The Eagle of the Ninth

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OUP Bookworms (Stage 4) Graded reader glossary

blind

not able to see

attack

to start fighting or hurting someone

bog

wet, soft ground that can be dangerous

feast

a large & special meal to show that something important is happening

gladiator

a man in Roman times who was trained to fight animals or men for other people to watch

god

something or someone that people believe has power over them & nature

holy (place)

a special place which is kept separate for a god

honour

the importance & good name which have been earned by a group of people eg an army

hunt

to chase wild animals for food, or people in war

Legate

a very important officer in the Roman army

Legion

a part of the Roman army (between 3,000 - 6,000 men)

master

the owner of a slave or slaves

patrol

a small group of soldiers sent to find or guard something

scar

a mark on the skin left after a wound has got better

seal

an animal that lives near & in the sea & eats fish

signal

something which sends a message to a person who sees or hears it

slave

someone who is owned by another person & who receives no money for their work

trail

the signs or marks left by people or animals when they go along

tribe

a group of people with the same language & way of living

war

fighting between armies of different countries

whistle

to make a sound by blowing through nearly closed lips

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