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The Old Man and the Sea

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gaff
A stick with a hook, or a barbed spear, for landing large fish
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
phosphorescence
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat
albacore
a tuna that travels in large schools and is of commercial importance as a food fish.
fathom
a unit of length equal to six feet (approximately 1.8 m), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.
ineffectually
not producing any or the desired effect.
iridescent
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles.
myriad
a countless or extremely great number.
gunwhale
he upper edge of the side of a boat or ship.
undulation
a rising and falling in waves.
ptomaine
any of a group of amine compounds of unpleasant taste and odor formed in putrefying animal and vegetable matter and formerly thought to cause food poisoning.
mast head
the highest part of a ship's mast or of the lower section of a mast
sustenance
food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.
interminable
endless