Using nouns creatively in Pnin

Throughout the novel, nouns are amended with an -ed ending and I believe turned into verbs or adjectives.

“a pair of spindly legs (now flanneled and crossed)” (7)
“in the middle of a landscaped campus, by ivied galleries” (9)
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Other repetitions which I noticed were: clocks, authors (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov +others), changing residence

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