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My Side of the Mountain List 1 (Ch. 1-5)

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felled
caused to fall
venison
deer meat
slats
narrow strips of wood or metal
denned
a place where animals live
baron
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
hemlock
a poisonous plant
tethers
Ropes, chains, or similar restraints for holding an animal in place
tubers
the thick, fleshy parts of underground stems, such as potatoes
gangplank
removable ramp used as a bridge between a ship and a pier
boughs
tree branches
eddies
little swirls of water
lolled
relaxed
strode
to walk with long steps
tinder
dry, flammable material, such as wood or paper, used for lighting a fire
combustible
capable of catching fire or burning
conquer
to defeat, to take over
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
implement
to put into effect, to make happen
migration
geographic movement from one area to another
fringe
the outside boundary or surface of something
loam
Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.
primitive
happening early in the history of humans and the world, or simple and not complicated
coltish
energetic but awkward in one's movements or behavior.
botanical
relating to plants or plant life
sentinel
guard
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