139, 1848: the real song-essence. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-elevating - H:14.289, "Poetic Principle," 1850: soul-elevating idea. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-exalting - H:10.66, review, 1840: an august and soul-exalting echo. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-guided - H:10.40, review, 1839: soul-guided. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-life - M:1.467, "To My Mother," 1849: was dearer to my soul than its soul-life. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-passion - H:14.151, essay, 1844: soul-passion. Not in OED. [P74:64]

soul-possessing - H:16.51, Marginalia, 1844: soul-possessing wife. Not in OED. [P74:65]  Also H:10.39, review, 1839: soul-possessing wife. [P80:91]

soul-reveries - H:16.219, Eureka, 1848: soul-reveries rather than conclusions. Not in OED. [P74:65]

soul-uplifting - BJ:2.173, 1845: the soul-uplifting thirst for fame. Not in OED. [P74:65]

sound-and-sense - H:16.38, Marginalia, 1844: sound-and-sense principle. Not in OED. [P74:65]

sovereign-throne - M:1.55, Tamerlane, 1829: Of flattery 'round a sovereign-throne. Not in OED. [P74:65]

space-penetrating - H:15.130, Literati, 1846: space-penetrating power of the glass; also, H:16.272, Eureka, 1848: space-penetrating power (of the telescope). Not in OED. [P74:65] [This entry was removed in the introductory material of P89:40, without explanation.]

spirit-land - H:2.247, "Maelstrom," 1841: a traveler from the spirit-land. OED gives 1845 as first. [P74:65]

spirit-lifting - H:4.243, "Eleonora," 1841: spirit-lifting ecstasy of adoration. Not in OED. [P74:65]  Also BGM:5.116, uncollected review, August 1839: spirit-lifting. . . . bell. [P80:91]  Also, BGM:5.116,  unrecorded review, August 1839: "spirit-lifting bell."   [P89:42]

spirit-voice - H:11.245, review, 1844: the spirit-voice of the deceased. Not in OED. [P74:65]

spoilt-child-like - H:10.152, review, 1841: spoilt-child-like malevolence. Not in OED. [P74:65]

square-looking - H:6.85, "Scheherazade," 1845: square-looking boxes. OED gives only an 1853 example. [P74:65]

stage-mad - H:4.153, ''Murders in R. M.," 1841: stage-mad. Not in OED. [P74:65]

star-beloved - H:2.109, "Assignation," 1834: star-beloved Elysium of the sea. Not in OED. [P74:65]

star-dials - M:1.416, "Ulalume," 1847: star-dials hinted of morn. Given as sole example by OED. [P74:65]

star-island - H:16.271, Eureka, 1848: lenticular star-island. Not in OED. Perhaps derived from Humboldt's Cosmos (1.141): lenticular-shaped starry stratum. [P80:87]

star-isles - M:1.110, Al Aaraaf, 1829: At the many star-isles / That enjewel its breast. Not in OED. [P74:65]

star-litten - M:1.109, Al Aaraaf, 1829: To duty beseeming / These star-litten hours. The earliest is 1895 in OED (see under single words for litten). [P74:65]

star-mirroring - H:14.291, "Poetic Principle," 1850: star-mirroring depths of lonely wells. Not in OED. [P74:65]

star-shadows - H:5.252, "Mesmeric Revelation," 1844: The . . . vastness swallows up the star-shadows. Not in OED. [P74:65]

star-shaped - H:4.239 and 241, "Eleonora," 1841: flowers, star-shaped (and) star-shaped flowers. OED gives 1861 as first example. [P74:65]

star-stricken - M:1.161, "Fairy Land," 1831: I am star-stricken with thine eyes! OED gives only star-stroke of 1855. [P74:65]

statue-like - M:1., p 166, "To Helen," 1831: How statue-like I see thee stand; also, H:2.111, "Assignation," 1835: statue-like form; also, H:2.188, "Metzengerstein," 1836: The horse stood . . . statue-like. Not in OED. [P74:66]

stiff-frozen - H:4.254, "Masque," 1842: The dreams are stiff-frozen. Not in OED. [P74:66]

stiff-looking - H:2.177, "King Pest," 1831: stiff-looking personage. Not in OED. [P74:66]

