Sign of the Beaver vocabulary chapters 1-4

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blunderbuss

a short-barreled gun with a wide flared muzzle used for scattering shot at close range

chinking

to fill cracks with mud or clay

daubed

To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as grease, or mud

deprived

to take something away from, to keep from having or enjoying

flint

the kind of hard stone that makes sparks when struck against steel

gravely

in a grave and sober manner

halfheartedly

with not much enthusiasm or interest

matchlock

A gunlock in which powder is ignited by a match

passel

a large amount

pewter

a tin and lead mixture used to make kitchen utensils and other ornamental objects

proprietor

An owner of a store or other business

puncheon table

table made with a rough board that has a flat side

quavering

shaking or trembling in a person's or animal"s voice

ruefully

sorrowfully; sadly

shambles

a state of complete disorder and confusion, mess

solitary

living or being alone

surveyor

one who measures and marks off boundary lines to establish land ownership

venturing

taking a risk or braving dangers

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