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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 12-15

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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 12-15

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

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