storm-tormented - H:14.152, essay, 1844: storm-tormented ocean of his thoughts. Not in OED. [P74:66]

street-menders - Doings of Gotham, p. 63, 1844: the profit of the street-menders. Not in OED. [P74:66]

stripe-interspersed - H:14.104, "Philosophy of Furniture," 1840: floor-cloths . . . stripe-interspersed. Not in OED.   [P80:87]

stumpy-looking -  (short and thick) H:3.254 (M:2.371/8), "Devil in Belfry," 1839: stumpy-looking pumps. Not in OED. [P74:66] [This entry is repeated in P94.39 as item 103.]

sultan-like - M:1.48, Tamerlane (F), 1831: And the sultan-like pines that tower'd around! Not in OED. [P74:66]

sun-ray -  (chiefly poetic or rhetorical) M:1.113/203 (of Part 2), Al Aaraaf, 1829: The sun-ray dropp'd, in Lemnos, with a spell. OED gives this as first (then 1886, 1905). [P74:66] [This entry is repeated in P94.39 as item 104.]

surf-tormented - M:1.452, "Dream within a Dream," 1849: Of a surf-tormented shore. Only OED instance. [P74:66]

swamp-fight - H:3.262, "Used Up," 1839: tremendous swamp-fight. Not in OED. [P80:88]

sweeping-brushes - H:4.163, "Murders R. M.," 1841: By "sweeps" were meant cylindrical sweeping-brushes. OED does not give sweeping-brushes. [P80:88]

swill-trough - H:12.108, review, 1845: gilded swill-trough. Not in OED. [P74:66]

syroc-withered - M:1.51, Tamerlane (F) 1831: upon the syroc-withered plain (in Tamerlane (H) p. 59, 1845: Siroc-wither'd plain). Not in OED. [P74:66]

system-atoms - H:16.307, Eureka, 1848: the paths of the system-atoms. Not in OED. [P74:66]  Also, H:16.269, paragraph 174, Eureka, 1848: Assemblages of system-atoms."   [P89:42]

tacitly-understood - H:11.25, review, 1842: tacitly-understood courtesy. Not in OED. [P74:66]

task-writing - BGM:5.116, August 1839, uncollected review: "this despicable species of task-writing.'' Not in OED.  [P83:40]

tale-writer - H:14.75, review, 1836: skillful tale-writer. OED gives 1904 as first and 1837 for tale-writing. [P74:66]  Also used prominently in the biography of Poe by Hirst (probably with Poe's aid) in the February 25, 1843 Philadelphia Saturday Museum.   [P80:91]

terror-inspiring - H:3.303, "William Wilson," 1839: a remote and terror-inspiring angle. OED gives only an 1854 instance. [P74:66]

terror-stricken - OED cites Poe"s first in "The Valley Nis" of 1831, M:1.192/40 (also in revised 1845 printing, 1:192/38): Through the terror-stricken sky. OED also gives instances of 1845 (in a poem by Poe's friend Hirst) and 1871 and "terror-struck" of 1799.  [P94.39 item 105]

theory-mad - H:14.272, "Poetic Principle," 1850: theory-mad beyond redemption. Not in OED. [P74:66]

thief-den - H:16.20, Marginalia, 1844: dragged into the thief-den. Not in OED. [P74:66]

thinkers-that-they-think - H:16.204, Eureka, 1848: the jargon . . . among those thinkers-that-they-think. Not in OED. [P74:66]

thinking-material - H:11.3, "Exordium," 1842: the increase of the thinking-material. Not in OED. [P74:66]

thorough-souled - O:1.193, 1842: too thorough-souled a time-server. Not in OED. [P74:67]

thought-centers - H:16.92, Marginalia, 1846: our revolutions about the various thought-centers. Not in OED. [P74:67]

three-bottled - "Marginalia" No. 109, in the December 1844 Democratic Review (H:16.61): To Coleridge's Table-Talk Poe assigns the title "Three-Bottle Sermonoids," the last word also being a coinage. Not in OED.  [P83:40]

thunder-riven - M:1.157, "Introduction," 1831: Lay bare, thro' vistas thunder-riven. OED gives only an 1831 Carlyle instance. [P74:67]

