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Wuthering Heights Chapter 3 Vocabulary in Context
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Too ____ to be curious myself, I fastened my door and glanced around for the bed (18).
The whole furniture consisted of a chair, a clothes _______, and a large oak case with squares, cut out near the top, resembling coach windows (18).
I slide back the paneled sides, got in with my light, pulled them together again, and felt secure against the ________ of Heathcliff, and everyone else (19).
But my eyes had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as _______ : the air swarmed with Catherines (19).
Rousing myself to dispel the _____ name, I discovered my candle wick reclining on one of the antique volumes (19).
It was a Testament, in lean type, and smelling dreadfully musty; a(n) _______ bore the inscription, "Catherine Earnshaw, her book," and a date of some quarter of a century back (19).
Catherine's library was select, and its state of _________ proved it to have been well used, though not altogether for a legitimate purpose (19).
At the top of an extra page (quite a treasure, probably, when first lighted on) I was greatly amused to behold an excellent _____ of Joseph, rudely yet powerfully sketched (20).
An immediate interest kindled within me for the unknown Catherine, and I began, forthwith, to ______ her faded hieroglyphics (20).
"I wish my father were back again. Hindley is a detestable substitute; his conduct to Heathcliff is _________" (20).
"He and I are going to rebel --- we took our _______ step this evening" (20).
"You forget you have a master here," says the ______. "I'll demolish the first who puts me out of my temper!" (20).
"There they were, like two babies, kissing and talking nonsense by the hour: the foolish _____ that we should be ashamed of" (20).
"We made ourselves as snug as our means allowed in the arch of the dresser. I had just fastened our ______ together, and hung them up for a curtain" (20).
"I could not bear the employment. I took my dingy volume by the ______ and hurled it into the dog kenned, vowing I hated a good book" (21).
"Hindley hurled both back into the back kitchen, where Joseph _______, 'owd Nick' (old Nick) would fetch us as sure are we were living" (21).
"My companion is impatient, and proposes we should ______ the dairy woman's cloak, and have a scamper on the moors, under its shelter" (21).
I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject; she waxed ________. "How little did I dream that Hindley would ever make me cry so!" (21).
"Poor Heathcliff! Hindley calls him a _____ and won't let him sit with us any more; and, he says, he and I must not play together" (22).
"The snow lay yards deep in our road; and, as we floundered on, my companion wearied me with constant _______" (22).
"I had not brought a ______ staff, and I could never get into the house without one" (22).
"The snow lay yards deep in our road; ...I had not brought a pilgrim's staff, ... I could never get into the house without one., and he boastfully flourished a heavy-headed _________" (22).
"I understood the tool, in all its power, to be so _______" (22).
I was not going there; we were journeying to hear the famous Jabes Branderham preach from the text, Seventy Times Seven; and either Joseph, the preacher, or I had committed the 'First of the Seventy-First,' and were to be publicly ________ (22).
The roof has been kept whole hitherto; but as the clergyman's stipend is only twenty pounds per _____ and a house with two rooms (23).
Seventy times seven times have I plucked up my hat and been about to depart; seventy times seven times have you ________ forced me to resume my seat (23).
Seventy times seven times didst thou gapingly _______ " (23).
Thy ______ was confused; seventy times seven did I take counsel with my soul; Lo, this is human weakness" (23).
"This is human weakness; this also may be _______! (23).
In the confluence of the _______, several clubs crossed; blows, aimed at me, fell on other sconces (24).
The intense horror of nightmare came over me; I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most _______ voice sobbed, "Let me in! Let me in!" (24).
Terror made me cruel; and, finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes: still it wailed, "Let me in!" and maintained its ______ gripe, almost maddening me with fear (25).
The fingers relaxed, I snatched mine through the hole, hurriedly piled the books up in a pyramid against it, and stopped my ears to exclude the ______ prayer (25).
I seemed to keep them closed above a quarter of an hour; yet, the instant I listened again, there was the _______ cry moaning on! (25).
"It is twenty years," mourned the voice, "twenty years. I've been a _____ for twenty years!" (25)
_______ began a feeble scratching outside, and the pile of books moved as if thrust forward (25).
I tried to jump up, but could not stir a limb; and so yelled aloud, in a(n) _____ of fright (25).
"And who showed you to this room?" he continued, crushing his nails into his palms, and grinding his teeth to subdue the _____ convulsions (26).
"It was your servant, Zillah," I replied, flinging myself on to the floor and rapidly resuming my __________ (26).
And that minx, Catherine Linton, or Earnshaw, or however she was called: she must have been a _______ , that wicked little soul! (26)
She told me she had been walking the earth, these twenty years; a just punishment for her mortal ____________, I've no doubt! (26).
I took pity and proceeded with my dreams; affirming I had never heard the ________ of "Catherine Linton" before (27)
Not liking to show him that I heard the conflict, I continued my _____ rather noisily, looked at my watch (27).
The spectre showed a spectre's ordinary ______: it gave no sign of being; but the snow and wind whirled wildly through, even reaching my station, and blowing out the light (28).
There was such anguish in the gush of grief that accompanied this raving, that my compassion made me overlook its ______, and I drew off, half angry to have listened at all (28).
Nothing was stirring excerpt a brindled, grey cat, which crept from the ashes and saluted me with a ________ mew (28).
Two benches, shaped in sections of a circle, nearly enclosed the hearth; on one of these I stretched myself, and the cat, _______, mounted the other (29).
My presence in his ______ was evidently esteemed a piece of impudence too shameful for remark; he silently applied the tube to his lips, folded his arms, and puffed away (29).
Hareton Earnshaw as performing his ________ sotto voce in a series of curses directed against every object he touched (29).
I guessed, by his preparations, that ____ was allowed, and, leaving my hard couch, make a movement to follow him (29).
Zillah was urging the flames up the chimney with a colossal ______, and Mrs. Heathcliff, kneeling on the hearth, reading a book by the aid of the blaze (29).
Each had enough _____ to suspend further hostilities; Heathcliff placed his fists, out of temptation, in his pockets (30).
I declined joining their breakfast, and, at the first gleam of dawn, took an opportunity of escaping into the free air, now clear and still, and cold as _______ ice (30).
My landlord _____ for me to stop ere I reached the bottom of the garden, and offered to accompany me across the moors (30).
Many pits, at least were filled to a level; and entire ranges of mounds, the _____ of the quarries, blotted out from the chard which my yesterday's walk left pictured in my mind (30).
Our _____ were limited to a hasty bow, and then I pushed forward, trusting to my own resources, for the porter's lodge is untenanted as yet (31).
My human figure and her _______ rushed to welcome me, exclaiming, tumultuously, they had completely given up on me (31).
Everybody _____ that I perished last night, and they were wondering how they must set about the search for my remains (31).
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