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malamute
n. a dog often used to draw sleds especially in northern North America
sympathetic
adj. arising from the sensitivity of others by putting yourself in the other person's shoes
buffeted
v. to pound repeatedly
skimmed
v. to pass swiftly or lightly over
lull
v. temporary calm before or during a storm
sinew
n. tendon used as a string
derelict
n. a bum, a person without support or means
din
n. a loud confused mixture of noises
mukluks
n. an eskimo boot made of sealskin or reindeer skin
skiff
n. a small boat
bedraggled
adj. limp or dirty or soggy from rain or mud
fanciful
adj. showing free imagination rather then reason
floe
n. flat mass of moving ice
phobia
n. an irrational, persistent fear of dread
wan
adj. pale sickly
billows
n. a large wave
treacherous
untrustworthy, unreliable
drone
v. to make a low, dull, monotonous humming sound
strewn
v. to spread by scattering
hypothermia
n. abnormally low body temperature
harpoon
n. the barbed spear used especially in hunting whales
towline
n. a line cord that the dogs use to pull the sled
inhabit
v. to live or dwell in
superstition
n. beliefs or practices resulting from ignorance fear of the unknown or trust in magic or chance
grope
v. to fell or search blindly or uncertainly
haughty
proud, arrogant