The Boxcar Children Vocabulary Words

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cross
in a bad mood
bakery
a place where bread, rolls, cakes, or pies are baked and sold
farmhouse
a house attached to a farm, where a farmer lives
haystack
a large stack of hay stored outdoors
pump
a large device used to move liquid or gas from one place to another
boxcar
a railway car that is closed on all sides and carries freight
stump
part of a tree trunk left on the ground
brook
a small natural stream of fresh water
thorn
a sharp point that grows from the stem of a plant
handkerchief
a small square of cloth used to wipe the nose or face
watchdog
a dog that is trained to guard property
clothesline
a rope or wire on which washed clothes are hung to dry
explorers
people who travel to a place to investigate or discover things
housekeeper
someone who takes care of a house; cleans, cooks, and does laundry
pitcher
a container used to hold and pour out liquids
admire
to look at or think of with pleasure
bundles
a number of objects tied or wrapped together
orchard
a piece of land where fruit trees are grown
mill
a building with machines for making things
eager
wanting something very much
kettle
a metal pot for boiling liquids or cooking food
ladle
a spoon having a long handle with a bowl shaped like a cup
dumplings
a small ball of dough that may be boiled, fried, or baked in a casserole
free for all
a disorganized situation or event in which everyone may take part
training
the act or process of being trained: instructed
stockings
a covering for the foot and leg
delight
great pleasure or joy
frightened
to make or become suddenly afraid