25 terms

Old Man and the Sea Vocabulary

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Guano
bird droppings
Galanos
shark
Bodega
small grocery store
Skiff
small boat
Gaff
stick with a hook at the end for pulling up large fish
Phosphorescence
light emitted by substance
Bitt
pair of posts on deck for fastening cables
Gunwale
upper edge on side of boat
Fathom
6 feet
Undulation
wave like motion
Cienfuegos
town on southern coast of Cuba
Myriad
countless or extremely great number
Havana
Captial of Cuba
Mosquito Coast
East coast of Nicaragua and Hondruas
Benevolent
well meaning
Norther
cold northern air sweeping across plains
Calambre
cramps
Salao
worst kind of unlucky
Sounds
to find out depth of water (usually by using a pole/ line when fish swims straight down to break the line)
Albacore
type of tuna that travels in large schools
Iridescen
showing luminous colors that seems to change when seen from different angles
Mast Head
top of ship's mast
Rigel
brightest star in the constellation Orion
Virgin de Cobre
A (Catholic?) shrine with a statue of "Our Lady of Charity"/ Virgin Mary (associated with miracles)
Catalan
person from Catalonia (region in NE Spain)

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