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18 terms

TOG Yr 2 Unit 4 wk 29

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backwoodsman
a person living in the deep woods; someone of uncouth manners, rustic behavior or speech.
carriage
a wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to convey people and designed for comfort and elegance.
chieftan
the leader of a group or tribe.
copybook
a book in which sentences are written or printed for students to copy out, so that they learn by imitation.
fortress
a stronghold that often includes a town; a place of exceptional security; a citadel.
gentlemen
men of good breeding, family, or social position; a man who is civilized, educated, or well-mannered.
stirrups
a loop or ring made of metal, wood, or leather, suspended from the saddle of a horse to support the rider's foot.
surveyor
a person who measures land for size, shape, position or boundaries so as to construct a map, plan, or detailed
description.
wilderness
a wild, desolate region with no people living in it.
artillery
large-caliber weapons that are operated by crews; weapons such as cannons, howitzers, and missile launchers.
fortification
the act of strengthening or protecting; a defensive structure built around a stronghold to strengthen it.
infantry
foot-soldier; military units that fight on foot with rifles and other such weapons.
invasion
entering by force; an attack or encroachment.
militia
a nonprofessional army of citizens who are not regular soldiers but who undergo training for national defense
and can be organized or summed to duty in an emergency.
regiment
a unit of military forces containing two or more battalions, a headquarters unit, and other supporting units.
seige
to surround and attack a fortified place in order to capture it or to keep help or supplies from getting to it.
skirmish
a minor fight between two small troops (especially detachments of opposing armies); any brief conflict
stockade
a defensive wall or fence of posts fixed upright in the ground, usually around a fort.