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28 terms

Huck Finn 1-14

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tow-head
sand bar with thick reeds
Sir Walter Scott
Scottish poet and novelist, author of Ivanhoe
barlow blade
a jack knife with one blade
two bits
25 cents
reticule
a small hand bag or sewing bag, originally made of needle work and usually having a draw string
sand in my craw
courage
fan-tods
the nervous fidgets
palavering
talking or idly chatting
black slouch
a felt hat with a broad, floppy rim
bullyragged
scolded, chastised
pungle
to pay
forty-rod
cheap whisky
delirium tremens
involuntary muscle spasms usually associated with drinking alcohol and characterized by sweating, anxiety, and hallucinations
going-over
scolding/fussed at
hived
robbed
lay in ambuscade
hide in ambush, a surprise attack
sap-head
a fool
stretchers
lies, stretching the truth
sugar-hogged
a large barrel used to store sugar
commence
begin
tolerable
moderately agreeable; "okay"
the quality
a word used in the South to describe the aristocracy; snobby, stuck-up wealthy
gwyne
going
five-center piece
monetary equivalent of a nickel. Nickels were not minted until after the Civil War
skiff
a flat bottom boat propelled by oars
high-tones
aristocratic or snobbish
the Texas
a structure on the hurricane deck of a steamboat, containing the officer's quarters, etc. and having the pilothouse on on top or in front
dauphin
the eldest son od the king France, a title from 1349 to 1830