Great Expectations stage one terms to know

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ague

fever marked by reguraly recurring chills

battery

a military fortification equipped with guns

beggar my neighbor

a card game in which the object is to acquire all of the opponent's cards; to beggar means "to make poor" and also "to make seem inadequate

bildungsroman

a novel that deals with the developement of a young person usually from adolescence to maturity

bolting

eating too fast and swallowing food whole

bound out of hand

made an apprentice immediately

corn-chandler

a grain merchant

farden

dialect for farthing, a coin equal to one fourth of a penny

forge

a place where metal is heated; a blacksmith's shop

gibbet

a structure like a gallows, from which the corpses of criminals would be hung as a warning to others

hulks

an old ship, no longer seaworthy, used as a prison ship

indentures

contracts binding people to work for another person specified period of time

larks

"good times"

n.b.

stands for a Latin term "note bene." It means "Note well" or "Pay attention"

portmanteau

a stiff leather suitcase that opens into 2 compartments

tar water

an unpleasant tasting liquid made from the bark of a tree

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