tight-fitting - H:6.168, "Cask of A.," 1846: tight-fitting parti-striped dress; also, H:6.224, "Hop-Frog," 1849: tight-fitting . . . shirts. OED gives only an 1831 noun a tight fit. [P74:67]

time-eaten - M:1.199, "The Doomed City," 1831: Time-eaten towers that tremble not! OED gives this as first. [P74:67]

town-lamp - H:4.293, "Murders in R. M.," 1841: the only one (light) apparent except those of the town-lamps. Not in OED. [P74:67]

town-tied - BJ:2.155, 1845: poor town-tied, denizens (not verified as Poe's). Not in OED. [P74:67]

transition-thought - H:16.3, Marginalia, 1844: transition-thought. Not in OED. [P74:67]

triple-stemmed - H:6.260, "Landor," 1849: triple-stemmed . . . tree. Not in OED. [P74:67]

triple-tinted - H:6.140, "Power of Words," 1845: the beds of the triplicate and triple-tinted suns. Not in OED. [P74:67]

trumpet-thunder - M:1.46, Tamerlane (F); and, p. 55, Tamerlane (H). 1845: trumpet-thunder's roar (in 1831, without a hyphen). Not in OED. [P74:67]

trunk-paper - M:1.425, "Enigma," 1847: Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it. Not in OED. [P74:67]

truth-preserving - GM, 18.204, uncollected review, April 1841: vivid and truth-preserving an exaggeration. Not in OED. P80:88]

turn-down-shirt-collar-ness - O:2.382, 1848: the turn-down-shirt-collar-ness of their tone. Not in OED. [P74:67]

tyro-like - H:11.234, review, 1843: independent of its . . . tyro-like versification. Not in OED. [P74:67]

under-toned - review of Big Abel in Godey's Lady's Book, November 1845 (H:12.74): "to give voice to under-toned comments about the condition of the Island of Manhattan." In OED, with a different meaning, given as first in 1849; then, as here in meaning ascribed to 1861, 1876, 1888.  [P83:40]

unthought-like - M:1.407, "To Marie Louise," 1847: unthoughtlike thought scarcely the shades of thought; also, H:16.218-19, Eureka, 1848. Not in OED. [P74:67]

vacant-minded - H:8.320, review, 1836: vacant-minded joke. OED gives only 1883 noun and an 1879 adjective. [P74:67]

valley-world - M:1.193, "The Valley Nis," 1836: That slumber o'er that valley-world. Not in OED. [P74:67]

vampire-wing-like - M:1.185, "Irene," 1836: And vampire-wing like pannels back. Not in OED. [P74:67]

vampyre-winged - M:1.185, "Irene," 1831: And vampyre-winged pannels back. OED gives only an 1837 vampire wing (noun). [P74:67]

vanilla-perfumed - H:4.238, "Eleonora," 1842: vanilla-perfumed grass Not in OED. [P74:68]

variously-phrased - H:13.126, review, 1846: variously-phrased critique. Not in OED. [P74:68]

velvet-violet - M:1.301, "Parody on Drake," 1836: His cloak . . . / was the velvet violet, wet with dews; also, M:1., p. 368, "Raven," 1845: But whose velvet-violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er. Not in OED. [P74:68]

Vesuvius-cone - H:12.241, review, 1845: a Vesuvius-cone at least if not an Aetna. Not in OED. [P74:68]

vice-like - H:2.60, "Pfaall," 1835: vice-like grip. OED gives only 1845, 1856, 1890 examples. [P74:68]

virtue-inspired - H:13.51, review, 1845: an eloquence virtue-inspired. Not in OED. [P80:88]

walking-advertisement - H:4.125, "Business Man," 1840: in the Tailor's Walking-Advertisement line (of business). Not in OED. [P74:68]

walking-advertiser - H:4.130, "Business Man," 1840: a walking-advertiser (by profession). Not in OED. [P74:68]

walking-pun - H:10.138, review, 1841: The walking-pun, perhaps, is an analogous phrase. Not in OED. [P74:68]

