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Sign of the Beaver-Chapters 1-5

This novel is about a twelve year old boy who must survive when his father goes to retrieve his mother and sisters. This novel ties in nicely with the Grade 6 Social chapter-The Iroquois Confederacy
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notched
how the ends of logs were cut so they could fit together
boughs
tree branches
aching
to feel a continuous pain
loft
space under the roof; attic
puncheon table
AN OLD table made of wood
daubed
to coat or spread a surface with a thick substance
tongue tied
If you get tongue-tied, you find it difficult to express yourself, usually because you are nervous.
blunderbuss
type of gun
ruefully
regretfully; sorrowfully
trudged
wearily walked or tramped
chinking
mud, clay, grass used to fill in the spaces between logs in a cabin
fell
to chop or cut down
flint
a hard kind of stone
proprietors
owners of land or business
decons
"servant" officials within the early church who are like the presbyters in that they assisted the bishops, but were on closer terms with the congregations at large
lingo
Unfamiliar language; a dialect or special jargon.
vaguely
not clear
begrudging
unwilling; reluctant
Penobscots
located in Maine, goes up eastern side of Maine.
deprived
stopped from having something
wits
mind, the ability to think
endure
to carry on through despite hardships; to put up with
burly
big and strong; muscular
clearing
an open space of land in a forest
possessed
influenced or controlled by something
knack
a special talent or skill