Sign of the Beaver-Chapters 1-5

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This novel is about a twelve year old boy who must survive when his father goes to retrieve his mother and sisters. This novel ties in nicely with the Grade 6 Social chapter-The Iroquois Confederacy

notched

how the ends of logs were cut so they could fit together

boughs

tree branches

aching

to feel a continuous pain

loft

space under the roof; attic

puncheon table

AN OLD table made of wood

daubed

to coat or spread a surface with a thick substance

tongue tied

If you get tongue-tied, you find it difficult to express yourself, usually because you are nervous.

blunderbuss

type of gun

ruefully

regretfully; sorrowfully

trudged

wearily walked or tramped

chinking

mud, clay, grass used to fill in the spaces between logs in a cabin

fell

to chop or cut down

flint

a hard kind of stone

proprietors

owners of land or business

decons

"servant" officials within the early church who are like the presbyters in that they assisted the bishops, but were on closer terms with the congregations at large

lingo

Unfamiliar language; a dialect or special jargon.

vaguely

not clear

begrudging

unwilling; reluctant

Penobscots

located in Maine, goes up eastern side of Maine.

deprived

stopped from having something

wits

mind, the ability to think

endure

to carry on through despite hardships; to put up with

burly

big and strong; muscular

clearing

an open space of land in a forest

possessed

influenced or controlled by something

knack

a special talent or skill

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