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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 12-15

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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 12-15

Chapter 12 1. voluminous 2. marksman 3. sparse 4. gybed 5. regal 6. keening 7. cat-o-nine-tails 8. rue

voluminous • Having great volume, lots of room, large

marksman • A person skillful at hitting a target, usually with a gun or a bow and arrow

sparse • Thinly scattered, scanty

gybed • To have turned to one side, as in a ship

regal • Relating to kings or royalty, stately

keening • Sharp, severe, and piercing wailing

Cat-o-nine-tails • A whip made out of nine knotted cords, fastened to one handle

rue • Regret, sorrow

Chapter 13 1. blithely 2. score 3. uprights 4. rooks 5. bloodcurdling 6. rude 7. rickety 8. amass 9. ajar 10. foreboding 11. blinkers

blithely • Without thought or regard, carefree

score • A group or set of twenty

uprights • Poles or supports which hold a roof in position

rooks • European crows

bloodcurdling • Arousing terror, horrifying

rude • Crude, poorly made, of poor design

rickety • Likely to fall apart or collapse, shaky

amass • To gather for oneself

ajar • Partly open

foreboding • A strong inner feeling of future misfortune or evil

blinkers • Leather flaps on a horse’s bridle, which prevent it from seeing sideways

Chapter 14 1. packet 2. mineshaft 3. muslin 4. clotted 5. poultice 6. file 7. taunting 8. exchanging broadsides 9. tinderbox

packet • A small vessel that carries mail, passengers, and goods on a regular route along rivers and canals

mineshaft • A vertical passageway for finding or mining ore

muslin • A cotton fabric used for sheets and other purposes

clotted • To thicken into clumps

poultice • A soft moist mass of cloth, bread, and herbs applied hot as a medicine to the body

file • A metal tool with ridges and points used for smoothing surfaces

taunting • Insulting, jeering, mocking

Exchanging broadsides • Firing all of the guns on one side of a warship, at another ship

tinderbox • A container used for holding tinder, usually fitted with a flint, steel, and matches

Chapter 15 1. chisel 2. stout 3. pouch 4. thong 5. rutted 6. gibbet 7. skiff 8. bilge

chisel • A tool used to cut wood or stone

stout • strong

pouch • A bag or sack used to carry articles

thong • A strip or strap of leather, used to carry something

rutted • A surface with deep trenches, usually caused by wheels

gibbet • A gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals are hung in chains after execution

skiff • A small row boat

bilge • The rounded area at the bottom of a boat

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