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  • 1. The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 12-15
  • 2. Chapter 12 1. voluminous 2. marksman 3. sparse 4. gybed 5. regal 6. keening 7. cat-o-nine-tails 8. rue
  • 3. voluminous • Having great volume, lots of room, large
  • 4. marksman • A person skillful at hitting a target, usually with a gun or a bow and arrow
  • 5. sparse • Thinly scattered, scanty
  • 6. gybed • To have turned to one side, as in a ship
  • 7. regal • Relating to kings or royalty, stately
  • 8. keening • Sharp, severe, and piercing wailing
  • 9. Cat-o-nine-tails • A whip made out of nine knotted cords, fastened to one handle
  • 10. rue • Regret, sorrow
  • 11. Chapter 13 1. blithely 2. score 3. uprights 4. rooks 5. bloodcurdling 6. rude 7. rickety 8. amass 9. ajar 10. foreboding 11. blinkers
  • 12. blithely • Without thought or regard, carefree
  • 13. score • A group or set of twenty
  • 14. uprights • Poles or supports which hold a roof in position
  • 15. rooks • European crows
  • 16. bloodcurdling • Arousing terror, horrifying
  • 17. rude • Crude, poorly made, of poor design
  • 18. rickety • Likely to fall apart or collapse, shaky
  • 19. amass • To gather for oneself
  • 20. ajar • Partly open
  • 21. foreboding • A strong inner feeling of future misfortune or evil
  • 22. blinkers • Leather flaps on a horse’s bridle, which prevent it from seeing sideways
  • 23. Chapter 14 1. packet 2. mineshaft 3. muslin 4. clotted 5. poultice 6. file 7. taunting 8. exchanging broadsides 9. tinderbox
  • 24. packet • A small vessel that carries mail, passengers, and goods on a regular route along rivers and canals
  • 25. mineshaft • A vertical passageway for finding or mining ore
  • 26. muslin • A cotton fabric used for sheets and other purposes
  • 27. clotted • To thicken into clumps
  • 28. poultice • A soft moist mass of cloth, bread, and herbs applied hot as a medicine to the body
  • 29. file • A metal tool with ridges and points used for smoothing surfaces
  • 30. taunting • Insulting, jeering, mocking
  • 31. Exchanging broadsides • Firing all of the guns on one side of a warship, at another ship
  • 32. tinderbox • A container used for holding tinder, usually fitted with a flint, steel, and matches
  • 33. Chapter 15 1. chisel 2. stout 3. pouch 4. thong 5. rutted 6. gibbet 7. skiff 8. bilge
  • 34. chisel • A tool used to cut wood or stone
  • 35. stout • strong
  • 36. pouch • A bag or sack used to carry articles
  • 37. thong • A strip or strap of leather, used to carry something
  • 38. rutted • A surface with deep trenches, usually caused by wheels
  • 39. gibbet • A gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals are hung in chains after execution
  • 40. skiff • A small row boat
  • 41. bilge • The rounded area at the bottom of a boat