"The Cay" Vocabulary
Terms in this set (68)
A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
piece of metal, wood, or stiff leather on which ropes are fastened on ships.
a vessel used to guide larger ships in and out of ports
the rear part of a ship
a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
an open rebellion against authority
on a ship oneend falls and
the other rises.
heavy material used to make a ship steady
Name used to identify member of the National Socialist German Workers Party, a German fascist political movement which ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolph Hitler.
a bridge supported on floating platforms or boats
nickname for German submarines
A folk song or style of singing of West Indian origin that has a lively rhythm and words that are often made up by the singer
A factory where crude oil is cleaned and turned into useful oil products
A boat with 2 or more sails.
a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies of water) that allows the best passage for vessels
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
self-propelled underwater explosive missile
with anxiety or apprehension
out of breath
Lobster without claws
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; lost war with Germany
a strong, blinding light
a republic on the Isthmus of Panama
a very strong metal made from iron and carbon
to discourage; take away enthusiasm
To disturb, worry, to trouble by repeated attacks, annoy, pester
to fall or move suddenly downward
unpleasantly moist and cold
a small, low island composed largely of coral or sand
a low humming sound
shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems
speak softly or indistinctly
a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
a kind of shellfish that can be eaten
anything that holds something up
container used to catch water etc.
a loud shrill produced by small sea animals covered by sharp spines.
burning with little smoke and no flame
to scream or cry out loudly
To make (cloth) on a loom by interlacing warp and filling threads
exceedingly sudden and unexpected
the part of the bottom that supports or props something up
a weight for sinking a fishing line or net
carrying or enduring
n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
n. Any act of saving property.
a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
The distance across a circle through its center.
to fasten with a rope
the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves
dangerously unstable and unpredictable
A rock like material made up of the skeletons of tiny sea creatures, most plentiful in warm ocean water.
a sudden, violent rush of wind
any of numerous edible shellfish, something like a clam, with a rounded fan shaped shell
a hole or tunnel dug by a small animal
to strip off the skin or outer covering of something
sharp piercing cry
vicious-looking, looks like a snake but is a fish; lives in small caves & crevices in the coral reef, where it waits for an unsuspecting fish to swim by and become its dinner
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
to move back or away