Huck Finn 1-14

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28 terms

tow-head

sand bar with thick reeds

Sir Walter Scott

Scottish poet and novelist, author of Ivanhoe

barlow blade

a jack knife with one blade

two bits

25 cents

reticule

a small hand bag or sewing bag, originally made of needle work and usually having a draw string

sand in my craw

courage

fan-tods

the nervous fidgets

palavering

talking or idly chatting

black slouch

a felt hat with a broad, floppy rim

bullyragged

scolded, chastised

pungle

to pay

forty-rod

cheap whisky

delirium tremens

involuntary muscle spasms usually associated with drinking alcohol and characterized by sweating, anxiety, and hallucinations

going-over

scolding/fussed at

hived

robbed

lay in ambuscade

hide in ambush, a surprise attack

sap-head

a fool

stretchers

lies, stretching the truth

sugar-hogged

a large barrel used to store sugar

commence

begin

tolerable

moderately agreeable; "okay"

the quality

a word used in the South to describe the aristocracy; snobby, stuck-up wealthy

gwyne

going

five-center piece

monetary equivalent of a nickel. Nickels were not minted until after the Civil War

skiff

a flat bottom boat propelled by oars

high-tones

aristocratic or snobbish

the Texas

a structure on the hurricane deck of a steamboat, containing the officer's quarters, etc. and having the pilothouse on on top or in front

dauphin

the eldest son od the king France, a title from 1349 to 1830

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