wan-light - M:1.230, "Coliseum," 1835-45: Lit by the wan-light of the horned moon; in various other versions printed without the hyphen or as one word. Not in OED. [P74:68]

warrior-Christian - H:9.14, review, 1836: the warrior-Christian. Not in OED. [P74:68]

washer-womanish - H:16.293, Eureka, 1848: a strongly-pronounced washer-womanish, bias. Not in OED. [P74:68]

water-privilege - H:13.75, review, 1845: looks to such items of house or land, or water-privilege. Not in OED. [P74:68]

weather-lanyards - H:3.96, Pym, 1838: As the brig gave a tremendous lee-lurch the word was given to cut away the weather-lanyards. Not in OED. [P74:68]

well-modulated - H:13.23, review, 1845: well-modulated (rhythm). Not in OED. [P74:68]

well-motivirt - H:16.50, review, 1844: a well kept, well-motivirt whole. OED gives well-motivated. (cf. ill-motivirt). [P74:68]

well-put - H:15.74, Literati, 1846: well-put articles . . . in a newspaper. Not in OED. [P74:68]

well-sized - H:9.207, review, 1836: well-sized octavos; also, Autography, 1836, H:15.146. Not in OED. [P74:68]

well-versified - H:11.17, review, 1842: well-versified (composition). Not in OED. [P74:68]

wheel-route - H:6.256, "Landor's Cottage," 1849: Not a single impediment lay in the wheel-route. Not in OED. [P74:69]

whip-smacking - H:12.211, review, 1845: whip-smacking (noun). Not in OED. [P74:69]

whirling-off - H:16.258, Eureka, 1848: whirling-off (of Venus). Not in OED. [P74:69]

white-apparelled - H:5.257, "Premature Burial," 1844: some white-apparelled object. Not in OED. [P74:69]

whitey-brown - Doings of Gotham, p. 59, 1844: coats of whitey-brown paint. OED has no "whitey" but shows white-brown paper of 1825. Cf. New World, May 23, 1840: printed on "whitey-brown paper." [P74:69]

window-niche - M:1.166, "To Helen," 1831: window-niche. Not in OED. [P74:69]

wine-table - H:3.323, "William Wilson," 1839: excesses of the wine-table. Not in OED. [P74:69]

wing-like - M:1.189, "The Sleeper," 1841: wing-like pannels. OED gives 1848 example only. [P74:69]

witty-pedantic - H:9.36, review, 1836: witty-pedantic style. Not in OED. [P74:69]

word-compounders - H:15.69, Literati, 1846: the word-compounders and quibble concoctors of Frogpondium. OED gives it only as a verb. [P74:69]

word-spilling - BJ:1.391, 1845: warlike word-spilling. Not in OED. [P74:69]

world-existence - H:16.312, Eureka, 1848: our world-existence. Not in OED. [P74:69]

world-reason - H:16.312, Eureka, 1848: a conventional World-Reason awakens us from the truth of our dream. Not in OED. [P74:69]

worldly-mindedly - BJ:2.142 (uncollected article), 1845: Bolles' . . . Dictionary (omits) . . . worldly-mindedly. Not in OED. [P74:69]

worse-natured - H:8.50, review, 1835: the ill-mannered and worse-natured opinion. Not in OED. [P74:69]

yea-nay - H:6.18, "Thingum Bob," 1844: yea-nay manner; Ostrom, 2.428, 1849: no yea-nay journal ever succeeded. OED gives an 1847 example as first. [P74:69]

yellow-backed - BJ:2.27, 1845: yellow-backed pamphleteering. Not in OED [P74:69].

youthful-looking - H:15.56, Literati, 1846: is too . . . youthful-looking. Not in OED. [P74:69]

Total number of "compound" items 586
[Following each entry, is a designation of the page number in the version of this paper in which the entry first appeared or was revised. P74 refers to the first version, P80 to the appendix of the revised edition, etc.  For example, P74:69 specifies that the entry appears on page 69 of the 1974 version.]

[Within an entry, source references are generally given in the following format: H:8.50, meaning that the word appears in the Harrison edition of Poe's works (1902), volume 8, page 50.]

[Some errors have been silently corrected, and formats of entries standardized without special notice.]

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