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Pioneer Vocabulary

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heirlooms
a valued possession passed down from one family member to another
Dutch Oven
heavy kettle with a tight lid
chaps
heavy leather pants that do not have a seat
pick axe
a pick that has a head that is pionted at the end and the other has a chisel like edge
hatchet
a short handle axe or tomahawk
perseverence
never giving up
vision
having foresight(being able to look ahead into the future)
heritage
something that is passed down from generations
generosity
kindness
anvil
a heavy iron or steal block with a smooth,flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering
bellows
a hand operated bag used to direct air to start a fire
spices
a substance used for flavoring foods.
hoe
a tool with a flat blade and a long handle used to digging weeds
blacksmith
a person who shapes iron with a hammer and a anvil
homesteader
a person looking to claim and settle (build a house) on farmland
butter churn
a device in which milk or cream is mixed to make butter
coffee grinder
a device used to crush coffee beans into small pieces
loom
a machine on which cloth is made by weaving thread or yarn
scythe
a tool with a long curved blade in a long bent handle(it is used for mowing or cutting)
twine
a strong string or cord formed by two or more threads twisted together
vise
a clamping device used to hold a piece togther
determination
having a plan,spirit,guts
desire
to want something with enthusiasm
courage
to be brave,to have heart
3 prong pitch fork
a large fork used for pitch hay or breaking ground