HMS ELA Jack's Black Book vocab Part I, Chapter 3 and 4

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tethered

tied or chained to something

Heimlich

squeezing someone's stomach to pop out food stuck in their throat

mahogany

a type of tree, or wood.

essential

necessary, extremely important

sixteen-penny nail

a large nail, almost a spike

lathes

spinning machines that allow grooves to be cut into wood. Used to make railings.

indefinitely

with no end in sight

gizzards

an organ, like the stomach, of a bird

misfits

loners

scalpel

knife used by surgeons

deranged

crazy

crater

a large hole, like from a meteor

equilibrium

balance

cremation

burning a dead body into ashes

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