Treasure Island Vocabulary Chapter 2

Created by lmartinclass Teacher

18 terms

chine

The backbone, spine

cutlass

A sword with a curved blade

fancy

Imagine, think

fawning

Flattering

gabbling

Mumbling

gallows

A platform used for hanging people

hilt

The handle

hoar-frost

Dew that has frozen to form a white coating; white frost

lancet

A scalpel

leer

A grin, smirk

mutilated

Ruined, deformed

prophetic

Foretelling, predictive

sheath

A case, cover

sinewy

Strong, muscular

spy-glass

A telescope; an instrument used to see objects at a distance

talons

Fingers resembling the claws of a bird

trebly

Tripled

wanting

Lacking

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