Little House on the Prairie - Chapter 11 to 12

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disgrace

a state of dishonor. Chapter 11.

Sullen.

silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish. Chapter 11.

brindled

(adj.) streaked or spotted with a darker color; said especially of animals; coats.Chapter 11.

tuft

bunch of hair.Chapter 11.

queer

not as expected. Chapter 11.

lunging

Making a sudden forward movement. Chapter 11.

bristling

to stand or rise stiffly. Chapter 11.

moccasins

heelless leather shoes.Chapter 11.

thong

narrow strip of leather.Chapter 11.

hatchet

a small ax. Chapter 11.

morsel

a small piece of food.Chapter 11.

cornmeal

coarsely ground dried corn used like flour.Chapter 11.

rumpling

to wrinkle or crumple.Chapter 11.

keen

having a sharp cutting edge or point.Chapter 11.

straw-tick

A mattress filled with hay. Chapter 12.

Pillow- Shams

removable decorative pillow covers.Chapter 12.

crisply

brisk, sharp, clear. Chapter 12.

Sinful

filled with sin. Chapter 12.

Spade

a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot. Chapter 12.

Sod

surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots.Chapter 12.

Heave

lift or elevate.Chapter 12.

Windlass

lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds. Chapter 12.

peeped

To look secretly or quickly through a narrow opening. Chapter 12.

Keel

to fall over. Chapter 12.

meadowlarks

North American yellow-breasted songbirds.Chapter 12.

ravel

disentangle. Chapter 12.

tow sack

A kind of bag made out of coarse or rough fabric (like a sack of rice). Chapter 12.

Tow string

A thread of fabric from a tow sack. Chapter 12.

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