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mantelpiece
a shelf above a fireplace, usually part of a frame that surrounds the fireplace
lump
a hard swelling found in or on the body, especially because of illness or injury
tyke
a child who behaves badly in a way that is funny rather than serious
cabbage
a large, round vegetable with large green, white, or purple leaves that can be eaten cooked or uncooked
barber
a man whose job is cutting men's hair
fringe
an area of hair hanging over the forehead (= part of the face above the eyes) that is cut shorter than the rest of the hair
bin
a container for waste
rib
a bone that curves round from your back to your chest
rag
a torn piece of old cloth
doormat
a piece of thick material that is put on the floor by a door, used to clean your shoes on when you go into a building
parchment
the thin, dried skin of some animals that was used in the past for writing on, or a high-quality paper made to look like this
wax
a solid substance containing a lot of fat that becomes soft and melts when warm
windowsill
a shelf below a window, either inside or outside a building
shack
a very simple and small building made from pieces of wood, metal, or other materials
tuft
a number of short pieces of hair, grass, etc. that grow closely together or are held together near the base
grin
a wide smile
mould
a soft, green or grey growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left for too long in warm, wet air
hinge
a piece of metal that fastens the edge of a door, window, lid, etc. to something else and allows it to open or close
toad
a small, brown animal, similar to a frog, that has big eyes and long back legs for swimming and jumping
rattle
a sound similar to a series of quickly repeated knocks
skid
a sliding movement that cannot be controlled
marble
a type of very hard rock that has a pattern of lines going through it, feels cold, and can be polished to become smooth and shiny
syllable
a single unit of speech, either a whole word or one of the parts into which a word can be separated, usually containing a vowel
warmth
a high temperature that is comfortable but not hot
ravine
a deep narrow valley with steep sides
hoot
the sound an owl makes
greed
a very strong wish to continuously get more of something, especially food or money
mauve
a pale purple colour
willow
a tree that grows near water and has long, thin branches that hang down, or wood from this tree
mahogany
a dark red-brown wood used to make furniture
spark
a very small piece of fire that flies out from something that is burning, or one that is made by rubbing two hard things together, or a flash of light made by electricity
scar
a mark left on part of the body after an injury, such as a cut, has healed
luggage
the bags, suitcases, etc. that contain your possessions and that you take with you when you are travelling
throng
a crowd or large group of people
gran
a grandmother
staircase
a set of stairs and the structure around them
goblet
a container from which a drink, especially wine, is drunk, usually made of glass or metal, and with a stem and a base but no handles
velvet
cloth that has a thick, soft surface on one side
robe
a long, loose piece of clothing, often something that is worn for ceremonies or special occasions
chalk
a type of soft white rock
chivalry
polite behaviour towards women
quill
a pen made from a bird's feather, used in the past
fumes
strong, unpleasant, and sometimes dangerous gas or smoke
porridge
a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for breakfast
vein
a tube that carries blood to the heart from the other parts of the body
nettle
a wild plant with heart-shaped leaves that are covered in hairs that sting (= cause a painful reaction when touched)
galoshes
waterproof shoes, usually made of rubber, for wearing over ordinary shoes in the rain or snow
pheasant
a large bird with a rounded body and long tail, that spends a lot of time on the ground and is often shot for sport and food, or the meat of this bird
patchwork
cloth made by sewing together a lot of smaller pieces of cloth with different patterns and colours, or the activity of doing this
hawk
a type of large bird that catches small birds and animals for food
feast
a large meal, especially to celebrate something special
mattress
the part of a bed, made of a strong cloth cover filled with firm material, that makes the bed comfortable to lie on
heap
an untidy pile or mass of things
pace
the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes
banner
a long piece of cloth with words written on it, sometimes stretched between two poles and carried by people taking part in a march
thud
the sound that is made when something heavy falls or hits something else
spine
the line of bones down the centre of the back that provides support for the body and protects the spinal cord
dawn
the period in the day when light from the sun begins to appear in the sky
fir
a tall evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) that grows in cold countries and has leaves that are like needles
mistletoe
an evergreen plant (= one that never loses its leaves) that grows on trees, with small, white fruits and pale yellow flowers. Mistletoe is often used as a Christmas decoration, and it is traditional to kiss someone under it
icicle
a long pointed stick of ice that is formed when drops of water freeze
crumpet
a small, round cake like bread with holes in one side that is eaten hot with butter
turnip
a rounded, white root that is eaten cooked as a vegetable, or the plant that produces it
snout
the nose and mouth that stick out from the face of some animals
plot
the story of a book, film, play, etc.
crate
a box made of wood, plastic, or metal, especially one divided into parts to hold bottles
shriek
a short, loud, high cry, especially one produced suddenly as an expression of a powerful emotion
disuse
the condition of not being used (any longer)
mane
the long, thick hair that grows along the top of a horse's neck or around the face and neck of a lion
flank
the area of the body between the ribs and the hips of an animal or a person
pin
a small thin piece of metal with a point at one end, especially used for temporarily holding pieces of cloth together
tentacle
one of the long, thin parts like arms of some sea animals, used for feeling and holding things, catching food, or moving
matron
a female nurse in a school, or a female nurse who is in charge of other nurses in a hospital
stoat
a small, thin animal that has brown fur in summer and white fur in winter
rustling
the sound that paper or leaves make when they move
agony
extreme physical or mental pain or suffering
lounge
the room in a home where you sit and relax
lobe
any part of an organ that seems to be separate in some way from the rest, especially one of the parts of the brain, lungs, or liver
lawn
an area of grass, especially near to a house or in a park, that is cut regularly to keep it short
pinnacle
the highest or best part of something
straw
the dried, yellow stems of crops such as wheat, used as food for animals or as a layer on the ground for animals to lie on, and for making traditional objects
burrow
a hole in the ground dug by an animal such as a rabbit, especially to live in
ghoul
an evil spirit that eats dead bodies
jumble
an untidy and confused mixture of things, feelings, or ideas
apron
a piece of clothing that you wear over the front of other clothes to keep the clothes clean while you are doing something dirty, such as cooking or cleaning
gnome
a model of a gnome used as a garden decoration
bruise
an injury or mark where the skin has not been broken but is darker in colour, often as a result of being hit by something
soot
a black powder composed mainly of carbon, produced when coal, wood, etc. is burned
assortment
a group of different types of something
raid
a short sudden attack, usually by a small group of people
silhouette
a dark shape seen against a light surface
windshield
the window at the front of a car or other four-wheeled vehicle
hail
small, hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain
limb
an arm or leg of a person or animal
tether
a rope or chain used to tie, especially an animal, to a post or other fixed place, usually so that it can move freely within a small area
custard
a sweet sauce made from eggs, milk, and sugar and poured over sweet dishes
tart
an open pastry case with a filling, usually of something sweet such as fruit
kipper
a herring (= type of fish) that has been preserved by being treated with salt and then with smoke
restorative
something that makes you feel better or more energetic if you are feeling tired or ill
slug
a small, soft creature with no legs that moves slowly and eats plants

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