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19 terms

Papell Shane Vocab

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chuck wagon
a wagon that carries and cooking equipment for cowboys
corral
a pen for horses, cattle, and other animals
loping
to run with a long, easy stride
homesteaders
a settler granted a homestead by the United States government
pegged
to mark the boundary of (a mining claim or other piece of ground) with pegs
serge
a kind of cloth woven with slanting lines or ridges in it
Stetson
a soft felt hat with a broad brim and high crown, worn especially in the western United States
rein
to slow down or stop by tightening the reins
alfalfa
plant with leaves live clover, deep roots, and bluish-purple flowers grown as food for horses and cattle and can be cut several times a season and dried hay
parlor
a room receiving or entertaining quests; sitting room; living room
trough
a long, narrow, open container for holding food or water, especially for farm stock or other animals
saddle roll
used to store items when traveling on horseback
deft
quick and skillful in action
intangible
not easily grasped by the mind; vague
fraternity
brotherhood
drawling
slowly
bridle
the part of a harness that fits over a horse's head curry
shunted
to move or turn aside or onto another course
musing
reflectively, thoughtfully