24 terms

Sign of the Beaver Ch 1-4

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puncheon
a piece of broad, heavy, roughly dressed timber with one face finished flat and used as a table
chinking
to fill cracks with mud or clay
pewter
silver metal, often used for tableware and decoration
solitary
Being, living, or going alone or without companions
matchlock
an old type of gun that classic held a slow burning match in a clamp at the end of a small curved lever known as the serpentine.
Penobscot River
largest river in Maine
blunderbuss
an old-fashioned gun whose spread of shot could inflict maximum damage up close, like a modern day shotgun.
ruefully
showing or feeling regret for something done
vaguely
to be unclear or not precise
expedition
a journey organized for a particular purpose
coax
gently bribe someone to do something
deprive
to take something away
disgruntled
unhappy; resentful
mournful
filled with or evoking sadness
endure
to put up with; to survive a hardship
defiance
bold opposition, open challenge
daubed
spread a thick or sticky substance on a surface
proprietors
the owners of a business, or holders of property
salvage
(verb) rescue from loss
despised
to feel contempt or deep dislike
begrudge
to give or do reluctantly
thrashing
to move or stir about violently
blazed
mark out a path or route
shambles
a state of total disorder

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