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The Old Man and the Sea

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Salao
unlucky
Guano
palm tree
Bodega
grocery store, warehouse
Brisa
breeze
Calambre
cramp
Fuegos
games
Un espuela de hueso
a spur of the bone
El Campeon
the champion
Dorado
golden
Galanos
shovel-nosed sharks
San Pedro
Saint Peter
Tiburon
shark
Que va!
Oh no!
Agua mala
bad water
Havana
Capital of Cuba
Mosquito Coast
East coast of Nicaragua and Honduras
Virgin de Cobre
The patron saint of Cuba, Virgin of Copper, Hemingway left his Nobel prize at this shrine
Joe DiMaggio
played for NY Yankees in the 1940s
Dick Sisler
played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds in the 40s and 50s
John J. McGraw
manager of the NY giants in 1902-1932
Leo Durocher
player, later manager of Dodgers in the 1950s
Canary Islands
islands off the coast of Spain
Catalan
one from the Catalonia region of Spain
Cienfuegos
town on the southern coast of Cuba
Rigel
star in the constellation Orion
Skiff
shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with sharp bow and square stern
Gaff
a stick with a hook, or a barbed spear, for landing large fish
Benevolent
well meaning, kindly
Phosphorescence
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat
Albacore
tuna
Fathom
a unit of length equal to six feet (approximately 1.8m), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water
Ineffectual
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
Bitt
a pair of posts on the deck of a ship for fastening mooring lines or cables
Sound (nautical term)
a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land
Gunwale
the 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
Bone spur
bony projections that develop along bone edges
Cross trees
a pair of horizontal struts attached to a sailing ship's mast to spread the rigging, especially at the head of a topmast
Mast head
the highest part of a ship's mast or of the lower section of a mast
Sustenance
nourishment
Norther
a strong cold north wind blowing in autumn and winter over Texas, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico
Interminable
endless