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archangel

a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God.

aster

any composite plant of the genus Aster, having rays varying from white or pink to blue around a yellow disk.

birching

any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close-grained wood. Compare birch family.

bracken

a cluster or thicket of such ferns; an area overgrown with ferns and shrubs.

buff

a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc.

capstan

any of various windlasses, rotated in a horizontal plane by hand or machinery, for winding in ropes, cables, etc.

comely

pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair

cotter

a pin, wedge, key, or the like, fitted or driven into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.

cratch

a crib for fodder; manger.

dapple

a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters.

desecrate

to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.

farrowed

a litter of pigs; to bring forth

fester

to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate

quern

a primitive, hand-operated mill for grinding grain.

render

to cause to be or become; make

rile

to irritate or vex.

sump

a pit, well, or the like in which water or other liquid is collected.

shanty

a crudely built hut, cabin, or house.

Shaker

a member of the Millennial Church, originating in England in the middle of the 18th century and brought to the U.S. in 1774, advocating celibacy, common ownership of property, and a strict and simple way of life: so called from their practice of shaking during religious services

sired

a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.

snit

an agitated or irritated state.

steward

person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc.

stout

firm; stubborn; resolute

tribulation

grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering

gilt

to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to; gold

goiter

an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, especially hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.

gullet

the esophagus.

gumption

courage; spunk; guts

hanker

to have a restless or incessant longing

Holstein

one of a breed of black-and-white dairy cattle

hunker

. to lumber along; walk or move slowly or aimlessly;to squat on one's heels

husbandry

the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming.

kine

a plural of cow1

lintel

horizontal architectural member supporting the weight above an opening, as a window or a door.

mattock

an instrument for loosening the soil in digging, shaped like a pickax, but having one end broad instead of pointed.

mirthful

joyous; gay; jolly:

passel

a group or lot of indeterminate number:

pomade

a scented ointment, especially one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair

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