15 terms

Island of the Blue Dolphins Chpts 1-6

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league
Archaic (old) unit of length equal to the distance a person could walk in an hour; traditionally 3 nautical miles.
pitched
to fling or throw roughly
harbor
A place on a coast where vessels (boats, ships) may find shelter from rough waters.
strode
to walk in long, decisive steps
yucca
A plant with sword like leaves and spikes with bell-shaped flowers native to dry climates.
stern
A serious, disciplined attitude.
chieftain
A leader of a people or clan.
cormorants
A large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill, short legs, dark plumage, and noted for its voracious appetite.
ornaments
A thing used to make something look more attractive, but usually having no practical value.
ravine
A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.
companion
A person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels.
creature
An animal different from a human being. A fictional or imaginary being, typically a frightening one.
scarcely
only just; almost not, or a very short time before
preparations
something done to get ready for an event or undertaking
decreed
an official order issued by a legal authority
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